Here are some great new synthpop and electropop music to check out. Albums from Hyperbubble, Vision Talk, Tikkle Me, Solvent, and The Girl & The Robot all prove that synthpop’s rise and rise continues into 2010. Click the album art to listen to the albums in Spotify (where available).
|Hyperbubble - Candy Apple Daydreams|
I only heard about this American synthpop band recently (thanks @pteittinen!) and saw them live the same week. This is their 3rd album and I love pretty much every track, especially the recurring Candy Apple theme.
|Freezepop, Neosupervital, Schmoof|
|Vision Talk – Elevation |
Vision Talk's second album is instantly likeable, and takes them from italo disco into a Scandinavian synthpop vibe that keeps on reminding me of the brilliant S.P.O.C.K. There's a 2-disc version on CD that may well be worth hunting down too.
|S.P.O.C.K., Apoptygma Berzerk|
|Tikkle Me – Tikkle Me|
Debut album from Sweden's Tikkle Me, I have spotinews to thank for putting me onto this band. I've played this one loads and love its kookiness; they're like the new Zeigeist. This could quite possible end up being in my Top 10 albums of the year.
|The Knife, Zeigeist, Kate Bush, La Roux, Children of the CPU|
|Solvent – Subject To Shift|
Solvent return with a minimal synthpop/IDM hybrid that's quite possibly their best work yet. I've only listened to this a few times, but already I can tell it's going to be one that gets better and better with every play.
|Human League Mk I, Kraftwerk, Alexander Robotnick, Kleerup, Rex the Dog|
|The Girl & The Robot – The Beauty Of Decay|
With echoes of Thermostatic's final melancholia, The Girl & The Robot's hotly anticipated album delivers a subtler, darker sound than suggested by their debut EP. This is definitely another contender for Top 10 album of the year!
|Parralox, Marsheaux, Thermostatic, Royksopp, Ladytron|