PoOPlists 2010

Ken Beck Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. JUNIP – Fields [Mute] Jose Gonzales reforms his old band of Swedes who have a thing for 70s keys and synths that John Paul Jones must have leant them.  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. THE BESNARD LAKES – The Besnard Lakes Are the Roaring Night [Jagjaguwar] Blissed-out, droney heaven that Kevin Shields would thoroughly approve. The album Low should have made right after “The Great Destroyer”.  Buy New or Used via…


Main Poop Analysis 2010

January 2011 In a year marked by the earthquake in Haiti, Elvis-impersonating Chilean miners and the end of Lost, we are reminded that in the greater scheme of things, it’s only POOP. But while Tea Partyers, one JetBlue flight attendant and Cee Lo explored new ways to express their ire and frustrations, we 29 POmpous and OPinionated patrons of the musical arts embraced the new era of civility in our annual rite of peaceful pontification. No POOP libel here. If…


John Stewart Poop ’10

It was a revolting year, the Teabagging nuts took the Congress thanks to a Supreme Court filled with Nazis like John Roberts, Sam Alito, Clarence Thomas (whose wife is a Teabagger) and Antonin Scalia. Kudos to the San Francisco Giants who won. Wherever my dad may be, I am sure he was smiling. He loved the Giants even long after they left Harlem. Maybe Aston Villa will win the premiership in England. Only one championship since 1910, thus making them…


Bill Still Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Mi Ami : Steal Your Face ( bought this unknowing of the band strictly on cover art. quickly became my favorite grating noisy annoying masterpiece. previous members were “Black Dice” also very good.)  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Wooden Shjips : Vol. 2 (saw them ATP and was enthralled with their trancey Krautrock even though they’re American.)  Buy New or Used via amazon 3. John Zorn : Interzone (one of many…


Bill Still Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Mi Ami : Steal Your Face ( bought this unknowing of the band strictly on cover art. quickly became my favorite grating noisy annoying masterpiece. previous members were “Black Dice” also very good.)  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Wooden Shjips : Vol. 2 (saw them ATP and was enthralled with their trancey Krautrock even though they’re American.)  Buy New or Used via amazon 3. John Zorn : Interzone (one of many…


Kevin Falahee Poop ’10

ALBUMS  Buy New or Used via amazon 1) Titus Andronicus – The Monitor  Buy New or Used via amazon 2) Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts  Buy New or Used via amazon 3) The Dream – Love King  Buy New or Used via amazon 4) Fang Island – Fang Island  Buy New or Used via amazon 5) Grinderman – Grinderman 2  Buy New or Used via amazon 6) LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening  Buy New or Used via amazon 7)…


Kevin Falahee Poop ’10

ALBUMS  Buy New or Used via amazon 1) Titus Andronicus – The Monitor  Buy New or Used via amazon 2) Male Bonding – Nothing Hurts  Buy New or Used via amazon 3) The Dream – Love King  Buy New or Used via amazon 4) Fang Island – Fang Island  Buy New or Used via amazon 5) Grinderman – Grinderman 2  Buy New or Used via amazon 6) LCD Soundsystem – This Is Happening  Buy New or Used via amazon 7)…


John DeLaire Poop ’10

I don’t think I’ll make it this year. I think I’ve heard only one new thing Brian Wilson does Gershwin and Mom said if you don’t have anything nice to say. Oh wait a minute Crowded House “The Intriguer” sounds to me more of a group effort that a Finn project,very polished, melodic with nothing to hang their heads about. There’s lack of pretense and application of proficient chops I found musically satisfying for pop music which is a feeling…




Duncan Clark Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. THE IMAGINED VILLAGE – Empire & Love: The project is premised on the belief that traditional folk music was never intended to be static or relegated to history in the form that a generation finds it. It was meant to be poked, adapted, stretched and reflective of the times and society to be passed on to the future. That apparently includes old Slade songs. Buy New or Used via amazon Buy New or…


Duncan Clark Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. THE IMAGINED VILLAGE – Empire & Love: The project is premised on the belief that traditional folk music was never intended to be static or relegated to history in the form that a generation finds it. It was meant to be poked, adapted, stretched and reflective of the times and society to be passed on to the future. That apparently includes old Slade songs. Buy New or Used via amazon Buy New or…


Eric Fine Poop ’10

Is it me or is it getting harder and harder to get my POOP out? Pun very much intended. I know everything seems much harder these days. One of the benefits of being on the other side of 40, I guess. Nonetheless, I somehow managed to get in it, just under the wire. My soft rock tastes of 2010…  Buy New and Used via amazon 1. Junip – Fields Can a record be both light and heavy at the same…


Eric Fine Poop ’10

Is it me or is it getting harder and harder to get my POOP out? Pun very much intended. I know everything seems much harder these days. One of the benefits of being on the other side of 40, I guess. Nonetheless, I somehow managed to get in it, just under the wire. My soft rock tastes of 2010…  Buy New and Used via amazon 1. Junip – Fields Can a record be both light and heavy at the same…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’10

21st Century Schizoid POOP by Jim Finnigan New Paltz, that’s the place we be livin’ If we ain’t puffin’ blunts, we be chasin’ women Magnum Man & Bighead 2010 THOUGHTS Buy New or Used via amazon A good year for music, I thought. My album of the year is Three Bonzos and A Piano’s Hair of the Dog, and the question is, can Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons restore the life and fire that was absent from…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’10

21st Century Schizoid POOP by Jim Finnigan New Paltz, that’s the place we be livin’ If we ain’t puffin’ blunts, we be chasin’ women Magnum Man & Bighead 2010 THOUGHTS Buy New or Used via amazon A good year for music, I thought. My album of the year is Three Bonzos and A Piano’s Hair of the Dog, and the question is, can Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons restore the life and fire that was absent from…


John Greak Poop ’10

Wish I had something interesting to say; alas, the only news I have is that 2010 was a pretty – I said pretty – good year for new music. These are my 15 fave raves, in some particular order.  Buy New or Used via amazon 1. Ted Leo/Pharmacists – The Brutalist Bricks  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Sharon Van Etten – Epic  Buy New or Used via amazon 3. Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest  Buy New or Used via…


Andrew Stewart Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. The Black Keys / Brothers (sounds like: John Lee Hooker + Hendrix + T. Rex). This fuzz-laden, distortion-heavy, heartbroken blues-rock masterpiece hits you like a gut punch. Goddamn.  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. The Tallest Man On Earth / The Wild Hunt (sounds like: Dylan + Mississippi John Hurt + Destroyer). Passion, and acoustic psychedelia, via rural Sweden. Truly transformative. (Also a great EP out this year.)  Buy New or Used…


Jim Meyers Poop ’10

I wasn’t going to write a screed about how I didn’t give new artists enough of a chance and how I tend to be contented within a cocoon of comfort. I have been able, or perhaps, more aptly, unwilling to embrace new acts. I swore this year I would investigate, instigate and embrace the new. However, everything I heard seemed sadly second-rate from where it would originate. Why seek works influenced by or in debt of that which I love…


Kent B Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – I Learned the Hard Way Of course, it’s a little retro, but she doesn’t mimic the Motown or Stax mold. The songs are subtle with no killer bridges or gloss; yet they slowly take hold. It’s mature music about love and relationships gone bad. It’s soul. Buy New or Used via amazon Buy New or Used via amazon The Radio Dept. – Clinging to a Scheme Wonderful…