PoOPlists 2004

Richard Allen Poop 04

ALBUMS Buy from amazon Mum ~ Summer Make Good. “Will the summer make good for all our sins?” After the resignation of one of its lead vocalists, Mum retreated to a remote lighthouse in Galtarviti for inspiration. The result is their finest album to date, a treasure chest of creaks and anchors, kettles and coins. “Summer Makes Good” evokes wind-chapped faces, bulky, rain-drenched sweaters, tin cups clenched by a crackling fire. We hear whistles and chirps, violins and glockenspiels, a…


Richard Allen Poop 04

ALBUMS Buy from amazon Mum ~ Summer Make Good. “Will the summer make good for all our sins?” After the resignation of one of its lead vocalists, Mum retreated to a remote lighthouse in Galtarviti for inspiration. The result is their finest album to date, a treasure chest of creaks and anchors, kettles and coins. “Summer Makes Good” evokes wind-chapped faces, bulky, rain-drenched sweaters, tin cups clenched by a crackling fire. We hear whistles and chirps, violins and glockenspiels, a…


Ken Beck Poop 05

I’ve never been the type to get a jump-start on an assignment. So naturally I find myself in cram-mode, even with something I normally find great pleasure in – pontificating about music I love. Therefore, I’d like to request a pardon this year from the PoOp overlords from my usual diatribe. Being a relatively newly minted dad (Samuel Harrison born 3/25/05) has thrown me for a loop and to be frank, I just can’t get my act together. It was…


Mark Zip Poop 04

Buy from amazon Shitmat – Full English Breakfest I’m fond of saying that this sounds like a couple of 7-year olds off their Ritalin, saying “what can we fuck with next?”. But it’s more than that. The CD is wall-to-wall noise with barely room to breathe, each track propelling the next. Yes, this can seem wearing; indeed, I’d say it’s not easy to listen to (a good thing), but with not an iota of wasted sound, it’s a rarity for…


Dan Wilmer Poop 04

  Buy from amazon 1. Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Like Bad News How much do I love this album? A lot.   Buy from amazon 2. Wilco – A Ghost is Born I was a tittle put off by endless media barrage around this album and its universal coronation as a “quiet masterpiece.” But after listening to this over and over, I have to admit it’s one of my favorites this year. I like to start…



John Stewart Poop 04

John J Stewart Jr. Favourite Albums, Singles and Things of the year for the Annual Poop List for 2004 Favourite Albums (No Particular Order other then my favourite album of the year) This was a tough 15. I had at least 40 that stood out and these are the final choices. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (Favourite Album) The Scissor Sisters – The Scissor Sisters Modest Mouse – Good News For People Who Love Bad News The Hives – Tyrannosaurus…


Jeff Schwartz Poop 04

Back in Ye Old year of 2004, there once lived a young lad, who told of such a fruitful and compelling yet bludgeoning story of the poop unto all poops in the land. Yet it could only be told by one certified, and thoroughly masterful poopologist from the far away land of Poopville. Alas, I digress. Hence a mere mortal with the utmost pickiest of picky ears and musical tastes, his name, none other than JEFF SCHWARTZ who resides in…


Raissa St.Pierre Poop 04

Music to have and to hold Buy from amazon 1. Lhasa, The Living Road (femme from Montreal sings beautifully in French, Spanish & English)   Buy from amazon 2. William Parker, Scrapbook Violin Trio: with Billy Bang on violin / Hamid Drake on drums/ William on bass)   Buy from amazon 3. Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues: 1945-1970 (2 CDs)   Buy from amazon 4. Rufus the Baptist Wainwright, Want Two PLUS live concert at the…


Mark Rosen Poop 04

Buy from amazon 1. BRIAN WILSON – Smile I was fully expecting to hate this. But what could have been a very cheesy attempt to retread the past turns out to still sound quite adventurous. I guess Brian really wasn’t made for these (or those) times. Is it sacrilege to suggest that this might actually be better than the original? Probably, but the modern production values and the vision of the bandleader-whose-name-no-one-can-pronounce more than compensate for Brian (a mere shell…