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im an absolute sucker for a great pop hook.
i was reminded the other day of piano-based songwriter ANDREW MCMAHON and specifically his work in SOMETHING CORPORATE and JACK'S MANNEQUIN from the early 2000s and i was taken back again by how expertly crafted those songs were. great melodies, sharp (sometimes caustic) lyrics, interesting textures and soaring choruses that payoff lyrically and sonically. the dude definitely has a way with a pop hook.
not really sure why he didnt blow up bigger than he did since id argue he far outshone whatever POP PUNK was doing at the time. if anything, he is the millennial version of ELTON JOHN.
do yourself a favor and check out the numerous projects MCMAHON has done over the years.