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…