M is for….”My Before And After” by Cotton Mather, a track which has caused me a certain amount of grief, by being infectiously tricksy power-pop, a style I usually have great difficulty liking for all the reasons you might expect (conservatism, nasty chunky guitar sounds, perceived general lack of spontaneity and joy, obsessed with the fucking Beatles). But every so often a powerpop tune gets in there and does it to me: “My Before And After” doesn’t connect on any emotional level at all. That’s not a problem, nor does current teenpop – and it might even be an advantage, since it lets the hooks do their plentiful work without any interference.