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Podcast Episode
Season
Eight
number
410
Type
Album Review
Post Date
11/20/2018

Owsley

410 Owsley by Owsley

Owsley

Label
Giant
Release year
1999
Producer
Owsley, Millard Powers, Jeff Balding, Chris McHugh
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The 1999 self-titled debut by Owsley has been touted as a power pop masterpiece, but our ears were not tuned to the same wavelength

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Power pop, as we have learned over the years, is a hard subgenre of rock 'n roll to pin down. The 1999 self-titled debut by Owsley has been referred to as power pop, with some calling it a masterpiece. It's not hard to hear why, as the album is chock full of catchy hooks, harmonies, tasteful nods to The Beatles and checks all the boxes of retro without being nostalgic. For as much as we've enjoyed debating the merits of what is and isn't power pop, we can't overlook the fact that this record didn't quite live up to the masterpiece billing, as we often struggled with slower tunes that slid into a jangle pop plod.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - I'm Alright
  • 14:44 - Zavelow House
  • 17:57 - Coming Up Roses
  • 25:26 - Oh No The Radio
  • Outro - Sonny Boy

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