Not to be confused with the Detroit power pop outfit of the same name, Minnesota's Bomb Pops made sensitive, tuneful indie pop. Recommended for Diversion Seekers is intended as a memorial to the group, which disbanded in 1994. Aided by catchy hooks, mellow but bouncy guitar lines, and occasional backing female harmonies, the Bomb Pops wore their heart on their sleeves without becoming sappy or laughable. Thanks to this compilation, they finally have a shot at recognition outside their native Minneapolis.
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