2021 Has Spoken...

2021 "Year End Best Of" List Highlights Below.

This is Rock and Roll Radio – Most Played Songs of 2021 – Light Up The Sky #4 (and TIRRR Most Played Artists - #25)

Power Popaholic - #4 on the year end Best of 25

Pure Pop 4 Now People- #7 on the year end Top 10

David Bash Best of 2021 (Top 175) #20

I Don't Hear A Single - Top 100 of 2021 (#38)

Clave de Rock – Best of 2021 –  (Light Up the Sky #5)

Chasing the Essential - Essential albums of 2021 Top 15 (#12)

Sweet Sweet Music Blog -Top 42 of 2021 (#20)

UNDER THE TANGERINE TREE  Best of 2021 list Top 40 – (#29)

DAGGER ZINE - Tim Hinely's list of 65 top tier 2021 (#24)

Viniland – Best of 2021

Indie Pop Takeout's Favorites of 2021 –

Ice Cream Man Power Pop and More - top 30 albums of 2021 (#25)

Woody Radio - There Once Was A Note Top 50 2021

The Fanclub on Coast FM 96.3 (Gosford, AUS) had “Light Up The Sky” on their ‘Best Of 2021 list

RockJocks Record room - The final Top 20 Songs of 2021! (#17)


Hello kiddies!

We're pleased as punch to announce the release of our latest record - Chapter Three. Twelve new Legal Matters songs featuring the drumming of Donny Brown and artwork by Rachael Barlock.

The record covers all sorts of stuffs - pandemic, Trump, honesty, affliction and affections - seriously all over the map.

4/30/21 - Visit our store and select that best fit for you! LP - CD - both?

Also - check out the videos for Light Up The Sky and The World Is Mine

The Legal Matters

Chapter Three (alternative cover)

2016 Has Spoken...

2016 "Year End Best Of" List Highlights Below.

Power Popaholic
– Top 25 Power Pop Albums of 2016 – (The Legal Matters #1)
Cool Dad Music -
Best of 2016 in Music - (The Legal Matters #1)
Pop Goes Crunch
Top 10 Albums of 2016 - (The Legal Matters #2) 
Viniland - Best of 2016 - (The Legal Matters #2)
Goldmine Magazine/John Borack
Top 20 Albums of 2016 (The Legal Matters - Conrad #13)

Plastico Elastico - #3 Power Pop Album for 2016
Cebollas Verdes (radio programme) Powerpop Pedro - Top of 2016 (The Legal Matters #3)
Plastico Elastico - #1 Song of the Year- The Legal Matters "I'm Sorry Love"
Discussions Magazine - THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2016
Pop Fair  – 2016 – Top 25 (The Legal Matters #8)
Powerpop Station (Brazil)- Top 50 Albums/EP’s of 2016 (The Legal Matters #8)
Absolute Powerpop –The Absolute Powerpop Top 100 Albums of 2016 - (The Legal Matters #9)
Sweet Sweet Music Blog- Sweet Sweet Music’s Top 13 of 2016 - (The Legal Matters #11)
Pure Pop Radio – Alan Haber - Welcome to Pure Pop Radio’s Favorite 25 Records of the Year: Stars of ’16! (The Legal Matters-no particular order)
David Bash – Best of 2016 - Top 125 Albums of 2016  - (The Legal Matters #22)
Pop Garden Radio - Top 25 Songs of 2016 – The Legal Matters – Anything (Conrad) #25

Have a Happy New Year from the Legal Matters!

So you say you like free stuff? OK...and you like the Legal Matters?

Then you're gonna love the new Legal Matters EP- Trapper Keeper. It's 100% Legal Matters and it's free.

Download it today!Happy Holidays from the Legal Matters.

It's official - The Legal Matters - Conrad is now available worldwide by Omnivore Recordings on CD/LP/Digital

The LP will have 10 additional bonus tracks- featuring a "Vocal Only" mix of the whole record.

Watch the Omnivore trailer and our newly released "I'm Sorry Love" video- both below- and pre-order the format of your choice!





Also -Good news - you can download a free EP - An Intro...(Noisetrade) - featuring the lead off track on Conrad- "Anything" as well as an unreleased cover of a great Teenage Fanclub song and two songs from our first record (still available on stunning 180 gm LP's).

or perhaps take in the lyric video for "Anything"



Well kids...2014 is in the books. The masses have spoken and accolades have been handed out.

2014 "Best Of" List Highlights Below.

Discussions Magazine – Spaz’s Choice Picks for 2014 – The Legal Matters #1 - Everybody knows that the S/T album by THE LEGAL MATTERS is my #1 pick of the year (Stephen Schnee)

Pop Goes Crunch – Top 20 Albums of 2014- The Legal Matters #1 - The Legal Matters’ self-titled “debut” grabs the top spot on my list. Its combination of incisive songwriting, beautiful production, memorable melodies and the best vocals of the year (particularly, of course, those sublime harmonies) propelled it to the top of the class.

Sun Herald (Mississippi) - 2014 Top 10 (#1 for the Legal Matters)

Power Popaholic – The Top 20 Albums of 2014 – (The Legal Matters #5)

Goldmine Magazine - Top 20 Releases of 2014 - The Legal Matters #17

Power Pop Academy -  Jun's 10 Best Albums of 2014 - (The Legal Matters #8)

Bloody Red Baron - Best of 2014 - (The Legal Matters #8)

Powerpop Station (Brazil)- Top 50 of 2014 (The Legal Matters #19)  

Pop Fair – 2014 – Top 25 (The Legal Matters #7)

Popdose – 2014 Picks – A Plentiful Year - Power pop of the year with a capital “P”.  This Michigan trio burst forward with an album filled with hooks, riffs, harmonies and glistening production in the vein of Big Star, Badfinger and (naturally) The Who.  Another album not to be missed at all.

Pop Craving! (Spain)- Top 25 of 2014 ( The Legal Matters #12)

1 2 3 o' clock 4 o' clock Rock – The Legal Matters - Best of the year

Pure Pop Radio – Alan Haber - Welcome to Pure Pop Radio’s Favorite Records of the Year: Stars of ’14!

This Is Rock N Roll Radio – Dana & Carl - The Legend of Walter Wright (#11) – on This years most played tracks

Absolute Powerpop - Top 75 for 2014  (The Legal Matters #19)

David Bash- Top 150 for 2014 (The Legal Matters #40)

Pop Underground – Top 50 of 2014 (The Legal Matters #43)

Welcome to the Legal Matters home!  We're back!  Our debut record has been re-released worldwide by Jem Recordings, you might even be able to find it at your local store now!  But in meantime, our online home is back online and you can find cd's/lp's and more right here!

Sophisticated and ambitious - 4 out of 5 stars! - All Music Guide

What The Legal Matters have done is recognize the recipe for a great power pop song: Take an inventive set of chords, sing a hummable melody over it, and layer it with harmonies. Lather, rinse, repeat. - Hook & Harmony

The Legal Matters have made an album that easily makes my top-ten year end list - 9 out of 10 stars - Power Popaholic

The Legal Matters is an album that renews my faith in modern guitar pop and has re-awakened my desire to track down every worthwhile Power Pop album that I may have missed over the last 20 years.  But will they be as good as this?  I seriously doubt it. - Discussions Magazine

The Legal Matters is the best long-player I have heard so far this year. It is hard to imagine anything coming out in the second-half of the year to eclipse it. - Pop That Goes Crunch

One of the best melodic pop albums of this or any other year. - Pure Pop Radio

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