PoOPlists 2001


Duncan Clark Poop 01

1. RYAN ADAMS – Gold: Last year I was complaining that his first solo album was under-produced and that he needed a good band. He found one. Its difficult not to over state how good this album is and how much progress he’s made in the last couple of years- compare this album to his last album with Whiskeytown which also saw the light of day this year. Clearly the best album of the year. 2. GILLIAN WELCH – Time…


Paul Cangelosi Poop 01

Le Tigre – Feminist Sweepstakes (Mr. Lady): – The true lesbian in me is coming out! Unlike their previous EP which only had a couple decent tracks, this release is a complete success from beginning to end. As experimental as their debut, but more rockin’. Plenty of guitars mixed with samples. Lyrically covering the political and still showing a fun side. There is a whole lotta shaking going on! Rival Schools – United By Fate (Island): – Being a fan…


Kent B Poop 01

Best New Stuff of the Year – with random comments 1. Proximo Estacion: Esperanza – Manu Chao. Some might dismiss this as a novelty record where silly sound affects, childlike voices and melodies intertwine in a multitude of dialects. But listen closer. The melodies have the irrepressible quality of nursery rhymes that you can’t get out of your head. There are some incredible horns floating faintly in the background. One song has a mother lovingly talking to her child in…


Ken Beck Poop 01

Graduating Class – 2001 Pernice Brothers – – The World Won’t End (Ashmont Records) “Most likely to make Big Star & Alex Chilton drop a load in their pants” The New Pornographers – – – Mass Romantic (Mint Records) “Most likely to squelch any further Canadian jokes.” Ted Leo/Pharmacists – – – The Tyranny of Distance (Lookout Records) “Most likely to end up in intensive care for severe tendon damage.” Fugu – – – Fugu 1 (Minty Fresh Records) “Most…


Richard Allen Poop 01

Albums Bjork: – Vespertine This consistently gorgeous, lyrically relevant, emotionally soothing opus is a gift from one of the music industry’s true treasures. In every song, we can hear her struggling, stretching and striving for strings of hope, and holding on with all her might An icicle album from the Icelander, to be cherished year-round. David Visan: – Chill Out in Paris This Buddha Bar collection is a balm for the spirit, flawlessly mixed and inspirational in vision. A global…


Main Poop Analysis 2001

Dear POOPster: You’ve got POOP. The Fifteenth Annual POmpous and OPinionated List is now official and in your hands. As acknowledged in many of this year’s responses, this was not your average year and the pursuit of music has never seemed as trivial as it did during the second half of 2001. Perhaps our annual celebration of good music is a bit muted this year but it does get us one step closer to remembering what life was like on…