The Best TV Series of 2021 is based on the TV series that we have reviewed on Power of Pop in 2021. As mentioned in our Best Films of 2021 piece, the quality and quantity of TV series has been rising in recent times – thanks to popularity of streaming platforms – and of course, the global pandemic compelling most people to stay indoors. Thus, overall, TV series were stronger than films in storytelling and characterisations.(more…)
The Best Films of 2021 is based on the films that we have reviewed on Power of Pop in 2021. Most of these films were watched online, as visits to the cinema were hampered by the damned pandemic. Truth be told, overall, TV series were stronger than films in storytelling and characterisations and we will get to that particular list in a later post.(more…)
The Expanse S06E01 is the first episode of the sixth (and final?) season of an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. Unlike previous seasons, there are only six episodes in this final season, which is a concern for all diehard fans of this beloved series.(more…)
Malignant is a 2021 American horror film directed by James Wan from a screenplay by Akela Cooper, based on an original story by Wan, Ingrid Bisu, and Cooper. The film was released in the cinemas and on HBO Max in September 2021. Malignant is mainly a slasher movie, with faint unexplained paranormal tropes.(more…)
Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf’s Up Sessions 1969–1971 is the latest retrospective collection of Beach Boys albums which features new track remasters, rare tracks and outtakes from a specific time frame. This time round, the focus is on the two Beach Boys albums that ushered in the Seventies viz. Sunflower and Surf’s Up.(more…)
For All Mankind S02E07 is the seventh instalment of the 2nd season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA resulting in continued focus on space well into the 1980s.(more…)
Bandersnatch is a 2018 interactive film in the science fiction anthology series Black Mirror. It was written by series creator Charlie Brooker and directed by David Slade.(more…)
VOL. 1 BLADE OF THE CHRYSALIS(more…)
INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE(more…)
POP UNDERGROUND PIONEERS RETURN WITH FIRST ALBUM IN OVER TWENTY YEARS!
NEW ALBUM ANOTHER WINTER ALIVE OUT NOW!
THE FINE LINE BETWEEN RELIGIOSITY AND EXTREMISM
ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE! MARC DURKEE – “A WAY TO ESCAPE”ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE! MARC DURKEE – “A WAY TO ESCAPE”
It is such a rush when a singer-songwriter-musician nails his colours to prog rock in this day and age! In fact, Durkee is proud to describe his music as “a blend of progressive, metal/rock, doom metal, post-hardcore, and post-rock.” A brave man!
A review of Bill Lloyd – Working the Long Game.
Bill Lloyd returns with a smart new album that will appeal to the PoP Faithful with its sophisticated take on Power Pop Rock N Roll. Lloyd is a Nashville based songwriter, musician, recording artist and producer who is most often remembered as half of the late ‘80’s RCA country-rock duo, Foster and Lloyd.(more…)
PoP RECOMMENDS : FLEET FOXES – FIRST COLLECTION 2006 – 2009PoP RECOMMENDS : FLEET FOXES – FIRST COLLECTION 2006 – 2009
Lost within the hype, attention and brouhaha over the 50th anniversary re-issue of The Beatles “White Album”, is First Collection 2006 – 2009, a retrospective on the early Fleet Foxes recordings.
ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!!! THE CASTOR TROYS – LEGENDS NEVER DIE (EP)ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!!! THE CASTOR TROYS – LEGENDS NEVER DIE (EP)
Hard rock revival? I fuckin’ hope so! Add another band to the burgeoning list – Ontario’s The Castor Troys.
PoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER!!! SPIRIT AWARD – MUTED CROWDPoP RECOMMENDS | POP POWER!!! SPIRIT AWARD – MUTED CROWD
Seattle new wave revivalists Spirit Award are back with a new album, Muted Crowd.