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Music Review: Sports – ‘All of Something’

Sports - All of Something Cover

Ohio-based basement rock quintet Sports releases its second and probably last album 'All of Something' as a sort of time capsule for lead songwriter and vocalist Carmen Perry's experience and view on relationships. Read More »

Music Review: Mika – ‘No Place in Heaven’

Mika No Place Like Heaven album cover

The English singer-songwriter's gift for melodic, catchy, socially perceptive glam-pop with literate lyrics and operatic sizzle is undimmed on his fourth studio album. Read More »

Music Review: Jellyfish – ‘Bellybutton’ and ‘Spilt Milk’ 2-CD Reissues

Jellyfish Spilt Milk

Omnivore is reissuing the great power pop band's two early-'90s studio albums in comprehensive remastered two-CD sets with the original tracks plus dozens of demo and live tracks. Read More »

Music Review: Sloan – ‘Commonwealth’

Sloan - Commonwealth

'Commonwealth' proves that Sloan has four skilled songwriters and instrumentalists with distinct tastes that keep the band atop the list of power pop bands. Read More »

Music Review: Big Star – ‘#1 Record,’ ‘Radio City’ [2014 Reissues]

big star

If you didn't pick up the 2009 bundle of the two albums together, it's time to finally hitch your wagon to Big Star. Read More »

Music Review: Game Theory – ‘Blaze of Glory’ [2014 Reissue]


New wave and power pop fans should get Game Theory's newly reissued 1982 'Blaze of Glory,' especially if they haven't experienced this nugget before. Read More »

Music Review: The Posies – ‘Failure’ [Reissue]

The Posies - Failure (2014 Reissue)

A new reissue of The Posies' 'Failure' is a power pop nugget for lovers of jangle rock. Read More »

Music Review: Billy Thermal – ‘Billy Thermal’

Billy Thermal

Recorded in 1980 but never before released in full until later this month, the new wave of 'Billy Thermal' is a poppy artifact of the era. Read More »

Music Review: Carnival Season – ‘Misguided Promise: Carnival Season Complete (1984-89)’


Fans of Let's Active, The Windbreakers, The Replacements, and The Lemonheads will enjoy this newly found treasure. Read More »

Music Review: The Three O’Clock – ‘The Hidden World Revealed’


A great intro for new fans, and longtime Paisley Underground followers have plenty of alternates and demos to enjoy. Read More »