I Can’t Believe It’s Not 80’s!


I Can’t Believe It’s Not 80’s! is a lovesick homage to the 1980’s featuring a slew of contemporary artists whose songs sound like they could have been recorded in the 80s, but are not. In fact, none of the tracks on this playlist date earlier than 2009! I’ve been noticing more and more how the 80s influence has been invading current music with a vengeance. Every once in awhile, I’ll come across a song that I think is some long lost 80s gem that somehow slipped silently past my radar, but then later on discover that it’s a mere echo. It’s because of this that I decided to put together a playlist of some of the songs that have fooled me. The songs below have a pretty archetypal 80s sound: lots of reverb, jangly guitars, drum machines and vintage synth lines slathered together upon gooey British vocals. Continue reading