PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : NADA SURF – LUCKY (2008)

NADA SURF Lucky (Barsuk)

As you can probably guess, I listen to quite a bit of modern pop-rock music. Have been doing so for almost thirty years now. I find that in the advancing years, as the number of album releases increases, the quality of albums is dropping at an alarming rate. I suppose that’s to be expected. So, when I hear an album that is actually head and shoulders above the deluge, then I take note!

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PoP LEGENDS : RUSH – A FAREWELL TO KINGS (40TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION) [REVIEW]

The Canadian rock trio Rush have always evoked polarising views. Some folks found the band viz. Geddy Lee – (vocals, bass, keyboards); Alex Lifeson – (guitar); Neil Peart (drums), somewhat pretentious, obnoxious with Lee’s high pitched vocals an annoyance whilst others (present company included) revered them as virtuoso progressive rock gods who could do no wrong!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : CELSI, BRAGG & MAITLAND – THE ROAD TO GLASGOW [REVIEW]

Released in August this year, this somewhat overlooked gem is one of the finest examples of why power pop rock ‘n’ roll we love so much here at PoP will always be relevant and vital as long as folks like Celsi, Bragg & Maitland continued to make marvellous music like this!

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SINGAPORE MUSIC SPOTLIGHT | NATIONAL MUSIC CONSUMPTION SURVEY: WHAT DO SINGAPOREANS THINK OF SINGAPORE MUSIC?

With the seeming rise of Singapore music appreciation in the last couple of years, it was necessary to formalise certain findings about whether this increased appreciation was for real or simply a (optimistic) perception.

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