Duncan Clark Poop 2015


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1. COURTNEY BARNETT – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit :: Whip smart, urgent and edgy with a wry sense of humor and observation.

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2. KURT VILE – Believe i’m going down :: The stoner drawl belies an exceptional knack for melody and grooves. “Pretty Pimpin” is the ear worm of the year.

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3. JASON ISBELL – Something More Than Free :: Whether its country, americana, folk, etc, for my money, he has developed over the last couple of albums into the most interesting sing-songwriter working these days.

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4. JESSE MALIN – New York Before The War :: At a time when most artists take years between album releases (and still make no money from actual sales), Malin was the exception releasing two excellent studio albums. This was the better of the two, but they are both worth getting.

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5. SONGHOY BLUES – Music In Exile :: Certainly the band with the most interesting back story on this list with their exile from their homeland due to Islamist militants. In this world, the electric guitar is everything- it drives the rhythm, the melody and the rest of the band. And they can rock- check out the cover versions on the deluxe edition.

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6. RICHARD THOMPSON – Still :: I suspect that producer Jeff Tweedy is a fan. This is Thompson’s most consistent work since his albums from the mid-80s and 90s.

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7. DRIVE BY TRUCKERS – It’s Great To Be Alive :: Good live albums are to be enjoyed. Great live albums can make you completely reassess the artist. This is a great live album. They have a rhythm section that Neil Young would be envious of.

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8. THE SONICS – This Is The Sonics :: And then some bands take 47 years to record their next album. Sounding as ferocious and out of control as ever.

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9. DJANGO DJANGO – Born Under Saturn :: The second album from this Scottish band picks up from where their debut left off- very upbeat, melodic with great harmonies.

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10.LOW – Ones and Sixes :: I got this disc right when I was binge watching two seasons of Fargo and they became inextricably mixed. Minnesota seems like a very strange place.

11.THE DECEMBERISTS – What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
12.SKIPINNISH – Western Ocean :: Sounding like the progeny of such great Scottish bands as Silly Wizard and Runrig, this young acoustic band from the Isle of Skye has a lot of promise.
13.THE WAINWRIGHT SISTERS – Songs In The Dark :: A lullaby album from the daughters of Loudon which probably explains a lot by the time you reach twisted songs like “Long Lankin” and “End of the Rainbow”. The poor kids will never want to come out of the bedroom.
14.LOS LOBOS – Gates of Gold :: They never get enough credit but one of the most consistent bands around.
15.BELLE & SEBASTIAN – Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance :: Taking a decidedly more rhythmic turn than earlier works.
16.JOE JACKSON- Fast Forward
17.SLEATER-KINNEY- No Cities To Love :: Well, they haven’t mellowed any in the last 7 years. A welcome return.
18.OF MONSTERS AND MEN- Beneath The Skin :: While I discovered at their concert on NYC last spring that I was not exactly part of the band’s target demographic, I appreciate the energy and dynamics of the band.
19.GLEN HANSARD – Didn’t He Ramble
20.VANILLA FUDGE – Spirit of ’67 :: This year’s winner of the Dazed and Confused Award. They bludgeon songs in only the manner that they can. Stupid fun.
21.DARLENE LOVE – Introducing :: More E Street than Brill Building but she still has some of the best writers in the world composing for her.
22.THE STRYPES- Little Victories :: Their first album was deeply rooted in american r&b. It sounds like they’ve made it up to the punk years in their rock history.
23.POPS STAPLES- Don’t Lose This :: Lovingly brought home by Mavis and Jeff Tweedy (second kudos to Tweedy on this list for his production work).
24.LEON BRIDGES- Coming Home :: Old school soul.
25.THE URGES- Psych Ward :: Interesting Irish garage band although they are more Chocolate Watchband than Them.

OLD STUFF
The vaults are open and the releases by the Stones and Springsteen are especially good. The best of the rest:
1. CONTINENTAL DRIFTERS – Drifted :: In the Beginning & Beyond.
2. THE BLUES PROJECT – Live At the Matrix September 1966
3. DION – Recorded Live At The Bitter End August 1971
4. JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS – Live in 1967 :: Actually Fleetwood Mac with Mayall.
5. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Easy Skanking in Boston ’78


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