PoOPlists 2010

Dan Wilmer Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon Black Keys – Brothers I really thought the last Black Keys record, “Attack and Release,” was pretty darn good. But the Black Keys guys take it to the next level on “Brothers.” You’ve got three killer songs to start things off: “Everlasting Light,” “Next Girl,” and “Tighten Up.” This is followed by the stomp of “Howlin’ For You” and “Now She’s Gone.” And then you also get soulful tracks like “Only One” and “Never…


Mark Zip Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon Robyn – “Body Talk” [Konichiwa/Cherrytree ] The three shortish CDs/longish EPs which go to make up this release were by far my most loved and listened to items over the year. The combination of dance and pop is nothing new, of course, but the addition of Robyn’s nasty attitude is what makes the difference here. After all, the first track on Body Talk Part 1 was “Don’t Fucking Tell Me What To Do”, and…


Mark Rosen Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1 – THE BLUE SHADOWS – On the Floor Of Heaven Unreleased in the US until this year, this 17 year old record out of Canada (sweetened with a bonus disc of extras) is a real alt-country classic. Great melodies falling somewhere between the Beatles and the Burritos, ringing early R.E.M. guitar tones, Phil and Don-like harmonies, thoughtful arrangements. How the hell did this fly under the radar? This clicks on every level. Thanks,…


Peter Aaron Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon Swans – My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky (Young God) Back after 13 years, and still on their own plane entirely. Epic, beautiful, and, yes, LOUD. Like earlier editions via Gira’s later Angels of Light. Sorry, kids: older = wiser.  Buy New or Used via amazon Various Artists – Brazilian Fuzz Guitar Bananas (Tropicalia in Furs) Most insane psych comp in recent memory, easy. Scare singles ca. late ’60s/early…


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…


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…


Rich Allen Poop ’10

Favorite Things ~ 2010 ALBUMS  Buy New or Used via amazon Daniel Bjarnason ~ Processions (Bedroom Community) 2010’s list begins with a one-two punch from the Bedroom Community label: two albums released on the same January day. As the director of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Bjarnason had won numerous national awards for his insightful arrangements, but had only produced one original song, the stunning “All Sounds to Silence Come”. Processions presents his genius to the rest of the world….


Irv Rosen Poop ’10

What I Listened to in 2010 Greetings from my new home in Florida. I must admit that I did not listen to much music this year – first I was preoccupied with selling my house and then by the actual move. In fact, my sound system has not been hooked up since probably August or September. It is still not hooked up – but will be this week. So, I really have no idea what I should have been listening…


Tony Lopez Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon 1. THE ABOVE – The Above  Buy New or Used via amazon 2. THE SADIES – Darker Circles  Buy New or Used via amazon 3. NICK CURREN & THE LOWLIFES – Reform School Girl  Buy New or Used via amazon 4. STEVE WYNN & THE MIRACLE 3 – Northern Aggression  Buy New or Used via amazon 5. LEN PRICE 3 – Pictures  Buy New or Used via amazon 6. THE SIGHTS – Most Of…


Patrick Kennedy Poop ’10

2010: a year in media by Patrick Kennedy TOP MUSIC  Buy New or Used via amazon (1) LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening  Buy New or Used via amazon (2) Sleigh Bells, Treats  Download Free at Illegal Art (3) Girl Talk, All Day  Buy New or Used via amazon (4) Delorean, Subizia  Buy New or Used via amazon (5) Superchunk, Majesty Shredding  Buy New or Used via amazon (6) Tame Impala, Innerspeaker  Buy New or Used via amazon (7) Robyn, Body…


John Lefsky Poop ’10

I felt like I was playing musical dodge ball this year; every time I moved there was some great music to be heard. Maybe it was my purchase of this electronic device this past year that enables me to reach out and touch the world in a sonic way and not have to wash my hands afterward. I never had trouble finding good, new music, though. One thing I noticed was how much of my favorite music, this year, rocked….


Paul Cangelosi Poop ’10

 Buy New or Used via amazon The Len Price 3 – Pictures (Wicked Cool Record) This disc has some seriously great energy and harmonies. Any early Who fans will definitely enjoy this disc.  Buy New or Used via amazon Hoodoo Gurus – Purity of Essence (Hoodoo Gurus Records) The award for greatest comeback release goes hands down to the Gurus. This is their best disc in 25 years. There are plenty of amazing hooks to go around.  Download mp3 from…


Mike Jurkovic Poop ’10

poop 10 . . .wire 29 . . .so little to get excited about in this banana republic awash in oil, cancer, campaign money, boehner’s tears, and palin’s illiterate army of Tucson terrorists. . . Maura Kennedy’s darkly ebullient ‘Parade of Echoes’, the Trapps ‘Cheap Seats’ and rediscovering Dexter Gordon’s 60’s Blue Note Sessions Box. . . . the rustic sensuality of Eliza Blue. The ‘Exile’ remaster was a scream ‘n a hoot until Glenn Beck marched on Washington. Providing…


Mike Miller Poop ’10

  Buy New or Used via amazon 1. KORT – Invariable Heartache   Buy New or Used via amazon 2. Tommy Guerrero – Lifeboats & Follies   Buy New or Used via amazon 3. The Sadies – Darker Circles   Buy New or Used via amazon 4. Leatitia Sadier – The Trip   Buy New or Used via amazon 5. Bambi Molesters – As The Dark Wave Swells   Buy New or Used via amazon 6. Bei Bei & Shawn Lee – Into The Wind   Buy…


Matt Nerney Poop ’10

I realized this year that I just don’t like “new” music anymore. I still like the same old stuff I always liked, and anything that sounds like the same old stuff I always liked. I have become an old curmudgeon. Just go through the old lists. You’ll see what I mean. About half way through the year, I got tired of trying to find new stuff that sounds like the old stuff. As a result, my music obsession morphed from…


Jamie Hosley Poop ’10

Well 2010 is done, another year gone by, no pet monkey attacks occurred this year so that was a positive note overall. I started out with a list of 20 that I narrowed down to a core set of 10 albums that I came back to repeatedly throughout the year. Now on to the PoOP. Albums of 2010  Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. High Violet: The National Hands down my favorite album of the year, listened to over…


Tim Broun Poop ’10

  Buy New or Used via amazon 01. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – I Learned The Hard Way (Daptone)  Buy New or Used via amazon 02. Vic Godard & Subway Sect – We Come As Aliens (Overground)   Buy from Vic 03. Vic Godard & Irvine Welsh – Blackpool EP (Gnu)  Buy New or Used via amazon 04. Orange Juice – Coals To Newcastle (Domino)   Buy New or Used via amazon 05. Edwyn Collins – Losing Sleep (Heavenly)…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 10

Top Ten for 2010 What a year it has been. I actually have more stuff downloaded on my hard drive this calendar year than all years put together, mostly thanks to my brothers ENDLESS CHRISTMAS COLLECTION. Yet, my BEST OF 2010 comes complete with howling guitars, a few jazzbos with one or two twang thangs, so here I go…  Buy New or Used via Amazon 1) The Black Keys – BROTHERS This is the album my brother and I could…