Ever since the introduction of the modular synthesizer by Robert Moog, the history of music had been changed forever. As electronic music continues its rise to fame, none of this could have been done without the early pioneers of different sound and modular synthesizers. As synthesizers began to gain popularity over the years, this helped create new genres of music, such as synthpop, electronic music, and much of the pop music we hear today.
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What Is Synthpop?
Synthpop (short for synthesizer pop) also known as techno-pop is a subgenre of new wave music that first became popular in the late 1970s. With a synthesizer as the main instrument behind the genre, synth-pop began to go mainstream with the help of progressive rock and electronic bands like Kraftwerk. While synthpop is also known to be like electropop, the new wave of this genre were bands like Alphaville and A-Ha.
Synthpop has taken over many waves throughout the years. Synthpop bands and artists include Kraftwerk, A-Ha, Alphaville, Depeche Mode, New Order, Pet Shop Boys, The Buggles, Eurythmics, M83, Devo, MGMT, The Postal Service, Cut Copy, The Killers, Felix da Housecat, and a number of other synthpop artists.
Best Synthpop Songs
a-ha – Take On Me
Kraftwerk – The Model
Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Kraftwerk – Computer Love
New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
Depeche Mode – Enjoy The Silence
OMD – Enola Gay
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Giorgio Moroder feat. Donna Summer – i Feel Love
New Order – Blue Monday