Articles tagged synthpop

18 May 2015 // 2:30 AM

Hot Chip: Why Make Sense?

Why Make Sense? falls a bit short of the high standard set by its predecessor, In Our Heads, but it's still a wryly creative release by a brilliant group.

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Miami Horror: All Possible Futures

While not a revelatory listen, Miami Horror's second album is a more-than-solid summer record using a tried and true formula of electro-inflected disco-pop.

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Man Without Country: Maximum Entropy

If you don't like music, then you'll adore Maximum Entropy.

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Counterbalance: Tears for Fears’ ‘Songs from the Big Chair’

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the 1430th most acclaimed album of all time. But traditions I can trace against the child in your face won't escape my attention. A 1985 synth-pop hit is this week's Counterbalance

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15 Apr 2015 // 9:30 AM

Elliphant: One More

An EP that'll stay with you...even if you don't have an elephant's memory.

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14 Apr 2015 // 1:03 AM

Madeon: Adventure

Madeon has the ear for a strong hook and a natural knack for dance production, but by failing to provide enough distinction to his tracks on an individual basis, his Tumblr-friendly brand of EDM turns him into a bit of a one-trick pony.

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7 Apr 2015 // 7:37 AM

Toro y Moi: What For?

Chaz Bundick turns his restless dissatisfaction into artistic fuel on Toro y Moi's psychedelic fourth album.

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Marc Almond: The Velvet Trail

The former Soft Cell frontman's latest rejects pop convention for an album-length singer/songwriter collaboration

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Betty Who: Take Me When You Go

Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.

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Underworld: Dubnobasswithmyheadman (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)

This mammoth edition of a truly classic album is worth it for fans for the wealth of material and insight into the choices involved in its creation.

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Julian Casablancas + The Voidz: Tyranny

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz get weird on Tyranny, but weird doesn't automatically mean quality.

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Artisan Loyalist - “The Ace EP” (audio) (Premiere)

The newest set of tunes by Edmonton, Alberta-based synth-pop project Artisan Loyalist is a melange of enticing synth sounds.

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16 Oct 2014 // 1:03 AM

JAWS: Be Slowly

These Birmingham lads mine their musical past to create a sound in keeping with their influences without straying too far from established templates, finding comfort in familiarity.

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13 Oct 2014 // 1:06 AM

OK Go: Hungry Ghosts

OK Go successfully dips a toe into synth-rock without forgetting their power-pop roots, yet they still manage to include a small handful of outright clunkers.

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13 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

Lights: Little Machines

The Canadian singer-songwriter decides that pop music is no place for individualism or high-energy performances on her third album.

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10 Oct 2014 // 9:00 AM

New Myths - ‘Give Me Noise’ (album stream) (Premiere)

New Myths boast a stylish synth-pop sound on their debut Give Me Noise that belies their relative newness as a band.

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Cabaret Voltaire: #7885 (Technopunk to Electropop 1978-1985)

For the first time, both sides of the post-punk/industrial/techno pioneers are collected in one place.

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2 Oct 2014 // 1:05 AM

Electric Youth: Innerworld

"This year... in a world... 'A Real Hero' will rise again! But this time it's not alone."

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30 Sep 2014 // 1:03 AM

Zoot Woman: Star Climbing

Zoot Woman’s eagerly anticipated return to the electronic music scene rarely reaches the glittering heights of its shimmering title.

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Mirror Talk - “This Woman’s Work” (video)

Synth-based quartet covers Kate Bush in first of a series of live videos.

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