PoOPlists 2003

Richard Allen Poop 03

Favorite Things ~ AlBums Zoar ~ Clouds Without Water. The crowning achievement of this group’s young career. On their third album, Zoar is joined by such guests as Matt Johnson (The The), Brendan Perry (Dead Can Dance) and the Masai People of Lake Natron, Tanzania. Weighty issues are tackled here: the unobtainability of happiness through material pursuit, the horror of human disconnect, the finite nature of humanity. Because of the sheer variety of styles represented here, the album demands the…


Praveen Sharma Poop 03

I’ve been shitted on list 2003 Hi everyone- Praveen here to serve up your yearly dose of the illest electronic and hip hop beats… Lots going on with Percussion Lab, check out the 24/7 stream on www.percussionlab.com to hear my recommendations, exclusive mixes, video, Pictures and more. The live show is on Friday nights, 12-2am on WVKR (91.3fm) (www.wvkr.org). In no particular order… * Prefuse 73: Extinguished Outtakes (Warp Records) * Dabrye: Payback 12″ (Ghostly International) * Verbose: Observe (Neo…


Mike Jurkovich Poop 03

Lucinda Williams – World Without Fear You’ve got to love and laud Lucinda Williams. At fifty, she not only delivers the hardest rocking, most heart broken record of her career but also unearths the great lost Neil Young & Crazy Horse album.If you think I’m going to say anything bad about ‘World Without Tears’ you’re crazier than I ever claimed to be. Album of the year, hands down. (Lost Highway) The Wayfaring Strangers – This TrainThe search for intelligent musical…


Jack Goldberg Poop 03

Thanks to John L, I hear a lot more interesting CD’s this year; things I never have ventured to try. But with his box of goodies and plenty of time, I jumped right in. There was Ballboy, Caria Bozulich, Califone and Neil Young’s “GREENDALE,’ amnong others. 1 – WHITE STRIPES – Elephant 2 – JOE STRUMMER – Streetcore 3 – CALEXICO – Feast of Wire 4 – DAVID GRISMAN – Life of Sorrow 5 – GILLIAN WELCH – Soul Journey…


Bob Fino Poop 03

1. The Waterboys: Universal Hall – Recorded in a studio under Universal Hall at the spiritual center Findhom, in Scotland, this record is filled with healing music of the highest order, built around acoustic instruments. Mike Scott continues to create the Big Music his own way with no regard to current trends or the hit parade. A true musical hero. 2. The Jayhawks: Rainy Day Music – The best record of their career. Amazing song writing and vocals from Gary…


Kevin Falahee Poop 03

23. The Bronx- s/t 22. Lucinda Williams- World Without Tears 21. Kings ofLeon- Youth and Young Manhood 20. Burnt by the Sim- Perfect is the Enemy of the Good 19. 0utkast- the Love Below/Speakerboxxx 18. Elvis Costello- North 17. Ryan Adams- Love is Hell part 2 16. My Morning Jacket- It Still Moves 15. The Strokes- Room on Fire 14. Coheed and Cambria- In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 13. The Shins- Chutes Too Narrow 12. The White Stripes…


Scott Dellamore Poop 03

The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow Super Furry Animals – Phantom Power Burnt By The Sun – The Perfect is the Enemy of the Good The White Stripes – Elephant Josh Rouse -1972 Ryan Adams – Love is Hell pt. 1 & 2 The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium Iron and Wine – The Sea & the Rhythm (ep) The Postal Service – Give up Aesop Roek -Bazooka Tooth Outkast – Speakerboxxx / The Love Below Bonnie ‘Prince’…


Bill Boyle Poop 03

Best of 2003 Albums: 1. Magnolia Electric Company, Songs: Ohia (Secretly Canadian) 2. Greetings from Michigan, Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty) 3. It Still Moves, My Morning Jacket (ATO) 4. Transfiguration of Vincent, M. Ward (Merge) 5. Unearthed, Johnny Cash (American) 6. Down the River of Golden Dreams, Okkervil River (Jagjaguwar) 7. Farewell Sorrow, Alasdair Roberts (Drag City) 8. Master and Everyone, Bonnie “Prince” Billy (Drag City) 9. Catalpa, Jolie Holland (Anti/Epitaph) 10. The Meadowlands, The Wrens (Absolutely Kosher) 11. Soul…


Mark Zip Poop 03

Youngblood Brass Band – Center Level Roar (Ozone) – I got this on a whim along with my semi-annual dose of underground hiphop. It turned into my favourite discovery of the year. They do brass band with hiphop. They are funky and gutbucket too. And some of the best euophonium / tuba lines this side of Kirk Joseph of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Black Uhuru – Dub Factor (Island) – Finally! I’ve been waiting for years for this thing…


Dan Wilmer Poop 03

2003, In My Humble Opinion 1. Calexico – Feast of Wire A slightly obscure pick for the one slot, but I really love the originality and overall talent in this band. Their music has been described as a soundtrack to a spaghetti western that was never made. They blend southwestern instrumentation, some stark musical landscapes, a smidgen of experimental jazz and storytelling in the vein of “Ghost of Tom Joad”. Every time the mariachi trumpets kick in, you’ll swear you’ve…