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Synthpop (also known as technopop) is a genre of popular music that first became prominent in the 1980s, features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument. [1]

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"Heroes" (David Bowie album)

"Heroes" is the twelfth studio album by David Bowie, released in 1977.

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A Clockwork Orange (film)

A Clockwork Orange is a 1971 dystopian crime film adapted, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Anthony Burgess's 1962 novella A Clockwork Orange.

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A Flock of Seagulls

A Flock of Seagulls (also known as Flock of Seagulls) are an English new wave and synthpop band originally formed in Liverpool by brothers Michael "Mike" Score (keyboards, vocals) and Alister "Ali" James Score (drums), along with Francis Lee "Frank" Maudsley (bass) and Paul Reynolds (guitar).

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a-ha (stylized a-ha) is a Norwegian band formed in Oslo in 1982.

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ABC (band)

ABC are an English new wave group that first came to prominence in the early 1980s.

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About.com, also known as The About Group (formerly About Inc.), is an Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites," of which there are nearly 1,000.

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Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.

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Adult (band)

ADULT. is an American band from Detroit, Michigan that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog synths and electronic/punk elements.

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Aira Mitsuki

Aira Mitsuki is a Japanese electronica artist.

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Alison Moyet

Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet (born 18 June 1961, Billericay, Essex) is an English singer, songwriter and performer noted for her bluesy contralto voice.

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All Media Network

All Media Network (formerly All Media Guide (AMG) and AllRovi), is an American company that owns and maintains AllMusic, AllGame, AllMovie, SideReel, and Celebified.

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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.

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Alphaville (band)

Alphaville is a German group which gained popularity in the 1980s.

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Alternative dance

Alternative dance or indie dance (also referred to as underground dance in the US) is a musical genre that mixes various rock subgenres with electronic dance music.

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Andy Clark (musician)

Simon Andrew Clark is an English keyboard and synthesizer player best known for working alongside guitarist Bill Nelson in art rock band Be-Bop Deluxe and their synthpop offshoot Red Noise.

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Andy McCluskey

George Andrew "Andy" McCluskey (born 24 June 1959 in Heswall, Wirral, Cheshire) is an English musician, songwriter and record producer who is regarded as a pioneer of electronic music in the United Kingdom.

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Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox, (born 25 December 1954), born Ann Lennox, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, political activist and philanthropist.

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Anomie is a "condition in which society provides little moral guidance to individuals".

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Anything Box

Anything Box is an electronic/synthpop musical group originally from Paterson, New Jersey and now based in Orange County, California.

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AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as Aol.) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Are "Friends" Electric?

"Are 'Friends' Electric?" is a synthpop song by English band Tubeway Army from their 1979 album Replicas.

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ARP Instruments

ARP Instruments, Inc. was an American manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, founded by Alan Robert Pearlman The name of founder Alan Robert Pearlman seems to be sometimes possibly incorrectly described as "Alan Richard Pearlman", as seen as below.

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Autobahn (song)

"Autobahn" is a song by German electronic band Kraftwerk, composed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider of the band, with Emil Schult collaborating on the lyrics.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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BBC Breakfast

BBC Breakfast is a national British morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and the BBC News channel.

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BBC Four

BBC Four is a British television channel operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and available to digital television viewers on Freeview, IPTV, satellite, and cable.

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BBC News Online

BBC News Online is the website of BBC News, the division of the BBC responsible for newsgathering and production.

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BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Be-Bop Deluxe

were an English band who achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success during the mid to late 1970s.

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Beat music

Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.

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Being Boiled

"Being Boiled" is a song by the British synthpop band The Human League.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Bill Nelson

Clarence William "Bill" Nelson II (born September 29, 1942) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from Florida, in office since 2001.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.

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Billboard 200

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 highest-ranking music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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Billboard Hot 100

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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BlackBook is an arts and culture magazine published biannually and at bbook.com.

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Blancmange (band)

Blancmange are an English synthpop band who came to prominence with a string of hits in the early to mid-1980s.

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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.

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Brian Eno

Brian Peter George St.

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Brian Wilson

Brian Douglas Wilson (born June 20, 1942) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

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British pop music

British pop music is popular music, produced commercially in the United Kingdom.

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Broadcast (band)

Broadcast are an indie electronic band, founded in Birmingham, England.

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Bronski Beat

Bronski Beat were a popular British synthpop trio who achieved success in the mid-1980s, particularly with the 1984 chart hit "Smalltown Boy".

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American musician, singer, songwriter and humanitarian.

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C.C.C.P. (band)

C.C.C.P. (not to be confused with the rock band CCCP featuring singer John Payne) is a German synthpop act led by Rasputin Stoy.

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Cabaret Voltaire (band)

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson The group was named after Cabaret Voltaire, a nightclub in Zürich, Switzerland that served as a centre for the early Dada movement.

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Calvin Harris

Adam Richard Wiles (born 17 January 1984), better known by his stage name Calvin Harris, is a Scottish DJ, record producer, singer, songwriter and remixer.

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Camouflage (band)

Camouflage is a German new wave trio consisting of lead singer Marcus Meyn (b. May 2, 1966), Heiko Maile and Oliver Kreyssig.

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Can (band)

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968.

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Capsule (band)

is a Japanese electronica duo consisting of vocalist Toshiko Koshijima and producer Yasutaka Nakata.

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Cars (song)

"Cars" is a 1979 song by UK artist Gary Numan, and was released as a single from the album The Pleasure Principle.

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Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou), commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist.

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Celebrate the Nun

Celebrate the Nun were a German synthpop band founded by H. P. Baxxter, Rick J. Jordan, Britt Maxime (Britt Geerdes, sister of H.P.) and Slin Tompson (Nils Enghusen, formerly with The P.O.X.) in 1985.

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Cetu Javu

Cetu Javu was a German synthpop band which released songs between 1987 and 1994.

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Chicks on Speed

Chicks on Speed is a music and fine art ensemble, formed in Munich in 1997, when members Australian Alex Murray-Leslie and New Yorker Melissa Logan met at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts.

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Chillwave, sometimes also referred to as glo-fi or downtempo pop, is a genre of music whose artists are often characterized by their heavy use of effects processing, synthesizers, looping, sampling, and heavily filtered vocals with simple melodic lines.

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A chiptune, also known as chip music or 8-bit music, is synthesized electronic music which is 1) made for PSG sound chips (real or emulated) used in vintage computers, consoles, and arcade machines or 2) tracker format music which intentionally sounds similar to old PSG chip music or 3) music that combines PSG sounds and modern electronica/EDM music styles. In the early 1980s, personal computers became less expensive and more accessible than they had previously been. This led to a proliferation of outdated personal computers and game consoles that had been abandoned by consumers as they upgraded to newer machines. They were in low demand by consumers as a whole, and not difficult to find, making them a highly accessible and affordable method of creating sound or art. While it has been a mostly underground genre, chiptune has had periods of moderate popularity in the 1980s and 21st century, and has influenced the development of electronic dance music.

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Christina Aguilera

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Chuck Eddy

Chuck Eddy (born November 26, 1960) is an American music journalist.

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Chvrches (pronounced as "churches" and stylised as CHVRCHΞS) are a Scottish electronic band, formed in 2011.

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Clash (magazine)

Clash is a popular music and fashion magazine and website based in the United Kingdom.

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Cut Copy

Cut Copy (sometimes stylised Cut/Copy) are an Australian electronic band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford (vocals, keyboards and guitar).

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Cybotron (band)

Cybotron was an early techno group formed in 1980 by Juan Atkins and Richard "3070" Davis in Detroit, Michigan.

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Daily News (New York)

The Daily News is an American newspaper based in New York City.

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Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website on which users can upload, watch and share videos.

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Dance music

Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.

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Dance-pop is dance-oriented pop music that originated in the early 1980s.

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Dare (album)

Dare (released as Dare! in the U.S.) is the third studio album from British synthpop band The Human League.

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David Bowie

David Bowie (born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor.

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David Fricke

David Fricke (born June 4, 1952) was a senior editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where he wrote predominantly on rock music.

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Dead or Alive (band)

Dead or Alive were a British new wave band from Liverpool, England.

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Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode are an English electronic band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex.

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Detroit techno

Detroit techno is a type of techno music that generally includes the first techno productions by Detroit-based artists during the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Devo (originally) is an American rock band formed in 1972, consisting of members from Kent and Akron, Ohio.

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Die Young (Kesha song)

"Die Young" is a song by American recording artist Kesha.

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Digital audio

Digital audio is technology that can be used to record, store, generate, manipulate, and reproduce sound using audio signals encoded in digital form.

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Disco is a genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s, though it has had brief resurgences.

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Disco Inferno

"Disco Inferno" is a 1976 song by The Trammps from the album of the same name.

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Discogs, short for discographies, is a website and database of information about audio recordings, including commercial releases, promotional releases, and bootleg or off-label releases.

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Divine (performer)

Harris Glenn Milstead, better known by his stage name Divine (October 19, 1945 – March 7, 1988), was an American actor, singer and drag queen.

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Do it yourself

Do it yourself, also known as DIY, is the method of building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals.

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Don't Leave Me This Way

"Don't Leave Me This Way" is a song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff and Cary Gilbert.

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Don't You Want Me

"Don't You Want Me" is a single by British synthpop group The Human League, released on 27 November 1981 as the fourth single from their third studio album Dare (1981).

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), better known by her stage name, Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Drastic Plastic

Drastic Plastic is the last album by band released in February 1978.

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Drum kit

A drum kit, drum set, trap set, or just drums is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments set up to be played/struck by a single player.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums, cymbals or other percussion instruments.

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Dub (music)

Dub is a genre of electronic music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.

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Duran Duran

Duran Duran are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1978.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.

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Electro house

Electro house is a hard form of house music.

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Electroclash, also known as retro electro, tech pop, nouveau disco, the new new wave, and Neo-Electro, is a genre of music that fuses 1980s electro, new wave and synthpop with 1990s techno, retro-style electropop and electronic dance music.

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In engineering, electromechanics combines electrical and mechanical processes and procedures drawn from electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, electronic dance, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic drum

An electronic drum is an electrical device struck by a drummer, played in real time (using either hands, sticks, brushes or other implements) to produce a selection of sounds, instruments and effects, from either samples or modeled sounds contained in a processor or drum module.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments and electronic music technology in its production, an electronic musician being a musician who composes and/or performs such music.

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Electropop is a pop genre primarily consisting of the use of synthesizers and various electronic musical instruments.

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Electropunk, also known as synthpunk, is a music genre combining elements of electronic music and punk rock.

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Empire of the Sun (band)

Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007.

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Enola Gay

The Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, named for Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets, who selected the aircraft while it was still on the assembly line.

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Erasure are an English synthpop duo, consisting of singer and songwriter Andy Bell and songwriter and keyboardist Vince Clarke.

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Fade to Grey (Visage song)

"Fade to Grey" is the second single by the British group Visage, released on Polydor Records in 1980.

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Faggot (slang)

Faggot, often shortened to fag, is a pejorative term used chiefly in North America primarily to refer to a gay man.

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Faust (band)

Faust (English: "fist") are a German krautrock band.

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Felix da Housecat

Felix da Housecat (born Felix Stallings Jr., August 25, 1971, Chicago, Illinois) is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electroclash.

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Fireflies (Owl City song)

"Fireflies" is the debut single from American electronica act Owl City's album Ocean Eyes.

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Fischerspooner is an electroclash duo and performance troupe formed in 1998 in New York City.

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Folk music

Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival.

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Vincent James Turner (born 9 October 1985), better known by his stage name Frankmusik (and between 2011 and 2012, by the name Vincent Did It), is an English synthpop musician.

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Freedom of Choice (album)

Freedom of Choice is the third album by new wave musicians Devo, released on May 16, 1980 on LP and July 7, 1987 on CD.

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A funhouse or fun house is an amusement facility found on amusement park and funfair midways in which patrons encounter and actively interact with various devices designed to surprise, challenge, and amuse the visitor.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Futurepop is a form of electronic dance music, an outgrowth of electronic body music, that evolved in the late 1990s with groups like VNV Nation, Covenant, and Apoptygma Berzerk.

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Game (Perfume album)

Game (stylized as GAME) is the first full-length studio album of Japanese girl group Perfume, released on April 16, 2008 by Tokuma Japan Communications.

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Gary Numan

Gary Anthony James Webb (born 8 March 1958), better known by his stage name Gary Numan, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer.

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Gender bender

A gender bender (slang: one who genderfucks) is a person who discords, or "bends", expected gender roles.

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Gershon Kingsley

Gershon Kingsley (born Götz Gustav Ksinski; 28 October 1922) a contemporary German American composer, is a pioneer of electronic music and the Moog synthesizer and founder of the First Moog Quartet, as a partner in the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley, and writer of rock-inspired compositions for Jewish religious ceremonies.

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Giorgio Moroder

Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 26 April 1940) is an Italian record producer, songwriter, performer and DJ.

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Girl group

A girl group is a music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.

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Girls' Generation

Girls' Generation (So Nyeo Shi Dae), also known as SNSD, is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment.

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Glam rock

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s, which was performed by singers and musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup, and hairstyles, particularly platform-soled boots and glitter.

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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle.

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Hearst Corporation

The Hearst Corporation is an American multinational mass media group based in the Hearst Tower in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

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Heartland rock

Heartland rock is a genre of rock music that is exemplified by the commercial success of singer-songwriters Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger, Tom Petty, and John Mellencamp.

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Hi-NRG (pronounced "high energy") is a genre of uptempo disco or EDM that originated in the United States and United Kingdom during the late 1970s.

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Hikashu (ヒカシュー) are a renowned Japanese underground "avant-pop" music ensemble led by pseudo-Kabuki vocalist, Makigami Koichi, known for their highly experimental music.

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Hip hop

Hip hop or hip-hop is a Black sub-cultural movement that formed during the early 1970s exclusively by African Americans residing in the South Bronx in New York City.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Hiroshima mon amour

Hiroshima mon amour (Hiroshima My Love; 二十四時間の情事 Nijūyojikan'nojōji, Twenty-four-hour affair) is a 1959 drama film directed by French film director Alain Resnais, with a screenplay by Marguerite Duras.

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Hook (music)

A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".

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Hot Butter

Hot Butter was an instrumental cover band fronted by the keyboard player Stan Free.

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Hot Fuss

Hot Fuss is the debut studio album by American rock band The Killers, released on June 7, 2004 in the United Kingdom and on June 15, 2004 in the United States.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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Howard Jones (musician)

Howard Jones (born 23 February 1955) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Hurts are an English synthpop duo formed in 2009, consisting of singer Theo Hutchcraft and synthesist Adam Anderson.

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I Beg Your Pardon

"I Beg Your Pardon" (also titled as "I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden)") is a song by Canadian synthpop band Kon Kan, released as the first single from their 1989 debut album Move to Move.

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I Feel Love

"I Feel Love" is a song written and produced by Giorgio Moroder.

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I Ran (So Far Away)

"I Ran (So Far Away)", also released as "I Ran", is a song by English new wave band A Flock of Seagulls.

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I-f (also Interr-Ference) is the stage name of Ferenc E. van der Sluijs, a Dutch producer and DJ based in The Hague.

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IAC (company)

IAC/InterActiveCorp (also known as IAC) is an American media and Internet company, with over 150 brands across 100 countries.

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Mayu Nakazawa (中澤真由 Nakazawa Mayu), known by the stage name immi, is a Japanese Electronica singer and songwriter.

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In a Model Room

In a Model Room is the debut album of Japanese band P-Model.

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Indie rock

Indie rock is a genre of alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1980s.

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Industrial music

Industrial music is a genre of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes.

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Information Society (band)

Information Society (also known as InSoc) is an American band originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, initially active from 1982 to 1997, primarily consisting of Kurt Harland, Paul Robb, and James Cassidy; the latter two reconvened the band in 2006, initially with Christopher Anton as lead vocalist, then with Harland rejoining them as lead vocalist by 2008.

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Into the Gap

Into the Gap is the fourth studio album by the British pop group Thompson Twins.

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Isao Tomita

, often known simply as Tomita, is a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.

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iTunes is a media player, media library, online radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc.

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Izitso is the tenth studio album released by the British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens (now Yusuf Islam) in April 1977.

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J-pop (often stylized as J-POP; ジェイポップ jeipoppu; an abbreviation for Japanese pop), natively also known simply as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.

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Jann Wenner

Jann Simon Wenner (born January 7, 1946) is the co-founder and publisher of the popular culture biweekly Rolling Stone, as well as the current owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazines.

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Jay Sean

Kamaljit Singh Jhooti (born 26 March 1979), better known by his stage name Jay Sean, is a British singer-songwriter and rapper.

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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

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Jean Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre (born Jean-Michel André Jarre; 24 August 1948) is a French composer, performer, and music producer.

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Jessie J

Jessica Ellen Cornish (born 27 March 1988), better known by her stage name Jessie J, is an English singer and songwriter.

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Juan Atkins

Juan Atkins (born September 12th, 1962) is an American musician.

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Just Dance (song)

"Just Dance" is the debut single by American recording artist Lady Gaga.

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Justice (band)

Justice (stylised as Jus†ice) is a French Grammy-award winning electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Michel Andre Augé (born 21 May 1979 in Besançon, Franche-Comté) and Xavier de Rosnay (born 2 July 1982 in Ozoir-la-Ferrière, Ile de France).

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K-pop (an abbreviation of Korean pop) is a musical genre originating in South Korea that is characterized by a wide variety of audiovisual elements.

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Ryan Gary Raddon (born February 25, 1971), better known by his stage name Kaskade, is an American DJ and record producer.

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Katy Perry

Katheryn Elizabeth "Katy" Hudson (born October 25, 1984), better known by her stage name Katy Perry, is an American singer, songwriter and actress.

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Kesha Rose Sebert (born March 1, 1987) (formerly stylized as Ke$ha) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.

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A keytar is a relatively lightweight keyboard (with or without a built-in synthesizer) that is supported by a strap around the neck and shoulders, similar to the way a guitar is supported by a strap.

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Kon Kan

Kon Kan is a Canadian synthpop project conceived and formed in 1988 by Barry Harris in Toronto, Ontario.

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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008.

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This article is about the musical genre.

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu

, known by her stage name, is a Japanese fashion model and singer.

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La Roux

La Roux is an English synthpop act formed in 2006 by singer Elly Jackson and record producer Ben Langmaid.

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Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress.

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Ladyhawke (musician)

Phillipa Margaret "Pip" Brown (born 13 July 1979), better known by her stage name Ladyhawke, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.

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Ladytron are an electronic band formed in Liverpool in 1999.

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Lali Puna

Lali Puna is a Munich-based electropop band from Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany.

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Latin soul

Latin soul was a short lived musical genre which developed in the 1960s in New York City.

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Lester Bangs

Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs (December 13, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, critic, author, and musician.

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Lily Allen

Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English singer, songwriter, actress, and television presenter.

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List of Britannia documentaries

The Britannia series is a critically acclaimed series of documentaries from BBC Four that began in 2005.

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Little Boots

Victoria Christina Hesketh (born 4 May 1984), better known by her stage name Little Boots, is an English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ.

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LMFAO is an American electronic dance music rapper duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and SkyBlu.

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Lodger (album)

Lodger is the thirteenth studio album by English singer-songwriter David Bowie, released in 1979.

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Love You (album)

Love You (also known as The Beach Boys Love You) is the twenty-first studio album by American rock band the Beach Boys, released on April 11, 1977.

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Low (David Bowie album)

Low is the eleventh studio album by British musician David Bowie, co-produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti.

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M83 (band)

M83 are a French electronic music band led by Anthony Gonzalez and currently based in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Madonna (entertainer)

Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.

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Marc Almond

Peter Mark Sinclair "Marc" Almond (born 9 July 1957) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.

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Martin Gore

Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English singer songwriter, guitarist, keyboardist, producer, remixer, and DJ.

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Masami Mitsuoka

is a Japanese pop singer.

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The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard originally developed and built in Birmingham, England, in 1963.

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Melodic music

Melodic music is a term that covers various genres of music which are primarily characterised by the dominance of a single strong melody line.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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Men Without Hats

Men Without Hats is a Canadian new wave group from Montreal, Quebec.

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Mick Farren

Michael Anthony 'Mick' Farren (3 September 1943 - 27 July 2013) was an English journalist, author and singer associated with counterculture and the UK Underground.

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MIDI (short for Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a technical standard that describes a protocol, digital interface and connectors and allows a wide variety of electronic musical instruments, computers and other related devices to connect and communicate with one another.

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The Minimoog is a monophonic analog synthesizer, invented by Bill Hemsath and Robert Moog.

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Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep is an American hip hop duo from Queensbridge, Queens, New York, United States that consists of Havoc and Prodigy.

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Moog synthesizer

Moog synthesizer (pronounced; often anglicized to, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Dr.

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Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), commonly known by his last name, Morrissey, or by his nickname, Moz, is an English singer, lyricist and author.

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MTV (formerly an initialism of Music Television) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel which is a part of the "Viacom Music and Entertainment Group" unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom, which it is a subsidiary of.

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Music sequencer

A music sequencer (or simply sequencer) is a device or application software that can record, edit, or play back music, by handling note and performance information in several forms, typically CV/Gate, MIDI, or Open Sound Control (OSC), and possibly audio and automation data for DAWs and plug-ins.

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Musicians' Union (UK)

The Musicians' Union (MU) is an organisation which represents over 30,000 musicians working in all sectors of the British music business.

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Neon Indian

Neon Indian is an American electronic music band from Denton, Texas.

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Never Can Say Goodbye

"Never Can Say Goodbye" is a song written by Clifton Davis and originally recorded by The Jackson 5.

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New Music (music industry)

New Music was an umbrella term used by the music industry and by music journalists in the United States during the 1980s to describe music acts who had come to commercial success in the United States through the cable music channel MTV.

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New Romanticism

New Romanticism (also called Blitz kids and a variety of other names)T.

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New wave music

New wave music is a musical genre of pop/rock created in the late-1970s to mid-1980s with ties to 1970s punk rock.

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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), professionally known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress.

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Nielsen N.V.

Nielsen Holdings N.V. is an American global information and measurement company with headquarters in New York (USA) and Diemen, the Netherlands.

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Nik Kershaw

Nicholas David "Nik" Kershaw (born 1 March 1958 in Bristol, England) is an English musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

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No. 1 in Heaven


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Nu metal

Nu metal (also known as new metal,, nü-metal, or) is a subgenre of alternative metal that fuses elements of heavy metal music with those of multiple other genres, most notably ones like hip hop, alternative rock, funk, and grunge.

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Ogg is a free, open container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation.

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Orange S.A.

Orange S.A., formerly France Télécom S.A., is a French multinational telecommunications corporation.

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) are an English new wave/synthpop group formed in 1978, whose founding members, Andy McCluskey (vocals, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (keyboards, vocals), are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, North West England.

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, established in 1999, is the holding company at the head of a Japanese corporate group that supplies statistics and information on music and the music industry in Japan.

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Owl City

Owl City is an American electronica project created in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota; it is one of several projects by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young.

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P-Model (also spelled as "P-MODEL" and "P. Model") was a Japanese experimental/electronic rock band started in 1979 by frontman Susumu Hirasawa.

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Pamyu Pamyu Revolution

is the debut studio album by Japanese singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, released on May 23, 2012.

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Patti Smith

Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

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Peaches (musician)

Merrill Beth Nisker (born 11 November 1968), better known by her stage name Peaches, is a Canadian electronic musician and performance artist who lives in Berlin, Germany.

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Perfume (Japanese band)

is a Japanese pop girl group from Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, consisting of Ayano Ōmoto ("Nocchi"), Yuka Kashino ("Kashiyuka"), and Ayaka Nishiwaki ("A~chan").

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Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys are a British electronic pop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (main vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, occasional vocals).

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Philip Oakey

Philip "Phil" Oakey (born 2 October 1955) is an English composer, singer, songwriter and producer.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London.

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Plastics (band)

Plastics, or The Plastics, were a short-lived Japanese new wave music group prominent in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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In music, polyphony is a texture consisting of two or more simultaneous lines of independent melody, as opposed to a musical texture with just one voice which is called monophony, and in difference from musical texture with one dominant melodic voice accompanied by chords which is called homophony.

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Polyphony and monophony in instruments

Polyphony is a property of musical instruments, meaning they can play multiple notes simultaneously.

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Pop music

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of "popular") is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll.

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Pop rock

Pop rock is a music genre that mixes a catchy pop style and light lyrics in its (typically) guitar-based rock songs.

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Popcorn (instrumental)

"Popcorn" is an early synthpop instrumental, composed by Gershon Kingsley in 1969 and first appearing on his album Music to Moog By.

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Popular music

The term popular music belongs to any of a number of musical genres "having wide appeal" and typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.

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Post-disco is a genre of electronically progressive rhythm and blues music formulated in the late 1970s but is more commonly used as a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history c. 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979 and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.

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Post-grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock and hard rock that emerged in the mid-1990s as a derivative of grunge, using the sounds and aesthetic of grunge, but with a more commercially accessible tone.

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Post-punk is a type of rock music that paralleled and emerged from the punk rock movement of the 1970s.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock, also known as prog rock or prog, is a rock music subgenre that originated in the United Kingdom with further developments in Germany, Italy, and France, throughout the mid-to-late 1960s and 1970s.

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Prometheus Global Media

Prometheus Global Media is New York City-based B2B media company.

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Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or simply punk) is a rock music genre that developed between 1974 and 1976 in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Purdue University Calumet

Purdue University Calumet is an academically comprehensive and accredited regional institution within the Purdue University system.

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Ratatat (pronounced) is a Brooklyn-based rocktronica duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar, melodica, synthesizers, percussion) and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers, percussion).

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Róisín Murphy

Róisín Marie Murphy (born 5 July 1973) is an Irish singer-songwriter and record producer, known for her idiosyncratic musical, fashion, and performance styles.

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Red Flag (band)

Red Flag is a synthpop band founded in 1984 in San Diego by brothers Chris and Mark Reynolds.

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Richard Kirk

Richard Harold Kirk (born 21 March 1956 in Sheffield) is an English musician specialising in electronic music since the 1970s.

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Richard Wright (musician)

Richard William "Rick" Wright (28 July 1943 – 15 September 2008) was an English musician, composer, singer and songwriter.

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Rick Wakeman

Richard Christopher "Rick" Wakeman (born 18 May 1949) is an English keyboardist, songwriter, television and radio presenter, and author.

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Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988), is a Barbadian singer, fashion designer and songwriter.

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Robert Moog

Robert Arthur "Bob" Moog (May 23, 1934 – August 21, 2005), founder of Moog Music, was an American pioneer of electronic music, best known as the inventor of the Moog synthesizer.

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Rock music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Roland Corporation

is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, electronic equipment and software.

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Roland Rhythm 77

The Roland Rhythm 77 (TR-77) drum machine was Roland's first product and was released in 1972.

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Roland TR-808

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer (a.k.a. the "808") was one of the first programmable drum machines ("TR" standing for Transistor Rhythm).

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is a biweekly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Romanticism (also the Romantic era or the Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Roots rock

Roots rock is rock music that looks back to rock's origins in folk, blues and country music.

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Rovi Corporation is a company based in the United States whose patents, products, and technologies include copy protection, software licensing and "search recommendation" on devices such as set-top boxes, digital video recorders, TVs, and mobile and tablet devices.

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Roxy Music

Roxy Music were an English glam rock group formed in 1971 by Bryan Ferry, who became the group's lead vocalist and chief songwriter, and bassist Graham Simpson.

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Sampler (musical instrument)

A sampler (or, in the case of only playback, called sample player or Rompler), is an electronic musical instrument similar in some respects to a synthesizer but, instead of generating sounds, it uses recordings (or "samples") of sounds that are loaded or recorded into it by the user, and then played back by means of the sampler program itself, a keyboard, sequencer or other triggering device, to perform or compose music.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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Santa Barbara Independent

The Santa Barbara Independent is a news, arts, and entertainment newspaper published every Thursday in Santa Barbara, California.

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Saori@destiny (born June 10, year unknown) is a Japanese electronica artist, who was produced by Terukado Ōnishi during her time as a major-label artist, who also produces Aira Mitsuki.

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Savage Garden

Savage Garden was an Australian pop duo consisting of Darren Hayes as vocalist and Daniel Jones as instrumentalist.

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Sawa (singer)

, stylized SAWA, is a Japanese techno-pop singer and songwriter who debuted in 2008 on the indies label Cyclops.

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Schaffel (the German spelling to match the English pronunciation of "shuffle") is a style in progressive electronic music in which the beat is shuffled hard.

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Science fiction

Science fiction is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginative content such as futuristic settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, time travel, faster than light travel, parallel universes and extraterrestrial life.

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Second British Invasion

The term Second British Invasion refers to music acts from the United Kingdom that became popular in the United States from the summer of 1982 into the autumn of 1986, primarily due to the cable music channel MTV.

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Seventeen (American magazine)

Seventeen is an American magazine for teenagers.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose and perform their own musical material including lyrics and melodies.

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Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm.

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Soft Cell

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball.

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Solid State Survivor

Solid State Survivor was the second album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, released in 1979.

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Soul music

Work Music A prominent origin for 'Soul' music as far as the currently known United States were early Slavery year.

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Space disco

Space disco is the fusion of disco music with futuristic themes, sounds and visuals, a genre that became popular in the late 1970s.

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Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet are an English new wave band formed in London in the late 1970s.

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Sparks (band)

Sparks is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), renamed from Halfnelson, formed in 1968.

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Speech synthesis

Speech Synthesis is the artificial production of human speech.

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Spin (magazine)

Spin is a music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr..

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Stan Free

Stanley Free (April 12, 1922 – August 17, 1995) was a New York City-based jazz musician, composer, conductor and arranger.

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Stereolab are an alternative music band formed in 1990 in London, England.

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Suicide (1977 album)

Suicide is the debut album from the American rock band Suicide.

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Suicide (band)

Suicide is an American electronic musical duo, intermittently active since 1970 and composed of vocalist Alan Vega and Martin Rev on synthesizers and drum machines.

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Sweet Vacation

Sweet Vacation(スウィート・バケイション)is a Japanese music unit made of members Hayakawa Daichi and Thai vocalist May.

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Switched-On Bach

Switched-On Bach is a musical album by Wendy Carlos (originally under the name of Walter Carlos) and Benjamin Folkman, produced by Carlos and Rachel Elkind and released in March 1968 by Columbia Masterworks Records.

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A sound synthesizer (usually abbreviated as "synthesizer" or "synth", also spelled "synthesiser") is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones.

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Synthwave; also called Retrowave or outrun, is a musical style that emerged in the mid-2000s, influenced by 1980s soundtrack music.

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Taio Cruz

Jacob Taio Cruz (born 23 April 1985), best known by his stage name Taio Cruz, is a British singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, and entrepreneur.

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Take On Me

"Take On Me" is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha.

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Talk box

A talk box or talkbox is an effects unit that allows musicians to modify the sound of a musical instrument.

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Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream are a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese.

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Tape loop

In music, tape loops are loops of magnetic tape used to create repetitive, rhythmic musical patterns or dense layers of sound when played on a tape recorder.

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Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith.

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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.

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Telex (band)

Telex was a Belgian synthpop group formed in 1978 by Marc Moulin, Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers, with the intention of "making something really European, different from rock, without guitar — and the idea was electronic music.".

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The Age of Consent

The Age of Consent is the debut album by synthpop band Bronski Beat (Steve Bronski, Larry Steinbachek and Jimmy Somerville), released on London Records on 15 October 1984.

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The Age of Plastic

The Age of Plastic is the debut studio album written, produced and performed by British new wave duo The Buggles, composed of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.

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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band that were formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961.

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The Bravery

The Bravery were an American dance-rock band formed in New York City in 2003 that consisted of lead vocalist Sam Endicott, guitarist Michael Zakarin, keyboardist John Conway, bassist Mike Hindert and drummer Anthony Burulcich.

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The Buggles

The Buggles were a British new wave performing and record production duo consisting of Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes.

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The C.I.P

The C.I.P is an electronic duo band formed in late 2013 in Italy but active in Australia (Sydney) and Europe (Dublin) at the moment.

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The Christian Post

The Christian Post is a nondenominational, Evangelical Christian newspaper based in Washington, D.C. Launched initially as an online publication, the newspaper was founded in 2000 to deliver news, information, and commentaries relevant to Christians across denominational lines and to bring greater attention to activities of Christians and Christian groups in United States and around the world.

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The Communards

The Communards were a British pop duo active from 1985 to 1988.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph is a British daily morning English-language broadsheet newspaper, published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Human League

The Human League are an English electronic new wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977.

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The Killers

The Killers is an American rock band formed in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, by Brandon Flowers (lead vocals, keyboards) and Dave Keuning (guitar, backing vocals).

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The Moog Cookbook

The Moog Cookbook is the name of an electronica band made up of Brian Kehew and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (under the aliases Uli Nomi and Meco Eno) as a parody/tribute to the novelty "Moog records" of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company is an American media company which publishes its namesake, The New York Times.

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The Pleasure Principle (Gary Numan album)

The Pleasure Principle is the third studio album (and debut album under his own name) by English musician Gary Numan.

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The Postal Service

The Postal Service was an American indie band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2001.

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The Promise (When in Rome song)

"The Promise" is a song by British band When in Rome.

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The Rentals

The Rentals is an American rock band fronted by vocalist Matt Sharp, best known as the former bassist for Weezer.

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The Smiths

The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982.

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The Village Voice

The Village Voice is a free weekly 17" by 11" format newspaper and news and features website in New York City that features investigative articles, analysis of current affairs and culture, arts and music coverage, and events listings for New York City.

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The Wire (magazine)

The Wire is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.

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theguardian.com, formerly known as Guardian Unlimited and guardian.co.uk, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group.

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Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson; 14 October 1958) is an English musician and producer best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science" and 1984 single "Hyperactive!".

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Thompson Twins

Thompson Twins were a British music group that formed in April 1977 and disbanded in May 1993.

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Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation was one of the world's largest information companies.

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Tik Tok

"Tik Tok" (stylized as "TiK ToK") is the debut single by American recording artist Kesha.

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Toro y Moi

Chazwick Bradley Bundick (born November 7, 1986), better known by his stage name Toro y Moi, is an American recording artist and producer.

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Trance music

Trance is a genre of electronic music that developed in the 1990s in Germany.

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Trans-X is a Canadian 1980s synth band formed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Trevor Horn

Trevor Charles Horn, CBE (born 15 July 1949) is an English pop music record producer, songwriter, musician and singer.

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Tubeway Army

Tubeway Army was a London-based punk rock and new wave band led by lead singer Gary Numan.

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UK Singles Chart

The UK Singles Chart (titled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling single recordings in the United Kingdom, based upon combined record sales and download numbers, and from the week ending Saturday 5 July 2014, also includes streaming data.

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Ultravox (formerly known as Ultravox!) are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily.

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Van Halen

Van Halen is an American rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.

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Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou (Ευάγγελος Οδυσσέας Παπαθανασίου; born 29 March 1943), known professionally as Vangelis (Βαγγέλης; English pronunciation), is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music.

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VH1 (stylized as Vl+1, sometimes as VH-1 and originally an initialism of Video Hits One) is an American cable television network based in New York City that is owned by Viacom Music and Entertainment Group, a unit of the Viacom Media Networks division of Viacom.

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Viacom, Inc. (short for Video & Audio Communications) is an American global mass media company with interests primarily in, but not limited to, cinema and cable television.

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Video Killed the Radio Star

"Video Killed the Radio Star" is a song written by Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes and Bruce Woolley in 1978.

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Vienna (Ultravox song)

"Vienna" is a song by the British new wave band Ultravox.

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Village Voice Media

Village Voice Media is an American privately held corporation, headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona,.

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Virgin Media

Virgin Media plc is a company which provides fixed and mobile telephone, television and broadband internet services to businesses and consumers in the United Kingdom.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records, Ltd. was a British record label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell and Tom Newman in 1972.

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Visage (band)

Visage were a British synthpop band, formed in London in 1978.

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A vocoder (short for voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.

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Warren Cann

Warren Reginald Cann (born 20 May 1950, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is a drummer and drum machine programmer, best known as a member of the British new wave band Ultravox.

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Washed Out

Ernest Greene (born October 3, 1982), better known by his stage name Washed Out, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer.

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Wendy Carlos

Wendy Carlos (born Walter Carlos; November 14, 1939) is an American composer and performer, known for her use of electronic instruments to play classical music, and for her film scores.

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When in Rome (band)

When in Rome are an English new wave group, which originally consisted of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboards player Michael Floreale.

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Wonder Girls

Wonder Girls (Korean: 원더걸스, Chinese: 奇迹女孩, Japanese: ワンダーガールズ) is a South Korean girl group, whose current line-up is Yubin, Yeeun, Sunmi and Hyerim.

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Wonky pop

Wonky pop was a loose grouping of musical acts that played what the BBC called "quirky, catchy and credible pop", rooted in the eccentric side of 1980s pop music, which was briefly popular in the late 2000s (decade).

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Yasutaka Nakata

is a Japanese songwriter, music producer and DJ.

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Yello is a Swiss electronic band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank.

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra (abbreviated as YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band consisting of principal members Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (album)

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.

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Yes (band)

Yes are an English rock band formed in 1968 by bassist Chris Squire and singer Jon Anderson.

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ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.

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1980s in music

This article includes an overview of the major events and trends in popular music in the 1980s.

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