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POP Goes The World!

Dec 2015

POP Goes The Nog!


Merry Christmas power pop people!

My Christmas present to you this year is 2 hours of Christmas music that doesn't suck!


Little Drummer Boy - The Dandy Warhols

Countdown To Christmas - Glam Chops

Snow Is Falling - Darker My Love

Happy Christmas Baby - The Boy Least Likely To


Christmas Was Better In The 80s - The Futureheads

Oi! To The World - The Vandals

I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas

Linus & Lucy (Vince Guaraldi cover) - The Ergs


Christmas, Bring Us - The Grip Weeds

Baby It's Cold Outside - Pezband

Holiday Spirit - The dB's

Power POP Santa - The Pointed Sticks


Mr. Santa - Kenny Vance & The Planotones

Holiday Road (Lindsey Buckingham cover) - The Walkmen

Twinkle - J.D. McPherson

Party Hard - Little Isidore

Mrs. Clause Ain't Got Nothin' On Me - Little Jackie

Why Can't It Be Christmas Time All Year - Rosie Thomas


Little Drummer Boy - Wintersleep

Everything's Gonna Be Better Next Year - The Rescues

Believe In Me - Fun

Such A Special Time (It's Xmas Tonight) - Tahiti Boy


Greedy Kids Can't Sleep - Analog Bell Service

Christmas Time Is Here Again - Tape Deck Mountain

Don't Save It All For Christmas Day - Minotaurs

Christmas At The Zoo - The Flaming Lips

Christmas In Cleveland - The Raveonettes


Baby, It's Cold Outside - Idiot Glee

Merry Christmas Everybody (Slade cover) - Brendan Benson

Lollie Holiday - Craig Wedren

It's Just Not Christmas Without You - The Crookes

All I Want For Christmas Is New Years Day - Hurts

My Little Drum - Vince Guaraldi Trio


Mr. Grinch - Dr. Seuss


Dec 2015

Master & Servant


Song Artist Album           Year
Stripped Depeche Mode Black Celebration 1986
Avec Mes Mecs Humans Avec Mes Mecs 2010
Love To Hate You Erasure Chorus 1991
Emerge Fischerspooner #1 200
Military Fashion Show And One
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Stiff Kittens Blaqk Audio CexCells 2007
Is This The End Brothers 2013
Is This The Real Thing? DJ Madson The God Who Wasn't There 2005
Sleep Deprivation Simian Mobile Disco Attack Delay Sustain Release
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Help I'm Alive Metric Fantasies 2009
Blue Bell Knoll Cocteau Twins Blue Bell Koll 1988
Black Cat Ladytron Velocifero 2008
Delusions Of Grandeur Flemming and John Delusions of Grandeur 1995
Stay Shakespeare's Sister Hormonally Yours 1992
Anomaly Doldrums 2013
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Lafaye (Scissor Sister remix) School Of Seven Bells
Count Your Lovers Clubfeet Gold On Gold 2010
Ramalama (Bang Bang) Roisin Murphy Ruby Blue 2005
Slyd !!! Thri!!!er 2013
Ten To One Circlesquare Songs About Dancing and Drugs 2009
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Happy When It Rains Jesus and Mary Chain Darklands 1987
Desire Gene Loves Jezebel
Geisha Boys And Temple Girls Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement 1981
Sexcrimes (1984) Eurythmics 1984
It's a Sin Pet Shop Boys Actually 1987
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Right In The Night Jam & Spoon Tripomatic Fairytales 1993

Dec 2015

POP Goes The World Year in Review: 2015


2015 was, admittedly, an anemic year for new music (at least by POP Goes The World Standards), but there were a few bright spots which we'll showcase this afternoon.

Song Artist Album         Year
Above My Ground Landlady Upright Behavior 2014
Lousy Connection Ezra Furman Perpetual Motion People 2015
S.O.B. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats 2015
The River The London Souls Here Come The Girls 2015
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You Let Me Rust Shannon & The Clams Gone By The Dawn 2015
Something In The Water Pokey LaFarge Something In The Water 2015
Everybody's Talking 'bout The All-American J.D. McPherson Let The Good Times Roll 2015
Good For/At Nothing Violent Femmes Happy New Year 2015
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Handsome The Vaccines English Graffiti 2015
Lonesome Street Blur The Magic Whip 2015
Saturn's Pattern Paul Weller Saturn's Pattern 2015
No No No Beirut No No No 2015
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The Party Line Belle & Sebastian Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance 2015
Violins I'm From Barcelona Violins 2015
Class Historians BRONCHO Just Enough Hip To Be Woman 2015
While Everyone Was Waiting Talk In Tongues Alone With A Friend 2015
Can't Keep Checking My Phone Unknown Mortal Orchestra Multi-Love 2015
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Rock & Roll Is Cold Matthew E. White Fresh Blood 2015
Roll Over The Mad Extras Best New Artist 2015
20pc Young Scum 2015
Postmodern Lover California Death California Death 2015
Under The Sun DIIV 2015
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Something Soon Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Style 2015
Semaphore Dot Dash Earthquakes & Tidal Waves 2015
Random Name Generator Wilco Star Wars 2015
Dream Lover Destroyer Poison Season 2015
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4th and Roebling The Districts A Flourish and A Spoil 2015
In Flux Cheatahs Mythologies 2015
Alone Again The King Khan & BBQ Show Bad News Boys 2015
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Piss Off FFS FFS 2015
Dec 2015



RVA's YOUNG SCUM plays LIVE on POP Goes The World!

Song Artist Album Label Year
Candy Flip Spires Spires-Debut Single 2013
Lose Your Mind So Many Wizards Warm Nothing 2012
Teary Eyes and Bloody Lips Moonface With Siinai: Heartbreaking Bravery 2012
Objects Of My Affection Peter Bjorn and John Writers Block 2007
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Sweepstakes Prize Mirah You Think It's Like This, But Really It's Like This 2000
Recharge & Revolt The Raveonettes Raven In The Grave 2011
Come Saturday The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart 2009
Get A Grip Spectrals Bad Penny 2011
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You're Blessed Iceage New Brigade 2011
Milkman Bully Bully 2014
Movie Star Swearin' Swearin' 2012
Blow Dumb Nobunny First Blood 2010
Love You So The King Khan & BBQ Show The King Khan & BBQ Show 2005
Teenage Girls Bad Sports Kings Of The Weekend 2011
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Incinerate Sonic Youth Rather Ripped 2006
Carpet Rash Total Control Henge Beat 2011
...And The Hazy Sea Cymbals Eat Guitars Why There Are Mountains 2009
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Young Scum live in the studio
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Go! Tones On Tail Weird Pop 2011
Damaged Goods Gang Of Four Entertainment 1979
Mind Your Own Business Delta 5 Mind Your own Business 2009
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Free Stress Test Professor Murder Professor Murder Rides The Subway 2006
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