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New Wave Music History – New wave music is a broad subgenre of rock ‘n’ roll that combines elements of punk rock, mainstream pop music, art rock, synth pop, funk, and reggae. New wave bands largely emerged during the punk and post-punk eras of the late 1970s and early 1980s, but their influence prevailed throughout many decades of pop rock.

 

New wave is a genre of music that encompasses pop-oriented styles from the late 1970s and the 1980s. It is considered a lighter and more melodic “broadening of punk culture” that usually includes the use of synthesizers.It was originally used as a catch-all for the various styles of music that emerged after punk rock, including punk itself. Later, critical consensus favored “new wave” as an umbrella term involving many popular music styles of the era, including power pop, synth-pop, alternative dance, and specific forms of punk rock that were less abrasive. It may also be viewed as a more accessible counterpart of post-punk.

Rio - Duran Duran

New Wave Albums

Rio – Duran Duran

Rio - Duran Duran's second studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran, released on 10 May 1982 through EMI Records. The band wrote and demoed most of the material before recording the album at AIR Studios in London from January to March 1982. Colin Thurston returned from their 1981 self-titled debut studio album as producer. The band utilized more experimentation than the debut, from vibraphone and marimba to […]

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New Wave Music History

B-52’s debut album

On July 6, 1979 the planet shook with the release of the eponymous B-52’s debut album. From the celestial opening of Planet Claire to the cheesy corny cover of Petula Clark's, "Downtown" you get almost the perfect pop record. Seriously irreverent, the album in totality is catchy and infectious with a beat that is reminiscent of the 60s surf/beach pop. Everyone has this album. EPIC ! https://www.theb52s.com

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