- Depeche Mode. More Depeche Mode ❯ The Best Depeche Mode Songs of All Time #333 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #231 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands.
- The Cure. More The Cure ❯ Behind The Scenes Of 'Disintegration', The Cure's Dark And Brooding Masterpiece #289 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #161 of 263 The Greatest Classic Rock Bands.
- Tears for Fears. More Tears for Fears ❯ The Best Tears For Fears Songs of All Time #233 of 362 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame #148 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time.
- Talking Heads. More Talking Heads ❯ The Best Talking Heads Albums of All Time #164 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #62 of 279 The Greatest American Rock Bands.
Sep 08, 2016 · While “New Wave” and “post-punk” were pretty much interchangeable terms in 1977, by the early ‘80s, the more avant-garde, harder-edged bands divided off into post-punk, and New Wave was ...
Aug 22, 2018 · New wave: A guide to the best albums. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense (EMI, 1999) Originally released in 1984, it’s the expanded edition of this live ‘soundtrack’ album that ... New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies (Factory, 1983) The Jam - Sound Affects (Polydor, 1980) Skids - The Absolute Game ...
Pitchfork's Best New Wave Albums of All Time. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band.
A ranking of the best new wave bands of all time. Includes Talking Heads, The Police, King Crimson, Walk the Moon, Duran Duran, The Pretenders.
- The Cars. One of the original and most musically balanced torchbearers for the new wave style, the Cars both exemplified and defined new wave with their sweeping, accessible sound.
- Talking Heads. Almost all of the early New York City punk rock bands would ultimately take on the new wave descriptor, which is actually rather appropriate given the array of experimental styles found in that city's mid-'70s scene.
- Elvis Costello. A common characteristic of the most enduring artists of the new wave era, perhaps by necessity, is an overriding versatility and searching needs to test the boundaries of what pop music had to offer.
- The Police. The proximity of the Police to the punk rock revolution in England may have had as much to do with the band's inclusion in the new wave category as its reggae-inflected sound, but the trio certainly reflected the variety ultimately housed within the genre.
People also ask
What are some new wave bands?
What is best new wave songs ever?
What are the best no wave bands?
What is new wave music from the 80s?
Jan 18, 2020 - Explore Elizabeth McQueen's board "New Wave Bands", followed by 451 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about 80s music, Post punk, Music.
- “The Big Country”—Talking Heads. Beginning with a mournful country twang, the song rings of coastal snobbery, but I can’t say I haven’t felt this. David Byrne is a plane flying cross-country noting “a baseball diamond, nice weather down there, places to park,” and decides, “I wouldn’t do the things the way those people do/I wouldn’t live there if you paid me.”
- “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight”—The Cars. “Just What I Needed” put the Boston quintet on the map—Roxy-ish, synth-and-guitar driven power-pop—but “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight” is the pick.
- “Just Can’t Get Enough”—Depeche Mode. Before singer Dave Gahan joined and Depeche Mode embraced a darker, more art-rock side, singer-songwriter Vince Clarke penned this almost absurdly buoyant hit about nothing so much as the joy of being alive and experiencing all life had to offer.
- “Tank”—The Stranglers. Margaret Thatcher was a year away from power and Ronald Reagan two years, but tension was in the air and the sabers were rattling.
The following is a list of artists and bands associated with the new wave music genre during the late 1970s and early-to-mid 1980s. The list does not include acts associated with the resurgences and revivals of the genre that have occurred from the 1990s onward.
100 Greatest New Wave Songs Background: 'New Wave' evolved from 'Punk' in the late '70s being less anti-social and more radio (and MTV) friendly, hitting it's high in '83 and faded around '87. It can be best described as mixing the energy of Punk with a bit of 'Glam', 'Pop', 'Art-Rock' & 'Dance' and relied heavily on synthesizers.