PoOPlists 2015

Main Poop Analysis 2015

2015 just might become known as the year to beat when it comes to unbridled stupidity in America. But more alarming than that, I fear that with good ol’ American gumption, the coming election year will no doubt leave it behind in the dust. Recently I learned that the oft paraphrased H.L. Mencken quote, the one about how no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people, actually had an even more apropos follow-up sentence: “Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” But while the American political system as we know it is currently circling the drain, we the POmpous and OPinionated have responded in the best manner we know. While some of those who would be President prattle on in their assholier-than-thou vitriol, 25 POOPsters have found 10 or 25 or so causes for which to campaign, with civil discourse and free of all squirmishes (thanks, Sarah P!). Feel the POOP.


Jim Meyers Poop 2015

Courtney Barnett | Ryan Adams | Craig Finn | Twenty One Pilots | Yo La Tengo | Sturgill Simpson | Wilco | Sufjan Stevens | Jason Isbell | Alabama Shakes | Roger Lion |



Don Cohen Poop 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie | The Lilac Time | Don Henley | Car Seat Headrest | The Waterboys | Rhiannon Giddens | The Decemberists | Richard Thompson | Ryan Adams | Tom Russell | Calexico | Steve Noonan | Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats |


Bill Still Poop 2015

Kamasi Washington | Ryan Adams | Lightning Bolt | The Orb | Godspeed You! Black Emperor | Sunn O))) | Father John Misty | Deerhunter | Jamie XX | Courtney Barnett |


John Greak Poop 2015

Last Minute “favorite” releases of 2015. I am old, and spent most of 2016 listening to Taylor Swift’s “1989” – that is until Ryan Adams released his version of “1989”. Life is good. Anyway, in no particular order, a list of records I enjoyed over the last 12 months.


John Lefsky Poop 2015

My apathy is immeasurable. Lost part of my vision and a good part of my heart (the latter is more of a metaphysical thingy) and had no desire to search for new music with the same vigor as previous years. I’m sure there was plenty of great whatever out there, but I could barely give a poop. Poop. See what I did there? Here’s some stuff I liked: THE BEVIS FROND – Example 22 STICK IN THE WHEEL – From…


Jim Finnigan Poop 2015

Peter Stampfel | Jeffrey Lewis | Baby Gramps | Eli Smith | Robin Remaily | The Pop Group | Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts | Adrian Sherwood & Pinch | Roots Manuva | Asian Dub Foundation | Congo Natty | The Dub Syndicate | Sleater-Kinney | Belle & Sebastian



Bernadette Lange Poop 2015

Car Seat Headrest || Donnie Trumpet & The Social E || periment || Father John Misty || Grimes || Joanna Newsom || Kamasi Washington || Natalie Prass || Sufjan Stevens || Susanne Sundfor || Tame Impala || The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die || U.S. Girls || Unknown Mortal Orchestra || Vince Staples || Wolf Alice


Eric Fine Poop 2015

Brothers and sisters, we survived another year on this planet. The best thing I can say about 2015 is that it is behind us. No looking back from here – blue skies ahead.


Jeff Schwartz Poop 2015

Dear PoOpoids: It is with great pleasure that I return to the poop realm and deliver the poopiest poop I know how to deliver to you. 2015 has been a challenging year however I have been able to squeeze it out for your enjoyment, happy relieving of yourselves…… Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] FAILURE – THE HEART IS A MONSTER: The first few listens I was skeptical as any die hard would be as it…


Steve Kaplan Poop 2015

New to me in 2015 What is new to me in 2015? To start with POOP! This is my first contribution to this fine collection of POOP Lists from many respected and/or otherwise music nerds! I’ve known many POOP contributors for more than 20 years and I’m glad somehow I have now managed to make the ranks! 2015 had some gems in it. It also revealed some gems from recent years as well. This list for me is the best…


Tom Whalen Poop 2015

As with Sun Kil Moon last year, a single, sharp voice made the year for me—Father John Misty’s album is all at once great entertainment, giddy yet devastating satire, somber true-life folk. New friend Barnett and old friend Finn took me similar places, small stories, less-than-small stakes, real voices. The deservingly ubiquitous Lamar album totally mystified me at first but was impossible to shake off, blossoming the more I played it and talked about it.




John Stewart Poop 2015

Once again I struggle to find a Top 10 list for new albums. Because lets face it? I am not impressed by much. I really get tired of getting attacked for not being a poptimist. Yes I love rock music and rock music in my opinion is worth preserving. So if my top 10 list features old farts on it like Keith Richards, David Gilmour, Jeff Lynne and Lemmy? So be it…


Mark Rosen Poop 2015

Rhiannon Giddes –
J.D. McPherson –
Darlene Love –
Ryan Adams –
Bob Dylan –
Miriam –
Another Day – Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis –
The Velvet Underground –
The Punch Brothers –
The Mavericks



Mark Zip Poop 2015

Acre – Bjork – CHVRCHES – Courtney Barnett – Florence + Machine – Grimes – Holly Herndon – Jamie – Jlin – Mbongwana Star – Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – Roots Manuva – Rustie – Sleaford Mods – Sleater-Kinney – Young Fathers