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…