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is this reaaaaalllyyyyyy the best synthpop album?
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is this reaaaaalllyyyyyy the best synthpop album?

general synthpop thread too, from then til now til infinity
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Songs from the Big Chair is better
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>>53319763
That's not Behaviour
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>>53319796
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
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Movement
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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.
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>>53319763
no it's not
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Patrician synthpop album comin through
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>>53319920
i thought suicide was synthpunk
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ITT: bad taste
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>>53319950
does it even matter
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>>53319920
Suicide is something you can't really apply any genre with the word "pop" in it to.
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>>53319965
yup
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THIS MEANS NOTHING TO MEEE
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>>53319815
Pet Shop Boys are so underrated on /mu/, their studio albums from about 1985 to 1994 are basically synth pop masterpieces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az3KeAPWQq4
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>>53320033

I think the overt queerness scares a lot of people away here. To clarify I didn't mean that negatively.
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>>53320045
>>53320033
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.
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>>53320045
Depeche Mode is pretty fucking gay too.
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>>53320045
>>53320074
/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.
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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.
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>>53320133
Future Islands are alright.
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>>53320133
Hurts are pretty good. La Roux's last album was very synthpoppy.

also CHVRCHES, if you can stomach the fanbase.
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>>53320098
i think that next to every other synthpop artist of the 80s and even 2000s pet shop boys look and sound indistinguishably straight. depeche mode sounds gayer imo.
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>>53320133
obligatory Fever Ray, on the off chance you haven't listened to that already. M83 are really fucking good also
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>>53320133
Ejecta's first album, Dominae, was pretty good.
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>>53320139
i like the vocalist if that wasn't obvious, the synths and the melodies remind me very much of pet shop boys, i gotta redownload that album
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>>53320152
fever ray's pretty good, her voice always gives me nostalgia for some reason, her solo work feels a lot smoother than with her brother, they both appeal in different ways
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>>53320133
Twin Shadow and Trust (I <3 Trust)
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>>53320151

the video for being boring is gay as hell tho

home and dry cover kicks ass

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3xzn-q3zyM
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>>53320133
Ladytron is criminally underrated on this board
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>>53319763
Depeche Mode are GOAT in my opinion, especially MFTM and SOFAD
Only band that comes close are Simple Minds

>>53320133
>mfw Scruffy rated New Knife album higher than any DM album
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>>53319906
>Vienna

lol
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>>53321118
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...
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>>53322717
ikr
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>>53319913
came here the say this

>>53319964
messy DIY stuff isn't really ever going to be the best of anything
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This and Owl City are synthpop right? I'm kinda new to the genre, anything similar?
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>>53322735
that's retarded.
>how can you like [band] when [bands] exist?
that doesn't make sense.
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this is where it's at kids

also travelogue
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Dotflist released the greatest synth pop album of all time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Oe0gHghdlk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YpMKk7xrr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRN8Q3jn40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xwQbWg6dZw
http://hotdad.bandcamp.com/album/tv
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>>53324029
eh, it's way too crude and amateurish
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>>53324208
nah they were the first ones with a system 100 and they made loads more developed sounds than half of these 808 monkeys

dont underestimate the league, they were powerful
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>>53324305
They occasionally hit on interesting sounds but it's way too obvious that they barely knew what they were doing.
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>>53320074
if you only listen to things so you can namedrop them in internet conversations then you're a tool
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>>53324362
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
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Ladytron are fucking amazing.
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>>53321118
Some Great Reward is the best Depeche album though
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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.
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>>53320087
Kill yourself.
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>>53325763
this

that run from SGW to MFTM is their best stuff
and broken frame is nice too
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>>53325763
>not Construction Time Again
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>>53320087
>Depeche Mode is pretty fucking gay too.

yeah, Soft Cell, Bronski Beat, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Erasure are way less gay.
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Black Celebration is my favorite.
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Ultra is probably my favourite even though it's no "real" synthpop anymore
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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.
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