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 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 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE PINHOLES – D’ANTARA KITA

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!

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PoP20 | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : ANTON BARBEAU – PLASTIC GUITAR (2009)

ANTON BARBEAU Plastic Guitar (Pink Hedgehog)

I remember when I first started Power of Pop in 1998, one of the first CDs I reviewed was Anton Barbeau’s – one of the first artists to send his album to some music writer out of Singapore! More than a decade later, I’m glad to report that after many other albums, Barbeau continues to record his quirky music.

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