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110 rows · Power pop is a music genre which is a more aggressive form of pop rock Although its mainstream success peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s the genre continues to influence new artists The following list is divided in two sections The first section includes notable power pop bands and solo artists while the second section includes

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  • 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists  DigitalDreamDoor

    100 Greatest Power Pop Artists DigitalDreamDoor

    Criteria Power Pop artists are ranked on Musical and Commercial Impact Influence Importance of their Recorded Work Background Power Pop refers to straightforward jangly guitarbased pop songs with little pretension or irony The genre has its roots in the mid60s but was not defined as

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  • Power Pop Music Artists  AllMusic

    Power Pop Music Artists AllMusic

    Powerpop bands happened to emerge around the same time of punk so they were swept along with the new wave because their brief catchy songs fit into the postpunk aesthetic Out of these bands Cheap Trick the Knack the Romantics and Dwight Twilley had the biggest hits but the Shoes the Records the Nerves and 2020 among many others became cult favorites

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  • Power Pop Bands  Power Pop News

    Power Pop Bands Power Pop News

    Power pop music has elements of rockabilly pop Mersey beat doowop and bubblegum but it only really started to jell as its own genre in the late ‘70’s Still the power pop sound is rooted in bands such as Badfinger The Byrds Beatles Beach Boys The Move and perhaps most profoundly The Who Early Power Pop Bands

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  • Power Pop Music Genre Overview  AllMusic

    Power Pop Music Genre Overview AllMusic

    Powerpop bands happened to emerge around the same time of punk so they were swept along with the new wave because their brief catchy songs fit into the postpunk aesthetic Out of these bands Cheap Trick the Knack the Romantics and Dwight Twilley had the biggest hits but the Shoes the Records the Nerves and 2020 among many others became cult favorites

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  • Power Pop News

    Power Pop News

    At Power Pop News our objective is to highlight some of the best power pop and power pop bands around today just to make your search a little easier Stop by for weekly reviews of the latest power pop releases Those who play may also wish to stop by for the latest power pop guitar chords posted monthly with regularity

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  • A beginners’ guide to the heyday of powerpop 19721986

    A beginners’ guide to the heyday of powerpop 19721986

    Powerpop 101The hooky yet hardedged guitardriven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously There were threads and uprisingsdisconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movementas early as the late ’60s when some young rock‘n’roll fans were already starting to rebel against rock’s increasing pretensions and ponderousness

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  • Powerpopholic  The latest power pop music reviews and

    Powerpopholic The latest power pop music reviews and

    Extra Arms heavy and fast riffs layered with Allen’s rough vocal are what power pop bands can aspire to “Comes In Waves” and “No Enemies” keep the driving guitars and pounding rhythm flowing The thick bass slows the tempo on “Space Jam” which buries its

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  • Power Pop Music Artists  AllMusic

    Power Pop Music Artists AllMusic

    However in the late 80s a new breed of power pop began to form The new bands who were primarily influenced by Big Star blended traditional power pop with alternative rock sensibilities and sounds in the process groups like Teenage Fanclub Material Issue and the Posies became critical and cult favorites

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  • Power Pop Music  Discogs

    Power Pop Music Discogs

    Heavily influenced by The Beatles The Easybeats The Who The Kinks Power Pop was a style that first appeared in the very late 1960s with bands like The Rasberries and Badfinger Vocally driven rock music that has very poppy melodies and vocal stylings Guitar riffs are prominent as is the drum track

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  • 10 Essential Power Pop Albums

    10 Essential Power Pop Albums

    Mar 02 2018 · So power pop then was rock music that operated like pop emphasizing the harmonies and hooks first and foremost but with some badass riffs to drive them home The roots of power pop lie in bands such as The Beatles and Badfinger who passed down the gift of a dynamite chorus

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  • 10 Greatest Power Pop Songs  Best Classic Bands

    10 Greatest Power Pop Songs Best Classic Bands

    2 Peter Power Pop 25 August 2015 0113 Hi Ken The term “power pop” wasn’t coined by Greg Shaw It was Pete Townshend who came up with the name in 1967 when he said “power pop is what we play” in an article published in the May 20 issue New Musical Express

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  • A beginners’ guide to the heyday of powerpop 19721986

    A beginners’ guide to the heyday of powerpop 19721986

    Powerpop 101The hooky yet hardedged guitardriven musical style known as power pop didn’t generate spontaneously There were threads and uprisingsdisconnected sounds that later combined into something like a movementas early as the late ’60s when some young rock‘n’roll fans were already starting to rebel against rock’s increasing pretensions and ponderousness

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  • Powerpop 10 of the best  Music  The Guardian

    Powerpop 10 of the best Music The Guardian

    Feb 11 2015 · Powerpop some say began with Emitt Rhodes’s 1970 debut album or Badfinger’s Magic Christian Music also 1970 but really those were more like

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  • The New Face of Power Pop « Bandcamp Daily

    The New Face of Power Pop « Bandcamp Daily

    Nov 03 2016 · As an antidote loads of garage bands started turning to power pop reissues like Rhino’s excellent DIY series as well as the more accessible late ‘80s bands that sprang from the original trend It was easy to find used copies of ‘80s major label power pop acts like the GoGos the Plimsouls the Bangles and the Smithereens and soon The Posies Teenage Fanclub Lemonheads Matthew

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  • POWER POP AND CO AllTime Top 5000 a work in progress

    POWER POP AND CO AllTime Top 5000 a work in progress

    Strictly speaking quite a few records in this everexpandingevolving list are not power pop so expect an eclectic and subjective choice of goodies but the sheer energy irresistible melodic hooks and crisp vocal harmonies that characterize them all make them worthy of belonging here The basic rule is one record per artistband only which means that twofer CDs count for one a

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  • Tag power pop  Bandcamp

    Tag power pop Bandcamp

    alltime best selling power pop “ this album is so earnest and emotional and vulnerablethe kind of music that sticks with you after the catchy hooks and punk guitar keeps you listening Its power from start to finish I feel all the words to this song when I driveits so cool

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  • Absolute Powerpop

    Absolute Powerpop

    Virginias Mark Roebuck has been kicking around the power pop scene since the 1980s in bands such as The Deal and Big Cirle and releasing some solo albums He also recorded an acoustic folkrock album with fellowatthetime bartender Dave Matthews in 1989 as Tribe of Heaven His latest finally brings him to my pages and its a wonderful collection of ByrdsBig StarBadfingerstyled pop

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  • Power Pop Hall of Fame – Celebrate the Power Pop

    Power Pop Hall of Fame – Celebrate the Power Pop

    great power pop music even if they may be categorized in another form of popular music ie rock pop new wave alternative etc How Does An Artist Get Into The Power Pop Hall of Fame How Does An Artist Get Selected for The Power Pop Hall of Fame Firstly the artist has to be known for playing power pop music

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  • VARIOUS ARTISTS  Power Pop  Various   Music

    VARIOUS ARTISTS Power Pop Various Music

    Power Pop emerged as early as the 1960s with The Beatles being cited as the melodic mothership from which it all emerged Characterized by strong melodies clear vocals and harmonies plus catchy guitar riffs and sometimes keyboards the genre can be used to describe bands Big Star The Knack etc to certain songs by bands who arent purebred Power Pop Blondie The Bangles and vice versa

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  • Power Pop Music  Discogs

    Power Pop Music Discogs

    Power Pop Music Description Heavily influenced by The Beatles The Easybeats The Who The Kinks Power Pop was a style that first appeared in the very late 1960s with bands like The Rasberries and Badfinger Vocally driven rock music that has very poppy melodies and vocal stylings Guitar riffs are prominent as is the drum track

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  • Power pop music

    Power pop music

    Powerpop is a popular musical subgenre that draws its inspiration from 60s British and American pop and rock music With the term defined by Pete Townshend of The Who 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

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  • Powerpop 10 of the best  Music  The Guardian

    Powerpop 10 of the best Music The Guardian

    Feb 11 2015 · Powerpop some say began with Emitt Rhodes’s 1970 debut album or Badfinger’s Magic Christian Music also 1970 but really those were more like

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  • Best Power Pop Albums of 2017  Power Pop News

    Best Power Pop Albums of 2017 Power Pop News

    Dec 28 2017 · Best Power Pop Albums of 2017 Here’s 2017’s Best Power Pop Albums list In addition to the 20 best albums of 2017 I’ve listed the top 3 reissues top 3 EPs and top 3 non power pop albums A few things to note The Red Button’s Now It’s All This was included on two lists as it contained reissues as well as an EP of new music

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  • The Best Power Pop Albums of 2018  Album of The Year

    The Best Power Pop Albums of 2018 Album of The Year

    Jan 19 2018 · The Best Power Pop Albums of 2018 View reviews ratings news more regarding your favorite band

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  • Power Pop  Music Genres  Rate Your Music

    Power Pop Music Genres Rate Your Music

    Usually people refer to three different waves of power pop The first one is from the 1970s and features bands such as Badfinger Raspberries Cheap Trick and Big Star The second originates from the late 1970s and early 1980s with bands such as The Knack The Beat and The Romantics

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  • 100 Greatest Power Pop Songs

    100 Greatest Power Pop Songs

    Criteria These top 100 Power Pop Songs were chosen for best exemplifying the genre along with their popularity among genre fans impact on the genre and overall quality Definition Power Pop refers to straightforward jangly guitarbased pop songs with little pretension or genre has its roots in the mid60s but was not defined as such until the early 70s

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  • The Best Power Pop Albums of 2016  Powerpopholic

    The Best Power Pop Albums of 2016 Powerpopholic

    Dec 31 2016 · This was a good year for music a tough year to sort out – I have definitely heard a generation gap with artists this year So much so I came up with two lists the first was power pop specific with the usual retroinfluences Top 25 Power Pop Albums of 2016

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  • New Power Pop Releases Songs  Music Albums  2019s

    New Power Pop Releases Songs Music Albums 2019s

    New Releases Now Sign up to find top new songs of 2019 and videos from the best new 2019 albums Discover and listen to new music releases and 2019s best new album releases this week and every week here Hear the hot songs of the year and all important new cd releases of 2019 in one place

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  • Power Pop Hall of Fame – Celebrate the Power Pop

    Power Pop Hall of Fame – Celebrate the Power Pop

    great power pop music even if they may be categorized in another form of popular music ie rock pop new wave alternative etc How Does An Artist Get Into The Power Pop Hall of Fame How Does An Artist Get Selected for The Power Pop Hall of Fame Firstly the artist has to be known for playing power pop music

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