PoOPlists 2008

Dan Wilmer Poop 08

Best Records:   Buy New or Used via Amazon Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend This album brings me back to days of tapping kegs and watching bands play on the beach at Fairfield University. College pop, in the best way. Love the way that it evokes Paul Simon in songs like Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa and early Police in others like The Kids Don’t Stand A Chance – super songwriting and great beats. Caught them at the Bowery Ballroom earlier…


Tom Whalen Poop 08

Top 25 favorites from the year proper Buy New or Used via Amazon Buy New or Used via Amazon Buy New or Used via Amazon 1 Earth – The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull (Southern Lord) 2 James Blackshaw – Litany of Echoes (Tomkins Square) 3 Grails – Doomsdayer’s Holiday / Take Refuge in Clean Living EP (Temporary Residence/Important) [2008 was the first year since I was in high school that I devoured more past music than current…


You’ve Got Poop 08!

Dear POOPster: Yes we can . . . be POmpous and OPinionated. Come hell or high gas prices, a sputtering economy with the fuel light on, and corporate bailouts (where there should have been corporate-types out on bail), 34 POOPsters have still weighed in. Call this your musical stimulus package. For the last twenty-two years, these pages have recognized the creativity, imagination and originality expressed on turntables and in CD players. But it’s quite possible that what America did on…


Main Poop Analysis 2008

Dear POOPster: Yes we can . . . be POmpous and OPinionated. Come hell or high gas prices, a sputtering economy with the fuel light on, and corporate bailouts (where there should have been corporate-types out on bail), 34 POOPsters have still weighed in. Call this your musical stimulus package. For the last twenty-two years, these pages have recognized the creativity, imagination and originality expressed on turntables and in CD players. But it’s quite possible that what America did on…


Scott Dellamore Poop 08

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Damian Cleary Poop 08

  Buy New or Used via Amazon #1 GRAILS – DOOMSDAYER HOLIDAY   Sold out at Sub Pop #2 OM – GEBEL BARKAL   Buy New or Used via Amazon #3 EARTH – BEES MADE HONEY IN THE LIONS SKULL   Buy New or Used via Amazon #4 JACASZEK – TRENY   Buy New or Used via Amazon #5 PENTEMPLE – o))) PRESENTS. . . SIGUR ROS – MED SUD I ERYUM VID SPILUM ENDALAUST OXFORD COLLAPSE – BITS DON…


John Greak Poop 08

A last minute Poop List – who wants to miss this?   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. The Hold Steady – “Stay Positive”   Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – “Sunday At Devil Dirt”   Buy New or Used via Amazon 3. Bon Iver – “For Emma, Forever Ago”   Buy New or Used via Amazon 4. Free Kitten – “Inherit”   Buy New or Used via Amazon 5. She &…


Eric Fine Poop 08

As I now go back and decide which records moved me the most in 2008, I realize how stark and bleak all of it was. A musical colon cleanse is in order. Where is that late night infomercial when you need it? It used to be for every brokenhearted album, I’d find a ray of shinning musical light. Not this year. Has the doom and gloom just taken us over, or have I just not realized it’s been like this…


Oliver Lodge Poop 08

Transmissions from the Ovulation Station: PoOP List – Best Albums of 2008   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1.) Goldmund – The Malady of Elegance (Type Records, 2008). In an age where we are unfairly expected to process and comprehend arsenals of information on a daily basis, whether it be the fine print of an insurance contract, the numerous deductions from a paycheck, or the barrage of horrifying news we view on the television, it should come as no…


Jim Meyers Poop 08

I suspect a lot of people will address a lot of big issues. Allow me to be more myopic. I’ve been doing this thing for seventeen years now. That’s a solid career for anyone. However, just like an artist or an athlete, we PooPsters suffer poor years. Consider this my Knocked Out Loaded, my ‘85-’86 Jordan, my vomit year. Joe Namath’s knees and Steve Earle’s needs. I faced some serious health issues as the new-year dawned and as my weight…


Kent B Poop 08

Lists, Trends and Random Notes Sweet Sixteen   Buy New or Used via Amazon Orchestra Baobab – Made in Dakar Their most accessible effort has flowing guitar lines, smoldering saxophones, Afro-Cuban accents and special guest star and secret weapon Youssou NDour.   Buy New or Used via Amazon Robyn – Robyn Combines Nenah Cherry and Madonna over hip hop, electronic beats and achingly beautiful melodies. Her Be Mine performance at the Nobel Peace Prize on YouTube is incredibly affecting.  …


Bill Still Poop 08

the top 10:   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Xiu Xiu: Women As Lovers   Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. John Zorn: The Dreamers   Buy New or Used via Amazon 3. Sigur Ros: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust   Buy New or Used via Amazon 4. Deerhunter: Microcastle/Weird Era Continued   Buy New or Used via Amazon 5. Atlas Sound: Let The Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel   Buy…


Irv Rosen Poop 08

What I Listened to in 2008 So, who did I listen to in 2008? Well, let’s see. There was Wolf, Anderson, Campbell, David Gergin, John King, Soledad, Keith O., Chris Matthews, Rachel M., Tim (RIP – what a crime for him to die in THIS year), et al. Music just did not seem all that relevant – still doesn’t. Probably bought less music this year than in any year since puberty. I feel single-handedly responsible for the drop in CD…


Duncan Clark Poop 08

  Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. FLEET FOXES- Fleet Foxes: Sounding like the bastard children of David Crosby and the Beach Boys circa late 60s and early 70s coming off the commune, this was easily my favorite disc of the year.   Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. DUFFY- Rockferry: Shades of Dusty, Petula, Cilla, even Amy and a long line of British pop singers. She does them all proud.   Buy New or Used via Amazon…


Kevin Hodgkiss Poop 08

Geeze. It’s not like I don’t spend hours listening to music and this is all I can come up with?! With the incredible 161 volume USA Garage Greats, the fun 76 volume Round Wonders, the Soulin’ CDs, mash-ups and all the wonderful tracks that get passed through the atmospheres, I barely find enough time for new music…..So educate me Poopers! Below are the albums I did manage to grab a hold of which I do like, the first six very…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 08

Due to numerous computer malfunctions, etc. , I have finally had the opportunity to put this whole thing together. Unfortunately, during the computer crash I lost about 5000 songs downloaded this past year. With that was my playlists and various ways to remember what I listened to in 08. So without my CLIFF NOTES , as best I remember it, here goes…   Buy New or Used via Amazon Bob Dylan – TELL TALE SIGNS This double CD set traveled…


Mark Rosen Poop 08

MY FIRST EVER POOP DISC-CLAIMER (disc-lamer?): I don’t know if it’s because I bought less, heard less or cared less, or whether I found David Gergen and Campbell Brown more intriguing than Stephen Malkmus, or Soledad O’Brien infinitely more appealing than anyone else on these lists, but I spent considerably more time watching CNN this year than listening to CDs. I’m still not sure whether it was just a bad year for music or a thrilling year for political theater….


Jamie Hosley Poop 08

My 2008 Albums:   Buy New or Used via Amazon The Dodos: Visitor This is a band that continues to grow on me. Great melodies and driving rhythms, all done in a very low-fi format. This is the band you and your college friends were always going to start.   Buy New or Used via Amazon Blitzen Trapper: Furr This was a recommendation from a Poopster (Matt Nerney), so on a whim before heading off for a flight to Chicago…


Jim Finnigan Poop 08

“THAT’S WHAT THEY ALL SAY…” In the end, 2008 was the year of Change and a great feeling of elation in many people I know. At a Little Annie show at Santos Party House on November 6, she couldn’t stop smiling and finally came out with, “How can I sing the blues when I feel so happy?” But, beware, Grasshopper! As the great philosopher Bonzo Dogband once said, “No matter who you vote for, the government always gets in”. 2008…


Peter Bochan Poop 08

All Mixed Up-“Best of 2008” Bob Dylan-“Tell Tale Signs” Bon Iver-“For Emma, Forever Ago” Beck-“Modern Guilt” The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band-“Pour l’Amour des Chiens” Black Keys-“Attack & Release” Calexico-“Carried To Dust” David Byrne & Brian Eno-“Everything That Happens Will Happen Today” Delta Spirit-“Ode To Sunshine” Emiliana Torrini-“Me and Armini” Fleet Foxes Golden Animals-“Free Your Mind & Win A Pony” The Hold Steady-“Stay Positive” Irma Thomas-“Simply Grand” Lambchop-“OH” Jenny Lewis-“Acid Tongue” Julianna Hatfield-“How To Walk Away” Langhorne Slim & The War…