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If you only by a few albums this month…

Posted in Albums of the Year, AOR, Blues rock, hard rock, Music for 2016, pop, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 28, 2016 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Hard to pick one single ‘must have’ album from the April releases as there are a lot…

Tax The Heat released their debut on Nuclear Blast and it is chock full of catchy blues/hard rocking tunes with a modern edge.

The Dowling Poole return with their second album ‘One Hyde Park’, a delight from start to finish. If you like quirky pop with a message – think XTC, Squeeze, the instant appeal of ELO songs – this is for you.

Left With Pictures new album ‘Afterlife’ took me by surprise, with its sparse, yet melodic arrangements and haunting vocals. Not for everyone but if like me you love  music regardless of its ‘genre’, have a listen.

And finally the new Cheap Trick ‘Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello’…the band have continued their fine run of form since 1997’s self-titled album (I still can’t get into their 1992 release ‘Woke Up With A Monster’), with their first new album since 2009. It really does hark back at times to their classic 70’s/early 80’s sound. If you are a fan doubtless you will already have this, if not try this album and then work your way back through their fine back catalogue.

Power pop rock – Waltham are back :)

Posted in Melodic rock, Modern rock, Pop rock, Power pop with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2013 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

One of the better power pop rock bands Waltham are backs with a tuneful little ditty ‘Stand N’ Fight’. Loved their self-titled album released a few years ago and they seemingly disappeared until now. Surprises me how power pop/rock never gets much mention over here.

One of the UK’s leading writer and performers of classy pop/punk/rock is Ginger of the Wildhearts fame who had Hey! Hello! this year plus he has  new Pledge Music funded album project Albion out early next year. Does the man never sleep?

Of course equally as good in my humble opinion is Willie Dowling who has worked with Ginger in the past. Sadly Jackdaw4 are no more but they left us with lots of great tunes including this one…

…and one final slice of pop rock bliss by the US masters of the pop rock riff Cheap Trick