Jim Finnigan Poop 2019

Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & Adrian Sherwood,
Peter Stampfel & The Atomic Meta-Pagans ft. Shelley Hirsch,
Mark Stewart,
Angélique Kidjo,
Barrence Whitfield’s Soul Savage Orchestra,
Katie Jacoby,
APositsia Orchestra,
Simon’s Dream,
Ensemble H,
Amy Rigby,



John Stewart Poop 2019

Here are my opening remarks. It’s best I don’t say anything about the current state of pop music. Because it’s pretty clear that critical opinions are not valued and get you a rage pile on. I guess I should just go to my corner and wait to die. But no I won’t. It’s not that I don’t want things to change. I recognize that change is inevitable. All music will change. But in our rush to embrace the new, we should not forget things that are tried and true. Like passion, melody and good lyrics. Something that you feel in your gut, something that makes you strut. These things are worth revisiting again and again. Even if music must change.




Mark Zip Poop 2019

V.A – “Nigeria 70: No Wahala: Highlife, Afro-Funk & Juju 1973-1987” Nick Cave – “Ghosteen” (What’s next after complete heartbreak?) Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go” (Disruptive, freakish, ASMR, a new sound) Amyl and the Sniffers – “Amyl and the Sniffers” (Snotty rock n roll should never die) Sleaford Mods – “Eton Alive” Angel Olsen – “All Mirrors” Chemical Brothers – “No Geography” FKA Twigs – “Magdalene” Underworld – “DRIFT Series 1” (A song/video every week for a year? Sure, why not?) Chase n Status – “RTRN II JUNGLE” Vampire Weekend – “Father of…


Bob Lukomski Poop 2019

Sleaford Mods,
Hans-Joachim Roedelius & Tim Story,
Schneider TM & Jochen Arbeit,
Ilpo Väisänen,
Severed Heads,
Stephen Mallinder,
Noah Creshevsky,
Moosmann Tunnell Clark,
Test Dept,
Soon,
Basil Kirchin,


John Lefsky Poop 2019

This is funny. I was just about done and a blink of the lights caused my entire draft to vanish. There is no frickin’ way I am going to try and recapture the wit of what is now lost to the ether. So instead of trying to recall what I spent the last 2 hours poopin’, I’m just gonna provide a boring list with no comments. Either that or pour a bottle of water on my computer. Missing key words: Robert Wyatt, pagan, rockin’, angular, Canterbury, shoe – gaze, nostalgia, converge, the suffix – esque, some other shit. 1) THE…


Tom Whalen Poop 2019

My first CD collection was a single black plastic Laserline shelf—you know the kind, with the notched spaces for each case—wrapped in a padded case with a handle. It was a present from Santa.

Around this time I had 6 CDs, maybe 8. The case fit 12 and it wasn’t full.



Matt Nerney Poop 2019

Grumble, grumble, grumble … the future of music … grumble, grumble … the future of technology … grumble, grumble, grumble … the future of society … Sit Down I Think I Love You     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] 1. New Pornographers ~ In the Morse Code of Brake Lights: Still kicking out the glam. I feel like AC Newman has kind of become my age-set inner voice (well, at least in my head). I’m not always sure what he’s on about, but it somehow always feels right (just like in my head). A very…


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:…


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…




Mike Jurkovic Poop 2019

PoOp 19: the decade falls It was this handful of recordings that gratefully, again and again and again, pulled my attention away from binge watching the destruction of our cherished, yet all too vulnerable democracy.  They are mostly jazz recordings I know, but they made me feel like I had some connection to the music, unlike whatever it is that passes for popular music these days and makes me feel like a god-damned intruder w/three left feet, six bad ears and a penis for a nose from Ultra Gabba Hey Hey-17 fifteen gazillion light years away. Perhaps to my detriment…


Rich Allen Poop 2019

Favorite Things ~ 2019 ALBUMS     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] Dominik Eulberg, Mannigfaltig (!K7) Rarely has an environmental message seemed so colorful, contagious and fun. After eight years away, the artist returns to offer up his heartfelt plea: protect these species. The music sparkles with energy, inviting listeners to rise and dance; the message ignites the soul, encouraging full engagement with climate causes. The “King of Naturalist Techno” has recorded his masterpiece.     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent via iTunes [?] PYUR, Oratorio for the Underworld (Subtext) Cello! Violin! Industrial beats? It…



Main Poop Analysis 2018

January 2018 Dear POOPster: Yes, POOP has undergone its own partial shutdown this year. I’m referring to the fact that hard-copy analog POOP has gone the way of the typewriter, the rotary phone and voting rights in Georgia. Fortunately the 32nd Annual POmpous and OPinionated List continues on its long trajectory using the modern space-age digital format, with Mark Zip at mission control. We are in good hands. This year, 24 people have joined the caravan, a slight droop in the POOP. Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to figure out how POOP’s tabulations are computed. From what…


Jim Meyers Poop 2018

A few thoughts, if I may. I’m an antiquated analogue relic. All the titles on my list I own on vinyl. I adore the tactile aspect of objects. That being said I am more than willing to embrace the new “digital” delivery of the PooP. One can bring one’s phone into the loo after all, right? The future is clearly female. Or at least this year was. The majority of the artists I binged on this year were female lead. Not sure what, if anything this means, but I found it interesting.     Buy New or Used via Amazon    Rent…