Includes: ABC, Animotion, Blondie, Duran Duran, Eurythmics, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Gary Numan, INXS, Joe Jackson, Kraftwerk, and more!
The New Wave collection puts together your favorite tunes that meld the bluesy base of rock and pop with the electronic sounds of the new age! Enjoy the mix!
New Wave is somewhat of a tidier, more polite cousin of Punk, but it is no less energetic. Dirty and in-your-face guitar sounds have been replaced by loads of effects and synths, making for a dark, yet atmospheric and appealing tone. The genre is as diverse as the sound of the main bands who made the revolution happen. For instance, The Smiths captured the British and international audiences with incredibly intellectual lyrics and beautifully elegant guitar tones. The Cure, on the other hand, managed to turn darkness into light with their dream-like atmospheres and open sounds. Bands such as Joy Division, on the other hand, maintained a strong connection with their underground roots, while embracing the innovative spirit of new wave music in a whole new, special way. In a sense, new wave music was also parts of what inspired a lot of music to come and led to the resurgence of quality rock and roll a bit later in the early 90s, when many bands decided to embrace the melodic sensibilities of new wave, while rediscovering the driven and direct sound of guitars over the embrace of synths. Groups such as Depeche Mode or Culture Club also went on to influence other genres, such as glam and electronic music! Discover the melodies of New Waves and keep the sound alive with this charmingly retro playlist that you can give as a gift to anyone!