Articles tagged power pop

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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The Singles - “Sweet Tooth” (audio) (premiere)

Post-punk meets powerpop on the LA band's latest track.

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Shane Tutmarc - “So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway” (audio) (premiere)

The singer-songwriter returns with a powerpop song that connects perfectly.

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Gregory Pepper & His Problems - “I’m Bill Murray” (audio) (premiere)

It's never too late for a powerpop tribute to Bill Murray.

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Martin Newell: Teatime Assortment

Teatime Assortment
's consistency is conveyed through the cheery disposition that’s maintained throughout, all the oddball and eccentric references tossed in for good measure.

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12 Aug 2015 // 2:05 AM

The Knack: Zoom

The Knack’s reissued album certainly hits all the expected beats, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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A Fragile Tomorrow - “Make Me Over (Noddy Holder)” (audio) (premiere)

The South Carolina band pay tribute to Slade in a fittingly raucous new song.

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Jay Gonzalez: The Bitter Suite

Gonzalez's focus on power pop sets him apart from his fellow Drive-By Truckers' solo projects, which makes it more interesting.

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The Continental Drifters: Drifted: In the Beginning & Beyond

Omnivore Records has chosen to focus attention on L.A.‘s sadly unappreciated Continental Drifters by doing so in such a way that doesn’t retrace previously released material.

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2016: 'The Anthropologist'

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"Spry and crisp, The Anthropologist is a solid documentary that avoids bearing the weight of the austere pessimism surrounding climate change.

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