Tag Archives: power pop

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 …

35 Reviews in 7 Days, Pt. 1

        There is so much good music to catch up on in 2017 – new releases, reissues, discs from earlier in the year, a few 45s, even a couple of books – that I’ve recently found myself unable …

A Few Minutes with Marshall Crenshaw

        Pop music fans are certainly very familiar with Marshall Crenshaw. Beginning with the release of his classic, self-titled LP in 1982 (featuring enduring gems such as “Someday Someway” and “Cynical Girl,” among many) and continuing through …

Top 20 Albums of 2016

    Here ’tis – my list of the top 20 albums of 2016. It was a solid year for new releases, but these are the ones that in particular perked up my ears, set my toes a-tappin’ and caused …