We get threads here pretty much like clockwork bemoaning the poor state of popular music. So I just wanted to invite a discussion turning the question around; what, to you, would constitute good pop music? Just for where my own head is with this, I've been getting into Bombay Bicycle Club lately and just got to see them live in Boston the other day. Based on their albums, musically, I can't really say I would call them a "rock" band - there's something too delicate and ethereal about their sound for that. Live, they rocked out a lot more than I expected. Apparently they are sometimes called a "twee-pop" band but I don't really know what that means. Now, if "pop" has to stand for "popular," they're obviously not Rihanna or Lady Gaga or whatever, so sales figures wouldn't justify the label. But when I listen to them, my feeling is that what they're playing is what pop music "ought" to be in my imaginary universe. Well-composed, creative, danceable (much of it, anyway), music with a light touch and sweet harmonies.