Sunday, July 15, 2007

Power Pop Is Alive

Wholly derivative and you won't find it on any year-end critic lists, Calling Our World, the 2nd album by Rooney is almost a perfect Power Pop album. In fact, it gets off to such a fast start that the lax 2nd half of the record puzzles. Power Pop has never gotten much critical respect. There is no one from that genre in the RRHOF and none have been nominated. At its best, this album captures that glorious moment in the early 70's when the Beach Boys met the Beatles and spawned Badfinger, Raspberries and Big Star. It deserves to sell as much as an All American Reject CD or a Strokes one. 12 quick songs that get lodged. Just like the old days.
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