1. Hot Chip / Don't Deny Your Heart / In Our Heads / June 2012

2. LCD Soundsystem / I Can Change / Single A Side / July 2010

3. Royksopp / The Girl And The Robot (Radio Edit) / Single A Side / June 2009

4. Electric Youth / Faces / Valerie and Friends / May 2009

5. Tanlines / Brothers / Mixed Emotions / March 2012

6. Girls Names / Hypnotic Regression / The New Life / February 2013

7. Wild Nothing / Golden Haze / Golden Haze / October 2012

8. SebastiAn / Love In Motion / Total / May 2011

9. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti / Only in My Dreams / Mature Themes / August 2012

10. The Mary Onettes / Void / The Mary Onettes / May 2010

   As a boy born in the 80’s and raised with the sound of it blasting through every room, it’s vaguely disorientating to hear all these retroactive reconstructions of the past. Enjoyable for sure because some of these bands are truly great, but still rather odd. But of course all this stuff is just the more popular sound of the big selling hits. There’s still a helluva lot more of the 80’s to be recycled if anyone can be bothered. It wasn’t all synth pop and chart fodder you know. What about the big music of The Waterboys and Big Country, the earnest soul-cialism of The Redskins and the Style Council, or even the Death To Trad Rock noise of The Membranes. Anyway, now its 2013, shouldn’t we be moving onto the 90’s for inspiration and forgetting all this. Grunge and Britpop here we come!


Dan Green