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30 Reviews in Five Days, Pt. 2


by John M. Borack The Well Wishers – “A Shattering Sky” (No label listed) Like death, taxes and a Wal Mart shopping excursion, a Well Wishers record is always predictable – but in a good way. You know you’re gonna …

Power Pop Plus: New Reviews


Tons of excellent records have surfaced over the past several months, both new releases and on the reissue front. Let’s dig right in, shall we?

Review: “Power Pop Unplugged”

by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – Power Pop Unplugged, Volume One (Zero Hour Records) In which 21 artists – some relatively well-known within power pop’s little circle, some not so much – acoustically re-imagine some of the genre’s most …

Check out the Top 20 pop albums of 2012

LPs on turntable

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.

Two New Holiday-Themed Pop CD’s are Sure to Please

Various artist holiday/Christmas CD’s can be tricky propositions, mainly because it’s pretty damned difficult to find one that’s aurally exciting from start to finish.  As a matter of fact, 1991’s Yuletunes (featuring Shoes, Material Issue and other Midwest pop titans) …