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From Big Star to Teenage Fanclub, let's talk jangle, let's talk hooks, let's talk power pop! Category: Genres & Scenes

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Started by maximum jack. Last reply by maximum jack Nov 11, 2013. 194 Replies

Pretty self-explanatory, share the Power Pop Gem you are currently listening to.  I'll start:Ice Cream Hands - Traveling Made Easy (1993)Continue

Best Pop albums of the new Millenium

Started by Rich Horton. Last reply by Ron Balliet Jan 22, 2013. 17 Replies

And, yes, this means I'm one of those people who think the millenium began on Jan. 1st, 2001.  ;-) Over at the blog for my radio station I've…Continue

New Hoodoo Gurus song is about being an aging rocker, it also kicks major ass.

Started by MzAmar. Last reply by Ron Balliet Jan 22, 2013. 4 Replies

I couldn't paste for some reason, so you can watch it here They are playing a live webcast 3-hour show tomorrow (depending on where you are) as…Continue

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Power Pop In The Mainstream

Started by Scott Larson. Last reply by maximum jack Jan 7, 2012. 31 Replies

Power Pop is a genre unto itself, however every now and then a mainstream music artist will dip their toes in its effervescent pool of hookyness.  My challenge to you is to make a list of mainstream…Continue

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Comment by Bruce Brodeen on November 4, 2013 at 6:27pm

Bruce, co-founder of RRT - the answer:

Yes...and tell us a bit about what yr working on, project-wise.

Really like the song - quite a bit.  (so you know, I've worked full-time in power pop on the business side for over 20 years)

Short, says its piece and doesn't overstay it's welcome.  The chorus could be higher-impact and punchier, arguably BUT it's certainly solid/good enough and it's all thoroughly enjoyable and it has plenty 'o jangle! :-)

If you'd like a reach the community of one of my other sites(, let me know.  There's almost 4,000 members in there and it's totally dedicated to power pop - drop me an email at:

Comment by Steve Rosenbaum on November 4, 2013 at 5:56pm

Hi all - if I make my own power pop and want to post it here is it ok? I guess only one way to find out! I hope you like it!

Comment by Harry on October 18, 2013 at 11:15pm

Pushy Parents are excellent, thanks pplist.

Wish they had more stuff out.

Comment by pplist on October 18, 2013 at 9:22pm

Not that new but it popped up on a playlist and I found a widget:

Comment by Bruce Brodeen on July 1, 2013 at 4:40pm

I'm glad to hear I"m not the only one there....and WHOA!!  Totally missed that this was a new song!!  Thanks for posting this, big time!  Off to tune on it...

Comment by pplist on July 1, 2013 at 3:58pm

My feelings exactly, Bruce. I, too, don't generally mind lo-fi, but the excellent songs by Warm Soda deserve a fuller sound. Incidentally, the widget below isn't from the LP but from a single just released today.

Comment by Bruce Brodeen on July 1, 2013 at 12:31pm

I bought this album earlier in the year(Warm Soda) and it's one of my faves so's a low-fi affair and, generally, I don't mind that.

Though, I found myself wishing most of the songs on the album had a meatier, fuller sound, honestly.   Still, an all-round WINNER w/ Warm Soda!

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Comment by Richard Rossi on May 9, 2013 at 5:39pm

Great Spongetones contest going on here! just guess where waldo is in this great video of Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel....

Comment by Bruce Brodeen on February 25, 2013 at 9:05am

It's NEVER too late to talk about Kelly Stoltz, pplist....another one in a long list of over-looked power pop greats, though, that's not a proper application of the term.  I pull his albums out a few times a year without fail....


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