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Chapter 147: Talking In Your Sleep

Synth pop & rock

Now, the flipside of last chapter: how many 2010s bedroom producers have tried to imitate the comparatively low-tech timbres of Prince, Duran Duran or INXS? No matter how far electronic tools advance, that 80s sound will be with us. The drums alone - listen to those hyper-compressed fills on “Beds Are Burning”! Trevor Horn takes the in-your-face sampling approach to psychedelic ends on “Close (To The Edit).” On “When Doves Cry,” Prince crafts a weightless arrangement that needs no bass line to anchor it, just a surgically aimed kick drum.
1. The Romantics

Talking In Your Sleep


Need You Tonight

3. Prince

When Doves Cry

4. Duran Duran


5. Men Without Hats

Safety Dance

6. Art of Noise

Close (To the Edit)

7. The Psychedelic Furs

Love My Way

8. Midnight Oil

Beds Are Burning

9. The Fixx

One Thing Leads to Another

10. Yes

Owner of a Lonely Heart