PoOPlists 2005

Richard Allen Poop 05

Favorite Things ~ ALBUMS    Buy from Amazon B.J. Nilsen ~ Fade to White (Touch). Amazingly, the first new CD I bought in 2005 turned out to be the finest. January’s door had just opened, and here was the perfect soundtrack, one that remained in my CD player until the final frost and returned with the first flakes. “Fade to White” is an apt title for this masterpiece of sampled snow and devastating drones, whipping winds and white-out conditions. As…


Kevin Hodgkiss Poop 05

    Buy new or used through Amazon 1. INTO THE WOODS – SLEATER KINNEY These ladies build a sound then crash right through it. An exhilarating ride if you take it. And some solos you can actually like. Land ho!!!   Buy new or used through Amazon 2. I’M WIDE AWAKE, IT’S MORNING – BRIGHT EYES When I finally stopped being impatient and got to the end I realized what I had been missing. A talent to be reckoned…


Kevin Ferris Poop 05

The following is not a top ten, but just a list of some records that I enjoyed enough to listen to several times. It’s also not in any particular order.     Buy new or used through Amazon Jess Klein: Strawberry Lover     Buy new or used through Amazon Kathleen Edwards: Back to Me     Buy new or used through Amazon Ryan Adams: Cold Roses     Buy new or used through Amazon Arcade Fire: Funeral    …


Richard Allen Poop 05

Favorite Things ~ ALBUMS    Buy from Amazon B.J. Nilsen ~ Fade to White (Touch). Amazingly, the first new CD I bought in 2005 turned out to be the finest. January’s door had just opened, and here was the perfect soundtrack, one that remained in my CD player until the final frost and returned with the first flakes. “Fade to White” is an apt title for this masterpiece of sampled snow and devastating drones, whipping winds and white-out conditions. As…


Mark Zip Poop 05

   Buy new or used through Amazon M.I.A. – Arular (XL/Beggars) Dunno what I can add to all the column inches already dispensed on this. It’s just so wondeful a mix of beats, samples and musics that I feel like listening to it right now. It’s just sooooo….. fuckin’ good.     Buy new or used through Amazon    Buy from Amazon VA – Run the Road 1 (Vice Records USA) VA – Run the Road 2 (679 Records UK)…



John Stewart Poop 05

I will be the first to tell you I have no musical taste. I leave that to the experts and those who know so much better then me. That being said, I do love music and I enjoy and here is what made me smile in 2005. I played Franz Ferdinand a lot and they almost made it to number 1. But I decided to give it to Bright Eyes for having 2 albums I thoroughly enjoyed plus making one…


Jeff Schwartz Poop 05

In order to begin, we must first know that while many of these bands & artists seem familiar to most of us…is it my fault that THEY are THE ONE’S who are putting out quality material? I think not. Hence they are simply voted into the crucial, the essential, the masterful, the chosen few, the coolest of the cool, the best, quite simply THE POOP! While there are quite possibly 10 records that I could list this year, I am…


Irv Rosen Poop 05

What I listened to in 2005 (approximately)   As ever, in no order, at least that I can discern:       Buy from Not Lame Recording Co. Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team  –  Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin’ Team Drunkin’ Rockpile. Songs about drinking, driving, drinking and driving and (did I mention) drinking. Delivered with delightful abandon.       Buy new or used through Amazon Kronos Quarter and Asha Bhosle –  You’ve Stolen My…


Matt Nerney Poop 05

Well, it’s that time of year again. The holidays have come and gone, the cookies and nog have settled permanently in my waistline, and the resolutions have been made. Then the voices in my head start talking; “Mark’s going to be in touch soon, start on the list, don’t put it off, don’t put it off …”. Unfortunately, I’m able to listen to myself about as much as I listen to other people (which is not much, obviously, except for…