Album Retrospectives - CrypticRock

Album Retrospectives

The highly revered and influential English band The Damned had long been associated with what has become known as Gothic Rock/Gothic New Wave. This is based primarily on the sonic styling of the band’s eventual albums. However, many listeners who might   More...

The music of the English band XTC has always been among the quirkiest of the earliest batch of Post-Punk music purveyors. However, it is actually more rooted in the Art Rock of the decade preceding its formation, in the same vein as that of fellow pioneer  More...

Coming on Long Island, New York, Public Enemy are one of the most respected names in Hip Hop. Unique to others on the scene during Hip Hop’s boom in the ’80s, Public Enemy delivered socially conscious songs with a hard political edge, spitting  More...

Coming together in New York City in 1973, the Rock band known as Television, four years later, would go on to release their debut LP, Marquee Moon. Forming at a time when acts such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin dominated the airwaves, Televi  More...

Shortsighted enthusiasts of New Wave music claim that the glorious period of The Psychedelic Furs was during the Mirror Moves era. While this may be relatively valid, commercially speaking; to dismiss the post–Pretty in Pink works of the English band is  More...