Top 5: Electro-Pop


20 Mar 2010, 4:13

Electropop (also called technopop) is a form of electronic dance music that is made with synthesizers, and which first flourished from 1978 to 1983. Electropop laid the groundwork for a mass markey in chart-oriented synthpop. Numerous bands have since carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s. Electropop is characterized by an emphasized electronic sound often described as cold and robotic and by minimal arrangements. This was mainly due to the limitations of the analog synthsizers and recording techniques used at the time, but has since become a stylistic choice. Electropop songs are pop songs at heart, often with simple, catchy hooks and dance beats, but differing from those of electornic dance music genres which electropop helped to inspire techno, house, electroclash, etc. in that songwriting is emphasized over simple danceabilty. They often feature alienated deadpan lyrics with a futuristic sci-fi edge.

Clark Gable by The Postal Service

Bring Me Back a Dog by IAMX

Isobel by Björk

A Kick In The Teeth by Fischerspooner

Moth's Wings by Passion Pit


  • Mattblackep

    The Potal Service and Björk. (L)

    21 Mar 2010, 12:42
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