PoOPlists 2008

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…