Main Poop Analysis 2020

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Dear POOPster:

Behold the 34th Annual POOPlist . . . or How I Spent My Pandemic. This year’s POOP documents what might be called the very best records of the very worst year. But for a year steeped in such sheer and utter shititude, there somehow managed to be a surprisingly ample amount of inspired music (as noted by a few people). So, if you would, allow POOP34 to provide a tincture of balm during this long slog toward whatever the next normal turns out to look like. At least there is comfort to be found that Trump is mostly gone and vaccines are mostly here, so there are those flags to mostly rally around. In the words of Nostratownshend, let us hope that ’21 is gonna be a good year. This year 19 POOPsters decided that making lists was as a good a way to kill quarantine time as anything else.

While tabulation fraud has been alleged, I’ve nevertheless conjured up the time-honored tabulation system, utilizing the customary What-The-Hell’s-He-Talking-About methodology. As always, 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; more than 25 means half-points).

And now the results of the Articles of ImPOOPment:

Buy Bob Dylan: Rough and Rowdy Ways New or Used via Amazon
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Buy Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters New or Used via Amazon
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Buy Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: Reunions New or Used via Amazon
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Buy Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher New or Used via Amazon
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Buy NEIL YOUNG – HomegrownNew or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy FONTAINES D.C. – A Hero’s Death New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Run The Jewels - RTJ4 New or Used via Amazon
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Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy X – Alphabetland New or Used via Amazon
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Buy Bruce Springsteen: Letter to You New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Flaming Lips - American Head New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]

Buy HAIM - Women In Music Pt. III New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]
Buy Songhoy Blues – Optimisme New or Used via Amazon
Buy New or Used via Amazon
Rent via iTunes [?]

1 – BOB DYLAN – Rough and Rowdy Ways 12½ points (appearing on 8 of 19 lists)
2 – FIONA APPLE – Fetch the Bolt Cutters 9½ (5)
3 – JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT – Reunions 8½ (5)
4 – PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Punisher 8 (6)
5 – NEIL YOUNG – Homegrown 7½ (5)
6 – FONTAINES D.C. – A Hero’s Death 7 (4)
            RUN THE JEWELS – RTJ4 7 (4)
            X – Alphabetland 7 (4)
9 – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – Letter to You 5½ (4)
10 – FLAMING LIPS – American Head 5 (3)
            HAIM – Women in Music Pt. III 5 (3)
            SONGHOY BLUES – Optimisme 5 (3)
            WAXAHATCHEE – Saint Cloud 5 (3)

More than the usual thanks goes to Mark Zip for creating and maintaining the wonderful pooplist.net, adding his customary sparkle and technical artistry. And thanks to all who dropped some loose change in the donation box on the website. Your non-tax deductible gift will help towards past and future webfees. The bottom line is No Zip . . . no POOP.

THE CONTRIBUTORS
Richard Allen – Sayville, NY
Ken Beck – Cranford, NJ
Duncan Clark – Milton, NY
Don Cohen – New York, NY
Scott Dell’amore – Pine Plains, NY
Eric Fine – New York, NY
Jim Finnigan – New Hamburg, NY
Michael Fix – South of the Border
Mike Jurkovic – Wallkill, NY
John Lefsky – New Paltz, NY
Bob Lukomski – New Paltz, NY
Jim Meyers – Kingston, NY
Matt Nerney – Grafton, NH
Rob O’Connor – Hurley, NY
Mark Rosen – New Paltz, NY
Andrew Stewart – Rhinebeck, NY
Jay Stewart – Bloomington, NY
Dan Wilmer – Jersey City, NJ
Mark Zip – Woodstock, NY

Yours ever so pompously,

Mark Rosen
Grand POOPbah
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1 Comment on "Main Poop Analysis 2020"

  1. Matthew Nerney | February 1, 2021 at 4:47 pm |

    This election was rigged! This election was stolen from me! It’s obvious that the the mail-in ballots were illegal! I won this election!!!

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