Thanks for the article and the competition!

I really got into power pop in the nineties and naughties. Lists are always going to be contentious. I might have considered Nada Surf, Redd Kross, Jellyfish, Velvet Crush, Greenberry Woods, XTC. And of course “There are some things you can’t cover up with lipstick and powder … “

And Australian bands are often overlooked in discussions, e.g. The Stems, Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys, You Am I.

But, what makes it onto a list is open for many lengthy discussions, just like the discussions about the definition of the genre itself!

I might start a weekly power pop feature record series for The Riff! But what record to start with …


Australian. Varied interests including music, wildlife (especially birds), food, baseball, taekwondo, drums. Person living with Parkinson’s.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store