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The Love of Power Pop

It's been a long time since I've done a music post.

I'm sure I mentioned that I'm not typically into lots of stuff around now, though I did get pretty into chillwave a couple years back and there are some really great 60s-reminiscent psychedelic bands out there now (Tame Impala, Temples). But what I really want to talk about is my current favorite genre (and has been on and off for quite some time) -- Power Pop.

From many, I get the eyeroll about mentioning I like power pop as people conjure up sounds in their head that can only be compared to "soft rock" and/or "dad rock". That's too bad though because there's a lot of good stuff their missing out on. Others incorrectly think that "power pop" means large pop acts like Britney Spears or Lady Gaga, but they are sorely mistaken with that notion.

So what's considered "power pop"? Power pop is a musical genre that largely draws its inspiration from 60s (surprise!) Briti…