Music Monday: The eighties are back (sort of)

I may be a hundred years old, but I still have an open ear for new music. It’s important to keep up with the young whippersnappers.

And anyone who’s been listening to alternative/pop music over the last few years knows that the synth-pop of the 80s is showing up in threads of new songs by new, current artists.

Here’s a few songs I’ve been listening to that I love – and that shamelessly rob from that era.

This is Bulletproof by La Roux. The DNA linkage here? It definitely sounds like a Yaz or Erasure song.

Hearts on Fire by Cut Copy sounds like a mashup between late 70s disco and a Human League song.

Boards of Canada is a Scottish band. Their twist on synth pop and electronica is that the music they make often sounds like music from old late 70s/early 80s advertising, or the film strips you saw in grade school. This is one of my favorite songs of theirs, Roygbiv.


  1. Bring back the 80’s music! I loved that era of music, don’t care for this rap/hip hop stuff that’s put out today.

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