Power Pop

Guppy

Charly Bliss: Guppy

Sometimes there is only so much peer pressure a guy can take before he breaks. And so it went with Charlie Bliss' new album, Guppy. Donald Trump was even suppla...
Caviar

Caviar: Caviar

Saved from the dark recesses of the old forgotten singles and defunct band drawer at the label I worked for, this thing has one song going for it: "Tangerine Sp...
Pythons

Surfer Blood: Pythons

I can't say the lead singer, John Paul Pitts', voice is my favorite. It sounds a little Kermit-y to me. Or like if Morrissey had an affair with Kermit and had a...
MCII

Mikal Cronin: MCII

What rock music these days isn't in some varying throwback style? What's old is new and all that. It just seems that we've explored all the musical genres at th...
Years of Refusal

Morrissey: Years of Refusal

Nobody has ever accused Mr. Morrissey of being artistic with his solo record covers, but why the fuck is he standing there looking like my pissed off plumber af...
Trust

Elvis Costello: Trust

There's something about an Elvis Costello album that just sounds so damn good. The production is always so on point. You can somehow hear all the instruments an...
Maladroit

Weezer: Maladroit

They have really poured on the pop for this one. "Dope Nose" is a great, great pop song in all its power chord glory. It's never really clear when Weezer is bei...
Lapalco

Brendan Benson: Lapalco

Does the world need another lovelorn singer/songwriter? I don't know, but if they alll wrote such catchy pop, I say bring 'em on. On Benson's song "Folk Singer"...