PoOPlists 2012

Jim Meyers Poop ’12

This is the space where I usually vent about the year just passed. Guns are bad, liberals are good, blah, blah, blah. ________________________________________ • This Will End In Tears: The Miserabilist Guide To Music | Adam Brent Houghtaling Yup, a book tops my list for the first time ever. My wife always complains that I listen to too much of what she calls “sad bastard music” and that was before I was armed with “the definitive guide to the sad…


Main Poop Analysis 2012

With a quarter of a century behind us, we POmpous and OPinionated types have gone back to the well to haul up the usual buckets of blather and bile. While the world around us rages, we 26 would-be music critics prattle on, sharing our self-important musical observations with one another and exercising our Constitutional right to bear snark . After America got its ass kicked first by Sandy the Storm and then Sandy Hook the Elementary School, sometimes it’s the…


Don Cohen Poop ’12

Tried and True Neil Young and Crazy Horse “Psychedelic Pill” Ian Anderson “Thick as a Brick” 2 Mark Knopfler “Privateering” (import) Rodriguez “Searching for Sugarman” Soundtrack Old Crow Medicine Show “Carry Me Back” Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” Bruce Spingsteen “Wrecking Ball” Bonnie Raitt “Slipstream” Norah Jones “Little Broken Hearts” dBs “Falling Off the Sky” Glen Hansard “Rhythm and Repose” Joseph Arthur “Redemption City” Beach Boys “That’s Why God Made the Radio” Shiny and New Tame Impala “Lonerism” Lord Huron “Lonesome…


Bernadette Lange Poop ’12

Hip-Hop killed it this year! By the time I’m done compiling this list, most of these albums will be considered completely uncool to listen to. Shit, the same can be said for Indie Rock/ Pop records as well. There wasn’t one album that chewed me up, spit me out and put me back together , making me a better person in the process… The way a life changing album can. That being said, there were butt loads of feel good,…



Bill Still Poop ’12

1.SWANS : The Seer 2. ROCKET JUICE & THE MOON 3. SUN ARAW meets THE CONGOS : Icon Give Thank 4. ADRIAN SHERWOOD : Survival & Resistance 5. LITTLE AXE : If You Want Loyalty Buy A Dog 6. VAN MORRISON : Born To Sing No Plan B 7. PRINCE FATTY presents HOLLY COOK in Dub 8. MARK LANEGAN BAND : Blues Funeral 9. BLACK KEYS : El Camino 10. BOB DYLAN : Tempest also- Neneh Cherry & The Thing…


Duncan Clark Poop ’12

It’s official. It was bound to happen eventually. After I started drawing up my list of best music for what was admittedly a less than an exemplary year, I started looking at who I had picked. It was only then that I realized that my picks were more appropriate for AARP than POOP. There were a lot of old guys on this list, some of whom hadn’t made one of my lists in decades. I mean even the Doughboys who…


Matt Nerney Poop ’12

Less new music, more old music … same old thing. Actually, these 15 albums are the only new titles that I held on to this year (so far) … guess I’m just getting old and finicky. Go figure. 1. Grizzly Bear ~ Shields : sublime 2. Sigur Ros ~ Valtari : more ambient than any of their recent releases, more fragile, and more beautiful 3. Tim Eriksen ~ Banjo, Fiddle, & Voice : folk music, exactly as the title says…


John Lefsky Poop ’12

I’m listening to POOP possibles as I type this. I don’t suppose I can have an extra month so I can investigate the intriguing SHINDIG Top Ten, not one title I have heard. Guess not. OK.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Ty Segall Band – SLAUGHTERHOUSE Ty released 3 records this year, all worthwhile. This one sounds like he’s been eating Hawkwind for breakfast, with a bit o’ Blue Cheer. Fuzz, hooks, phlegm.    Buy New or Used via…


Tom Whalen Poop ’12

10 top   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock << Am I old enough to miss being young? How it felt, how it sounded? Who of us ever thought a record would ever, ever, ever again sound like this, feel like this!?    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Burial – Kindred EP << Burial’s embrace of long-form, mixtapeish compositions, here and on Truant/Rough Sleeper, was as unexpected as it was revelatory. The texture of this…