Articles tagged synthpop

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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The Future Will Be Silent: An Interview with OMD

After a lengthy breakup, a historic reuniting of the original members, and some remarkably strong comeback albums, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark let it all out in this plainspoken, open, and rather fascinating interview about their history, their conflicts, and what it means to have fun again while being in OMD.

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8 Apr 2013 // 10:06 PM

OMD: English Electric

The veteran English synth-pop group take a mulligan on their comeback.

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