By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Melodic pop’s top poppers are putting smiles on the faces of melodic pop fans all around the world. Why, it’s a melange of melody, harmony, and just plain good music swirling around us…and it feels good! Here at Pure Pop Radio, we’re spinning a rotation chock full of … Read moreThe Top Pop Tunes are Top of Mind on Pure Pop Radio
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio And now, a few more melodic Christmas goodies to add to your gift lists (another 11 are reviewed here). There are only five more shopping days until the big day, so you’d better get clicking… Have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year, everyone. We’ll see … Read moreReviews: 12.19.19: Last-Minute Melodic Stocking Stuffers!
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Happy New Year, and welcome to the list. About said list…it was the subject of my one and only New Year’s resolution: to keep the number of entries to 15. Well, good luck with that, I told myself, and wouldn’t you know it…I couldn’t make that work. How … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2018
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio So how’s it going? Have you checked your 2018 holiday gift list once, and then twice? Do you have room on your list for some melodic Christmas song gems to give to yourself, your friends and your family? Of course you do! We’ll be here all week–our Holly … Read moreWelcome to Pure Pop Radio’s Holly Jolly Christmas Party!
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Dana Countryman | Cabaret of Love (Sterling Swan, 2018)The year is not complete without a musical missive from melodic pop music’s melody and harmony king. Dana Countryman lights December bright with one of 2018’s top long players, a joyous song cycle that surveys the feeling that unites us … Read moreOur Holiday Gift Suggestions Keep On Coming. Here’s Another One, Full of Love
Danny Wilkerson | Wilkerson (Spyderpop, 2018) Working together with Bleu, who produced this superlative pure pop platter and co-wrote the songs, Danny Wilkerson, the always-and-forever Pengwin, has whipped up a self-titled opus that is by far this year’s most affecting collection of catchy, melodic earworms. Joined in the studio by Jellyfish’s Roger Joseph Manning Jr., … Read moreReviews | 9.20.18: Danny Wilkerson, Jay Stansfield’s Charity Single, Dana Countryman and Scott McPherson, and Bryan Estepa
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio More than 100 new and new-to-you songs, including the latest releases from your favorite melodic pop music artists, have been added to the Pure Pop Radio playlist. At the top of the list are two new songs, released as a single, from Paul McCartney’s forthcoming album, Egypt Station–the … Read more100+ Songs Added to the Pure Pop Radio Playlist, Including the New Single from Paul McCartney. Now’s the Time to Tune In!
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio As I wrote this past January in my Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2017 feature, “The fourth time’s the charm, although it certainly can be said that the previous three times have been equally charming; The Joy of Pop is nothing less than a joy, another … Read morePure Pop Radio: In Conversation Podcasts: Dana Countryman (Airdate: November 8, 2017)
By Alan Haber – Pure Pop Radio Every year around this time, I sit down to start work on this feature and I marvel at the sheer number of wonderful albums released during the previous 12 months. And then, I’m off and running. The process of reviewing contenders for this list results in a survey … Read moreFavorite Records of the Year: Stars of 2017