PoOPlists 2007

Richard Allen Poop 07

Favorite Things ~ ALBUMS ‘07   Buy new or used through Amazon Arcade Fire ~ Neon Bible (Merge). Recorded and performed in churches, “Neon Bible” is, ironically, a heartfelt diatribe against the evils of organized religion. “Not much chance for survival,” sings Wim Butler, “if the neon Bible is right.” Yet beneath all the disappointment and anger flows a river of faith, apparent in the organ tones of “Intervention,” the prophetic imagery of “The Well and the Lighthouse” and the…


Mark Zip Poop 07

 Buy new or used through Amazon Burial – Untrue    Buy new or used through Amazon MIA – Kala     Buy new or used through Amazon Tinariwen – Aman Iman: Water is Life     Buy new or used through Amazon Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare     Buy new or used through Amazon Boxcutter – Glyphic     Buy new or used through Amazon VA – Box of Dub 2: Dub Step and Future Dub    …


Dan Wilmer Poop 07

Best Records of 2007, IMHO     Buy new or used through Amazon 1. Andrew Bird – Armchair Apocrypha The former violinist and multi-instrumentalist (and perhaps the world’s finest whistler – it’s scary) for the Squirrel Nut Zippers continues to find his voice as a solo artist. I loved the Mysterious Production of Eggs so much I couldn’t imagine this holding a candle. It does.     Buy new or used through Amazon 2. The National – Boxer This one…



Bill Still Poop 07

    Buy new or used through Amazon 1. Amy Winehouse : Back To Black     Buy new or used through Amazon 2. Panda Bear : Person Pitch     Buy new or used through Amazon 3. Mekons : Natural     Buy new or used through Amazon 4. Robert Wyatt : Comicopera     Buy New or Used via Amazon 5. Ryan Adams : Easy Tiger     Buy new or used through Amazon 6. Yo La Tengo…


Eric Steinman Poop 07

Best of 2007     Buy new or used through Amazon Robert Wyatt – Comicopera A sad and tender CD from this UK underground legend.     Buy new or used through Amazon Various Artists – Bokoor Beats Vintage Ghanaian Afro-Pop from the 1970s. This compilation lends a window into a little-known, but thriving, music scene that borrowed heavily from American funk as well as the popular regional “highlife” sound.     Buy new or used through Amazon Battles –…


Jeff Schwartz Poop 07

  Buy new or used through Amazon ken andrews – secrets of the lost satellite (dinosaur fight) – yeah I know, I know; but the record definitely belongs on the list cause it’s one of his better offerings like YOTR. It is better than his other side gig called ON. Known from his FAILURE fame – well they never really made it to “Fame” rather more like underground notoriety and production darlings? “up or down”,”tripped up” – scream FAILURE. A…


Raissa St.Pierre Poop 07

Live Music: Olu Dara (Club Helsinki, Great Barrington) # 1 best show of 2007! Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys (Bearsville Theater) Jason Kao Hwang (Alt Bks Uptown, Kingston) Slavic Soul Party (Spiegeltent at Bard) Jason Slack and the Slick Slack Brass Band (Hudson, TSL on the riverfront) The Detroit Cobras (Stray Bar, Hudson) Chops and Seth (Bert’s Inn, Craryville) Porter Wagoner (Madison SQ Garden, opening up for White Stripes and Grinderman) Elvis Costello SOLO (opening for Dylan, Times Union, Albany) Toumani…


Mark Rosen Poop 07

  Buy New or Used from Amazon 1. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Magic When Born To Run came out a lifetime ago, it was at once stunning, passionate, majestic and poetic, words that might also describe Magic. Listening to “Girls In Their Summer Clothes,” I’m still surprised it doesn’t once reference a boardwalk.     Buy new or used from from Amazon 2. AMY WINEHOUSE – Back To Black This girl is a serious singer. With some serious problems. She might…


Irv Rosen Poop 07

What I remember listening to in 2007   First, a confession: my motivation and enthusiasm are on the wane. The music seems to mean less than it used to (old fartism). Politics seems a lot more interesting. Listened less and was generally unimpressed but…..     Buy new or used through Amazon Magic – Bruce Springsteen Except for “Radio Nowhere”, which was trite from the first listen, a nice return for the E Streeters. From the frothy “Girls in their…