Album of the Day
Perhaps if Alphaville had originated in England they'd be as revered as Erasure or Pet Shop Boys among synth-pop fans; the music on FOREVER YOUNG certainly has comparable appeal. The debut album from the Berlin-based trio features electronic beats and infectious melodies galore, with frontwoman Marian Gold's soaring voice bringing these 10 emotion-laden originals home. Highlights include “Fallen Angel,” alternative radio favorite “Big in Japan” and the title track (which was released as a single on this day in 1984), but the set is consistently listenable throughout. A hit on the continent and arguably Alphaville's finest hour, FOREVER YOUNG will delight both newcomers curious about '80s dance-pop and those who remember the decade's synthetic sounds fondly.