is this reaaaaalllyyyyyy the best synthpop album?
general synthpop thread too, from then til now til infinity
that's what i'm saying
i listened to this album at least ten times and while i can grasp the pop appeal it's actually pretty bland, pet shop boys and new order still rank higher than depeche for me
Ultravox - Vienna
New Order - Low-Life or Power, Corruption and Lies
Kraftwerk - Man Machine or Computer World
All better than that piece of shit. Instrumentals are cool but the lyrics are just embarrassing.
I think its just because many /mu/tants find pop alienating or uh you know "plebeian." To be fair I couldn't have seen myself listening to this letalone liking it a few years back.
/mu/ loves stuff like Of Montreal and Swans though, and that's much more "queer" than any PSB song, imo.
Even after Neil came out of the closet, I never found their music to be in your face about it's queerness. They've always kept it as a subtle undercurrent, kind of like The Smiths.
also would anyone recommend any modern (2000s-2010s) synthpop artists/albums? i liked silent shout a whole lot but i haven't listened to much modern synthpop beyond the knife, if you can even call them synthpop.
Ladytron is criminally underrated on this board
I really don't understand the appeal of Simple Minds in a decade where The Smiths, Depeche Mode, PSB, Echo & The Bunnymen, were active & relevant.
Even U2 was better than Simple Minds...
This and Owl City are synthpop right? I'm kinda new to the genre, anything similar?
Dotflist released the greatest synth pop album of all time
i think what you're hearing as them missing a target i'm hearing as freshness, i don't think they were trying to do realism
and their lyrics are insurmountable
i get way more out of their stuff than i do out of john foxx or something
not that he wasn't good in his own way
I would not consider synthpop being Violator's main genre; it's more like alternative dance, almost industrial.
You cannot compare not-early Depeche Mode with Pet Shop Boys, even Nine Inch Nails would be...closer.
Thank goodness. I can't believe Depeche is actually being discussed on mu.
I've found Playing the angel and Sounds of the universe to be surprisingly great albums.
Although, mustering up the courage to go through their early discog, i found Construction time again to be the most surprising of them all. It really caught me off guard.