Get the free newsletter: The week in new music from 80s and 90s artists and Dig Me Out podcast.

Podcast Episode
Post Date

Power Pop in the 90s

401 Power Pop in the 90s

Genre Dissection - Roundtable

Release year

In the 90s, the Power Pop resurgence etched some mainstream success while firmly holding onto its underdog origins

Author & Special Guests

For a lot of people, the rock music subgenre known as "power pop" is one of those "you know it when you hear it" situations. However, over the years, many have tried to describe and dissect what makes power pop unique from musical cousins such as pop rock or jangle pop. Like the 70s and 80s before them, 90s power pop bands put their own spin on the sound, adding a little more guitar crunch while incorporating the hallmark harmonies, British Invasion influenced melodies and arrangements, and other key elements, thanks bands like Sloan, Jellyfish, Teenage Fanclub, Superdrag, Fountains Of Wayne and The Posies, and artists like Matthew Sweet, Tommy Keene and Jason Falkner. With our panel, we dig into the sounds, the songs, the albums and the artists of 90s power pop.

Coming soon

We haven't reviewed this record yet. However, you can compell us to grab our shovels and dig it out. Request a review and we'll devote a full episode to discussing this album. Heck we might even invite you on as a guest. Support the show and help rock fans discover a lost album of the 90's.

Patreon: $2.50 a month

Support us for the year (12 consecutive months), and you’ll be rewarded with an album review for 2017 that you can join us to talk about.

Visit Patreon

PayPal Donation: $30.00

This is the fastest option to get your recommendation on the show. Make a donation and put the artist and album title in the payment comments. We’ll follow up with any questions and let you know the episode release date.


Dig ME Out - 90s Rock review

Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts

Listen on Apple Podcasts

Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Sick Of Myself by Matthew Sweet
  • 32:14 - Buddy Holly by Weezer
  • 37:05 - Bottle Of Fur by Urge Overkill
  • 46:17 - Money City Maniacs by Sloan
  • 52:41 - What You Do To Me by Teenage Fanclub
  • Outro - Red Dragon Tattoo by Fountains of Wayne

Follow us to know when this episode is available

We are a weekly podcast with new episodes published every Tuesday morning. Subscribe to the show in iTunes or your favorite podcast app to get new episode delivered to you. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for episode releases, previews and 90's rock news.

View in iTunes
Social media


Spotify playlist for this episode

Genre Dissection - Roundtable