Spring Forward Soundtrack: Power Pop

Train_of_Thought said:

Winner inclusion here for me is "Obscurity Knocks" by Trash Can Sinatras, a real fave of mine.

That got me sighing at the memory of sighing at the first quarter of life. 


bub said:


The Linda Lindas: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Thanks, looking forward to giving it a listen.


This flew under my radar and is now in Heavy rotation! If you want to hear a perfect blend of Jellyfish, Cheap Trick, XTC and Queen...If you firmly believe that Spilt Milk is one of the top two power pop albums of all time, check this out:

https://music.apple.com/us/album/soon/1512598451

https://open.spotify.com/album/0soaIv5bMH3la9fjeLsh43?si=77490df9ecb94f10


What's the OTHER of the top two of all time?


That's another thread! Essentially, I was going for Spilt Milk being, at least, the worthy runner-up to whatever someone's favorite PP album might be...Put another way, I don't think you can be a fan of the genre without having listened to it (but my bias is showing)...

And belated thanks for the Mach 5 recco! 


cuethesun said:

This flew under my radar and is now in Heavy rotation! If you want to hear a perfect blend of Jellyfish, Cheap Trick, XTC and Queen...If you firmly believe that Spilt Milk is one of the top two power pop albums of all time, check this out:

Shortly after college a friend dropped by and somehow we spent the night reading reviews from the Rolling Stone Record Guide out loud to each other and guffawing over the most pointed, over-the-top pans. This succinct broadside, from Allmusic, would have been a contender.

On the bombastic Soon, Lollipop Factory quickly establish themselves as slavish disciples of Seventies-era music; their influences run the gamut from AM radio to punk, all topped off by frontman Dave Tweed's Freddie Mercury-esque operatics.

That’s it. Full stop.

No offense intended, cue. Sometimes bombast really hits the spot, and Soon does the trick.


DaveSchmidt said:

cuethesun said:

This flew under my radar and is now in Heavy rotation! If you want to hear a perfect blend of Jellyfish, Cheap Trick, XTC and Queen...If you firmly believe that Spilt Milk is one of the top two power pop albums of all time, check this out:

Shortly after college a friend dropped by and somehow we spent the night reading reviews from the Rolling Stone Record Guide out loud to each other and guffawing over the most pointed, over-the-top pans. This succinct broadside, from Allmusic, would have been a contender.

On the bombastic Soon, Lollipop Factory quickly establish themselves as slavish disciples of Seventies-era music; their influences run the gamut from AM radio to punk, all topped off by frontman Dave Tweed's Freddie Mercury-esque operatics.

That’s it. Full stop.

No offense intended, cue. Sometimes bombast really hits the spot, and Soon does the trick.

Listening now. Did this band break up, move to England and reform as Muse? Inquiring minds need to know.


Both good observations! Bombast is an accurate description but I'm drawn to big loud guitars (the "power" in PP) and a kitchen sink production that runs the dynamic and sonic spectrum. Not a fan of jangle!

And, Muse is a clever comparison. I can hear the theatre in both acts. 


cuethesun said:

Both good observations! Bombast is an accurate description but I'm drawn to big loud guitars (the "power" in PP) and a kitchen sink production that runs the dynamic and sonic spectrum. Not a fan of jangle!

And, Muse is a clever comparison. I can hear the theatre in both acts. 

The harmonies reminded me of Muse.


Newly out yesterday, some Jellyfishers.


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