Content tagged 'New Wave'
World Without End (Album of the Day)
Frequently compared to Echo and the Bunnymen, The Mighty Lemon Drops added more than a drop of jangle-pop to the Bunnymen's blend of post-punk and neo-psych, but to judge from the outstanding WORLD WITHOUT END, the Wolverhampton, U.K. quartet needn't stand in anyone's shadow. Produced by Tim Palmer, the Sire set brims with Rickenbackers, strong melodies and melancholy lyrics on ten originals including “In Everything You Do,” “Closer To You” and “Inside Out” (which is as catchy a song as anything released in 1988). Insistent and memorable throughout, WORLD WITHOUT END ranks among The Mighty Lemon Drops' mightiest.
Dexys Do Irish & Country (Album of the Day)
Post (Album of the Day)
X&Y (Album of the Day)
Echo & The Bunnymen (Album of the Day)
Gold - The Best Of Spandau Ballet (Album of the Day)
Whammy! (Album of the Day)
The Head On The Door (Deluxe) (Album of the Day)
Low-Life (Album of the Day)
After POWER, CORRUPTION & LIES and "Blue Monday" propelled New Order to prominence, LOW-LIFE took the quartet a step further in terms of accessibility. From the 1-2 punch of opening tracks "Love Vigilantes" and "The Perfect Kiss," the 1985 collection neatly straddles the urgent rock of the band's Joy Division roots with the synth-driven dance grooves for which they'd become more closely identified. As catchy as the album is, it's also filled with strange beauty ("Elegia") and, thanks to Bernard Sumner's plaintive vocals and Peter Hook's melodic bass work, plenty of soul. Many see LOW-LIFE as a high-water mark for New Order, so we'll cue it up again in celebration of Hook's birthday.