This Week's Playlist: Power Pop

Here's a tiny smattering of our favorite power pop tunes. Purists may quibble with some of the choices, but, hey, what the hell. Enjoy!

1. BIG STAR “Back of a Car” Radio City (Ardent)
2. BLUR “Charmless Man” The Great Escape (Food/EMI)
3. THE CANDY BUTCHERS “Kiss Alive II” Hang on Mike (RPM/Sony)
4. EVERCLEAR “The Laughing World” World of Noise (Tim/Kerr)
5. JASON FALKNER “I Live” Jason Falkner presents Author Unknown (Elektra)
6. FOO FIGHTERS “This is a Call” self-titled album (Roswell/Capitol)
7. JOE JACKSON “Tonight and Forever” Big World (A&M)
8. JELLYFISH “Joining a Fan Club” Spilt Milk (Charisma)
9. MATERIAL ISSUE “Diane” International Pop Overthrow (Mercury)
10. THE POSIES “Solar Sister” Frosting on the Beater (DGC)
11. TODD RUNDGREN “Chain Letter” Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)
12. VELVET CRUSH "Hold Me Up" Teenage Symphonies to God (Epic)