16 Feb 2011, 00:12 by inparentheses
4 Feb 2008, 17:07 by cruz992Here is my Top 25 List of All-Time Favorite Power Pop Albums. I worked on this list for submittal to a poll on the (soon to be defunct) Audities mailing list, a poll which was inspired by the newish book by John Borack "Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide".
It changed quite a bit from my first draft, from basically a list of my current faves, to a list more far-reaching in scope, as seen from the view of my many years as a power pop fan. This shift has homogenized the list quite a bit, to mostly feature mostly the well-known power pop Gods.
Despite my previous point, there are no Beatles albums to be found on the list, simply because I consider them bigger than power pop.
Three more albums that I loved, The Orgone Box' self titled debut, The Grip Weeds "House of Vibes" and Chris Bell's "I Am the Cosmos", didn't make the cut with me (though they made Borack's list) because I personally don't consider them power pop. …
22 May 2007, 02:49 by cruz992All-Time Faves Lists
Here is my all-time faves list as of today. As time goes on, I will adjust according to taste...
Fave Musical Artists:
2.The Three O'Clock
5.Guided by Voices
6.Big Star/Chris Bell
13.The Field Mice
15.West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
17.Game Theory/The Loud Family
18.Belle and Sebastian
1.The Someloves-Something Or Other
2.The Three O'Clock-16 Tambourines
3.Sam Phillips-The Indescribable Wow
4.Any Trouble-Where Are All the Nice Girls?
5.R.E.M.-Fables of the Reconstruction
7.Dancing Hoods-12 Jealous Roses
8.Miracle Legion-The Backyard E.P.
9.The Sundays-Reading, Writing, Arithmetic
10.Nanci Griffith-One Fair Summer Evening
11.The Fairways-Is Everything Alright?
12.Oranger-The Quiet Vibration Land