Articles tagged power pop

7 Sep 2016 // 2:30 AM

Teenage Fanclub: Here

Teenage Fanclub sounds timeless as the band upsets the pure melodic centers of these songs with masterful, subtle shifts in layering and tone.

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8 Aug 2016 // 1:30 PM

Teenage Fanclub - “I’m in Love” (Singles Going Steady)

"I'm in Love" is pretty much what you'd expect from these Scottish indie vets -- timeless college rock with an irresistible AM radio sheen.

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Velvet Crush: Pre-Teen Symphonies

Pre-Teen Symphonies offers a fascinating snapshot into the life of a song, from its most embryonic stages to the shape it takes post-release as a piece of a band's live act.

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Connections: Midnight Run

After the taut Into Sixes, the more fractured Midnight Run risks upsetting the formula the band has established, and yet that risk pays off at every turn.

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28 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

The Posies: Solid States

After nine albums and almost 30 years as a band, the Posies continue to challenge themselves and push their well-honed power-pop sound to the limit.

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20 Jun 2016 // 2:10 AM

Rooney: Washed Away

Beach playlist essentials pepper the latest from Rooney.

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24 May 2016 // 8:26 AM

Twin Peaks: Down in Heaven

Down in Heaven is an energetic and indebted collection of highbrow garage rock suitable for mass consumption.

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20 May 2016 // 3:43 PM

Super Furry Animals - “BingBong” (Singles Going Steady)

When "BingBong" is not being occasionally annoying, it's fun, catchy and energetic, making it a great hit for the summer.

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Kyle Craft: Dolls of Highland

Kyle Craft has no right to make a debut album this damn good.

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Weezer: Weezer (The White Album)

Weezer's long-awaited return to form continues with a loose concept album about California, complete with the requisite Beach Boys influences.

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A Partridge Compendium That Probes Some of the Best Parts of XTC’s Rich Pageant

In lieu of an XTC biography or a Partridge memoir, we take a trip through the notebooks and brainwaves of the master.

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Cheap Trick: Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello

On album number 17, the new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees show just why they got there.

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1 Apr 2016 // 10:10 AM

Weezer - “California Kids” (Singles Going Steady)

The nerdiest band in pop/rock history might be trying to recreate their image with "California Kids".

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The Cars: The Elektra Years 1978-1987

The Cars made six albums for Elektra in just under a decade. Five of those are far above average. Another shows why the group stopped at exactly the right time.

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22 Mar 2016 // 2:30 PM

The Posies - “Squirrel vs Snake” (Singles Going Steady)

Back with their first album in six years, the Posies are the power-popsters who make it all seem easy.

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Game Theory: Lolita Nation

The most critically acclaimed masterpiece of the '80s that you’ve never heard finally sees re-release. Time having been kinder to this long lost album than the music industry, it remains fresh, exciting, and essential for any fan of good pop songwriting.

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17 Dec 2015 // 3:10 AM

Wreckless Eric: amERICa

amERICa is a reminder of everything that was both exhilarating and unhinged during those heady days when punk and pop found common ground.

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Doctrin - “Give Me Love” (video) (premiere)

The popular Australian artist sets her sights on America with her new video.

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End of Love - ‘Ghosts on the Radio’ (audio stream) (premiere)

Members of Big Star, Sonic Youth, and Wilco feature prominently on the latest album by the indie supergroup.

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DM3 - “Please Don’t Lie” (audio) (premiere)

It's amazing what a harmonica solo by Mitch Easter can do to a song.

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