Agent Side Grinder: “Alkimia”
An unexpected, but welcomed mesh of synthpop, post punk and industrial.
Chvrches: “Every open Eye”
Useless to even try to resist their brilliant song writing.
Susanne Sundfør: “Ten Love Songs”
Insanely catchy and profoundly complex at the same time. Masterpiece.
23rd Underpass: “Faces”
Following the success of their debut comes an even stronger album. Italo and 80:s synthpop balanced to perfection.
Johan Baeckström: “Like Before”
Sounding more like Vince Clarke in his heyday than Vince himself. Analogue popgasm!
Beborn Beton: “A Worthy Compensation”
Sensational comeback by one of my German favourites. An aptly named album.
A-Ha: “Cast in Steel”
Surprising return and a potent mix of airy acoustic pop and the edgy electropop found on “Foot of the Mountain”.
Another comeback for the history books. Evolving within their genre to create their best album ever. Depeche Mode – listen and learn.
Swedish duo radiating darkness and emotion rarely heard in Swedish synthpop.
The prolific Stefan Poiss never ceases to impress. Yet another mindblowing slice of futuristically melodic electro.
Blipblop: “Talar med en vägg”
Swedish minimal synthpop sung in Swedish.
The raw emotional power and brittle vocals bring me near tears every time.
Sturm Café: “Europa”
Title track off their self released album. Old school EBM and synthpop in harmony.
Sine City: “In the Night I Call Your Name”
Sublime, laidback minimal track off a slightly uneven album.
Jean-Michel Jarre feat. Vince Clarke: “Automatic Parts 1 and 2″
Hit and miss from Jarre on his “Electronica” album, but accompanied by Clarke things fall gloriously into place.
Chris Corner belts it out like it’s his last performance ever.
DJ Rocca & Fred Ventura: “Looking For Love (Italoconnection Remix)”
Italo dance bomb, suitable for retro tinged and contemporary dancefloors alike.
Everything about her and her what she does permeates confidence and quality.