I pre-ordered Coheed and Cambria's "Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV" and it arrived a day early this morning. I immediately popped it into the player and was just floored. Great rock music from start to finish. I hear bits of The Cars, Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, and a whole bunch more. This is the way power pop is supposed to be. Oh yeah, they get the prog punk tag, but this is just wonderfully written music period. I haven't been this excited by a new band in a long time. I love the way they write incredibly catchy music that you never grow tired of hearing.
And then the mail man arrived with two more packages. I received Clutch's "Robot Hive/Exodus" and 3's "Wake Pig". Oh My God! I've never been blessed with this much good music in one day ever! Clutch is a mix of funk and stoner rock that pleases and 3 is like a blender of styles that just simply works. I guess progressive pop punk would be a tag, but you just have to listen to it.
All 3 albums are incredible slab of originality. Did I mention that they were great. Man, my ears are worn out! If anyone thinks that good rock music died in the 90's or you've been having a hard time looking for original great music. Look no further than these bands!