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Don Cohen Poop 2023

Rolling Stones, Ian Hunter, Paul Rodgers, Tracy Nelson, Neil Young, Who, Bob Dylan, Olivia Rodrigo, Margaret Glaspy, Inhaler

Don Cohen Poop 2022

“One morning I woke up and I knew you were really gone…”

As I write this, I find myself still reeling after the deaths of Crosby, Beck and Ian Tyson all within the previous two weeks. Croz’s passing hit me the hardest. His death, though not surprising (he sure beat the odds to get to 81), still was an unexpected shock. It’s so strange to follow the trajectory, full circle, sometimes for 60+ years, of favorite musicians. Then again, I count myself lucky to still be around for the entire arc of their careers. —
Ondara, Alex G., Big Thief, Bonny Light Horseman, Calexico, Bill Callahan and Bonnie Prince Billy, Jimmy Cliff, Elvis Costello, Robyn Hitchcock …

Don Cohen Poop 2020

Albums That Helped Me Get Through 2020 or Thank God For Music — Allman Betts Band, Bob Dylan, Bonny Light Horseman, Bruce Springsteen, Caleb Caudle, Dion, Gordon Lightfoot, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Lucinda Williams, Mammals,

Don Cohen Poop 2019

Don Cohen’s 2019 POOP Favorite Albums: Allman Betts Band: Down to the River Son Volt: Union Robbie Robertson: Sinematic Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars Joseph Arthur: Come Back World Judy Collins & Jonas Fjeld: Winter Stories Our Native Daughters: Songs of Our Native Daughters Gary Clark, Jr.: This Land Sharon Von Etten: Remind me Tomorrow Tom Russell: October in the Railroad Earth JJ Cale: Stay Around Gurf Morlix: Impossible Blue Neil Young: Colorado Orville Peck: PONY Favorite Discovery: Craig Smith Farewell and a Tip o’ the Hatlo Hat: Peter Tork Hal Blaine Roky Erickson Dr. John Leon Redbone Johnny Clegg Daniel…

Don Cohen Poop 2018

Hey PooPsters, After streaming northwards of 100 albums this year, here is my tasting menu, boiled down to a fine French reduction sauce. Notable this year is the number of artists, still vital, who have added to the backdrop of my life, some for over 50 years. Baez, McGuinn, and Lil’ Tommy Rush, among them. As I approach 70, that these folks are still around and prolific is life affirming. And to you, my fellow Poopsters, I’m grateful for your lists that invariably turn me on to morsels I missed last year. Entrees John Coltrane: In Both Directions David Byrne:…

Don Cohen Poop 2017

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit,
Yusuf/Cat Stevens,
Bruce Cockburn,
Hurray For The Riff Raff,
Chris Hillman,
Sarah Shook,
Iron and Wine,
Margo Price,
Savoy Brown,
Johnny Flynn,

Don Cohen Poop 2016

Favorite Album Sam Beam and Jessca Hoop: Love Letter For Fire Favorite Americana Albums Jake Bugg: On My One Avett Brothers: True Sadnes John Prine: For Better, Or Worse Graham Nash: This Path Tonight Jayhawks: Paging Mr. Proust Neil Young: Peace Trail Chris Stapleton: Traveler (2015) Timothy B. Schmit: Leap of Faith Favorite Farewell Albums David Bowie: Blackstar Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker Nick Cave (to his son): Skeleton Key Favorite Rock Albums Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer Tedeschi Trucks Band: Let Me Get By The Monkees: Good Times Green Day: Revolution Radio Frankie Miller: Frankie Miller’s Double Take Alejandro…

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 |

Don Cohen Poop 2014

Ariel Pink: Pom Pom ~ Wowie zowie! Derivative of Zappa’s first few albums, but who cares? Rosenberg carries on Frank’s absurdist satire and sonic chaos as if he were a genetically-related mutant offspring. You need this for mental health.

Don Cohen Poop ’12

Tried and True Neil Young and Crazy Horse “Psychedelic Pill” Ian Anderson “Thick as a Brick” 2 Mark Knopfler “Privateering” (import) Rodriguez “Searching for Sugarman” Soundtrack Old Crow Medicine Show “Carry Me Back” Leonard Cohen “Old Ideas” Bruce Spingsteen “Wrecking Ball” Bonnie Raitt “Slipstream” Norah Jones “Little Broken Hearts” dBs “Falling Off the Sky” Glen Hansard “Rhythm and Repose” Joseph Arthur “Redemption City” Beach Boys “That’s Why God Made the Radio” Shiny and New Tame Impala “Lonerism” Lord Huron “Lonesome Dreams” Joe Pug “The Great Despiser” Alabama Shakes “Boys & Girls” Gary Clark, Jr. “Black and Blu” First Aid Kit…

Don Cohen Poop 07

  Favorite 20 Albums of 2007: Buy new or used through Amazon 1. “Magic” – Bruce Springsteen Buy new or used through Amazon 2. “A Singsong and a Scrap” – Chumbawamba Buy new or used through Amazon 3. “Workingman’s Cafe” – Ray Davies Buy new or used through Amazon 4. “The Scene of the Crime” – Bettye LaVette Buy new or used through Amazon 5. “100 Days 100 Nights” – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Buy new or used through Amazon 6. “Don’t Tell Columbus” – Graham Parker Buy new or used through Amazon 7. “Sweet Warrior” – Richard Thompson…