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…


Matt Nerney Poop 07

Well, the long wait is nearly over … no, I’m not talking about Bush’s presidency, I’m talking about the POOP 2007! As usual, I’m still procrastinating, and still trying to squeeze in a few purchases before deadline. There is some better news from this part of the world though. There will be another bairn in the Nerney clan come this summer. My plan for world domination continues! Well, maybe not world domination … and Nat and I will probably lose…


Mike Miller Poop 07

    Buy from Calexico store Calexico – Tool Box     Buy new or used through Amazon The Sadies – New Seasons     Buy new or used through Amazon Iron & Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog     Buy from Dusty Groove Sven Libaek – Inner Space (soundtrack 1973)     Buy new or used through Amazon Dean & Britta – Back Numbers     Buy new or used through Amazon Benjamin Biolay – Trash Ye Ye  …


Jim Meyers Poop 07

POOP 21st BIRTHDAY EDITION A toast to the POOP’s 21st drunken birthday! Mark must be such a proud papa. As my people say, slainte! Speaking of my people, I wonder how my shanache ancestors would feel about the fact that my musical mind has been colonized by the Brits. Cacophony and chaos cripple Cromwellianism. I may need an intervention, Or rehab. I say, no, no, no.     Buy new or used through Amazon Arctic Monkeys – Favourite Worst Nightmare…


Oliver Lodge Poop 07

Greetings from the folks at Ovulation Station! FYI: We never download our music. Everything we listen to we purchase directly from the artist or those modest, indie labels we choose to support. DOWN WITH CORPORATE MEDIA! Here are our faves of 2007!     http://www.hop-frog.com/URCKpostasiatic.html V/A – Post-Asiatic: Lost War Dream Music (Urck Records) Hands down the boldest and most exciting compilation to surface in 2007. Features a diverse assortment of musicians from all walks of life playing instruments from…


John Lefsky Poop 07

This has never seem less important. In a year or two, we won’t even be listening to half of this stuff. Hands up, who had Hole on their list back when, and who has since traded it in or thrown it away? I used to herald Radiohead, and now the sound of Thom Yorke’s reedy little voice has me reaching for         a) my shotgun         b)my shotglass         c)my Mudhoney         d)all the above  …


Mike Jurkovic Poop 07

Pondering Onerous Opinions Personally, ‘07 Got retired in October and though I’ve yet to find a groove for myself, I’m just being and having fun looking and listening for that groove. Here’s a few I’ve heard.     Buy new or used through Amazon Eilen Jewell – Letters from Sinners and Strangers Think a choice set list from Dylan’s radio Theme Hours and you’ve got Eilen’s sound.     Buy new or used through Amazon Emmylou Harris – Songbird Three…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 07

Another year of downloads, mostly singles. So my album collection, due to formatting, is becoming quite limited. Who needs five great tunes and four fillers when you can pick and choose for 99 cents a selection. Best single title- “ME,YOU, AND MY MEDICATION: Boys Like Girls.’ Lots of RIP’s (not just ripped but the dead variety). Too numerous to mention, so I’ll just go on with my selections…and the first one will be an RIP probably way too soon….  …


John Greak Poop 07

Another girl, another planet. Another year, another POOP list. They just called the South Carolina GOP primary for John McCain, so i can finally get off the edge of my seat and rave up those favorite records from the past 12 or so months. I am sure it was a spectacular year for music, but I tried to avoid it all, mostly in an “I’m so far ahead of the underground music curve that all I listen to is my…


Emilio Gironda Jr Poop 07

  Buy new or used through Amazon 1.Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights     Buy new or used through Amazon 2.The Sadies – New Seasons     Buy new or used through Amazon 3.Southern Culture on the Skids- Countrypolitan Favorites     Buy new or used through Amazon 4.Los Straightjackets – Rock in Espanol, Vol. 1     Buy new or used through Amazon 5.Bo Diddley – I’m a Man: The Chess Masters: 1955-58  …


RoseAnn Fino Poop 07

  Buy new or used through Amazon Wilco-“Sky Blue Sky”     Buy new or used through Amazon Bruce Springsteen-“Magic”     Buy new or used through Amazon Josh Ritter-“The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter”     Buy new or used through Amazon Original Soundtrack-“Once Soundtrack”     Buy new or used through Amazon Bright Eyes-“Casadaga”     Buy new or used through Amazon Amy Winehouse-“Back to Black”     Buy new or used through Amazon Feist-“The Reminder”    …