is a popular musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s
British and American pop
music. It typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are usually kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed. Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat. Instruments usually include one or more electric guitars, an electric bass guitar, a drum kit, and sometimes electric keyboards or synthesizers. While its cultural impact has waxed and waned over the decades, power pop is among rock’s most enduring subgenres.
The genre can over-lap with other genres such as pop punk
, jangle pop
, and general pop rock
Edited by [deleted user] on 23 Nov 2012, 09:41
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