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The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (1986)

New Wave Albums

The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (1986)

The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead (1986) If “How Soon Is Now” off The Smiths’ previous album was the starting-pistol shot announcing their intentions to delve into darker territories, then the title track off The Queen Is Dead was rhythmic strafing to the same effect. But the devastating melancholia quickly morphs into the sardonic lyrical meglomania that made vocalist Morrissey the legendary apathetic mope in “Frankly Mr. Shankly,” a terse and not-so-veiled reference […]

Talking Heads: Remain in Light (1980)

New Wave Albums

Talking Heads: Remain in Light (1980)

Talking Heads: Remain in Light (1980) For their fourth and finest record, the Talking Heads (along with producer/collaborator/all-around musical badass Brian Eno) trotted out their African influences in full force. Polyrhythmic, lyrically cryptic and featuring one of the most awesomely weird guitar solos of all time (Adrien Belew’s blippy genius on “Born Under Punches”), Remain in Light stands as David Byrne and company’s masterpiece. It’s rooted in tradition, yet it sounds delightfully […]

Elvis Costello: My Aim is True (1977)

New Wave Albums

Elvis Costello: My Aim is True (1977)

Elvis Costello: My Aim is True (1977) Costello’s debut album bridged the gap between the roiling punk energy of the mid-70s and the staid tradition of literate, intimate, popular songwriting that traces from the Gershwins, Berlin and Porter to Buddy Holly and Lennon/McCartney. The record (with the country-tinged ballad, “Alison,” the straight-up rockers “Mystery Dance” and “I’m Not Angry,” the politically charged “Less Than Zero”) only hints at the eclectic breadth […]

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About New Wave Radio – NewWave.Radio

NewWave.Radio - New Wave Music Radio Station… call it synth-pop, post-punk, early alternative rock marks one of the hippest music eras of the world. #newwave #newwavemusic #newwaveradio   80’s New Wave Music… or call it synth-pop, post-punk, early alternative rock acts as well as novelty records marks one of the hippest music eras of the world.   Bands like U2, The Cure, Adam Ant, The Smiths, New Order, B52’s, Duran […]

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New Order

Rising from the ashes of the legendary British post-punk band Joy Division, the enigmatic New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most influential and acclaimed bands of the 1980s. When Joy Division’s Ian Curtis tragically took his own life, the remaining trio, Bernard Sumner (guitarist), Peter Hook (bassist) and Stephen Morris (drummer) immediately disbanded, but re-formed the same year as New Order, with the addition of […]

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B-52’s debut album

On July 6, 1979 the planet shook with the release of the eponymous B-52’s debut album. From the celestial opening of Planet Claire to the cheesy corny cover of Petula Clark's, "Downtown" you get almost the perfect pop record. Seriously irreverent, the album in totality is catchy and infectious with […]

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