The Best Queen Songs of All Time functions – as usual – as our introduction to the music of legendary pop-rock band, Queen. Queen rose out of the ashes of Smile – which Brian May (guitar) and Roger Taylor (drums) formed in university – with Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano) and John Deacon (bass) joining the line-up in 1970 and 1971 respectively.(more…)
Continuing our look back at Power of Pop posts published before our move to WordPress in 2008. Here’s a review from 2006 featuring the wonderful David Gilmour solo album, On An Island.(more…)
Best Genesis songs (with Phil Collins) is a listicle idea that has been stuck in my head for a while now. There is a common misconception amongst progressive rock fans that when Peter Gabriel left Genesis in 1975, it was all downhill from that point. This perception has hardened against the band especially in the 1980s when Genesis (Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford) become a genuine commercial success.(more…)
Rene Magritte (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. Magritte is one of my favourite artists of all time. He is famous for creating a number of thought-provoking, incongruous images. Rene Magritte depicted ordinary objects in an extraordinary context, the premise of his work being the presentation of things that do not belong together. This unique ability is borne from Rene Magritte’s fecund imagination.(more…)
When I opined that Classic Rock had lost its relevance and significance in the contemporary music industry, it does not mean that Classic Rock is no longer important. In fact, Classic Rock is a critical asset to film and TV producers as directors utilise Classic Rock to create a vibe in film and TV series that contemporary pop music just cannot replicate. Which brings me to The Best Classic Rock Film and TV Scenes.(more…)
THE BEST PINK FLOYD SONGS OF ALL TIME is an interesting proposition. Mainly because we tend to think of Pink Floyd as the definitive album rock band. So, THE BEST PINK FLOYD SONGS OF ALL TIME as a feature seems in appropriate. But once again think of THE BEST PINK FLOYD SONGS OF ALL TIME list as an introduction to Pink Floyd and perhaps that makes it more palatable.(more…)
BANDS THAT SOUND LIKE THE KINKS. A list of bands that might possibly be more famous, more well-known than The Kinks. BUT probably owe their success, nay, even their very existence to the brilliance of The Kinks.(more…)
When you consider the massive influence that The Beatles has exerted on pop and rock music since they first exploded onto the public consciousness in the early 1960s, it’s seems superfluous to even think of the BANDS THAT SOUND LIKE THE BEATLES!(more…)
Recently, I posted THE BEST WHO SONGS OF ALL TIME and remarked that the seminal music of The Who had spawned numerous rock sub-genres. From pop-rock to melodic hard rock to power pop to punk to indie rock, the fingerprints of The Who’s power chord guitar agenda are clearly discernible. Perhaps to prove my point, it was necessary to provide irrefutable evidence in the form of BANDS THAT SOUND LIKE THE WHO.(more…)
Queen – News of the World is the next to be featured in our regular feature of classic album reviews. Of course, as usual, what qualifies as a classic album is a matter of opinion and typically, I will highlight albums that I have listened to quite a fair bit in order to ultimately arrive at this particular specific assessment.(more…)
Album covers are relics from an ancient age. When a 12.375 inch (31.43 cm) square cardboard sleeve provided the canvas for designers to come up with an eye-catching piece of artwork to persuade the viewer to part with his or her hard earned money. We want to celebrate these art designers by spotlighting the best rock album covers of all time! (In alphabetical order!!)(more…)
A review of Hotel Mira – Perfectionism follows.
Vancouver trio, Hotel Mira, returns with its first full-length album, a collection of songs brimming with musical confidence and melodic bravado that belies the simmering anxiety of singer-songwriter Charlie Kerr’s personal challenges.(more…)
… still there’s more …
ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!
AUSSIE ROCKERS LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME WITH “BEFORE YOU” & NEW EPONYMOUS EP!
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!
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.
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : THIS IS QUEEN (SPOTIFY PLAYLIST)THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : THIS IS QUEEN (SPOTIFY PLAYLIST)
Are you still basking in the Bohemian Rhapsody afterglow? If so, I would recommend that you check out the official Spotify playlist for Queen.
It’s impossible to be objective about Bohemian Rhapsody as I have been a Queen fan since 1977.
PoP RECOMMENDS | ALT-ROCK : LUNARIN – INTO THE ETHERPoP RECOMMENDS | ALT-ROCK : LUNARIN – INTO THE ETHER
Our beloved rock music is much more than the number of Instagram likes or Youtube views or Spotify plays. It is all about heart and soul.
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WHITE DENIM – PERFORMANCEPoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : WHITE DENIM – PERFORMANCE
White Denim are back with yet another collection of iconoclastic rock ‘n’ roll songs!
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : NEIL YOUNG [SPOTIFY PLAYLIST]
Definitely amongst our top ten favourite artists, here’s our PoP Legends playlist for the genius that is Neil Young!
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LIFE ON MARS – TRANCE FORMATION [REVIEW]PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : LIFE ON MARS – TRANCE FORMATION [REVIEW]
A heartfelt throwback to the glory rock ‘n’ roll days of the ’70s, Life on Mars evokes everything that made rock music so special way back when.
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FAIRY BONES – 0% FUNPoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : FAIRY BONES – 0% FUN
Short, sharp punky garagey rock ‘n’ roll is on the agenda when it comes to Arizona band, Fairy Bones.
PoP20 | POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – IMOGEN HEAP (2011)PoP20 | POWER OF POP INTERVIEW – IMOGEN HEAP (2011)
You’re coming back to Singapore! What was it like playing in Singapore 1st time around?
Well, it was very brief sadly. We didn’t really see much of the town but looking forward to coming back this time and spending a little bit more time there. It was one of the most beautiful concert halls I’ve played in, no doubt I really saw that but it was a flying visit. But on this occasion I might come a couple of days early on my own. The band will join me the day before the gig. I’m also coming back to do a concert called Music Matters on the 26th of May, so I’ll probably spend a few days there then as well. I’m doing a talk and a workshop.
PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : NAKED GIANTS – “TV” [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : NAKED GIANTS – “TV” [OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO]
Chuffed to present new music from Seattle trio Naked Giants.