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March 2016 Review Roundup, Part 1


by John M. Borack   JORDAN ANDREW JEFFERSON – The Only Way Out is In For a journalist, sometimes the coolest releases are the ones that catch you completely off guard. To that end, although I hadn’t seen much in …

2015 – The Year’s 50 Best


A round-up of the books, reissues, box sets and new releases that kept us spinning (and cycling) all year long…. BOOKS Attila the Stockbroker – Arguments Yard: My Autobiography (Cherry Red Books) Subtitled “35 Years of Ranting Verse and Thrash …

30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 1


Here’s the first installment of the Power Pop Plus blog’s “30 Reviews in Five Days” project, posting six CD reviews a day on five consecutive days

Brandon Schott – “Crayons & Angels”


by John M. Borack  LA-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Brandon Schott’s brand new one, Crayons & Angels, is something of a soft-pop tour de force, brimming with shimmering melodies, winsome innocence, and some beautiful vocal arrangements. It’s reminiscent of early Harry Nilsson at …

Check out the Top 20 pop albums of 2012

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2012 was a great year for new music, with albums from former major label favorites sharing space with releases from relative upstarts from the indie pop world. For my money, here’s a look at the best of the best from last year.