Thursday, August 31, 2006

She sells synth-pop, the sequel

Three months ago at the beginning of summer, I mentioned about making mix-tapes and mix-CDs featuring early 80s synth-pop and new wave songs and more recent songs that feature that retro-sound for my trips down to the beach, and I ended with a list of 80s new wave songs that make me think of the beach. This time around I thought that I'd do a list of recent songs (from 2000 on) that have that 80s retro sound. Quite a few of the songs here are from the best-known 80s music (and other things) revival scene in the past few years known as Electroclash. Most of the artists of that scene failed to make the crossover onto the mainstream pop charts (at least in the US); maybe their approach was too ironic. Anyhow here's the list:

Kylie Minogue - Can't Get Blue Monday Out Of My Head
Kristine W - Fly Again
Adult. - Hand To Phone (Cordless Mix)
Adult. - Don't Talk (Redux)
Le Tigre - Decaptacon (both album version and DFA remix)
Kelly Osbourne - One Word
Fischerspooner - Emerge (Dave Clark Remix)
Fischerspooner - Never Win
Miss Kitten & The Hacker - Frank Sinatra
Tegan and Sara - Walking With A Ghost
Bloc Party - Banquet (Dance Remix)
Rihanna - SOS
Chicks On Speed - Give Me Back My Man
Chicks On Speed - Fashion Rules! (Alter-Ego Remix)
Felix Da Housecat - Silver Screen Shower Scene (Malibu Mix)
Felix Da Housecat - Ready 2 Wear
Dangerous Muse - The Rejection (Eric Kupper Mix)
Scratch Massive - Seeing Is Believing (David Carretta Remix)
Bis - The End Starts Today (Tommie Sunshine's 'Nail Me Down' Glasgow Summer Freestyle Mix)
Bis - Love Will Tear Us Apart
Royksopp - Remind Me (Someone Else's Radio Mix)

And speaking of retro 80s, I'll leave you with the video for Kristine W's "Fly Again." Looks like it ought to be duking it out with the likes of Yaz, Depeche Mode and A Flock Of Seagulls on MTV in 1983, but actually it was filmed in 2003. G*d I miss MTV when they used to play new wave videos...


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