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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:30 pm 
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Background: - "Power Pop" refers to straightforward, jangly, guitar-based pop
songs with little pretension or irony. The genre has its roots in the mid-60s
but was not defined as such until the early 70s.

Criteria: - Power Pop artists are ranked on Musical and Commercial Impact,
Influence & Importance of their Recorded Work.

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List Begun 01-06-10
Edited By: piper

1. Cheap Trick
2. Big Star
3. The Raspberries
4. Badfinger
5. Weezer
6. NRBQ
7. Squeeze
8. Todd Rundgren
9. Marshall Crenshaw
10. Nick Lowe
11. Gin Blossoms
12. Teenage Fanclub
13. The Smithereens
14. Buzzcocks
15. The dB's
16. The Bangles
17. The Flamin' Groovies
18. The Knack
19. Matthew Sweet
20. Shoes
21. Joe Jackson
22. The Lemonheads
23. Redd Kross
24. The Posies
25. Crowded House
26. Bram Tchaikovsky
27. Jellyfish
28. Fountains of Wayne
29. Hoodoo Gurus
30. The Records
31. The Apples in Stereo
32. Material Issue
33. Bay City Rollers
34. Pezband
35. Sloan
36. The Romantics
37. The La's
38. Supergrass
39. The Only Ones
40. Del Amitri
41. The Plimsouls
42. The Primitives
43. Rick Springfield
44. The Rembrandts
45. Velvet Crush
46. Enuff Z'Nuff
47. Sugar
48. The Exploding Hearts
49. Dramarama
50. The Vapors
51. The Innocents
52. The Paul Collins Beat
53. Klaatu
54. Game Theory
55. The Rubinoos
56. OK Go
57. The Mooney Suzuki
58. the pillows
59. Semisonic
60. Brendan Benson
61. Jason Falkner
62. 20/20
63. Fastball
64. Kenickie
65. Superdrag
66. Close Lobsters
67. The Nerves
68. Phantom Planet
69. Beulah
70. Dwight Twilley
71. The Spongetones
72. The Dentists
73. Ben Kweller
74. The Real Kids
75. Teenage Head
76. The Loud Family
77. Marvelous 3
78. The Last
79. Hot Hot Heat
80. Charlotte Hatherly
81. The Rentals
82. Sunnyboys
83. The Format
84. Head Automatica
85. Secret Affair
86. Blue Ash
87. The Motors
88. The Wannadies
89. Rooney
90. that dog.
91. Outrageous Cherry
92. Sahara Hotnights
93. The Early November
94. Jay Reatard
95. Matt & Kim
96. Tracey Ullman
97. fun.
98. The Jasmine Minks
99. Locksley
100. The Railway Children


Sidebar: "Honorable Mentions"

10 Artists from the 60s that came close to the power pop sound and had the biggest influence in the genre:

1. The Beatles
2. The Who
3. The Searchers
4. The Byrds
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Easybeats
7. The Small Faces
8. The Hollies
9. The Monkees
10. The Zombies


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:58 pm 
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Does Paolo Nutini count?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists
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Finlandia wrote:
Does Paolo Nutini count?


I'm not all that familiar with him, and I've never seen him mentioned in power-pop circles. What led you to mention him?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists
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Good to see Hoodoogurus in there.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Power Pop Artists
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Great list. Cheap Trick at #1 is dead-on.

I could maybe see the Romantics move up a bit, though. "Talking in Your Sleep," "One in a Million," and the classic "What I Like About You" were all big power pop hits.


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