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New wave anyone?

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A few I played today that some folks here may know or like: 

Translator - Heartbeats & Triggers - early 80s U.S. post-punk guitar rock/pop. Quite dark, reminiscent of Chronic Town-era R.E.M. with less country tendencies. Reminds me of the Modern Lovers a bit at times also. Their albums after this one were all overproduced IMHO. This one still has a nice organic sound. 

Willie Nile - Self-Titled - is this new wave rock or Dylan inspired folk rock? Perhaps a little bit of both but the songs are well written and I like this album more every time I listen to it. 

Chameleons - What Does Anything Mean Basically - listening to the latest LP reissue on Blue Apple right now. I'll need some time to decide if I like this better than the old 80s Statik CD. By this time the band was drowning in digital delay effects, so the production can be a bit dated at times. Still a very good album and I have a soft spot for it because it was my intro to them. If you don't like the production check out the Peel and Radio Sessions discs for more "organic" sounding versions of these songs. 

Edited by patientot - 30 Nov 2018 at 9:12pm
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