Power Pop Thread

Anyone got any Good and Fun powerpop I could listen to, whether it’s new or old? Was thinking along the lines of The Cars or Big Star or Sunflower Bean…

Oh wait, there was sort of a thread about this a while back, but it’s only got a few songs in it, a pleasing amount of which is sortof about Silver Sun (cheers @balonz’s wedding): I used to love this when I was just a nipper:

See also The Candyskins, the band Supergrass could have been:

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for newer bands check out Ex Hex


and Beaches

Having said that, these are both bands I saw live first, and I don’t think either band has quiet managed to capture their live sound on record

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More Brendan but he’s a master at this genre

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Don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone mention Silver Sun. My fave track:

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One of the catchiest songs ever:

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“Hundreds and Thousands” off of Swearin’s debut.

Not sure anyone ever did it better than Teenage Fanclub, especially on Grand Prix.


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Jimmy Eat World!

This is great.

Billy went full power pop here:

They fill me with rage these days but credit where credit is due:

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Years ago I made a power pop playlist. The inclusion of some songs might be questionable but they’re all bangers!

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