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…


Mike Miller Poop 05

Buy from Amazon iron & wine & calexico – in the reins   Buy from Amazon francoiz breut – une saison volee   Buy from Amazon jeb loy nichols – now then (& the october ep on cd at last)   Buy from Amazon ana d – morning becomes eclectic   & that about does it. the new brian eno has its moments as does the new benjamin biolay. the daniel lanois is cool but i prefer his pop song…



John Lefsky Poop 05

Hey, kids, is this starting to feel too much like work? Would you like fries with that opinion? This mound of music and plastic is turning into Stonehendgeand I need smething to sacrifice. I would do a ritual dance, but I have clacium in myankles. Same truth different day…. I’ll go on … it’s Becketts world, the rest of us just live in it. Translation available on request.    Buy new or used through Amazon 1. Mat Sweeney / Bonnie…


Mike Jurkovic Poop 05

   Buy from Amazon John Prine – Fair and Square After nine long years, Prine returns stronger than ever. Bush bash song of the year ‘Some Humans Ain’t Human’. Even his July appearance at The Palace was primo Prine.      Buy from Amazon The Kennedys – Half a Million Miles Nary a year goes by without Pete and Maura on my list du POop. High harmonies, sparkling folk pop and ‘Namaste’. I daresay it won’t get much better, given…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 05

Welcome to another new year. Hope is well with everyone. Surely you are awaiting the choice as remembered by the one and only me.   &nbsp &nbsp Buy new or used through Amazon JOHN COLTRANE “ONE DOWN/ONE UP” Two NYC dates recorded in the last year of the true “power” quartet. This “fab four” was cooking. The first cut catches ‘em in a full jam, Garrison working the strings, Elvin, McCoy, and then John….Double set…live…what mo’ do ya need.  …


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 likelistening 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) Best…


Dan Wilmer Poop 05

2005, In My Humble Opinion Favorite Albums:  Buy new or used through Amazon Twin Cinema – New Pornographers How do they do it?!? They start with an entire Brill Building’s worth of pop hooks and soaring harmonies. Add monster drumming and intellectual lyrics. And round it out with rocking guitar and keyboard play. All in one little Canadian band! The diversity of offerings and overall quality ofthis record is astounding. At certain points, like when the New Pornos start “Hey…


John Greak Poop 05

Webster defined best as, “excelling all others”. That’s why I have such a hard time writing these supposed “best of” lists, as I am under no illusion that I have the “best” taste in anything, let alone music. My choices in pop culture have been called into question so often over the past year that I wonder why I even bother. That being said, Antony & the Johnsons suck. A lot. And so it goes…       Buy new…


Jack Goldberg Poop 05

Buy new or used through Amazon AKRON FAMILY – Angels Of Light   Buy new or used through Amazon AKRON FAMILY – self-titled   Buy new or used through Amazon BRIGHT EYES – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning   Buy new or used through Amazon NICK CAVE – B-sides   Buy new or used through Amazon DIRTBOMBS – If You Don’t Already Have A Look   Buy new or used through Amazon THE DRONES – Wait Long By The River…


Bob Fino Poop 05

  Buy new or used through Amazon Bruce Springsteen –Devils & Dust – Great songwriting will never go out of style. The title song ‘Devils & Dust’, ‘Jesus Was An Only Son’ and ‘The Hitter’ are as good as anything Springsteen has ever written. This record has been compared to Tom Joad but it’s far more musically rewarding. The love songs, ‘Leah’, ‘Maria’s Bed’ and “Think About You’ have an irresistible up tempo groove. Soozie Tyrell takes every song she…