Former Nerves drummer Paul Collins penned many fine power pop tunes in his day, though not his band's signature "Hanging on the Telephone." Whether his catalog qualifies him as "King of Power Pop!" as his latest album title suggests is questionable, but unlike the original King of Pop, Collins' latter recordings maintain at least a little glimmer of his glory days.

Former Nerves drummer Paul Collins penned many fine power pop tunes in his day, though not his band's signature "Hanging on the Telephone." Whether his catalog qualifies him as "King of Power Pop!" as his latest album title suggests is questionable, but unlike the original King of Pop, Collins' latter recordings maintain at least a little glimmer of his glory days.

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