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Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Dream Pop

1 Cluster & Brian Eno Ho Renomo (4:54)
2 Sigur Rós Svefn-G-Englar (8:58)
3 School Of Seven Bells Half Asleep (Alternate Version) (4:18)
4 Sweet Billy Pilgrim Bloodless Coup (5:33)
5 Cocteau Twins Bluebeard (3:49)
6 Galaxie 500 Tell Me (3:45)
7 Felt Sempiternal Darkness (2:10)
8 Panda Bear Comfy In Nautica (4:02)
9 Beach House Norway (4:00)
10 The Ruby Suns Closet Astrologer (5:36)
11 Lawrence Arabia Dream Teacher (3:28)
12 Mercury Rev Butterfly's Wing (7:49)
13 The Cinematic Orchestra To Build A Home (6:06)

Mojo Magazine

Cat No: April 2010
Released: 2010



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Raise The Pressure

1 Forbidden City (4:04)
2 For You (4:52)
3 Dark Angel (5:30)
4 One Day (4:35)
5 Until The End Of Time (6:19)
6 Second Nature (4:55)
7 If You've Got Love (6:26)
8 Out Of My League (4:36)
9 Interlude (0:44)
10 Freefall (4:59)
11 Visit Me (5:59)
12 How Long (4:46)
13 Time Can Tell (4:43)


Cat No: CDPCS 7382
Released: 1996


Cocteau Twins

Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Blue Bell Knoll

1 Blue Bell Knoll (3:25)
2 Athol-Brose (2:59)
3 Carolyn's Fingers (3:08)
4 For Phoebe Still A Baby (3:16)
5 The Itchy Glowbo Blow (3:20)
6 Cico Buff (3:50)
7 Suckling The Mender (3:35)
8 Spooning Good Singing Gum (3:52)
9 A Kissed Out Red Floatboat (4:10)
10 Ella Megalast Burls Forever (3:38)


Cat No: cad 807 cd
Released: 1988



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop


1 Don't Panic (2:17)
2 Shiver (4:59)
3 Spies (5:18)
4 Sparks (3:47)
5 Yellow (4:29)
6 Trouble (4:30)
7 Parachutes (0:46)
8 High Speed (4:14)
9 We Never Change (4:09)
10.1 Everything's Not Lost (5:25)
10.2 Life Is For Living (1:37)


Cat No: 7243 5 27783 2 4
Released: 2000


The Cure

Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Galore (The Singles 1987-1997)

1 Why Can't I Be You? (3:14)
2 Catch (2:46)
3 Just Like Heaven (3:32)
4 Hot Hot Hot!!! (3:35)
5 Lullaby (4:10)
6 Fascination Street (4:20)
7 Lovesong (3:29)
8 Pictures Of You (4:48)
9 Never Enough (4:29)
10 Close To Me (Closest Mix) (4:22)
11 High (3:33)
12 Friday I'm In Love (3:37)
13 A Letter To Elise (4:20)
14 The 13th (Swing Radio Mix) (4:17)
15 Mint Car (Radio Mix) (3:32)
16 Strange Attraction (Album Mix) (4:21)
17 Gone! (Radio Mix) (4:28)
18 Wrong Number (6:02)

Fiction Records

Cat No: FIXCD 30


Robbie Williams

Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop


1 Robbie Williams Rudebox (4:45)
2 Robbie Williams Viva Life On Mars (4:50)
3 Robbie Williams Lovelight (4:02)
4 Robbie Williams Bongo Bong And Je Ne T'Aime Plus (4:48)
5 Robbie Williams & Pet Shop Boys She's Madonna (4:16)
6 Robbie Williams Keep On (4:18)
7 Robbie Williams Good Doctor (3:16)
8 Robbie Williams The Actor (4:06)
9 Robbie Williams Never Touch That Switch (2:46)
10 Robbie Williams Louise (4:46)
11 Robbie Williams & Pet Shop Boys We're The Pet Shop Boys (4:56)
12 Robbie Williams Burslem Normals (3:50)
13 Robbie Williams Kiss Me (3:16)
14 Robbie Williams The 80's (4:17)
15 Robbie Williams The 90's (5:33)
16.1 Robbie Williams Summertime (10:53)
16.2 Robbie Williams Dickhead (4:09)


Cat No: 00946 3770442 4
Released: 2006



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Play To Win

1 Ten Years Time (4:14)
2 Sometimes (3:54)
3 Stay The Same (3:49)
4 You Used To Love Me (4:11)
5 Play To Win (4:20)
6 No Big Deal (4:35)
7 Latchkey Kid (4:24)
8 Fallen Angel (3:36)
9 Give And Take (3:52)
10 War Of Two Minds (4:14)
11 Picking Up The Pieces (4:51)
12 Tumbling Down (4:33)

Go! Beat

Cat No: 986 653 0
Released: 2004


Scritti Politti

Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Anomie & Bonhomie

1 Umm (4:14)
2 Tinseltown To The Boogiedown (4:55)
3 First Goodbye (5:13)
4 Die Alone (4:23)
5 Mystic Handyman (3:46)
6 Smith 'n' Slappy (4:53)
7 Born To Be (3:53)
8 The World You Understand (Is Over + Over + Over) (3:13)
9 Here Come July (4:00)
10 Prince Among Men (4:47)
11 Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Powder (6:05)


Cat No: 7243 8 47488 2 1
Released: 1999



Format: CD Double Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Work It - The Complete Workout Package

CD Workout One
Chart Hits Mix
CD1-01 Coldcut & Lisa Stansfield People Hold On
CD1-02 Todd Terry Keep On Jumpin'
CD1-03 De'Lacy Hideaway (Deep Dish Remix)
CD1-04 N-Joi Anthem
CD1-05 Natasha Bedingfield These Words (Bimbo Jones Mix)
CD1-06 Real McCoy Another Night
CD1-07 Alcazar This Is The World We Live In
CD1-08 M People Movin' On Up
CD1-09 Danny Howells & Dick Trevor & Erire Dusk Til Dawn (Shapeshifters Remix)
CD1-10 DB Boulevard Point Of View
Classic Hi Impact Mix
CD1-11 Republica Ready To Go
CD1-12 Groove Armada I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Remix)
CD1-13 Narcotic Thrust I Like It (Markus Gardeweg Remix)
CD1-14 Faithless We Come 1
CD1-15 Rui Da Silva & Cassandra Fox Touch Me
CD1-16 Kelly Llorenna This Time I Know It's For Real (Flipp & Fill Remix)
CD1-17 Jurgen Vries & Andrea Britton Take My Hand
CD1-18 Ian Van Dahl Castles In The Sky
CD1-19 Angel City & Lara McAllen Touch Me (Krafty Boyz Remix)
CD1-20 OceanLab Satellite
Retro Mix
CD1-21 Dan Hartman Instant Replay
CD1-22 Aretha Franklin Freeway Of Love
CD1-23 Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)
CD1-24 Rofo Rofo's Theme
CD1-25 Odyssey (2) Use It Up And Wear It Out
CD1-26 Pointer Sisters Jump (For My Love)
CD1-27 The Weather Girls It's Raining Men
CD Workout Two
Club Mix
CD2-01 Eddie Amador Shake It
CD2-02 Saturated Soul & Miss Bunty Got To Release (Ian Carey And Eddie Amador Club Mix)
CD2-03 Bobby Blanco 3AM
CD2-04 CJ Bolland Sugar Is Sweeter (Armand van Helden's Drum 'n' Bass Mix)
CD2-05 The Boogie Pimps Somebody To Love (Saltshaker Remix)
CD2-06 Junior Jack Stupidisco
CD2-07 Sandy B Make The World Go Round (Heaven Anthem Mix)
CD2-08 StoneBridge Put 'Em High (JJ's Radio Edit)
CD2-09 Elvis Presley & Junkie XL A Little Less Conversation
CD2-10 Khia My Neck, My Back (Lick It) (Clean Radio Edit)
CD2-11 Justin Timberlake Rock Your Body (Paul Oakenfold Radio Edit)
Mind & Body - Yoga & Pilates
CD2-12 Moby Porcelain
CD2-13 Kinobe Slip Into Something More Comfortable
CD2-14 Smoke City Underwater Love
CD2-15 Sneaker Pimps 6 Underground (Nellee Hoopers Edit)
CD2-16 Tricky Overcomer
CD2-17 Rank 1 Airwave (Sunset Remix)
CD2-18 Chicane Saltwater (Ambient Mix)
Stretching & Relaxing
CD2-19 Goldfrapp Utopia (New Ears Mix)
CD2-20 Jamiroquai Didjital Vibrations
CD2-21 Moby Rushing
CD2-22 Thomas Newman Any Other Name
CD2-23 Bedrock Beautiful Strange
DVD Workout
DVD1-1 Various DVD Workout

Sony BMG Music Entertainment

Cat No: 82876667142
Released: 2004



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop


1 Re-Hash (3:38)
2 5/4 (2:40)
3 Tomorrow Comes Today (3:12)
4 New Genious (Brother) (3:58)
5 Clint Eastwood (5:39)
6 Man Research (Clapper) (4:32)
7 Punk (1:36)
8 Sound Check (Gravity) (4:40)
9 Double Bass (4:45)
10 Rock The House (4:09)
11 19-2000 (3:27)
12 Latin Simone (Que Pasa Contigo) (3:36)
13 Starshine (3:31)
14 Slow Country (3:36)
15.1 M1 A1 (4:02)
15.2 Clint Eastwood (Ed Case Refix) (4:27)


Cat No: 7243 5311380 3
Released: 2001



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop

Hopes And Fears

1 Somewhere Only We Know (3:57)
2 Bend And Break (3:40)
3 We Might As Well Be Strangers (3:12)
4 Everybody's Changing (3:35)
5 Your Eyes Open (3:23)
6 She Has No Time (5:45)
7 Can't Stop Now (3:38)
8 Sunshine (4:12)
9 This Is The Last Time (3:29)
10 On A Day Like Today (5:27)
11 Untitled 1 (5:36)
12 Bedshaped (4:37)
13 Snowed Under
14 Allemende
Video Somewhere Only We Know

Island Records

Cat No: UICS-9022
Released: 2004



Format: CD Album
Genre: Synth Pop


1 Music
2 Impressive Instant
3 Runaway Lover
4 I Deserve It
5 Amazing
6 Nobody's Perfect
7 Don't Tell Me
8 What It Feels Like For A Girl
9 Paradise (Not For Me)
10 Gone
11 American Pie
+ 5 Bonus
12 Ray Of Light
13 Take A Bow
14 Like A Prayer
15 Secret
16 Time Stood Still


Cat No: 9362-47865-2
Released: 2000


Malcolm McLaren

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop

Double Dutch

A Double Dutch
B She's Looking Like A Hobo


Cat No: MALC 3
Released: 1983


Gary Numan

Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop


A Cars
B Asylum

Beggars Banquet

Cat No: BEG 23
Released: 1979



Format: Vinyl 7 Inch
Genre: Synth Pop


A Erotica (Radio Edit) (4:31)
B Erotica (Instrumental) (5:12)


Cat No: 5439-18681-7
Released: 1992


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Information on the Synth Pop genre

Synthpop is a genre of pop music in which the synthesizer is the dominant musical instrument. It originated as part of the New Wave movement of the late 1970s and to mid-1980s, and it has continued to exist and develop ever since. It has seen a rise in popularity in the 21st century.

First wave: 1977-1990
Depeche Mode, one of the most successful synthpop bands of all time.

Giorgio Moroder paired up with Donna Summer in 1977 to release the electronic disco song I Feel Love. While a disco song first and foremost, the programmed, arpeggiated beats had a profound impact on the bands which would soon be known as synthpop. That same year, Ultravox member Warren Cann purchased a Roland TR-77 drum machine, which was first featured in their October 1977 single release Hiroshima Mon Amour.

In 1978, the first incarnation of the Human League of Sheffield, England released their debut single "Being Boiled". In the United States, Devo, who had been using synthesizers since their beginnings in 1975, moved towards a more electronic sound.

In the UK, the original synthesizer bands had a sound that was generally dark, moody and robotic and were more founded in an avant-garde, art rock aesthetic. In 1979, Tubeway Army, a little known outfit from West London, who dropped their initial punk rock image and topped the UK charts in the summer of 1979 with the single "Are Friends Electric?" and their album Replicas. This prompted the singer/songwriter, Gary Numan to go solo and in the same year he released the Kraftwerk inspired album, The Pleasure Principle which was another number one album, and he topped the singles charts for the second time with "Cars".

This Zeitgeist of revolution in electronic music performance and recording/production was encapsulated by then would be record producer, Trevor Horn of The Buggles in the international hit "Video Killed the Radio Star".

Giorgio Moroder collaborated with the band Sparks on their album, No. 1 In Heaven. Others were soon to follow, including Frank Tovey, who performed under the name Fad Gadget. Tovey who was signed to Daniel Miller's Mute Records and made use of "found objects" in his recordings such as bottles and razors. Daniel Miller himself had a role in the emerging futurist movement as a performer under the name The Normal which released a one-off single Warm Leatherette. Although the single did not chart, it became a cult favorite and has been covered by many artists since its release, including Grace Jones, Duran Duran and Nine Inch Nails.

The sounds of synthesizers came to dominate the pop music of the early 1980s as well as replacing disco in dance clubs in Europe. Other successful synthpop artists of this era included Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Heaven 17, Japan, Eurythmics, and Tears For Fears (though the latter two would branch out into a wider rock/pop sound). Real Life, Camouflage, Real Life, Modern Talking, Bananarama and others are bands of Synthpop style.

In early synthpop the synthesizer stood out and the music sounded eerie, sterile and slightly menacing. By the mid 1980's the technology had improved to the point that synthpop acts used the instrument to create a sound that resembled many instruments and allowed mainstream rock and pop acts to incorporate the synthesizer into their sound. At this point the synthesizer did not stand out and the differences between synthpop and mainstream music started to decrease. According to music writer Simon Reynolds the hallmark of original synthpop was its "emotional, at times operatic singers" such as Mark Almond, Alison Moyet and Annie Lennox.

In the United States, where synthpop is considered a sub genre of New Wave, the genre became popular in large part due to the cable music channel MTV. Real Life, Camuoflage, Real Life, Modern Talking, Bananarama and others are bands of Synthpop style.

Second wave, 2004 to present
Lights, Canadian synthpop singer who became popular in the late 2000s.
La Roux, British synthpop duo who achieved critical acclaim with their eponymous debut album in 2009.

Synthpop has also begun to re-emerge as some indie artists have incorporated the sound, slowly increasing the popularity of the genre. Some of the bands during the early-to-mid 2000s that helped the development of the genre have included Goldfrapp, The Postal Service, the Junior Boys, The Knife, and particularly The Killers, whose 2004 debut album Hot Fuss achieved widespread popularity and was considered an authentic throwback to 80s synthpop by many. However, their later works have moved away from the genre. LCD Soundsystem is another key artist in synthpop's development during the 21st century. MGMT's debut album Oracular Spectacular, originally released digitally in late 2007, achieved unprecedented success with their lead single "Kids" and has led the way for chart success for other synthpop and indie electronic acts such as Hot Chip, Cut Copy, Lights, Metric, Owl City (number 1 US single), Phoenix, Passion Pit, La Roux, and even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who switched to an almost entirely electronic sound for their 2009 album It's Blitz! after being part of the garage rock revival movement earlier in the decade.

Out of all of the original 80s synthpop bands, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, and particularly Depeche Mode, although nowhere near the peak of their popularity during the '80s and early '90s, are among the only ones that continue to achieve international success.