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Pop Does Not Mean Popular: A Polite Introduction to Hussalonia (2004-2014)

by Hussalonia

Nary a song exceeds two-and-a-half minutes on this twenty-track, ten-year retrospective of this obscure, self-proclaimed "pop music cult." Record store nerds take note!
Genre: Pop: Power Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Hussalonia Anthem (Pop Does Not Mean Popular)
0:34 $0.99
2. Never Be Famous
2:04 $0.99
3. History Is Mine
1:13 $0.99
4. Words That Mean Nothing but Are Pleasant to Hear
1:25 $0.99
5. Cruel and Unusual
1:42 $0.99
6. Adult Themes in Childhood Costumes
0:32 $0.99
7. The Pleasure of Saying No
1:59 $0.99
8. Baby, I'm Just Blank
2:08 $0.99
9. I Now Doth Crazy Go
1:52 $0.99
10. I've Covered This Ground Before
1:48 $0.99
11. No to Some
2:15 $0.99
12. No Turn Goes Unstoned
1:32 $0.99
13. Love On the Tongue
1:46 $0.99
14. Time and Place
1:43 $0.99
15. You Can't Stay Here
2:00 $0.99
16. There's More Than That to Being Poor
2:27 $0.99
17. Indefinitely
1:20 $0.99
18. I Will Always Love You
1:49 $0.99
19. Astronaut in Love
2:01 $0.99
20. The Questions Still Entertain Me
1:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
About Hussalonia:

Hussalonia is a pop music cult owned by Nefarico,™ makers of fine luxury soaps. The man behind Hussalonia, known only as the Hussalonia founder, operates under the belief that pop does not mean popular. This rejection of pop’s original definition seems fitting as Hussalonia has been writing and recording finely-honed pop songs in complete obscurity since 1997. For Hussalonia, pop music will not lead to popularity with the masses, rather it is a mindset, a way of life, an aesthetic pursuit.

Another guiding principle of Hussalonia is to follow the muse blindly. While Hussalonia primarily makes what the average record store clerk would call power pop – music influenced by ‘60s beat and ‘80s post-punk – it has also made albums of experimental sound collage, metal, robot singers, lo-fi folk, national anthems remixed, and more. This collection, however, omits the adventurous aspect of Hussalonia’s career, focusing instead on accessible songs – or at least as accessible as Hussalonia gets; most of these songs are a mere two-minutes or less.

In 2011, Hussalonia was purchased by Nefarico.™ It was under this ruthless corporate buyout that the Hussalonia founder found himself no longer able to use his real name in association with his music. Now under strict contract, Hussalonia is regularly forced to record commercials for Nefarico™ products.

About this collection:

These twenty songs were selected from a ten-year period (2004-2014), with a focus on material that stays true to the Hussalonia founder's vision for the future of Hussalonia. The opening track, "The Hussalonia Anthem," was written expressly for this compilation and appears on no other release. Each song has been remastered from the original mixes, with several songs remixed for improved fidelity. All songs were written, performed, and produced by the Hussalonia founder except:

Matt Barber plays drums on “Never Be Famous” and “You Can’t Stay Here.
Rob Lynch plays drums on “I Now Doth Crazy Go” and “There’s More Than That to Being Poor.”
Rich McCarthy plays drums on "Time and Place."
Jonathan Hughes plays bass on “I Now Doth Crazy Go” and “There’s More Than That to Being Poor.” He also plays the guitar solo on “There’s More Than That to Being Poor.”
Janet McNally sings backing vocals on “There’s More Than That to Being Poor.”

Executive producer: Finney Jean Soda Esq.
Design: Captain Blanqueador
Assistant to the founder: Faber Castell

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