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Tag: Synthpop

Erasure – Yahoo!

A spot of religious ecstasy from a band whose fondness for exclamation marks is rivalled only by Shania Twain.

Ladyhawke – Paris is Burning

Cast your mind back to 2008/09; 80s synth pop revivalism was at its height and it seemed every act (new or established) was trying on a shiny synth style in […]

Goldfrapp – Rocket

Choosing the right first single is a very exact science, and there are many factors to consider. Are you coming back from a hugely successful debut? Then you’ll be wanting […]

Philip Jap – Save Us

For many years I’ve traded on being a walking 1980s encyclopaedia, and then the other day a pal destroyed my entire world by mentioning an artist I’d never heard of […]

Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want

  Guest contributor: Pete Paphides   On Saturday afternoons, when we couldn’t be bothered to go all the way into Birmingham city centre, my best friend Richard and I would take […]

Sheena Easton – 101

My esteemed colleague and Popvoid’s Mr Big, Niall McMurray, has already discussed the concept of an artist entering his or her Imperial Phase, and today we explore the moment when […]

Gwen Stefani – The Real Thing

“Supergroup” is a term that rightfully sends a shudder through the body of even the most optimistic pop fan. You’d think that putting a bunch of hugely talented people together […]

Tight Fit – Secret Heart

In pop, nothing stings quite as sharply as the unexpected interruption of an unbroken run of top 5 singles – but sometimes you just have to admit that Hot Chocolate […]

Heaven 17 – Let Me Go

In the world of pop there are only two things more frustrating than remembering the precise moment you decided to put someone else’s song on the B-side of your multi-million […]