Appearing on Sunday instead of Friday this week...

I've probably mentioned it before, but I absolutely love power pop. There's something about a well-crafted song—the guitars, the vocals, the harmonies—that just makes me happy.

Along with power, my other great pop love is BritPop.

I'm really enjoying the resurgence of the 70's-era musical sound. This one sounds like it could have come right off the "Dazed and Confused" soundtrack.

Such a unique song—pirate- and sea-themed songs are lovely and melancholy.

I was 20 when this song came out, and I fell in love with it instantly. The entire album is amazing.