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Best Power Pop/Rock Bands of the 90s *

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Posted on Nov 17, 2015, 6:25:22 AM PST
Owl says:
Dave Matthews

Posted on Nov 17, 2015, 6:21:44 AM PST
Owl says:
Del Amitri, Rusted Root, Bare Naked Ladies

Posted on Jun 8, 2015, 12:08:27 AM PDT
1993 Urge Overkill - Positive Bleeding

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2014, 10:34:09 AM PST
SuziBeth says:
Blink 182
The Click Five
Fountains of Wayne
Gin Blossoms
Jimmy Eat World

Posted on Mar 12, 2013, 1:47:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2013, 1:48:11 PM PDT
D. Stepp says:
GBV, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols, Supergrass....
and the Smithereens were awful.

Posted on Mar 12, 2013, 10:24:06 AM PDT
N. Kucij says:
I'd add Buffalo Tom, Belly and The Figgs.

Posted on Mar 11, 2013, 6:00:34 PM PDT
Mamunia says:
Wow, this is a kickass discussion! Where else can you find people who know all these bands like Jason Falkner, Superdrag, and Kara's Flowers(?!) in one place. I used to LOVE me some KF back in the day. And the Candyskins, wow, blast from the past. I put them with The Cunninghams in my head (same personal time period). I loved Linus of Hollywood's first. Phantom Planets first is still the best, imo. Can't think of others right now.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013, 11:16:39 AM PST
Sam Wood says:
Superdrag - "Head Trip in Every Key" is one of the best power pop albums of the '90s, if not ever. And the rest of their stuff was about that good, too.

Posted on Sep 23, 2010, 10:05:45 AM PDT
guided by voices > all the other posts

Posted on Aug 27, 2010, 6:24:11 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
And how about Sugar (with Bob Mould)? I love "Helpless" and "If I Can't Change Your Mind" from 'Copper Blue,' and the singles "Gee Angel" and "Believe What You're Saying" from 'File Under: Easy Listening.'

Posted on Aug 24, 2010, 10:10:12 PM PDT
Sleepy says:
~ L'Arc-en-Ciel ~
~ L'Arc-en-Ciel ~
~ L'Arc-en-Ciel ~

Posted on Aug 24, 2010, 5:49:49 PM PDT
Hey, sorry, Elvis Bros are from the 80's, not the 90's. Sorry about that...

Posted on Aug 24, 2010, 5:42:47 PM PDT
The Elvis Brothers from Champaign, IL. Great power pop/rockabilly from the 80's. 2 killer albums on a CBS/Epic affiliate company whose name escapes me. Maybe Nemporer Records?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2010, 5:38:52 PM PDT
House of Large Sizes! I can't believe someone else on here knows about them. Great, fun band.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010, 4:51:42 PM PDT
Last Rocker says:
THE STAR SPANGLES - Bazooka should have been a hit album.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010, 4:14:09 PM PDT
JonnyFive says:
FOW = Duh! Good call.
I'm a fan also of Seattle's SuperDeluxe : Their record Via Sattelite was an underrated power-pop gem.

How about Kara's Flowers... more commonly known nowadays as Maroon5 (before adding James Valentine and doing their best Stevie Wonder impressions)

And... the Exies (first record).

Also... more recently, Detroit's THE FAGS.
Light 'Em Up is an outstanding booze-soaked power-pop release somewhere between Butch Walker and Cheap Trick.
The production on the CD is a little lacking, but can be compensated for with more volume. Turn it up. :)

Posted on Aug 17, 2010, 10:07:41 AM PDT
RockNRollGuy says:
The Paul Collins Beat, because Collins re-formed The Beat during the 90s after pursuing a solo career with Chuck Prophet and members of Sheryl Crow and Chris Isaak's bands. The Paul Collins Beat made the perfect album with their self-titled CD "The Beat," which is sold as just the album on CD and a 2 albums on 1 CD. Songs such as Look But Don't Touch, Rock N Roll Girl and Walking Out On Love are excellent. I'm also a fan of Paul Collins' other groups, The Nerves (with Peter Case) and The Breakaways (with Peter Case).

One Way Ticket (Dig)
Walking Out on Love: The Lostsessions

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 17, 2010, 9:07:15 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
Aw, I love him. I have all his '80s albums, and I've heard some of his '90s and '00s output.

I'd also recommend Kirsty MacColl -- though she wasn't really a power-pop artist, a number of her late '80s/early '90s tracks could be classified as such (like "All I Ever Wanted," which she co-wrote with Crenshaw, on 1991's 'Electric Landlady').

Posted on Aug 16, 2010, 9:57:53 PM PDT
Marshall Crenshaw.
C'mon. That's an easy call

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2010, 9:55:31 PM PDT
Glad to see the mention of the Gin Blossoms

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 16, 2010, 9:53:20 PM PDT
You nailed it. Wow.

Posted on Aug 16, 2010, 4:19:41 PM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
Fountains Of Wayne, anyone? :)

A lot of people probably know them primarily for their 2003 hit "Stacey's Mom," but there is so much more to them than that. Their 1996 self-titled debut and 1999's 'Utopia Parkway' are utterly fabulous -- sweet melodies and witty lyrics. (I would also recommend their 2005 rarities collection 'Out Of State Plates,' and their 2007 album 'Traffic & Weather.')

Posted on Aug 16, 2010, 2:20:20 PM PDT
The Model Rockets, who have carried the Power Pop torch into the '00s as The Tripwires. I love them.

Posted on Aug 1, 2010, 5:09:09 PM PDT
P. Dull says:
...on the more indie side, you should check out The Yum Yums, Dirt Bike Annie, and The Exploding Hearts

Posted on Jul 29, 2010, 3:11:11 PM PDT
The Drowners (the ones from Denmark)
The Merrymakers
The Pursuit of Happiness
Jeff Buckley (although he might have gotten the notoriety he deserved had he lived, he certainly has influenced a lot of artists.)
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