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Music critics tend to throw around the word “New Wave” like it’s going out of style. But if you’ve heard Santigold or The Killers, or if you jammed out to Bloc Party’s Juice Jam set last year, then you’re well aware that the opposite is actually true — it’s pretty much impossible to find any musical act in any genre today that doesn’t owe some kind of debt to the the punk-mod fusion that came out of the ’80s.
But put Weekend in the City on pause for a second. Here at 20 Watts, we’re interested in getting back to our musical roots. That’s why we’ve recruited a team of music fanatics to write comprehensive, 20-album guides to all their favorite genres. THE 20 is more than a curated list — it’s the absolute best of a style or movement, condensed to a form you can play in one sitting.
So what’s the very best in New Wave? 20 Watts’ CHARLIE WEEKS has the answer in our second 20 installment. Watch for new 20s each Thursday, only on 20 Watts, and check out our previous 20s below!