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ALBUM REVIEW: BACK TO BASICS FOR BRYAN ADAMS ON GET UP!

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Honestly, have never been a fan of Canuck heartland rocker Bryan Adams but on his latest album, producer Jeff Lynne (ELO) is the only reason I am recommending Get Up! And of course, Lynne’s fingerprints are all over this ode to rock ’n’ roll, even though Lynne has only one co-writing credit here – the mid-tempo 80s pop sheen of “Do What Ya Gotta Do” which smacks of Lynne’s collaborations with Tom Petty and Roger McGuinn. Ironically, the most ELO-channeling track of all – the gorgeous ballad “We Did It All” was written by Adams and songwriter partner Jim Vallance.

There’s no denying that Adams sounds invigorated by Lynne’s influence, keeping the songwriting simple, yet allowing the sophisticated arrangements to elevate the basic pop-rock material. That’s no hiding the agenda behind feel good rockers like “Go Down Rockin’” and “That’s Rock and Roll” & the years peel away with ease. Who cares whether the hipster generation will Get Up or not. That’s their problem.

And if you’d like a free CD of Get Up! (and why wouldn’t you?!), Universal Music Singapore are giving away 5 copies if you can answer this question.

Who is the producer of Bryan Adams’ Get Up!?

Send your answers to [email protected] with your full name, NRIC No., mobile number and of course, home address and a Get Up! CD is yours! First come, first served. Power of Pop’s decision on who is or isn’t a winner is final and conclusive. (For Singapore residents only)

FREE STUFF: THE UNIVERSAL MUSIC – POWER OF POP DON HENLEY GIVEAWAY!

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The kind folks at Universal Music Singapore have FIVE (5) Cass County CDs to give away to lucky PoP visitors. All you have to do is to re-read our review of Don Henley’s country-rock opus here and answer this question:

Which famous rock star sings with Henley on “Bramble Rose”?

Easy-peasy right? Send your answers to with your full name, NRIC No., mobile number and of course, home address and a Cass County CD is yours! First come, first served. Power of Pop’s decision on who is or isn’t a winner is final and conclusive. (For Singapore residents only)

Cass County can be purchased here.

LIVE NEWS: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL 2015 – WRITING FOR THE EARS

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An excellent sign that Singapore music is slowly (but surely) permeating the mainstream consciousness is the clutch of music events to be held in the upcoming Singapore Writers Festival, from October 30th to November 8th 2015, organised by the National Arts Council. 

Kicking off is Island of Dreams, an instrumental rock concert at the Victoria Theatre on 30th October, featuring In Each Hand a Cutlass and I Am David Sparkle, two heavyweights in the local indie scene.

From epic rock bombast, the music gets all stripped down and fragile with Story Songs by Tiny Ruins. Kiwi Hollie Fullbrook returns to Singapore on 1st November at the Chamber, the Arts House.

Finally, we have Dimensions and Demons, with artists from literary and musical disciplines collaborating on works to be presented on 5th November at the Esplanade Recital Studios. Writers Dave Chua, Daren Shiau and Stephanie Ye have been rehearsing with musicians weish (.gif), Riot !n Magenta and Ferry (Giants Must Fall) for the past few months for this co-presentation with The Esplanade.

Power of Pop will be in the thick of the action with reviews and interviews but so can you. The Festival organisers have kindly offered a pair of tickets to each of the above events to lucky PoP visitors.

Now, you can only select one of these events to apply to – simply write in to with a 5o-word note on why you love Power of Pop so much! (Also include your full name and NRIC No., please) Oh and let us know which event you would like to attend and voilà (!) you could be on your way. (Winning entries will be published here! Be warned!!)

First come, first served and all that jazz. The decision of Power of Pop regarding the identity of the lucky recipients shall be final & conclusive. Closing date is 27th October.

More info at https://www.singaporewritersfestival.com/nacswf/nacswf.html

CREATE A PLAYLIST OF YOUR FAVOURITE 12 TRACKS OF 2014 AT SPOTIFY AND WIN A PREMIUM ACCOUNT!

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The kind folks at Spotify Singapore have provided POWER OF POP with our very own branded Spotify account which you can access at http://open.spotify.com/user/powerofpopsg. To celebrate this, we are giving away premium accounts – courtesy of Spotify Singapore – to the 3 best playlists of your favourite tracks from this year!

All you need to do is to submit ONE playlist of 12 of your favourite 2014 tracks to info AT powerofpop DOT com before the end of November and we will select THREE playlists we dig and the creators of them playlists will each receive a Spotify premium account for their listening pleasure. Yes, it is easy as that!

So check out a sample playlist of 12 of our favourite tracks from 2014 and get cracking!

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PoPWARE – SONY XBA HEADPHONES

What Does Music Sound Like To You?

Most music is now listened to via electronic devices and by necessity on headphones. Thus your choice of headphones will certainly  be a critical factor in maximizing your aural pleasures. Which is the cue for the official product description of the new SONY XBA line of headphones –

Everyone has different taste when it comes to music enjoyment, and Sony has created a line of headphones that not only cater to your preference, but are designed to suit your character as well. For those who hate any interruption, we created headphones that reduces outside noise for high-intensity listening. If you’re into funky styles, we also have uniquely designed headphones that will turn heads when you put them on. Regardless of appearance, our headphones deliver high quality sounds.

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TRAIN WITH MIKE POSNER – LIVE IN SINGAPORE

Alright! Here we go. As you probably know by now, Train and Mike Posner will be performing at *SCAPE for a special concert put together by SONY. This special concert begins at 7pm on Saturday, 3rd December 2011 and closes SONY’s Uphoria event on a high! Well, the good news is that the kind folks at SONY have given Power of Pop three pairs of VIP tickets for this special concert and in order to stand a chance of winning a pair of VIP tickets, you need to do the following: –

First, follow us at Twitter @powerofpop

Second, retweet our special tweet promoting SONY Uphoria in its entirety.

It’s that simple. So follow us now on Twitter and look out for that special tweet.

And… if you’re not sure what’s in store, check out videos of Train and Mike Posner below.

For more info, visit the SONY Uphoria site.

Note: The decision of Power of Pop in relation to the selection of contest winners is final.