PoOPlists 2012

Andrew Stewart Poop ’12

   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. The Walkmen – Heaven (The evolution continues: gorgeous, dramatic, intimate-yet-epic songs about love and loss. There is a certain kind of magic here, and it’s tough to resist.)    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Far more than the sum of its parts, this is not just a funny, inspiring, exciting R&B album – it feels important; and it rocks. Hear “Thrift Shop,” just try to…


Mark Rosen Poop ’12

   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Wrecking Ball Bruce’s angriest album ever is also his best since Born To Run. The Irish rebel song “Death To My Hometown” is as fierce as music got this year. Look no further than Wrecking Ball for a record to put in a time capsule to capture the economic and political landscapes of 2012. Special credit must be given to the ghosts of Mitt Romney and ‘W’ and the various…


Jim Finnigan Poop ’12

Here Are the Songs They Play at a Mid Afternoon Bingo Game 1:04 pm: In about 25 minutes, I’m going to be DJ-ing a mid afternoon bingo game, with my Poop 2012 list. The game is for the nursing home’s ambulatory residents, of which there are several dozen. I’ve probably DJ’d fifteen of these things already. It’s like being a DJ at a nightclub, except this party will take place in the activity room and nobody told them not to…


John Greak Poop ’12

Bare bones version! 2012 was a good year! I turned 38 and further settled into my role of championing everything white dudes in plaid shirts like. Yay! Can’t wait until next year and POOP List 2013: The Status Quo Apologist Strikes Back. Music! ALBUMS: 1. Japandroids – Celebration Rock 2. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp 3. Fang Island – Major 4. Cheap Girls – Giant Orange 5. Aimee Mann – Charmer 6. Ken Stringfellow – Danzig In The Moonlight 7….


Eric Fine Poop ’12

Ladies and gentlemen, I now present to you by favorite records of 2012. It wasn’t easy admitting to all of these R&B records, but dammit, I am comfortable in my music skin!    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Kelly Hogan – I Like To Keep Myself in Pain Genres aside, her beautiful voice, slight twang, and vibrant melodies make this a winner.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Best Coast – The Only Place Ah, a nice breath…


Richard Allen Poop ’12

Favorite Things ~ 2012 ALBUMS    Buy New or Used via Amazon Mentallo & the Fixer ~ Music from the Eather (Alfa Matrix). Today’s industrial music sounds much as it did a decade ago, undeniably powerful but no longer original. This album could change all that. The hugeness of the sound – crisp production, fluctuating beats and interlocking matrixes – blows away all rhythmic competition. The album is offered in a couple different versions, the best being the limited 3-disc set….


Irv Rosen Poop ’12

What I listened to in 2012 I am starting to detect a pattern here: I listen less to, and care less about, music in presidential election years. What does it mean? No idea. But listen I did:    Buy New or Used via Amazon Ry Cooder – Election Special A more timely, more explicit state of the union statement would be hard to find. Nothing subtle here.    Buy New or Used via Amazon Andy Statman – Old Brooklyn May be my…


John Stewart Poop ’12

Obama got reelected. While I was not 100% happy with his first term? It was still better then what could be a disaster? Romney/Ryan. We dodged a bullet. Best Ten of 2012 (No Particular Order) Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Scott Walker Bisch Bosch Leonard Cohen Old Ideas Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel… Lana Del Rey Born to Die Mumford and Sons Babel The Lumineers The Lumineers Alabama Shakes Boys and Girls Soundgarden King Animal   Beach Boys That’s Why God…


Kevin Falahee Poop ’12

ALBUMS OF NOTE   Buy New or Used via Amazon #1 JAPANDROIDS – CELEBRATION ROCK – the kind of album I’ve waited to be written since I was old enough to love music and really, really, really like girls.   Buy New or Used via Amazon #2 KENDRICK LAMAR – good kid, m.A.A.d city – fact: suburban white kids from the east coast are infatuated with California and gangsta rap almost as much as they are with guitars and heartbreak. Almost.   Buy…


Kent B Poop ’12

Fab Four St. Etienne – Words and Music by St. Etienne* Loudon Wainwright II – Older than My old man now * Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody’s Talkin’ * Goat – World Music Kylie Minogue would kill for I’ve Got Your Music and DJ on St. Etienne’s latest with both its infectious beats and Sarah Cracknell’s feathery vocals somehow adding a nostalgic and emotional depth. Loudon Wainwright reminisces about mortality and generations past with a twinkle in his eye as…