Alongside the great Netflix original series Stranger Things came one of the best soundtracks we’ve heard in recent years. A synth-based band from Austin, Texas called S U R V I V E provided the soundtrack. Fans of the series loved the soundtrack so much it, they released in on vinyl and cassette tape.
For anyone who’s dearly missing the series, here’s a list of 5 synth based albums to keep you going till season 2.
Mort Garson – Mother Earth’s Plantasia
Mother Earth’s Plantasia was released in 1976. It was an album of Moog compositions to be played for plants that were growing. Garson was well known for his compositions around the 1960s and 70s but this is definitely our favourite.
Kraftwerk – Computer World
Computer World is Kraftwerk’s eighth studio album which was released in 1981. It peaked at 15 in the UK Album charts. The album is based around computers in modern society and their rise in everyday use.
Depeche Mode – Violator
Released in 1990, Violator was Depeche Mode’s seventh studio album. The album reached the its peaked spot at 7 on the Billboard 200. Hits like ‘Enjoy The Silence’ made it into both the UK and US top 10 charts.
The Human League – Dare
Dare was The Human League’s third album being released in 1981. In 2006 it placed #77 on NME’s top 100 album’s list whilst also placing sixth on NME’s top 10 albums in 1981. Martin Rushent received the best producer award in 1982 for his work on the album.
A Flock of Seagulls – A Flock of Seagulls
Released in 1982 this was their debut album, which is well known for their hit single “I Ran (So Far Away)”, it reached the top 10 in the US. The album as a whole hit number 10 on the US charts. Check out the opening track and you’ll understand why.