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Tag Archives: Synth-pop

Barbara Morgenstern – Fan No. 2

01-Jul-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Synth pop sung primarily in German. Production is a step above diy but this is a 1 woman show though showcases a variety of instrumentation with guitar and proper keys mixed in. Thoughts Authentic German vibes. More than just the lyrics, it has a Berlin soul that […]

Smerz – Have Fun

30-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Pitchfork: sounds like something Tove Lo might make if she gave up on making hits and started obsessing over Yeezus and field recordings. Well said. Thoughts Not sure why their nonchalant singing style is so appealing but this is quality mumblecore. Hip young dark bassy electro with chicks […]

Junior Boys – Last Exit

18-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Breathy synth-pop Thoughts Side one is amazing, side two is great but lacks a certain something from side one. This is top notch for minimal synth pop. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Junior-Boys-Last-Exit/release/335413 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

15-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Modern pop / R&B. Has a soulful well traveled hip vibe to it that incorporates elements of 80s synth funk. Thoughts Why a 5? This album was there for me in the hottest loneliest summer. It inspires hope fear and honesty. I’ll love it til I […]

Junior Boys – So This Is Goodbye

01-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Sparse kinda danceable electropop Thoughts I’ve listened to this record a ton over the years and revisiting it now I’m reminded of my 20s. A lot of these tracks are absolute classics. I find the cool/confident delivery of the vocals to be distinct and a big […]

D.K. – Distant Images

24-May-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Vaporwave like Thoughts It’s alright More Info https://www.discogs.com/DK-Distant-Images/release/11144303 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Empress Of – Me

16-May-18

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine What’s it sound like? Female fronted synth pop Thoughts All the pieces are there for me to love but this album just doesn’t do it for me, the songwriting felt dull and repetitive. She’s got a fantastic voice so am curious to hear more. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Empress-Of-Me/release/7421027 Listen! Youtube Spotify

Ricky Eat Acid – Talk To You Soon

14-May-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? A scatter of modern electro styles: trap, Blood Diamonds / Grimes art-electro, pensive piano bits, confessional lyrics. Thoughts Another good one from Ricky, this is the third album I’ve heard of his and I continue to be impressed by his catalog. The constant change […]

Greeen Linez – The Calm

09-Apr-18

⭐⭐ I like a lot of the vaporwave ideas here but it’s just not very good now is it ? More Info: https://www.discogs.com/Greeen-Linez-The-Calm/release/8050408 Listen! Spotify: Youtube: #VALUE!

Greeen Linez – Things That Fade

29-Mar-18

⭐⭐⭐ Super clean vaporwave inspired electro. Side one is good, side two drags. More Info: https://www.discogs.com/Greeen-Linez-Things-That-Fade/release/3786835 Listen! Spotify: Youtube: