Ultimate New Wave Evolution (& closely related styles) part 5

Another batch of regularly played albums in my collection, these records are by some of the lesser-known bands in the genre. Usually, the popularity of the band or the song adds up to the excitement in hearing the music. However, in some cases, the obscurity could also make the listening experience far more interesting and thrilling. It may be compared with tasting a certain kind of delicious delicacy that is not always readily available. It can make the listener want some more.

*The Big Dish – Swimmer (1986)
*The Flaming Mussolinis – Charmed Life (1987)
*The English Beat – What Is Beat? (1983)
*Split Enz – Time and Tide (1982)
*XTC – Oranges & Lemons (1989)
*Sideway Look – Taming the Blade (1988)
*The Blades – The Last Man in Europe (1985)
*The Pleasure Thieves – Simple Escape (1992)