PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM PAUL WELLER, PAUL MCCARTNEY, PAUL SIMON AND SUEDE

In 2018, retro pop rock still has relevance though probably not for millennials and younger generations. But it matters not. I know that the PoP Faithful will enjoy these releases. Good enough!

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PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM PAUL WELLER, TODD RUNDGREN, RON SEXSMITH & RAY DAVIES!

2017 has been a fantastic year so far for lovers of good old fashioned classic pop-rock and today we spotlight four vets who have delivered new music that lives up to their immense reputations. Enjoy!

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FILM REVIEW: THE JAM – ABOUT THE YOUNG IDEA

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We wanna say, we gonna tell ya/About the young idea/And if it don’t work, at least we still tried… (“In the City” – Paul Weller)

The Jam (1972 – 1982) was more than a band, it was a way of life, a way of thinking. And of course, a documentary about The Jam just cannot be a run-of-the-mill documentary.

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PoPTV: PAUL WELLER – PICK IT UP

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Paul Weller’s new album Saturns Pattern is a revelation! Here is one of my favourite tracks, the infectious “Pick It Up” with an equally memorable music video, starring Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock etc) as a sad bloke going through a mid-life crisis of sorts. True blue pop lovers, don’t miss this!

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ALBUM REVIEW: PAUL WELLER’S SATURNS PATTERN MAY BE THE MODFATHER’S BEST ALBUM IN FIFTEEN YEARS!

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Whilst the last couple of solo albums have not been bad per se, there has been a sense of creative ennui on the part of the Modfather, since the release of 2002’s Illumination, in fact.

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