...I'm possibly misappropriating that as a genre label (from Mike Scott's description of his early stuff with the Waterboys in the 80s). Basically I'm getting right into upbeat, rising / climaxing pop-rock and I'm greedy for suggestions. I guess examples are the best way to demonstrate what I'm talking about:
Some more modern examples:
I need old vinyl LPs to add to my wishlist as well as new albums to stream, so if you have ideas from any era I'm all ears!