Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

Forgive Us Our Synths – How 80s Pop Found Favour Again

Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian, 18 November 2010

Ostentatiously intellectual and scornful of rock'n'roll cliche, the likes of OMD and Heaven 17 briefly set 80s pop alight – and now they're back in favour. The original ideas men talk to Dorian Lynskey

Total word count of piece: 1948


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.