Articles tagged synthpop

A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities

This odds 'n' ends compendum from the underrated '80s band does exactly what it says on the box, for better or worse.

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Marc Almond: Hits and Pieces - The Best of Marc Almond and Soft Cell

Hits and Pieces concentrates on the commercially-appealing aspects of Almond's recordings, painting him as the pop star he has always been so reluctant to be.

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Woman - “Marvelous City” (video) (premiere)

Swelling with sonic panic and anxiety, "Marvelous City" overflows like a cauldron of anti-romantic synthpop.

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7 Apr 2017 // 8:21 AM

Goldfrapp: Silver Eye

Silver Eye comes close to being an absolute triumph, thanks in large part to the extraordinary sonic boom that the production packs.

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Future Islands: The Far Field

If Future Islands have created a formula, they have yet to exhaust its creative potential.

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Lydia Ainsworth: Darling of the Afterglow

Lydia Ainsworth's sophomore LP is a warmer and more open effort than Right from Real, one that achieves remarkable consistency throughout.

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New Order: Presents Be Music

A comprehensive, if scattershot, compendium or Sumner, Hook, and the Other Two's production work -- and then some.

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Goldfrapp on Their New Album ‘Silver Eye’ and Why “Art Is Freedom”

It's been over three years since Goldfrapp put out their latest set of lush electro, and with a polarized world, their new music has a fascinating new voice.

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13 Mar 2017 // 12:00 PM

Sylvan Esso - “Die Young” (Singles Going Steady)

Sylvan Esso has a way of crafting sparse electropop gems with an easy, natural openness to them.

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Animotion - “Last Time” (video) (premiere)

New wave synthpop band Animotion returns to music 26 years after their last work and they've got a brand new video, "Last Time".

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The Gift - “Big Fish” (audio) (premiere)

Portugal's most fantastic pop export the Gift team up with Brian Eno for their new album, and share their third single exclusively with PopMatters.

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24 Feb 2017 // 11:50 AM

Depeche Mode - “Where’s the Revolution” (Singles Going Steady)

Depeche Mode's "Where's the Revolution" has no time for the rabble that won’t be roused.

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22 Feb 2017 // 12:20 PM

Little Dragon - “High” (Singles Going Steady)

Little Dragon knows how to take things much further than this.

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21 Feb 2017 // 3:30 AM

Xiu Xiu: Forget

On their latest effort, Xiu Xiu express their grave existential concerns in a structured, disciplined pop format, managing to sound palatable and even fun without diminishing any of their gravity or darkness.

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Hayley Kiyoko - “Palace” (Justin Caruso Remix) (premiere)

Justin Caruso remixes "Palace", an earworm of a synthpop tune from pop artist Hayley Kiyoko.

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16 Feb 2017 // 1:00 PM

Grimes - “Venus Fly” feat. Janelle Monáe (Singles Going Steady)

As full-on intergalactic goddesses, Grimes and Janelle Monáe echo and spit fire against resounding beats and electric strings.

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Mozart’s Sister: Field of Love

If the candied aspect of Field of Love makes for an entertaining listen, the same characteristic at times limits the album's emotional scope and depth.

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The Human League: A Very British Synthesiser Group

Some of the pop music on this collection ranks among the best, but fans and the curious of nature might be better off with acquiring the four-disc anthology than another greatest hits package.

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Austra - “I Love You More Than You Love Yourself” (Singles Going Steady)

An understated, gleaming synthpop gem that reveals Austra at their most graceful.

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6 Feb 2017 // 10:25 AM

Goldfrapp - “Anymore” (Singles Going Steady)

Goldfrapp eschew the more intimate narratives of Tales of Use and head back to the warmer embrace of their synth led, electroclash sound.

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