Album of the Day
Though it may sound nonsensical, the name Kajagoogoo means '80s new wave fun to countless listeners. The British band's second album, ISLANDS, was helmed by Colin Thurston, who’d produced the group's debut, and includes such catchy singles as “Big Apple,” “Melting The Ice Away” and “Turn Your Back On Me” (a remix of the latter hit No.2 on the U.S. dance chart). Following the departure of singer Limahl, bassist Nick Beggs steps to the microphone for this 1984 collection, which adds some jazz and spiritual touches to their peppy synth pop. ISLANDS was released in America in modified form as Extra Play with band's name shortened to Kaja – but these new wave faves will always be Kajagoogoo to us.