Main Poop Analysis 2002


February 2003

Dear POOPster:

: You’ve got POOP. The Sixteenth Annual POmpous and OPinionated List is now official and in your sweaty hands. You may notice that it’s a bit lighter this year than last due to only 27 cranky-ass, self-righteous, self-important, musically correct, pontificating blowhards having submitted lists. But when it comes to swill it’s the quality, not the quantity, that counts. That we’ve got.

As usual, I’ve attempted to tabulate the entries and, as is customary, I’ve employed the usual What-The-Hell’s-He-Talking-About-Anyway System. One more time, I’ve given 2 points to each pompoid’s Top 10 choices and 1 point to each title beyond a Top 10 or in the variously described ‘honorable mention’ categories (up to 25 total titles). I’ve pro-rated entries above 25 listed titles, hence the half-points. Basically the more titles you listed, the less each one counted. As we have managed for the previous fifteen POOP Lists, no animals were harmed in the compilation process.

In case you were not aware, cyberPOOP is now accessible by visiting www.pooplist.blogspot.com. This year’s and last year’s lists can be found there, thanks to the efforts of Mark Zip. Now you can peruse the list at work and pretend you’re busy at the same time. 

So without further ado, the Sixteenth Annual POOP List answer key. How many did you get right?

1. AIMEE MANN – Lost In Space 13 points (appearing on 13 of 27 lists)
2. WILCO – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 12 ½ (8)
3. FLAMING LIPS – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 12 ½ (7)
4. NEKO CASE – Blacklisted 12 (8)
5. BECK – Sea Change 11 (8)
6. BOB DYLAN – Live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue 10 ½ (6)
7. ELVIS COSTELLO – When I Was Cruel 10 (7)
INTERPOL – Turn On The Bright Lights 10 (7)
9. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – The Rising 10 (5)
LINDA THOMPSON – Fashionably Late 10 (5)
11. THE HIVES – Veni Vidi Vicious 9 ½ (6)
12. THE MEKONS – Oooh! 9 (5)
SPOON – Kill The Moonlight 9 (5)
14. STEVE EARLE – Jerusalem 8 ½ (5)
15. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE – Songs For The Deaf 7 ½ (4)

REISSUES
1. VARIOUS ARTISTS – A Cellarful Of Motown (3 mentions)
2. JOHN COLTRANE – A Love Supreme (2)
3. ELVIS COSTELLO – Rhino reissues (2)

MISCELLANEOUS
Mentions of Joe Strummer (8)

Good bathroom reading, everyone. Let the pomposity begin.

Mark
POOPmaster General

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