PoOPlists 2004

Erica Rosen Poop 04

Buy from amazon The Killers, hot fuss – “gotta, gotta be down”   Buy from amazon Jet, get born – “supersonic beats mixin up my Keds”   Buy from amazon Green Day, american idiot –   Buy from amazon The Thrills, let’s bottle bohemia   Otis Redding (1963-1967), as compiled by mark rosen – “and when you sing this song it’ll make your whole body move”   Buy from amazon Garden State Soundtrack   Buy from amazon Franz Ferdinand, franz…


Jeffrey Piaggi Poop 04

2004: The Year Cracked Pepper Beat Cheese Whiz Buy from amazon Rock Album Of Year : Fiery Furnaces’ BlueBerry Boat Buy from amazon Rock Album of the Year: Green Day’s American Idiot Buy from amazon Hip-Hop album of Year: Madvillainy by Madvillain  


Matt Nerney Poop 04

A Kinder, Gentler POOP 2004 Well, here it comes again … just as surely, and slowly, as in the past. It seems like it’s becoming more and more a labor of love to track down something new to fill that need for music. I’m not complaining mind you, in fact, it’s almost reassuring, comforting somehow, to earn the satisfaction from a long-sought or well-researched musical treasure. Thankfully, there were plenty of treasures this year, and I didn’t even get all…


Mike Miller Poop 04

benjamin biolay/chiara mastroianni • home helena • nee dans la nature benjamin biolav • negatif earl henry brueggen • idler (ep) earl henry brueggen • cinzano & cocaine (ep) shank • do (burnt friedman project) francoise hardy • tant de belles choses luna • rendezvous stereolab • margarine eclipse difficult easy listening • (burnt friedman’s label sampler) 04.. .the french save the day. moody, slightly electro-psychedelic, folk pop…massive attack without the attitude or the tindersticks in a better mood. burnt…


Jim Meyers Poop 04

I’ve been absent for the last few years as mortgage payments and tuition siphoned too many funds away form my music budget and studies ate up so much prime listening time. That and a general disgust at the music I was hearing. And apathy, to be honest. Mark was kind enough, however, to keep me in the POOP loop so I feel no need to comment on stuff from the last couple of years. You’ve all heard it before and…


John Lefsky Poop 04

“I’ve come to hate my body and all that it requires in this world”- The Velvet Underground   No reason, I just like that line and it makes more sense every year. Another quote: “There is no new thing under the sun.” None of these artists have reinvented the napkin. Just pleasure for 30 to 78 minutes, whatever, he sounds like Nick Drake or Marc Bolan or Tiny Tim or she sounds like Barbara Manning or Blossom Dearie. Writing straight,…


John DeLaire Poop 03

Well, Ladies and Gents, the New Kid on the Block, sharing musical blur of 2003. Hope everyone packed a chute. Here we go. 1. Alegria by Wayne Shorter. Proves and artist can have the longevity and be prolific without losing a sense of fresh arrangements, tunes being executed perfectly by the cream of the crop accompanist, Mr. Shorter gives no evidence of any awareness of a Billboard Chart. 2. The Well’s on Fire by Procol Harum. Yes, these Englishmen still…


Mike Jurkovic Poop 04

(in no particular order mind you) Buy from amazon Green Day – American Idiot Green Day jubilantly explore and explode the punk/post-punk dictionary to exhilarating effect, resulting in a ‘Who Sells Out’ / ‘London Calling’ / ‘Rocket To Russia’/ ‘Nevermind’ joyride through Red State Amerika. Buy from amazon Elvis Costello – The Delivery Man EC’s most significant release in years, period. While you’re at it, check out his Gershwinly classical disc ‘Il Sogno’, wherein he teaches many his aspiring peers…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 04

Having a best of list in the age of ipod is hard to do. The mini holds 1000 tunes, so each week is like my own BEST OF, with some not making the cut while others hold on for at least another week. It is truly the audio equivalent of AMERICAN IDOL. Sorry RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS , you didn’t make the cut, too pass&eacute, nothing new or original, where is REAL MEN/ COYOTES , sorry you got to go…


Kevin Hodgkiss Poop 04

from the Idiot to the Sweetheart, most things America, with the exception of some drunken Brit sods, a British punk chanteuse , aging Irish heroes, Swedes and a Canadian tribute. Speaking for the land of the free, we have a country legend and a country legend son, gays, ex-con, trailer park punkers, a punk poet, a tiny prophet and some posthumous pop. Tis of thee! Buy from amazon AMERICAN IDIOT – Green Day “Here they come marching down the street…