PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCKS : NEW ALBUMS FROM CHEAP TRICK, RIDE, MATTHEW SWEET & STYX!!!

So much music, too little time. We continue our periodic sharing of new albums from classic bands that refuse to lie down and give up. Fuck ‘relevance’ and enjoy critical recalls from power pop masters Cheap Trick and Matthew Sweet, 90s shoegazers Ride and even a surprisingly spry concept rock LP from Styx! Enjoy!!

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7 AND 7 IS – EIGHTIES CORPORATE ROCK STILL RULES!

Van Halen

Back in the early 90s, when Nirvana were top of the charts,¬†alternative rock became the ‘in-thing’ and suddenly, the so-called ‘corporate rock’ of the 80s was something to be disdained by the grunge generation.¬†Despite being critically reviled, here are seven examples of great rock songs that deserve a revaluation.

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