Chvrches: “The Bones of What You Believe”
Sometimes synthpop reaches the world outside and becomes mainstream. This album really deserved it. Everybody was apparently blown away by Chvrches, me included!
Arcade Fire: “Reflektor”
The Butler family and friends release a more obscure and darker rendition of Roxy Music that makes you want to slide around in velour clothes, drinking dry martinis – all day long.
Skinny Puppy: “Weapon”
Some might blame them for taking this retro short cut but still; if you were part of inventing a scene – you get away with this. Definitely the puppies most relevant post-reunion release. More pop than ever – it sure ain’t dead yet!
While the fulllength debut “Aleph” didn’t quite do it for me I must still give credit to this single track. Gesaffelstein proves that EBM can sneak into the mainstream simply by wearing more conventional clothes. This is like Portion Control under cover, dressed up like art directors.
A Kite concert is the perfect exposure of nice music and more hardware synths on stage than what is common practice these days.
I honestly tried disliking this band since they’re way too catchy for a grumpy old man. I failed, of course. Great pop music like this kicks ass – big time.
To me, the baby puppy got bigger than the mother dog long ago.
Spotify Playlist with tunes from the Album and Song categories