Influenced by disco, Kraftwerk’s ‘The Man-Machine’ saw ‘the robots’ take over the dancefloor and pre-empt the rise of synth-pop.
Venturing on a railway-inspired odyssey, Kraftwerk’s 1977 masterpiece, ‘Trans-Europe Express’, opened up new sonic horizons for electro-pop.
Forcing the US to contribute to the global dance-music phenomenon it had instigated, ‘Sound Of Silver’ was LCD Soundsystem’s richest work yet.
‘You have to go through it to understand it,’ Tori Amos said of ‘Under The Pink’, an album that stays in the mind long after it’s over.
Dusted down after years ‘in a cupboard’, New Order’s ‘Lost Sirens’ album includes some of the group’s best music.
With ‘Bilingual’, Pet Shop Boys took their time and looked further afield for the most diverse album of their career to date.
With a unique vision of a completely electronic style of music, German synth-mavericks Kraftwerk changed the face of pop music forever.
Pet Shop Boys’ iconic cover of Go West rescued the song from the pop footnotes. ‘I think it’s our greatest achievement,’ said Chris Lowe.
The song most associated with Pet Shop Boys, It’s A Sin has become an anthem for a new age all over again.
As relevant now as ever, Daft Punk’s Digital Love echoed the past while pointing to the future of music – and relationships.
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