Published on April 28th, 2014 |
by Gerry Galipault
365 Days of Power Pop: A Pauseandplay.com Playlist
The Beatles, The Kinks, The Who, The Small Faces, The Beach Boys and The Hollies pioneered it in the 1960s. Badfinger, Big Star, Todd Rundgren and the Raspberries perfected it in the ’70s.
Marshall Crenshaw, The Smithereens, Go-Go’s, Bangles, The Replacements and The Romantics kept it going in the 1980s. Jellyfish, The Posies, Supergrass, Weezer, Matthew Sweet and Sloan helped revive it in the 1990s.
Power pop is still alive and well in the 2000s – well, for the most part. Regardless, the subgenre’s signature combination of jangly guitars and tight harmonies hasn’t gone out of style since the Beatles first hit the world stage 50 years ago.
We have compiled our favorite power-pop classics (in no order of importance) … a playlist to last you all year. Hit shuffle and play our “365 Days of Power Pop.” Here are 100 to start off with … with more to come. And we will soon share a Spotify playlist. Hang tight.
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Album Release Dates
July 12, 2019 » Ed Sheeran, New Order, 311, Yuna, Paul McCartney, Africa Express, Kyle Craft, The Dollyrots, Angie Stone, Supersonic Blues Machine, Kool Keith, K.Flay, Penelope Isles, etc.
July 19, 2019 » The Flaming Lips, Sabrina Carpenter, Yes, Sum 41, Scott Stapp, James Taylor, Generationals, Davina and the Vagabonds, etc.
July 26, 2019 » Of Monsters and Men, Violent Femmes, Soundgarden, Justin Moore, Kaiser Chiefs, Cuco, Lloyd Cole, Delbert McClinton and the Self-Man Men + Dana, “Hadestown (Original Broadway Cast Recording),” Mini Mansions, etc.
Aug. 2, 2019 » Skillet, Tenth Avenue North, Volbeat, Ty Segall, The Rocket Summer, Mabel, Cherie Currie & Brie Darling, Tyler Childers, Clairo, Northlane, Penny & Sparrow, The Harmaleighs, etc.
Aug. 9, 2019 » Tori Kelly, Slipknot, The Regrettes, Wilder woods, Ra Ra Riot, P.P. Arnold, Feeder, Marika Hackman, Sam Fender, Spread Eagle, etc.
Aug. 16, 2019 » Taylor Swift, Lionel Richie, Vince Gill, Tanya Tucker, Raphael Saadiq, Midland, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, The Rubinoos, Seratones, The Rembrandts, Coco Montoya, etc.
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