BUBBLEGUM LEMONADE Some Like It Pop
This is the kind of pop music that inspired Power of Pop to begin with viz. retro-pop-rock that looks back to the 60s with echoes of The Byrds, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys and The Beatles unashamedly reflected in songs like “This is the New Normal”, “It Must Be Summer” and “Famous Blue Anorak”. Lover-ly.
CHARLIE BIG TIME Sale or Return EP
Bolton trio that parlays the melancholy folk rock of Trashcan Sinatras, Neil Finn and The Smiths into wistful anthems like “A Sunday Afternoon Well Spent” and “Sale or Return”. The remaining tracks – “Pitiful, Delightful and Alarming” and “From the Cradle to the Bar” – maintains the same tempo with similar results.
Chasing Grace II
Americana is a universal language and this Danish band proves it! Authentic country-folk-pop that takes the influences of Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash and infuses its own unique passion and technique into heartfelt songs. Proof of ambition? This sophomore effort is a 17-track double album! Impressive. Like!
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