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Friday, April 3 2015

Quiet Company: Transgressor

This is a record of top-notch power pop that’s a strong candidate for one of 2015’s best in its genre.

Wednesday, March 11 2015

Buffalo Killers - “Stand Back and Take a Good Look (The Nerves Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

In paying tribute to the extensive catalogue of the classic rock 'n' roll label Alive Naturalsound, the Ohio group Buffalo Killers take on a tune by an under-the-radar '70s power pop outfit.

Thursday, November 6 2014

Paul Collins: Feel the Noise

While it’s nowhere near innovative, Feel the Noise is still a fun time for those who want to come along for the ride.

Tuesday, October 28 2014

Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

Friday, October 24 2014

The Posies: Failure

Over two decades on, Failure remains a rewarding listen, steeped in its time yet sweetly out of place.

Thursday, October 16 2014

Weezer and the Problem of Fan Expectation

Weezer's new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, walks the tenuous line between redressing the band's follies and giving in to banal fan service.

Billy Thermal: Billy Thermal

A long-shelved power pop gem gets its chance to shine.

Monday, October 13 2014

OK Go: Hungry Ghosts

OK Go successfully dips a toe into synth-rock without forgetting their power-pop roots, yet they still manage to include a small handful of outright clunkers.

Friday, October 3 2014

Big Star: #1 Record / Radio City

If you don’t have these two albums, your record collection has a massive hole.

Tuesday, May 14 2013

The Orange Peels: Sun Moon

Sun Moon is a superb collection of songs that will want you to head out in your muscle car on a sunny summer day with the windows down and the tunes flowing out of the stereo.

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Jon Lindsay: Escape From Plaza-Midwood (Capsule Reviews) [17.Feb.11]
Sorrows: Bad Times Good Times (Reviews) [9.Jan.11]
The Posies: Blood / Candy (Reviews) [5.Oct.10]
Johan: 4 (Reviews) [31.Aug.09]
Rain: Rain (Capsule Reviews) [30.Sep.08]
Shake Some Action!: Sunny Days Ahead (Capsule Reviews) [7.Aug.08]
Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American (Reviews) [5.Jun.08]
Save Pluto: Age of Lowered Expectations (Capsule Reviews) [4.Sep.07]
Static of the Gods: Cycles Follow Signs (Capsule Reviews) [8.May.07]
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