NEW ALBUM ANOTHER WINTER ALIVE OUT NOW!
… still there’s more …
… still there’s more …
ROCK’S NOT DEAD — YOU ARE!
AUSSIE ROCKERS LIVE UP TO THEIR NAME WITH “BEFORE YOU” & NEW EPONYMOUS EP!
LISTEN TO “HEAVEN, ALMOST”
English singer-songwriter Ralegh Long is back with a new song – “Heaven, Almost” – now playing at your favourite streaming service. A chamber pop instant classic.
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 HISTORY | PoP LEGENDS : THE BEATLES SUPER DELUXE EDITIONROCK HISTORY | PoP LEGENDS : THE BEATLES SUPER DELUXE EDITION
After the success of last year’s Sgt Pepper remix reissue, this 50th anniversary edition of my favourite Beatles album was the one to look out for!
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.
The demise of our beloved Rock Music has been declared for many years now. But the fact of the matter that in the last few years, there has been a surfeit of dynamic hard rock music that has been made – more than enough to satisfy diehard fans worldwide.
PoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – LOOK NOWPoP RECOMMENDS | PoP LEGENDS : ELVIS COSTELLO & THE IMPOSTERS – LOOK NOW
EC fans received a bit of a scare after the singer-songwriter cancelled a clutch of live dates due to ill health. But news of his recovery and the release of Look Now – one of Costello’s best albums of recent times – must have cheered diehard followers!
PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : RESTORATIONS – LP5000PoP RECOMMENDS | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : RESTORATIONS – LP5000
Philly indie rockers Restorations return from a 4 year hiatus to deliver a powerful new album, LP5000.
PoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM PAUL WELLER, PAUL MCCARTNEY, PAUL SIMON AND SUEDEPoP RECOMMENDS | RETROPOPROCK : NEW ALBUMS FROM PAUL WELLER, PAUL MCCARTNEY, PAUL SIMON AND SUEDE
In 2018, retro pop rock still has relevance though probably not for millennials and younger generations. But it matters not. I know that the PoP Faithful will enjoy these releases. Good enough!
PoP20 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BRASS BED – MIDNIGHT MATINEE (2008)PoP20 | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : BRASS BED – MIDNIGHT MATINEE (2008)
Continuing our lookback at our publishing history with a decade-old review of Brass Bed!
BRASS BED Midnight Matinee (Self released)
I’m guessing that Brass Bed got their name from Dylan’s Lay Lady Lay but I could be wrong.
Mention Styx online and chances are you are going to be trolled. But for a time, the pop-rock quintet were one of the biggest bands on the planet.
PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE REFUSERS – “DISOBEY”PoPTV | THE NEW ROCK N ROLL : THE REFUSERS – “DISOBEY”
When Trump became President, there was lots of talk about how resistance to his administration would inspire loads of protest music similar to the 80s with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Has not quite panned out that way, so thank goodness for Seattle’s The Refusers!
THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : SURE SURE – “LIE LIE LIE”THE LISTENING BOOTH | POP POWER!!! : SURE SURE – “LIE LIE LIE”
Feel-good pop music is what Sure Sure is interested in. After all, the quartet has already amassed 14 million plays on Spotify, so…
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!
PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : HUX & THE HITMEN – SOGGY OXYGENPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : HUX & THE HITMEN – SOGGY OXYGEN
Faithful visitors to Power of Pop will know how much I am a fan of the music of young singer/songwriter/guitarist Huxley Rittman.
THE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : GENESIS PLAYLISTSTHE LISTENING BOOTH | PoP LEGENDS : GENESIS PLAYLISTS
This month I celebrate the wonderful music of one of my favourite bands – Genesis.
PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : THE JAYHAWKS – RAINY DAY MUSIC (2003)PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : THE JAYHAWKS – RAINY DAY MUSIC (2003)
Blast from the distant PoP past – 15 years on…
THE JAYHAWKS Rainy Day Music (Lost Highway/American)
After the greater pop emphasis of Sound of Lies and Smile, the Jayhawks return to the roots rock approach of their earlier albums (especially Hollywood Town Hall and Tomorrow the Green Grass) with this, their first album with the Lost Highway label (also home of that other alt-country standard bearer, Ryan Adams).
PoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE LEMON TWIGS – GO TO SCHOOLPoP RECOMMENDS | POWER POP ROCK N ROLL : THE LEMON TWIGS – GO TO SCHOOL
Risk-taking is such a rare thing in the contemporary music scene, that when it does happen it hits us like a lightning bolt!
PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ZOOM (2001)PoP20 | PoP LEGENDS : ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ZOOM (2001)
An ELO review from 2001!
If the announcement of a new ELO album, after a 15-year absence, raised eyebrows, then the realisation that Zoom is essentially Jeff Lynne playing everything caused many brows to furrow.