Category: Synth Pop

Pet Shop Boys – Please

Pet Shop Boys – Please Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ‘A collection of immaculately crafted and seamlessly produced synthesized dance-pop, the Pet Shop Boys’ debut album, Please, sketches out the basic elements of the duo’s sound. At first listen, most of the songs come off as mere excuses for the dancefloor, driven by cold, melodic keyboard riffs […]

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Alphaville – Forever Young

Alphaville – Forever Young Alphaville is a German synthpop group which gained popularity in the 1980s. The founding members were lead singer Marian Gold (real name “Hartwig Schierbaum”, born 26 May 1954 in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia), Bernhard Lloyd (real name “Bernhard Gößling”, born 6 June 1960 in Enger, North Rhine-Westphalia), and Frank Mertens (real name […]

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Ultravox – Vienna

Ultravox – Vienna Ultravox – Vienna is the fourth studio album by British new wave band Ultravox, first released on 11 July 1980. The album peaked at #3 in the UK charts and was the first Ultravox release to enter the UK top ten. It was certified Platinum in the United Kingdom in July 1981 […]

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A-ha – Hunting High And Low

A-ha – Hunting High And Low Hunting High and Low is the debut album by Norwegian new wave band A-ha . Released on 1 June 1985 through Warner Bros. Records, the album was a huge commercial success selling more than 10 million units worldwide, peaking at #15 in the United States Billboard 200 and reaching high […]

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Depeche Mode – Delta Machine

Depeche Mode – Delta Machine       David Jeffries: The strange thing about Depeche Mode is that even when they possess the wisdom that comes from being put through the wringer — both as a band about to break up and lead singer David Gahan’s struggles with addiction — they are still quite good at […]

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