Thomas Dolby’s 40-year-old debut The Golden Age of Wireless is a definitive synthpop album that raises many questions but only answers a few of them.
Classic concert “Blurred Crusade Live” launches the Church to a place few bands ever reach, on stage or anywhere else. It’s a golden moment of transcendent ’80s rock joy.
Thirty-five years after its premiere, Suzanne Vega’s literate, minimalist gem Solitude Standing is fresh and worth revisiting. It’s essential work from one of popular music’s most gifted artists.
Former Talk Talk member Mark Hollis was ruthlessly honest in his pursuit of a musical vision. This biography attests to the gifts and costs of his artistic pursuit.
Very few of their peers surpass Eurythmics in terms of artistic vision, musicianship, songwriting, and creative audacity. This is the history of the seminal new wave group.
Will Sergeant’s (Echo and the Bunnymen) biography is as much a depiction of childhood in post-World War II Britain as it is a chronicle of his musical growth.
Blondie’s first LP absorbed a wide range of influences and synthesized multiple genres, including surf pop, ’60s girl groups, mod rock, and even disco.
These 40th Anniversary Deluxe Editions provide a rich trove of material for Pretenders completists to pour over while we wait for that documentary.
Howard Jones at the BBC highlights the new wave and synthpop star’s early ascension and the role of BBC Radio in his discovery and development.