Tag Archives: power pop

Power Pop Plus: New Music Reviews

by John M. Borack THE PENGWINS – Volume 4 (Boxed Set) Those power poppin’ Pengwins boys from down Texas way have been doing that thing they do for damn near 40 years now, and on their latest boxed set they …

35 Reviews in 7 Days: The Final Chapter

by John M. Borack THE SNEETCHES – Form of Play: A Retrospective The Sneetches’ output has always been sorely underrated by pop pundits, and Omnivore attempts to right that wrong with this generous 22-track compilation, . Although these tracks were …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 6

by John M. Borack Heading into the home stretch… THE MUFFS – Happy Birthday to Me The Muffs’ Happy Birthday to Me has received the deluxe reissue treatment from Omnivore Recordings on the occasion of the album’s 20th anniversary, and …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 5

by John M. Borack CLIFF HILLIS – Many Happy Returns Cliff Hillis keeps releasing EPs. Cliff’s EPs are always very, very good. I keep hoping for a full-length record from Cliff, but Cliff keeps releasing these damned EPs. His latest …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 4

But wait! There’s more! THE WINDBREAKERS – Terminal The Windbreakers were a pop beacon in the often stormy musical ocean that was the mid-to-late ‘80s, and indie label Mark Records has reissued the band’s 1985 debut album, Terminal, with five bonus …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Part 3

  More reviews comin’ right up… RICHARD X. HEYMAN – Incognito Richard X. Heyman is one of those performers who can always be counted on to pack his records with tunes that are impeccably constructed and expertly performed, and his …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Pt. 2

  JAMIE & STEVE – Sub Textural On their fifth release (and first since 2014), longtime musical partners/former (?) Spongetones Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel have compiled half a dozen new tracks, “created over a period of several years, in …