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Synth Pop

Tears For Fears' First Album Turns 30

Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts

It's been over three decades since Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith came together to form one of the greatest synth pop alliances we've ever known: Tears...

Stereo IQ's Lyrics of the Week

Stereo IQ | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

"Yet Again" is a confused, yet perfect representation of a relationship that is off and on, constantly close and distant. The singer is lost in his emotions, desiring to "yet again" embrace his love, but well aware of the pending annihilation of their time together.

The Snap-Cracklin' Pop of the Wellingtons

Eric Williams | Posted 11.06.2011 | Entertainment
Eric Williams

In his boisterous directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!", Tom Hanks's record-executive character Mr. White makes the following request: "I want something peppy, something happy, something up-tempo. I want something snappy." Mr. White would have loved the Wellingtons.

OMD at Terminal 5, First U.S. Show in 23 Years

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I think Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was almost as surprised as I was by the mob of people who showed up for their first U.S. concert in 23 years. But there the audience was, faithful fans who weren't just there to hear "If You Leave."

Take on She: My Wife's Obsession With A-Ha And How I Got Sucked Into the Madness

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you're American, you know a-ha -- if you know them at all -- as the purveyors of the bubbly and infectious 1985 synth-pop hit "Take On Me."