When Orchestral Manoeuvres In the Dark returned in 2010 with History of Modern, the band reignited a career that has remained strangely under appreciated by mainstream fans of 80s synth-pop. The band’s balance of art and commerce has occasionally danced too far in one direction (Dazzle Ships) or the other (Crush) but the albums that strike the right balance, such as 1981’s Architecture & Morality, are essential to the genre. Their last two albums, English Electric (2013) and The Punishment of Luxury (2017), are stunning works of pop from the packaging to the songs. In fact, they might be the band’s two strongest albums from start to finish. And then there is 1991’s Sugar Tax. Somewhat lost between their imperial phase of 80s hit singles and their glorious return, Sugar Tax has faded from memory.
The Cure have announced a limited edition Seventeen Seconds 2020 calendar to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landmark record
Every year, Matthew Lineham amazes us with his new wave Christmas ornaments. This year, he has released a branch new batch featuring Sisters Of Mercy, New Order, Freddy Mercury, Tears For Fears, Johnny Marr, The Police, The Eurythmics and more.
According to several Morrissey fan sites, the artist is scheduled to release his next album of original material called I Am Not A Dog On A Chain in March 2020
On this day in history (November 27, 1981), Soft Cell released their debut studio album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret featuring the singles Tainted Love, Bedsitter and Say Hello, Wave Goodbye.
On this day in history (November 21, 1983), Duran Duran released their 3rd studio album Seven And The Ragged Tiger featuring the singles Union Of The Snake, New Moon On Monday and The Reflex
On this day in history (November 18, 1986), Duran Duran released their fourth studio album Notorious featuring the singles Notorious, Skin Trade and Meet El Presidente.
This weeks playlist features our favorite songs from the entire catalog of a-Ha. This playlist contains almost 50 songs and close to 4 hours of listening
On this day in history (October 27, 1982), Prince released his 5th studio album 1999. This was his first album to feature “The Revolution” as his band
On this day in history (October 22, 1990), Pet Shop Boys released their 4th studio album Behavior. Behavior featured the singled So Hard, Being Boring, How Can You Expect To Be Taken Seriously and Jealousy.
On this day in history (October 21, 1985), Simple Minds released their 7th studio album Once Upon A Time featuring the singles Alive And Kicking, Sanctify Yourself and All The Things She Said.
On this day in history (October 17, 2005), Depeche Mode released their 11th studio album Playing The Angel in the UK. The following day, it was released in North America.