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Michael Hodgkiss Poop 2019

In alpha order my (15) most listened to records/reissues/artists (mostly vinyl) for 2019. Mose Allison Tribute: Various artists IF YOU’RE GOING… The Beatles: THE BEATLES and ESHER DEMOS (box) The Beatles: ABBEY ROAD (box) The Beatles: SGT.PEPPERS Gene Clark: NO OTHER John Coltrane: BLUE WORLD Bob Dylan: w/Johnny Cash TRAVELIN’ THRU (67-69) Rory Gallagher: BLUES (2lp) Chrissie Hynde: VALVE BONE WOE The KinKs: VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION…(180) The KinKs: ARTHUR (box set) Mercury Rev: DELTA SWEETE REVISITED Van Morrison: THREE CHORDS and THE TRUTH (white vinyl) Patti Smith: HORSES (live at Electric Lady) Mavis Staples: WE GET BY Tedeschi Trucks Band:…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 2018

POOP/1979/2018-Michael C. Hodgkiss Every January since 1965 my brother, KEVIN PATRICK(* See Editor’s Note below) and I would exchange lists of our favorite albums of the year. We both had eclectic tastes for teens. He tried to steer me toward MOTOWN records while I dragged him through Anglophile and English blues related groups. After we secured each others lists we would search far and wide to find published lists to see which of us garnered more points in the standings,that being determined by point values which we made up:eg. 20 points for #1, one point for #20/or no listing at…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop ’11

The Year 2011 This year’s picks was simple for me. Well only during the last few weeks of the year when true gems “were dropped” onto the market.I would love to put Numbers 1-9 as only one record, EL CAMINO by The Black Keys, as this recording was the” best of the best” by a mile or two. Nothing was even close for me. You knuckleheads might not agree and offer a differing opinion. However, sticking with tradition and so as not to screw up Mark’s method of accounting I offer the following as 1 through 10.   Buy New or…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 10

Top Ten for 2010 What a year it has been. I actually have more stuff downloaded on my hard drive this calendar year than all years put together, mostly thanks to my brothers ENDLESS CHRISTMAS COLLECTION. Yet, my BEST OF 2010 comes complete with howling guitars, a few jazzbos with one or two twang thangs, so here I go…  Buy New or Used via Amazon 1) The Black Keys – BROTHERS This is the album my brother and I could have made if he would only have let me sing. HOWLIN’ FOR YOU is cool while BLACK MUD has so…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 09

  Buy New or Used through amazon Wilco WILCO THE ALBUM By far the best recording of the year,and Wilco’s best not only for this year but in quite some time. Burned a few copies for my car, home, iPod, alarm clock, etc. Had the sucker on constantly and never got tired of listening to it.   Buy New or Used through amazon Rosanne Cash THE LIST Geez, I remember getting lists from my parents too, but my album would be filled with songs like MOW THE LAWN YOU LAZY SOB, or the famous MAKE SURE THERE IS GAS WHEN…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 08

Due to numerous computer malfunctions, etc. , I have finally had the opportunity to put this whole thing together. Unfortunately, during the computer crash I lost about 5000 songs downloaded this past year. With that was my playlists and various ways to remember what I listened to in 08. So without my CLIFF NOTES , as best I remember it, here goes…   Buy New or Used via Amazon Bob Dylan – TELL TALE SIGNS This double CD set traveled with me during my trip south a few months ago. Played almost exclusively on the 900 mile trek, this collection…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 07

Another year of downloads, mostly singles. So my album collection, due to formatting, is becoming quite limited. Who needs five great tunes and four fillers when you can pick and choose for 99 cents a selection. Best single title- “ME,YOU, AND MY MEDICATION: Boys Like Girls.’ Lots of RIP’s (not just ripped but the dead variety). Too numerous to mention, so I’ll just go on with my selections…and the first one will be an RIP probably way too soon….     Buy new or used through Amazon AMY WINEHOUSE – Back To Black Not just The Rehab song, but this…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 06

    Buy new or used through Amazon #l – BOB DYLAN- MODERN TIMES What a great title. This youngster is being touted as the new Woody.     Buy new or used through Amazon #2 – ORNETTE COLEMAN – SOUND GRAMMAR First new album in ten years and live in 20. Recording with the best band he has had, this is truly a delight, even for the uninitiated.     Buy new or used through Amazon #3 – ROSEANNE CASH – BLACK CADILLAC What an eerie recording. Beautiful, reflective. Her voice, words, raw emotion.     Buy new or…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 04

Having a best of list in the age of ipod is hard to do. The mini holds 1000 tunes, so each week is like my own BEST OF, with some not making the cut while others hold on for at least another week. It is truly the audio equivalent of AMERICAN IDOL. Sorry RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS , you didn’t make the cut, too pass&eacute, nothing new or original, where is REAL MEN/ COYOTES , sorry you got to go to make room for (fill in artist of the day). As usual I digress…. Here it is THE ONLY LIST…


Michael Hodgkiss Poop 03

Johnny Jah – Pooplist 03 As I was thinking of my list I was wondering where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday that I wrote last years’, and the years’ before list. I now have to check for the date of issue on the CDs because some of the material I can’t remember what year it came out. Some times I don’t even know what day of the week it is..but I digress Oh well, who cares? Not you. So here goes. The Best Album Cover. .. Too bad I could not find this sucka in vinyl,…