Kathena Hasbrouck Poop 01

Every year, it’s the same thing. The contributors to the grand tradition of Poop List-dom are witty, brilliant and entertaining in their recounting of the previous year’s offerings. Every year, funny things are said, insightful comments made. This year is obviously no different. The only thing different is me. I’m here to provide my list as-is. There won’t be any embellishments or crazy phrase dropping. Names, thoughts, words. That’s it. To the point and without the usual brouhaha.
As per usual, my list won’t descend in order from greatest to worst, but in whatever order I’ve managed to pull them from my memory.

1. OSTMoulin Rouge –  – Long live the musical.
2. OSTAmelie –  Whimsical and naive…the way I’d like to be sometimes.
2. Saves the DayStay What You Are –  Catchy, catchy, catchy.
b3. The White StripesWhite Blood Cells –  Good noise for a good time.
4. Gillian WelchTime (the Revelator) –  Captures darkness and beauty over the course of 10 songs.
5. LowThings We Lost in the Fire –  Soft, mesmerizing songs to listen to quietly. By yourself.
6. ldaThe Braille Night –  Some people thought this was too dark for Ida…I say, sometimes you need to be happy, sometimes you need to be sad.
7. Jimmy Eat WorldBleed American –  Emo-core for the next generation. Who can’t help but love “Authority Song?”
8. The DonnasTurn 21 –  Another round on rock n’roll’s roller coaster.
9. Death Cab for Cutie The Photo Album –  Brilliant.
10. The Blake BabiesGod Bless the Blake Babies –  Reunions can be a good thing.
11. Built to SpillAncient Memories of the Future –  Guitar rock that you can hop to.
12. Alkaline TrioFrom Here to lnfumaiy –  Just the right amount of power and pop.
13. Snow PatrolWhen It’s All Over We Still Have to Clear Up –  Indiepop a la Belle and Sebastie~.but different.
14. Modest MouseEverywhere and his Nasty Parlor Tricks –  “You’re the Good Things” is one of my favorite songs of the year. Woohoo.
15. K.New Problems –  Karia from Ida ventures into solo waters – and floats gracefully!
16. Rufus Wainwright Poses –  Songwriting troubadour. What a voice.
17. Edith FrostWonder Wonder –  She sounds like Liz Phair on a song or two, but hey! I love Liz Phair. And Edith Frost..
18. Hope Sandoval and the Wann lnventionsBavarian Fruit Bread –  The same quiet crooning we loved from Mazzy Star, but not so spacey.
19. New End OriginalThriller –  Foot-tapping, air-guitar provoking goodness.
20. They Might be Giants Mink Car –  We all like quirk. The Johns deliver.

2. Lord of the Rings
3. Moulin Rouge
4. Harry Potter
5. The Royal Tannenbaums