Main Poop Analysis 2008



Dear POOPster:
Yes we can . . . be POmpous and OPinionated. Come hell or high gas prices, a sputtering economy with the fuel light on, and corporate bailouts (where there should have been corporate-types out on bail), 34 POOPsters have still weighed in. Call this your musical stimulus package. For the last twenty-two years, these pages have recognized the creativity, imagination and originality expressed on turntables and in CD players. But it’s quite possible that what America did on November 4th trumped music in terms of creativity, imagination and originality. Life imitates POOP. It’s been a long time comin’ but I know that a-POOP is goin’ come.


If you’ve been here before, feel free to skip this paragraph. As usual, I’ve attempted to tabulate the entries and, as is customary, I’ve employed the time-honored 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 designated “honorable mention” categories (up to 25 titles in all). I’ve pro-rated titles above 25 listed titles, hence the half-points. Basically, the more titles you listed, the less each one counted or something like that. Somehow it works.
And now, POOP we can believe in.


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1 – HOLD STEADY – Stay Positive 16 points (appearing on 10 out of 34 lists)


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2 – NEIL YOUNG – Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 12 ½ (9)
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3 – TV ON THE RADIO – Dear Science 12 ½ (8)


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4 – BON IVER – For Emma, Forever Ago 12 ½ (7)


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5 – CALEXICO – Carried To Dust 12 (7)

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6 tied PORTISHEAD – Third 11 (7)
6 tied VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Vampire Weekend 11 (7)

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8 tied BLITZEN TRAPPER – Furr 11 (6)
8 tied FLEET FOXES – Fleet Foxes 11 (6)
8 tied SIGUR ROS – Med sud i eyrum vid spilum vit spilum endalaust 11 (6)


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11 – THE RACONTEURS – Consolers Of the Lonely 10 (5)


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12 – MY MORNING JACKET – Evil Urges 8 ½ (6)


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13 – THE CLASH – Live At Shea Stadium 8 (6)


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14 – DR. DOG – Fate 8 (5)


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15 – NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – Dig!!!! Lazarus Dig!!! 7 ½ (5)


Good bathroom reading everyone.
Mark R.
Grand POOPbah

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