Please explain something to us – why is it not okay to ditch a sports team when they’re losing but perfectly fine to abandon a band when their new music is less than perfect?
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!
Another year, another Neil Young album.
Synthpop duo Cosmic Armchair release their first full-length album after a decade of music making via Belgian label, Alfa Matrix.
Pugwash has gone from a quartet back to singer-songwriter Thomas Walsh with new album Silverlake.
Staying power is not usually associated with Singapore bands but to the credit of The Pinholes, the quartet have been soldering on for over a decade in the unforgiving local music scene. The band celebrate this longevity with an entertaining new album – D’Antara Kita!
Post-punk revivalists Some Kind of Illness have returned with a new album – Awakening.
The best thing we can say about Breaking Muse, the new Mitch Friedman album, is that he really sounds like he’s having fun putting this together!
For their undying commitment to the power of pop, Weezer deserve to be recognised as PoP Legends! Evidence-in-chief – their latest album, Pacific Daydream.
Gotta love Geoff Gibbons’ country-folk vibe on his new album Buffalo Hotel, which was released earlier this year.
Rock ‘n’ roll is not all about sex, drugs and partying but as an art form has allowed the fragile soul to express the deepest and darkest thoughts on existential angst. This is certainly true of singer-songwriter Julien Baker.
There’s no way to write off modern pop music when artists like Rina Sawayama demonstrate that it is possible to imbue sophistication and verve into what many consider a pre-fabricated music format.
Broken record time – those of us who are rock ‘n’ roll observers have been talking up a 90s rock revival for some time now. So add Nashville’s Bully to the list of hopefuls…
Terrific news for the PoP faithful as Tahiti 80’s Xavier Boyer releases his debut solo album, Some / Any / New!
Fans of Retro-pop are drooling over the new releases from the Gallagher brothers. We say fuck them and instead spend your time and money on brothers Aaron and Keiren Jolly a.k.a. The Naturals!
Not the “Kurt and Courtney” of the 90s but certainly this collaborative album between Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile is highly evocative of that decade’s alt-rock highs.
Would be fair to assert that singer-songwriter Beck has generally covered three distinctive styles in his career thus far – country-folk roots, urban hip-hop R&B and post-modern pop-rock.
We loved “Fields”, the first song we heard from this new album from Spirit Award and we are glad to report that Neverending fulfils its promise.
Singer-songwriter Karla Kane takes time away from The Corner Laughers to come up with a delightful solo album.
Now based in London, SG electronic artist Yeule has just released her new EP, Coma, via Zoom Lens.
What is impressive about Visions of a Life, the new album from Wolf Alice is its sheer eclecticism within the modern pop-rock spectrum.
Spanish singer-songwriter Joana Serrat has channeled one of the coolest alt-country vibes on her new album, Dripping Springs.
Synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan never quite gave up on his music or himself despite the decline in popularity from the mid-80s onwards.
Rock is dead? Well, maybe as far as the mainstream is concerned BUT thanks to the internet, singer-songwriters like Linda Perhacs continue to make awesome new music for an appreciative albeit niche audience.
The N° EP is a strong debut from Jasmine Sokko.