I think that is the one thing I miss. Masterpiece Theatre was the perfect mix of rock and pop. This is a pretty solid pop album and is great for what it is but would like to hear a bit more in that department. I love the album but it definitely is pure pop for the most part. I believe it is "Desperate Measures" that sorta sounds like California Girls in terms of melodies. I feel like in pop a lot of melodies have been done before and I do hear this in the album despite how well crafted it is. It is not on every song so it is not to big of a deal.