Powerpop is a popular musical sub-genre that draws its inspiration from 60s British and American pop and rock music. With the term defined by Pete Townshend of The Who, it typically incorporates a combination of musical devices such as strong melodies, crisp vocal harmonies, economical arrangements, and prominent guitar riffs. Instrumental solos are usually kept to a minimum, and blues elements are largely downplayed. Recordings tend to display production values that lean toward compression and a forceful drum beat. Read more on Last.fm.