The excess that characterized the 1980s has since been decried, extolled, and examined ad nauseam. The musical landscape that developed during that decade was one of the most compelling in history, not necessarily based on the content that flowed through the mainstream (which was unique in its own right) but for the alternative art and music made in objection to the over-the-top shtick and fodder that had become the standard. Postrock, postpunk, art-pop, shoegaze, and the lion's share of styles that now inform and cue the sounds and aesthetics of today's hypemakers... More >>>