Tag Archives: Power Pop Plus

CD Review: Addison Love’s “Thoughts on Lunch?”

Addison Love – Thoughts on Lunch? (Big Stir) Those who claim that power pop music is an old(er) man’s game should rejoice mightily upon hearing Addison Love’s excellent debut record, Thoughts on Lunch? Love is a 22-year-old wunderkind from Orange …

Power Pop Plus: Kool Kat Musik Label Spotlight

Back in the early days of power pop’s near-renaissance (ie, the mid-to-late ‘90s), labels that specialized in those groovy pop sounds sprung up like so many weeds. (I won’t even try to list them for fear I’ll leave some out.) …

Album Review: “Wilkerson”

  Danny Wilkerson – Wilkerson (SpyderPop Records) Sometimes an album is just so good – so perfect in nearly every way – that I feel the need to shout it from the rooftop. So please excuse me for a moment …

New Music Reviews for May 2018

Being a music journalist who dabbles in drumming can present something of a dilemma: it’s often tough for me to recommend releases I’m involved in without the dreaded “conflict of interest” charge rearing its not-so-pretty head. But this time out …

CD Review: International Pop Overthrow, Vol. 20

VARIOUS ARTISTS – International Pop Overthrow, Volume 20 (Pop Geek Heaven) “Well it was 20 years ago today David Bash booked some bands to play.” This inscription – alongside snapshots of each of the 20 International Pop Overthrow CD compilation …

John M. Borack’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

As it was with my recent year-end list of the top 40 songs of 2017, it was difficult to whittle the list of my favorite albums of the year down to a mere 25. Here they are, along with mini-reviews …