John Lefsky Poop 09




I’m finding hard to be interesting, clever, whatever, this year. Most of you know that we lost one of our members, and I lost a friend and boss, Jack Goldberg. All I can hope for is that he would have liked some of the music on this list, and I am sure he would have found most of it annoying as hell.
    
On a positive note, there was so much good music this year, I couldn’t keep up. So, to get as many titles in as I can, I’m keeping the chatter down to…




Jay Reatard   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic
1) Jay Reatard “WATCH ME FALL”
Four albums in two years, and he was just scratching the surface.




Wau y Los Arrrghs!!!   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
2) Wau Y Los Arrrghs!!! “VIVEN”
Most played record of the year. Short, sweet and, since I haven’t had a Spanish class since Mr. Cosich in the 10th grade, incomprehensible.




Kurt Vile   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic
3) Kurt Vile “CHILDISH PRODIGY”
Sludgy psych folk, plenty of atmosphere, hooks popping out of the mud.




Vivian Girls   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
4) Vivian Girls “EVERYTHING GOES WRONG”
Like most of my list this year, I don’t care what they’re singing about, as long as it, ya know, rocks…




Evangelista  Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
5) Evangelista “PRINCE OF TRUTH”
…with some exceptions. Carla Bozulich heads into some dark, claustrophobic places I’m usually eager to go. I haven’t spent the time with this record that it deserves, but anything Carla touches is gold.




Reigning Sound   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic
6) Reigning Sound  “LOVE AND CURSES”




Tara Jane O'Neill   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
7) Tara Jane O’Neill “A WAYS AWAY”




Comet Gain   Buy New or Used through amazon   OR   @ eMusic
8) Comet Gain “BROKEN RECORD PRAYERS”




Broadcast   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic
9) Broadcast “INVESTIGATE WITCH CULTS”




Turbo Fruits   Buy New or Used through amazon  OR   @ eMusic
10) Turbo Fruits “ECHO KID”



11) OOIOO “ARMONICO HEVA”
12) Amen Dunes “DIA”
13) Master Musicians Of Bukkake “TOTEM ONE”
14) Neko Case “MIDDLE CYCLONE”
15) Vic Chesnutt “AT THE CUT”
16) Conga De Los Hoyos “CARNIVAL MUSIC OF EASTERN CUBA”
17) Ty Segall “LEMONS”
18) Alasdair Roberts “SPOILS”
19) Obits “I BLAME YOU”
20) Black Hollies “SOFTLY TOWARDS THE LIGHT”




More stuff:
Yo La Tengo “POPULAR SONGS”
Tinariwen “IMIDWAN”
Thee Oh Sees “HELP”
Circulatory System “SIGNAL MORNING”
Califone “ALL MY FRIENDS ARE FUNERAL SINGERS”
Michael Hurley “IDA CON SNOCK”
Sir Richard Bishop “FREAK OF ARABY”
Joe Morris “WILDLIFE”
Mi Ami “WATER SPORTS”
Volcano The Bear “SHY VOLCANIC SOCIETY”
Black Flowers “I TURNED FROM A STONE TO A STATUE”
Wooden Shjips “DOS”
JOMF “BALLADS OF THE REVOLUTION”
Wussy “S/T”
Starving Weirdos “INTO AN ENERGY”
Harappian Night Recordings “GLORIOUS GONGS OF HAINUWOLE”
Sonic Youth “THE ETERNAL”
Group Doueh “TREEG SALAAM”
Outrageous Cherry “UNIVERSAL MALCONTENTS”



 
Reissues, vault stuff etc.:
Big Star “KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY”
Death “FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE”
13th Floor Elevators “SIGN OF THE THREE EYED MAN”
Gareth Williams “FLAMING TUNES”
Revolutionary Ensemble “VIETNAM”
Red Red Meat “BUNNY GETS PAID”
Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Colonou “VOL. 2”
Ronnie Boykins “THE WILL COME, IS NOW” 
Volcano Suns, Feelies, Raincoats, God’s Gift.




The following are all various artists:
“CLAP YOUR HANDS AND STAMP YOUR FEET”
“PSYCH FUNK 101”
“FIRE IN MY BONES”
“WILDFLOWERS NY LOFT JAZZ 1976”
“HOT WOMEN”
“WHERE THE ACTION IS”
“DESTROY THAT BOY”

 




Shows:
Mekons at Mercury Lounge
Wau Y Los Arghhs!!! at Mawwell’s
Muffs at Maxwell’s
Big Star/Kurt Vile at Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Yo La Tengo at Roseland




Movies:
HUNGER, SUMMER HOURS, UP IN THE AIR, A SERIOUS MAN, GOMORRAH.




I’m sure there are thing I’ve forgotten, but there are dinners to eat and deadlines to …








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