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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 55

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 55

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Despite its relatively short career (1982-1987), The Smiths had become one of the most iconic and legendary bands in the archives of Indie Pop / Post-Punk music. Over the years, the English outfit also

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 54

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 54

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In the archives of Post-Punk New Wave / Synthpop music, three of the indispensable pioneers are Depeche Mode, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Siouxsie & the Banshees. Despite their eventual international success, the groups’

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 53

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 53

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One of the pioneers of Post-Punk New Wave was Joy Division, which evolved into New Order after its vocalist Ian Curtis decided to kill himself, in 1980. In the pre-Internet era, firsthand stories were

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 52

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 52

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Reading about music history, genres, and the lives and stories of artists and bands gives the listener a deeper appreciation of and understanding about music itself. If the individual is openminded, then it can

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 49

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 49

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Too many genres, bands, and albums to check out and dive into; so little time and a limited budget to be able to immerse in all of them. But, in fairness, I try my

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 48

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 48

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The development of the now broad spectrum of music many enthusiasts regard as Alternative Rock is really diverse and dynamic. This includes Shoegaze, which may be described as a blend of the melodic sensibilities

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 46

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 46

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I keep myself updated, to the best of my ability and budget permitting, on whatever is new in this broad spectrum of music many belovedly call New Wave, which includes closely related sonic styles

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 42

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 42

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When I fancy the music of a particular band or artist, I get drawn to completing its studio discography. And that’s what makes collecting both an adventure and a challenge, especially when the collector

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Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 41

Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 41

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Originated in the late ’60s, revived a decade later, and peaked in the 1980s, New Wave took a backseat after that, but only in a commercial perspective–and that seems natural. But the sound of

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