electronic rock

Man on Man Rock Out with Gay Love on ‘Provincetown’

Man on Man Rock Out with Gay Love on ‘Provincetown’

Man on Man excel at delivering pop hooks in various ways across rock genres, and with ten tracks at 42 minutes, there’s plenty of playful joy on Provincetown.

Retrofuturism: How the Alt-Right Learned to Love Depeche Mode

Retrofuturism: How the Alt-Right Learned to Love Depeche Mode

For Richard Spencer and today’s alt-right, ‘80s British synthpop bands like Depeche Mode satisfy their retrofuturist cultural fantasies.

M83 Get Lost in the Synth Clouds of ‘Fantasy’

M83 Get Lost in the Synth Clouds of ‘Fantasy’

With a bloated runtime and a tendency toward monochromatic synth textures, M83’s ninth studio record Fantasy indulges one too many of the group’s clichés.

Depeche Mode’s ‘Memento Mori’ Is an Embrace of Life in Death’s Shadow

Depeche Mode’s ‘Memento Mori’ Is an Embrace of Life in Death’s Shadow

Depeche Mode’s Memento Mori is a testament to the power of art to call us to see more clearly in the absence of resolution.

Suicide’s Music in Film: An Interview with Martin Rev

Suicide’s Music in Film: An Interview with Martin Rev

Suicide’s music is used in films from the comedy Mistress America to the documentary The Red Orchestra. Martin Rev shares memories of the films and the sci-fi that he and Alan Vega loved.

The 15 Best New Order Songs

The 15 Best New Order Songs

New Order’s danceable rhythms and quick, clean melodies inspired a slew of paler imitators then and a new onslaught of dance-punk bands in the past few decades.

New Order’s ‘Low-Life (Definitive Edition)’ Isn’t Quite Definitive

New Order’s ‘Low-Life (Definitive Edition)’ Isn’t Quite Definitive

New Order’s Low-Life is a masterstroke of synthpop glory, but keep your expectations of the word “definitive” nice and low for this set.

The 25 Best David Bowie Deep Tracks

The 25 Best David Bowie Deep Tracks

For all of the imagery that dominated the religiosity of David Bowie what matters most are the songs. Here are 25 killer deep-cut Bowie originals, album by album.

The Best Electronic Albums of 2022

The Best Electronic Albums of 2022

This year’s best electronic albums span the widest range of styles of any genre, ranging from poppy and melodic electro to the experimental outer reaches.

Fifty Years of Motorik Celebrated in ‘Neu! 50!’

Fifty Years of Motorik Celebrated in ‘Neu! 50!’

Neu! 50! highlights how when Neu! were good, they were great, and when they weren’t great, they had the good taste to be interesting, at the very least.

Nine Inch Nails in Manchester Screams Catharsis – We Scream Back

Nine Inch Nails in Manchester Screams Catharsis – We Scream Back

Trent Reznor’s Nine Inch Nails is better than ever and back in Europe to remind us of the mess we’re in and to give a much-needed cathartic release.

SCALPING Embrace Eclectic EDM Approaches on Debut ‘Void’

SCALPING Embrace Eclectic EDM Approaches on Debut ‘Void’

SCALPING’s Void energetically captures music designed for a club/real-time environment and hybridizes any number of EDM, punk, and metal precursors.