Major-label “goth” anthem from the 1980s, but it–and the film it came from–served as a gateway drug to a generation of Goth kids….
This collection of songs-ostensibly recorded for the second, never-to-be-released Strawberry Switchblade album–are lovely pop numbers with a darker, more sinister side.
A fun little angry pop nugget from Scotland.
A simple torch song of love. Felt good to hear it last night, so I am sharing it simply because I can.
English pop trio Halo James’ existence was brief. A victim of circumstance and a label’s inability to understand how to market them would prove their undoing. This deluxe reissue highlights a lost pop gem from a band that deserved better.
A sad song about remembrance that is a radio staple for a very good reason.
An endearing, enduring pop ballad classic about the end of the summer.
The belated second volume of Ace Records’ tribute to Brian Wilson is a big heaping helping of great songs from a wide array of styles, proving the point that Wilson was and is one of the best modern pop composers of our time.
Madonna would make her name with Like A Virgin, but this number, taken from her self-titled debut album, proved that she didn’t need to rely on persona to sell her records.