Originally released in 1994, the self-definitive Set to Pop
finds Bill Lloyd
masterfully asserting his claim to the pop half of the country-pop duo Foster & Lloyd
. This reissue (available for the first time in Canada through Denon) is an essential addition to the collection of any fan of melodic, unflashy, guitar-based power pop. Alongside the noble, ringing guitars of "Forget About Us" and "Alright" enjoy the wiggly, quick-picked riff to Ray Davies'
"This Is Where I Belong," the inherent humor of the AC/DC
-meets-bluegrass intro to "In the Line of Fire," the pointed, John Hiatt
-ish barb "The S.W.A.T. Team of Love," and the dramatic, bass drum-punched chorus of closer "Anything Less than Love."