Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 33

In the heart of the genre is what many enthusiasts regard as Synthpop–a portmanteau of ‘synthesizer’ and ‘Pop’–best characterized by the dominance of synthesizers and drum machines in the instrumentation (even the guitar, when used, is made to sound like the cold, processed drench of the synthesizer–to great effects).

Synthpop flourished in the 1980s and continues to exist in the music of many contemporary bands and artists, but its roots may be traced back to late-’60s to early-’70s Electronic music.
This set consists of albums that fit the description.

* Kraftwerk – The Man-Machine (1978) (“The Model”)
* Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Flaunt It (1986) (“Love Missile F1-11”)
* Yazoo – Upstairs at Eric’s (1982) (“Don’t Go”)
* Kon Kan – Move to Move (1989) (“I Beg Your Pardon”)
* Red Box – The Circle & the Square (1986) (“Lean on Me”)
* Anything Box – Peace (1990) (“Living in Oblivion”)
* The Beloved – Conscience (1993) (“Outerspace Girl”)
* Book of Love – Book of Love (1986) (“I Touch Roses”)