Sunday, March 6, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

The Enemy

 

The Enemy's first two albums were Brit-pop with punky energy and catchy tunes. Their third album, however, was something much more emotive, with soaring melodies and a grand, sweeping kind of feeling. They promptly broke up after that album, leaving it one of the decade's unheard classics.

Friday, February 25, 2022

John Grant

 

To look at John Grant, you may imagine some kind of rustic, folksy music.  Instead, he uses 70s era electronics, 80s new wave, and his malleable voice to create something entirely its own.  Sometimes experimental, almost avant garde, other times very danceable pop tunes.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Chvrches

 

 

Chvrches is a synthpop band from Scotland who have successfully taken the sound of the '80s into the present.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

White Lies

 

 

In the same way that Interpol wore their Joy Division influence on their sleeves, so do White Lies clearly owe a huge debt to Tears For Fears... without really sounding LIKE them, outside of the vocal similarities or the occasional guitar lick.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Erasure


 Vince Clarke and Andy Bell have been crafting top-notch electronic pop songs for nearly 40 years.