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Old 12-31-2015, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Power Pop That Is Not Called Power Pop But Still Is Power Pop Cause **** You?

I've discovered today that I like Killswitch Engage quite a bit more than I thought I did, and it's basically because I've realized that they should be listened to as a power pop band rather than a metalcore one. I've long thought of In Flames as a metallic power pop band as well, even if no one else does.

Know any bands that would qualify for the power pop tag, even if the musical elite call them something else?




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Old 12-31-2015, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, you feel those two songs are pop? Pretty heavy for power pop...but I guess many I have different definitions of what power pop is...for me, power pop is defined by two bands- The Raspberries and Weezer. Throw in some Marshall Crenshaw or Rockpile and there you go, lol...
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Well the whole point of power pop is that it's pop that's heavier than traditional pop. I don't think there should be a ceiling on the heaviness, so long as the music is basically pop. I think In Flames and Killswitch are the new era of Big Star and Cheap Trick.
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With no ceiling on the heaviness, I think this might be epitome of rocking power pop

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Meh. Not a big Ghoul fan.

This is some goodness. Melodic metalcore had some good power pop when it wasn't boring ****...




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Well the whole point of power pop is that it's pop that's heavier than traditional pop. I don't think there should be a ceiling on the heaviness, so long as the music is basically pop. I think In Flames and Killswitch are the new era of Big Star and Cheap Trick.
You can think that. You'd be wrong, but you can think it, lol.



The new era of power pop is Weezer, The Killers and one-off bands like Tinted Windows. Some would even throw Foxy Shazam in there, or Free Energy.
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The melodic DM scene in Sweden produced some pretty good bands IMO. But In Flames has sucked for a long time, like a Swedish Motley Crue.
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I think In Flames and Killswitch are the new era of Big Star
You should be ****ing castrated for putting Big Star in the same sentence as those two bands
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You can think that. You'd be wrong, but you can think it, lol.



The new era of power pop is Weezer, The Killers and one-off bands like Tinted Windows. Some would even throw Foxy Shazam in there, or Free Energy.
Power pop need not have any kind of restrictive sound. It's just pop that's louder than the Beatles. These qualify...






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You should be ****ing castrated for putting Big Star in the same sentence as those two bands
Some of In Flames' music is just as good as anything Big Star ever put out. And I'm only just starting to like Killswitch again, but they have their moments. Either way, regardless of quality, melodic death metal and melodic metalcore are two genres that are as much pop as metal. Which was my point.
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