PoOPlists 2013

Main Poop Analysis 2013

Dear POOPster: I know you’ve been waiting with bad breath for the front-page POOP analysis and tabulation. So on this occasion, the 27th annual foray into the realm of the POmpous and the OPinionated, I present to you the combined musings of pretty much the same gaggle of blowhards, 28 of them to be exact. For reasons that both escape and annoy me, we are once again an almost entirely male sampling of swillmeisters; it’s getting right testosterony up in…


Eric Fine Poop 2013

Wow, I really cut it down to the wire this year. Tons of great music, but the thought of actually sitting down and typing it all up seems daunting. Some of my favorites put out solid new releases and there were plenty of new artists to hold my attention for years to come.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go I feel like a bit of a sellout putting this at the…


John Greak Poop 2013

TOP 13 FOR ’13    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Superchunk – I Hate Music    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…    Buy New or Used via Amazon 3. Petra Haden – Goes To The Movies    Buy New or Used via Amazon 4. Saturday Looks Good To Me – One Kiss Ends It All    Buy Newor Used via Amazon 5. Haim – Days Are Gone    Buy New or used via Amazon 6….


Jim Finnigan Poop 2013

Sonically a great year for live gigs, but not so for new music recordings, if you ask me. And the greatest of all gigs was the two week performance by the 17-year cicadas. Talk about the latest buzz. Looking forward to the return gig in 2030. So, you may ask, if I wasn’t that excited about that many new releases this year, why do I POOP? Because I can POOP old stuff – reissues, archive recordings and so forth. After…


Jim Meyers Poop 2013

1. Nightmares For A Week — Civilian War Local heroes deliver their best yet, bringing a nuance and rootsy depth to their usual winning sing/shout along choruses and melodic muscle. “Bloodshot Monday” is by far the song I played the most this year. 2. Superchunk — I Hate Music I grew up with these guys from a “slack mother fucker” to my forties, where my couch looks as good on a Saturday night as the local used to, both a…


Bernadette Lange Poop 2013

2013 was so full of shit! Here’s what’s been prairie doggin’: ALBUMS    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Autre Ne Veut – Anxiety Autre Ne Veut translates in English to “I want no other” and this album made me forget about anything else I had heard in 2013 for a good month. It only takes one listen to become enamoured by Ashin’s emotional masterpiece.    Buy Newor Used via Amazon 2 . Haim – Days Are Gone Gotta love the…


Mark Rosen Poop 2013

My Third POOP DISC-CLAIMER (disc-lamer?): All through the year, I was convinced there were some really strong records and easy POOP choices for 2013. Only when I actually compiled my list did I realize that 11 out of my Top 20 picks were in some way direct throwbacks to music originally produced many years ago. More and more I find the output of the young whippersnapper artists increasingly eclipsed by artists or music, uh, of a certain age. I’m growing…


Duncan Clark Poop 2013

   Buy New Or Used via Amazon 1. DROPKICK MURPHYS- Signed and Sealed in Blood: As much as it pains me to admit it, this was Boston’s year in more ways than one and that includes Fenway’s house band. Their most consistent work to date.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. DAVID BOWIE- The Next Day: The soundtrack to my first half of the year. The “not quite dying” theme of the title track had particular resonance for what was…


Bill Still Poop 2013

   Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Push The Sky Away    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Phosphorescent: Muchacho    Buy New or Used via Amazon 3. Bombino: Nomad    Buy New or Used via Amazon 4. Kurt Vile: Wakin’ On A Pretty Daze    Buy New or Used via Amazon 5. Mark Lanegan: Imitations    Buy New or Used via Amazon 6. John Murry: The Graceless Age    Buy New or Used via Amazon 7. Heliocentrics: 13…


Kevin Falahee Poop 2013

2013 Poopzus Albums of 2013 1) Phosphorescent – Muchacho 2) The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die – Whenever, If Ever 3) Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 4) Lorde – Pure Heroine 5) Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City 6) FIDLAR– s/t 7) Chvrches — The Bones of What You Believe 8) Local Natives — Hummingbird 9) Superchunk – I Hate Music 10) Queens of the Stone Age –…