PoOPlists 2013

Rich Allen Poop 2013

Favorite Things 2013 Albums    Buy New or Used via Amazon Public Service Broadcasting ~ Inform Educate Entertain (Self-Released). Talent and popularity don’t always go hand in hand, but Inform Educate Entertain is the exception: a guilty pleasure packed with hit singles. PSB plundered public archives to find samples, placing all topics on equal ground: television, exploration, fashion, color, war. A combination of dance beats, ambient washes and post-rock flavors, this potpourri of British culture created enough goodwill to stretch around…


Jeff Schwartz Poop 2013

PoOp 2013 as delivered by Jeff Schwartz from Green Brook…… So the recordings listed below from the year twenty thirteen allowed for much toe tapping, head bobbing, songs sticking in my head and pleasantly holding my mind hostage, music that begged to be sung out loud at the top of my lungs (while alone of course in my car a scary sight for one to visualize be glad none of you had to be subjected to that), and overall what…


Mike Jurkovic Poop 2013

Another year of grasping at straws And this is what I heard Wise Up Ghost Costello w/Roots snarlin’ at the wankers, Karen Grainger Shiver & Sigh Love bitin’ blues from an LA lady Miles, Chick, Holland, Wayne and DeJohnette Bootleg: Europe 69 Jarrett’s Concerts Bregenz Muchen Elton, Bernie ‘n Tbones’ Diving Board Mingus’ Jazz Workshops and Potter’s Sirens Neko’s The Worse Things Get . . . among the best McCartney’s New and perhaps concerts without the other three Speaking of…


Mark Zip Poop 2013

Albums     Buy New or Used via Amazon Disclosure – “Settle” – I was pleasantly surprised that this showed up quite high in a number of other US-based year -end lists. It’s a really good contemporary pop LP, made from a UK perspective. The beats are varied and interesting, house, two-step, garage- funky and, I’m sure, some other micro-genres with names I’m hip enough to know. They also manage to integrate many different guest vocalists remarkably seamlessly. Unlike the Major…


Matt Nerney Poop 2013

2013 was a year of big changes for my family and while music still played an important role in my experience, it just didn’t integrate itself as it usually has in the past. Moving to Vermont, finding new jobs, and shaping a new way of life has been a massive shift, an incredible life change that has included more wood-stacking, snow-blowing, and thankfully, more craft beer drinking. The experience has been intensely hectic and harried, but overall, happy. Music seemed…


Paul Cangelosi Poop 2013

(in no particular order)     Buy New or Used via Amazon Joan Jett & The Blackhearts: Unvarnished (Blackheart Records) I haven’t followed her career much over the years but I picked this up and was psyched to hear her rocking hard with her classic rock riffs. She’s still got “IT”.     Buy New or Used via Amazon Wau Y Los Arrrgh!!!: Todo Roto (Slovenly) This band is about as perfect for my taste in music as you can get. Crazed…


Andrew Martin PoOP 2013

Poop – Andrew W. Martin, Eddyville, NY Records and sounds that came to me in this year but were not necessarily released in this year… As the lone pooper representing sounds primarily directed at the dance floor and a non- listener of rock since the Pixies Doolittle (unless LCD Soundsystem counts as rock) … here are some interesting things I felt this year…      Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Special Request – Soul Music – Houndstooth –…


Andrew Stewart PoOP 2013

BEST: 2013 “Time for the comedown.”    Buy New or Used via Amazon 1. Kurt Vile / Wakin On a Pretty Daze: A mobius strip of psychedelia blooms up, up and away from this newly-minted guitar icon, who unfurls eighty minutes of magic here, and makes it seem effortless. Wonderful.    Buy New or Used via Amazon 2. Mikal Cronin / MCII: Former sidekick kicks down the mike stand, making your eyes widen and your heart pump love. Brendan Benson, take notice:…


Ken Beck Poop 2013

BeCk PoOp 2013    Buy New or Used via Amazon Kurt Vile – Wakin on a Pretty Daze [Matador]    Buy New or Used via Amazon Queens of the Stone Age – … Like Clockwork [Matador]    Buy New or Used via Amazon Yuck – Glow and Behold [Fat Possum]    Buy New or Used via Amazon Of Montreal – Lousy With Sylvianbriar [PolyVinyl]    Buy New or Used via Amazon Superchunk – I Hate Music [Merge]    Buy New or Used via Amazon Endless Boogie…


Call for PoOP!

Our fearles leader writes: ———– To the POmpous and OPinionated: ‘Tis the season to write POOPlists Fa-la-la-la-la. . . . It’s that time of the year. A refresher about the rules and deadlines: Limit yourself to what would be 2 sides of 8×11 paper. Leave a slight margin so your swill does not get lost in the binding of the hard copy. Any layout format that works for you works. Copy sent as a WORD DOC works best for me….