Saturday, July 09, 2005

The Posies

The Posies, who along with Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet DEFINED power pop during the 90's, just released a new album called Every Kind of Light. This is their first studio album since they "broke up" in the late 1990s. It features some great songs that are in the vein of Frosting on the Beater, their hallmark 1993 album that remains one of my all-time favorite albums. Standouts include: Conversations, All In A Day's Work, I Guess You're Right, and Second Time Around. The rest of the album disappoints a bit, except the track I Finally Found A Jungle I Like, which I'm on the fence about. It's not the Posies sound I love - too much organ and horns - and the jungle metaphors are a bit annoying, but it's catchy. Is it just me or does the outro appropriate the horn riff from the outro of The Who's My Wife? Anyway, if you like power pop (and I know you do), check out the latest from the guys (i.e., the core of the Posies, Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow) who have so much power pop cred that they JOINED Big Star (in 1993)! And if you don't own Frosting on the Beater, please pick it up or get thee to a nunnery!


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