Top 10 Albums of 2018: Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst

KDHX - Rich Reese

Christmas has arrived … 🙂 Review by Rich Reese of KDHX

After more than 10 years with KDHX, I find that the percentage of music I play from the 1960s has shrunk and the percentage of music from today that reflects that older sound has grown. It has been a natural, and welcome, evolution. 

The albums on this list have received the most spins on my show, and all carry the torch for the melodic, well-crafted pop songs that are the core of what I play. The Sixties, power pop and Brill Building influences abound.

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Completely Bananas …

Glenn Prangnell is responsible for some of the most satisfying 60s influenced pop records this decade. Starting his project way back in 2010 with the fantastic “Monkey Trousers,” he is proving once again to be completely unstoppable. The project has grown over the years to include Suzi Chunk and Miss Modus as regular vocalists and this release finds Glenn  now adding other songwriters to the mix.

It starts off in proper soul fashion with “20-20 Hindsight” with a fab vocal from Suzi Chunk. “Jennifer Knows” is a fantastic slice of merseybeat pop. “Lie To You” has the magic of a long-lost 60s girl track. “Reading Between The Lines’” is another top tune with another great Suzi vocal on the chorus. Glenn’s songwriting is always as varied as th Something Else by The Kinks LP.

Different textures and moods all through the LP.  This is his secret weapon that makes it work so well. I never say to myself, oh maybe it’ll be better live. These records are meant to be listening experiences unto themselves, lovingly engineered and arranged. Adding other songwriters to the mix doesn’t hurt this, it adds additional perspectives to what is becoming a collective of pop music at it’s best. Get it now!

Matt – Bananas Magazine
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