PoOPlists 2002

Ken Beck Poop 02

1. Beck Sea Change DGC/Geffen Records Once again, he’s outdone himself. Even Jackson Browne should be suitably impressed with this gloom n’ doom beauty. Take Mutations and remove any semblance of humor. 2. Aimee Mann Lost in Space Superego Records I don’t understand how Bachelor No. 2 got raves and this one seems to fly under the radar for most. If she has more of these in her misery treasure trunk, by all means keep em comin! 3. Super Furry…


Richard Allen Poop 02

These are a few of my favorite things. Albums of 2002 Fingathing: Superhero Music On their second album, Fingathing make hip-hop fun again by adding cello, long drum interludes and an array of vocal samples. Mum: Finally We Are No One Another sophomore release, this from an Icelandic band whose work recalls Bjork’s “Vespertine.” Music boxes, bells, and crisp layered sounds conjure images of snow and ice-covered lakes. Deadly Avenger: Deep Red An assortment of soundtrack flavors, breakbeats and old…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 02

Alright , so my first and foremost for 2002 was recorded before most of you were born. So what! With all the sampling going on out there who knows what is original and what is new any longer. However, this recording is the real deal. Recorded December 1964, and re-released many times over in vinyl, 8 track, and cassette, this recording gets a new feel for 2002 as a double CD set. Besides the original recording, add all the out…


Ken Beck Poop 02

1. Beck Sea Change DGC/Geffen Records Once again, he’s outdone himself. Even Jackson Browne should be suitably impressed with this gloom n’ doom beauty. Take Mutations and remove any semblance of humor. 2. Aimee Mann Lost in Space Superego Records I don’t understand how Bachelor No. 2 got raves and this one seems to fly under the radar for most. If she has more of these in her misery treasure trunk, by all means keep em comin! 3. Super Furry…


Mark Zip Poop 02

Steinski – Nothing To Fear (Soul Ting Records) I am just a little ashamed to have this on the Pooplist, not because of the music, but because the CD is almost impossible to find. Steinski is one of the great DJ/Selector originators, responsible, along with partner Double D, for the seminal “Lesson 1”, “2” and “3”. “Nothing To Fear” is a CD of the mix he made for the BBC radio show “Solid Steel”. The primacy of the beat is…


Dan Wilmer Poop 02

2002 Albums of the Year 1. Wilco – – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2. Flaming Lips – – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 3. Neko Case – – Blacklisted 4. The Doves – – The Last Broadcast 5. Sleater Kinney – – One Beat 6. Brendan Benson – – LaPalco 7. And You Will Know Us From The Trail OF The Dead – – Source Tags and Codes 8. Interpol – – Turn On The Bright Lights 9. Ryan Adams –…


Jeff Schwartz Poop 02

Fu Manchu – California Crossing (mammoth) Rockin’ head-bobin’ groove – if you know FU, then you know the deal, fuzzy, sludgy & tight – these guys are as cool as it gets – who else would wear ski hats in the summer ? a lot of hayzie fuzz.. Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers (interscope) Continuing the positive vibe – regulating the “quality control” – most definitely yo! – what can be said more than ill fuckin’ samples & dope…


Raissa St.Pierre Poop 02

Here’s where I found my thrills………… 1.Tonight at Noon: A Love Story by Sue Graham Mingus I love Sue. I love Charles. I love every word in this book! Charles had such an amazing mind and his music was so exciting, as of course was his style and how he led his life. Charles did everything to the maximum, took risks and got emotional all over the place. 2.Snapshots From the Lost Highway (more biography on Hank Williams) by Colin…


Mark Rosen Poop 02

1. VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Best Bootlegs In The World Ever. . . Hip-hop artists get their grunge on or, to quote the title of the Nirvana meets Destiny’s Child mashed potato, smells like booty. DJ’s, not as musicians but as magicians, create altogether new songs out of old ones, proving the whole to be considerably greater than the sum of the sometimes ridiculously incongruous parts. The cleverest, most outrageous, funniest, most fun release (or non-release) of the year. Song…


Kerri Rosen Poop 02

Top Ten CDs 1) Howie Day, “Australia” 2)The Streets, “Original Pirate Material”-a white-British-pothead-rapper; use your imagination 3)Norah Jones, “Come Away with Me” 4)Wallflowers, “Red Letter Days” 5)Jason Mraz, “Waiting for my Rocket to Come” 6)John Mayer, “Room for Squares” 7)Dixie Chicks, “Home” 8)Dashboard Confessional, “Unplugged” 9)Eminem, Various Artists, “8 Mile” soundtrack 10)Deep Banana Blackout, “Feel the Peel” Enough J. Lo – (stop trying to make it look like you actually work in your music videos) Avril Lavigne – good CD,…


Irv Rosen Poop 02

What I Listened To In 2002 Well, I am getting jaded. Sick of almost all alt.anything. Can’t stomach most singer songwriters. Went out of my way to listen to other types of stuff – except for some of the old reliables. George Harrison – Brainwashed Comfortable listening at its best. Well, the two best are gone but this one resonates with George’s knowledge of what was to come. Missed. Mary Lee’s Corvette – Blood on the Tracks Live, song-for-song recreation…


Mike Miller Poop 02

piero piccioni – scacco alla regina soundtrack (1971) burnt friedman/jaki liebezeit – secret rhythms (2002) al cinema con edda dell’orso – (compilation) mellow – cq soundtrack (2002) deodato – percepcao (1972) os gatos – os gatos (1970) piero piccioni – maestro series vol. 1 (compilation) system – system (2002) nara laeo – dez anos depois (1971) forma – a grande musica brasileira (compilation) greek cinema vol. 2 – george hadjinassios (comp) …a pile of francoise hardy lps, lots of morricone…


Susan Lyne Poop 02

(I am a POOPster intern. I don’t even own 10 new albums from 2002, in fact I really just want the POOPster log to read more than anything. But…(stealing a page from STP) here are my top 10 musical moments for 2002): 1.The Handsome Family, Live at Schuba’s, (2002) — The Handsome Family can do no wrong, well almost. Their songs are great and Brett’s voice stops me in my tracks, especially in ‘Arlene’ one of my favorite of all…


John Lefsky Poop 02

I had it all, written out. ..well, outlined. Then I cleaned my room. Then I took drugs. Ennui and I almost don’t want to do this and not because there wasn’t a lot of good music or because my ex-girlfriend called me yesterday but hung up on the answering machine and I was anal and still in love enough to *69 in the fear/hope that it was her… no. Not for any of those reasons. Just a big sigh, is…



Kevin Hodgkiss Poop 02

1. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS-Mary Lee’s Corvette Do you think you could actually wear down a CD like a record from too much play? “Try imagining a place that is always safe and warm..,..” and familiar. A tribute beyond tributes. Wonderful, just wonderftil. 2. JERUSALEM-Steve Earle “God stood and saw it was good. ” With the spirit of Keith Richards backing him up he said what no one else had the stones to say. Beauty and truth. In a rocking…


John Greak Poop 02

First off, I feel the need to alert everyone that I’m tired, ornery and waiting with bated breath for my new hydrogen car and the shiny nickel the latest Bush tax plan will send my way. In the mean time, I will bore all of my fellow culture snobs with a trite and simplistic look back on the year in music 2002. In no special order: Mary Lou Lord – “Live City Sounds” Enter the Boston Subway with a guitar,…


Eric Fine Poop 02

Greetings to all friends new and old. And to all my brothers of years gone by, at least we have this way of communicating to each other. Hope all is well, hope you come prepared with some good criticism, and I hope another year does not go by where we do not see each other. You know who you ‘all are. Let’s begin. 01. Badly Drawn Boy – Have You Fed The Fish? First it starts with a bang, slows…


Jim Finnigan Poop 02

Surely no artist held a candle to the wonderful weird wild Wacko Jacko. I dare Marilyn Manson or GWAR or Karen Finley or Mariah Carey to try to top this wonderful conceptual art guru who has emerged from the depths of a bathtub filled with naked 14-year old television boystars to become the Performance Artist of the Century! Imagine! Producing an album that didn’t sell even though it had a $30million publicity budget! And then to accuse Tommy Mottola of…


Kevin Ferris Poop 02

The following is not really a top ten, but just a list of some records that I enjoyed. (It’s also not in any particular order.) Starsailor: Love is Here – Similar to Coidplay’s style. Moby: 18 – A very pleasant record. Shannon McNally: Jukebox Sparrows – A promising debut from a local kid. South: From Here on In – Another good record in the Coidplay style. Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights – Remember Joy Division. Ryan Adams: Demolition –…