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.
Allegories’ Endless is a complex and winning work that finds humanity amongst the rolling waves of synthesizers, drum machines, and electronic instruments.
Thirty-five years later, twin albums of demos and outtakes from cheeky British synthpop duo I Start Counting have surfaced, and they’re not without their pleasures.
Singer-songwriter Alyssa Midcalf’s second album under the Primer moniker, Incubator, addresses hard truths under irresistible synthpop beats and melodies.
Thirty years ago, Annie Lennox’s Diva set a new standard for blue-eyed soul because she approached the style with depth, understanding, humility, and respect.
Eclectic Canadian singer-songwriter Caylie Staples embraces ethereal electropop on her stunning new solo album, Future Memory.
LÉON creates a synth-heavy work on Circles whose ambient sound conjures the feeling of calm after the storm, even if that calm might still be emotionally fraught.
Tears For Fears’ The Tipping Point is exquisitely intimate, poppy, and multilayered, highlighting the deepest beauties of Smith and Orzabal’s partnership.