Main Poop Analysis 2010

Turntable in a Bathroom

January 2011

In a year marked by the earthquake in Haiti, Elvis-impersonating Chilean miners and the end of Lost, we are reminded that in the greater scheme of things, it’s only POOP. But while Tea Partyers, one JetBlue flight attendant and Cee Lo explored new ways to express their ire and frustrations, we 29 POmpous and OPinionated patrons of the musical arts embraced the new era of civility in our annual rite of peaceful pontification. No POOP libel here.

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). It’s all good.

So blow your vuvuzela, here is the POOP answer key:

cover of NEIL YOUNG - Le Noise  Buy New or Used via amazon
1 – NEIL YOUNG Le Noise 13.5 POINTS (appearing on 8 of 29 lists)

cover of TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS - Brutalist Bricks
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cover of THE SADIES - Darker Circles
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2 tie – TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTSBrutalist Bricks 11 (6)
2 tie – THE SADIESDarker Circles 11 (6)

cover of BOB DYLAN - The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964  Buy New or Used via amazon
4 – BOB DYLAN The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964 10 (7)

cover of NEW PORNOGRAPHERS - Together  Buy New or Used via amazon
5 – NEW PORNOGRAPHERSTogether 10 (6)

cover of ARCADE FIRE - The Suburbs
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cover of BELLE  AND SEBASTIAN - Write About Love
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6 tie – ARCADE FIREThe Suburbs 9.5 (6)
6 tie – BELLE AND SEBASTIANWrite About Love 9.5 (6)

cover of THE BLACK KEYS - Brothers
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cover of RICHARD THOMPSON - Dream Attic
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8 tie – THE BLACK KEYS Brothers 8 (5)
8 tie – RICHARD THOMPSONDream Attic 8 (5)

cover of SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS - I Learned the Hard Way  Buy New or Used via amazon
10 – SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS I Learned the Hard Way 8 (4)

Don’t forget to visit the always snazzy online POOP at, doted on and masterfully managed by Mark Zip. Check out links to virtually every album on these pages and explore POOPs going back to 2001.

Good bathroom reading everyone.

Mark “I Am Not a Witch” Rosen
aka Anderson Pooper

Peter Aaron – Hudson, NY
Richard Allen – Sayville, NY
Ken Beck – Cranford, NJ
Kent B – Newburgh, NY
Tim Broun – Woodstock, NY
Paul Cangelosi – Kingston, NY
Duncan Clark– Milton, NY
John DeLaire – Minneapolis, MN
Scott Dell’Amore – Rhinebeck, NY
Kevin Falahee – Brooklyn, NY
Eric Fine – New York, NY
Jim Finnigan – New Hamburg, NY
John Greak – New Paltz, NY
Mike Hodgkiss (Johnny Jah) – Amity, NY
Jamie Hosley – Clifton Park, NY
Mike Jurcovic – Wallkill, NY
Patrick Kennedy – Brroklyn, NY
John Lefsky – New Paltz, NY
Tony Lopez – Kerhonkson, NY
Jim Meyers – Kingston, NY
Mike Miller – Cuba, NY
Matt Nerney – Kingston, NY
Irv Rosen – Tarpon Springs, FL
Mark Rosen – New Paltz, NY
Andrew Stewart – Rhinebeck, NY
John Stewart – Bloomington, NY
Bill Still – Kingston, NY
Dan Wilmer – Brooklyn, NY
Mark Zip – Woodstock, NY

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