Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 4

I was 10 years old, in the summer of 1981, when I first heard of the music genre called New Wave. I was at home during lunch time when I thought of turning on the radio, which played a succession of songs that caught my fancy. Since that day, I began to tune in to that radio station to hear more of whatever that kind of music was. I finally found out afterwards that the radio station was DZRJ 810 AM, the DJ was Howlin’ Dave (the late Dante David, who introduced Punk & New Wave to the Filipino audience as early as that year), and the songs were the likes of “Rock Lobster” by The B-52s, “Whip It” by Devo, “Cars” by Gary Numan, “All Stood Still” by Ultravox, “Heart of Glass” by Blondie,” “My Best Friend’s Girl” by The Cars, “What I Like about You” by The Romantics, “Turning Japanese” by The Vapors, and “My Sharona” by The Knack.

That discovery started my life-long musical journey with New Wave, Punk, and eventually, other kinds of music such as Metal, Progressive Rock, Alternative Rock, and Classical. Amidst all these, however, New Wave in all its guises has become my number-one favorite.

Here are some more albums from the genre that I first discovered in the 1980s that made that chapter of my life so exciting and unforgettable.
*Blue Zoo – 2 x 2 (1983) (“Love Moves in Stramge Ways”)
*Fiction Factory – Throw the Warped Wheel Out (1984) (“[Feels Like] Heaven”)
*Translator – Translator (1985) (“Come with Me”)
*The Lover Speaks – The Lover Speaks (1986) (“Never to Forget You”)
*The Call – Reconciled (1986) (“Everywhere I Go”)
*Alphaville – Forever Young (1984) (“Big in Japan”)
*The Blue Nile – A Walk across the Rooftops (1984) (“Stay”)
*The Bible – Eureka (1988) (“Crystal Palace”)