150 Favorite Neo/Post/Nu/2nd Era Synthpop Songs

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  1. This type of music was so much more simple to define the first time around. In the 80's, synthpop was synthpop. There wasn't really anything that differentiated it from anything else. New Wave punk bands seemed to share the same awesome image- the synthesizer was king of pop culture. Today? Once again the synthesizer is everywhere. There's really a hard line in telling whether rock bands are attempting to mimic retro 80's sounds, or they're trying to take it an entirely new direction. It's probably some of both, that's what ALL artists do these days.

  2. Ishkur's Guide For Electronic Music refers to this music as "Synthtron," as a whole, with a BUNCH of other side names. iTunes just refers to this music as "Indie Electronic." It started out being called "Electroclash" in the 90's, when people started referring to popular electro-styled songs as "Synthpop" making a comeback. Wikipedia just kept the genre titled "synthpop" with a "second wave." I think I'm most comfortable with that description. According to (whoever added the article to) Wikipedia, the genre didn't make a true comeback until approximately 2004, when a large amount of rock bands took the world by storm with their synthesized anthem melodies and crazy lyrics.

  3. Here are a bit of favorites as dubbed by myself:


  4. Shiny Toy Guns - You Are The One (2006)
  5. Freezepop - Plastic Stars (2000)
  6. LCD Soundsystem - Someone Great (2007)
  7. Shiny Toy Guns - Rocketship (2006)
  8. Ladytron - Another Breakfast With You (2001)
  9. La Roux - Bulletproof (2009)
  10. Shiny Toy Guns - Don't Cry Out (2006)
  11. The Birthday Massacre - Shiver (2008)
  12. The Knife - Silent Shout (2006)
  13. Goldfrapp - Strict Machine (2002)
  14. Cut Copy - Feel The Love (2008)
  15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero (2009)
  16. Robots In Disguise - Turn It Up (2006)
  17. Shiny Toy Guns - I Owe You A Love Song (2008)
  18. The Killers - Somebody Told Me (2004)
  19. The Birthday Massacre - Looking Glass (2007)
  20. Ladytron - Blue Jeans (2002)
  21. Freezepop - Duct Tape My Heart (2004)
  22. Metric - Collect Call (2009)
  23. Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch (2005)
  24. Lights - Lions! (2009)
  25. The Faint - How Could I Forget? (2004)
  26. Goldfrapp - Time Out From The World (2005)
  27. Metric - Help I'm Alive (2009)
  28. The Knife - We Share Our Mother's Health (2006)
  29. MGMT - Kids (2008)
  30. Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream (2008)
  31. La Roux - As If By Magic (2009)
  32. New Young Pony Club - Grey (2007)
  33. La Roux - Tigerlily (2009)
  34. C.S.S. - Music is my Hot Hot Sex (2005)
  35. Royksopp - Someone Like Me (2005)
  36. Ladytron - The Last One Standing (2005)
  37. Fischerspooner - Cloud (2005)
  38. Apoptygma Berzerk - Friendly Fire (2005)
  39. Shiny Toy Guns - Rainy Monday (2006)
  40. Lights - Saviour (2009)
  41. Ladytron - I'm With The Pilots (2001)
  42. The Birthday Massacre - Remember Me (2007)
  43. Shiny Toy Guns - Waiting (2006)
  44. La Roux - In For The Kill (2009)
  45. The Birthday Massacre - Science (2007)
  46. She Wants Revenge - These Things (2006)
  47. Metric - Dead Disco (2003)
  48. Ladytron - Discotraxx (2001)
  49. The Knife - Forest Families (2006)
  50. Royksopp feat. Robyn - The Girl and The Robot (2009)
  51. Ladytron - Playgirl (2001)
  52. Shiny Toy Guns - Starts With One (2006)
  53. Lights - Ice (2009)
  54. C.S.S. - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above (2005)
  55. She Wants Revenge - Tear You Apart (2006)
  56. Kill Hannah - Lips Like Morphine (2006)
  57. Freezepop - Stakeout (2004)
  58. The Faint - Call Call (1999)
  59. Fischerspooner - Emerge (2000)
  60. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll (2009)
  61. The Knife - Pass This On (2003)
  62. Freezepop - Boys on Film (2004)
  63. Lights - Drive My Soul (2009)
  64. The Sounds - Tony the Beat (2006)
  65. The Birthday Massacre - Weekend (2007)
  66. Royksopp feat. Karin Dreijer Andersson - What Else Is There? (2005)
  67. Metric - Gimme Sympathy (2009)
  68. La Roux - Tigerlily (2009)
  69. Goldfrapp - Number 1 (2005)
  70. The Postal Service - Nothing Better (2003)
  71. Ladytron - Seventeen (2002)
  72. Lights - Face Up (2009)
  73. Freezepop - Less Talk More Rokk (2007)
  74. Metric - Poster of A Girl (2005)
  75. The Faint - Let The Poison Spill From Your Throat (2001)
  76. Bloc Party - Flux (2007)
  77. Junior Boys - In The Morning (2006)
  78. Shiny Toy Guns - Turn to Real Life (2006/2008)
  79. The Delta Fiasco - White Rat (2007)
  80. Freezepop - That Boy Is All About Fun! (2004)
  81. The Sounds - Queen of Apology (2006)
  82. Ladytron - AMTV (2005)
  83. The Knife - Neverland (2006)
  84. The Postal Service - Brand New Colony (2003)
  85. Ladytron - Commodore Rock (2001)
  86. Goldfrapp - Ride A White Horse (2005)
  87. The Bravery - Angelina (2007)
  88. Ladytron - He Took Her To A Movie (2001)
  89. Lights - The Listening (2009)
  90. The Birthday Massacre - Falling Down (2007)
  91. The Bravery - Give In (2005)
  92. Freezepop - Bike Thief (2004)
  93. The Bravery - An Honest Mistake (2005)
  94. The Sounds - Painted by Numbers (2006)
  95. Goldfrapp - Fly Me Away (2005)
  96. Kill Hannah - Love You To Death (2006)
  97. Goldfrapp - Ooh La La (2005)
  98. The Faint - Worked Up So Sexual (1999)
  99. Royksopp - Beautiful Day Without You (2005)
  100. The Knife - Marble House (2006)
  101. Ladytron - This is Our Sound (2001)
  102. She Wants Revenge - Replacement (2007)
  103. The Sounds - Much Too Long (2006)
  104. The Bravery - Unconditional (2005)
  105. Shiny Toy Guns - Le Disko (2006)
  106. The Delta Fiasco - Uh Oh (2007)
  107. Freeform Five - No More Conversations (2005)
  108. Ladytron - High Rise (2005)
  109. Metric - Satellite Mind (2009)
  110. Owl City - The Tip of the Iceberg (2009)
  111. Lights - February Air (2009)
  112. Ladytron - Weekend (2005)
  113. Royksopp - Remind Me (2001)
  114. The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight (2003)
  115. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Soft Shock (2009)
  116. Lights - River (2009)
  117. Little Boots - Stuck On Repeat (2009)
  118. The Presets - Are You The One? (2005)
  119. Owl City - Dental Care (2009)
  120. HelloGoodbye - Here (In Your Arms) (2006)
  121. The Killers - Mr. Brightside (2004)
  122. The Birthday Massacre - Movie (2007)
  123. Calvin Harris - Acceptable In The 80s (2006)
  124. Freezepop - Harebrained Scheme (2000)
  125. She Wants Revenge - Rachael (2007)
  126. The Knife - Heartbeats (2003)
  127. Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control (2006)
  128. The Bird and The Bee - Loveletter from Japan (2006)
  129. Ladytron - P.A.C.O! (2001)
  130. Owl City - Umbrella Beach (2009)
  131. HelloGoodbye - Touchdown Turnaround (Don't Give Up On Me) (2006)
  132. She Wants Revenge - It's Just Begun (2007)
  133. Metric - Twilight Galaxy (2009)
  134. Metric - Monster Hospital (2005)
  135. Freezepop - Tracey Gold (2000)
  136. Goldfrapp - Lovely 2 C U (2005)
  137. The Delta Fiasco - Death Letters (2007)
  138. Bloc Party - Banquet (2004)
  139. The Postal Service - Such Great Heights (2003)
  140. The Sounds - Song With A Mission (2006)
  141. Robots In Disguise - DJ's Got A Gun (2006)
  142. Operator Please - Leave It Alone (2007)
  143. Owl City - Fireflies (2009)
  144. Simian Mobile Disco - I Believe (2007)
  145. The Knife - You Take My Breath Away (2003)
  146. The Delta Fiasco - Paperhouse (2007)
  147. Muscles - Ice Cream (2008)
  148. HelloGoodbye - All Time Lows (2006)
  149. Fischerspooner - Never Win (2005)
  150. Freezepop - Parlez Vous Freezepop? (2004)
  151. The Bravery - Every Word is a Knife in My Ear (2007)
  152. The Sounds - Hurt You (2006)
  153. Apoptygma Berzerk - Shine On (2005)


  154. Synthpop Remakes I like:

  155. -Ladytron - Open Your Heart
  156. -Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom
  157. -Shiny Toy Guns - Stripped