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A dispute-settling poll. 
24th-Jan-2010 12:36 pm

Erasure is

New Wave
24th-Jan-2010 05:38 pm (UTC)
What happens when you rub hardened rubber on pencil markings.
24th-Jan-2010 05:44 pm (UTC)
the Pet Shop Boys are disco. Erasure most certainly is not.

BTW, have you ever heard Neuropa? If you like Erasure and pre-Black celebration DM, you'll really like Neuropa. I picked their cd, Born, at Arisia a few years ago (dealer's room, last year at the Park Plaza, actually). Really good, IMHO.
25th-Jan-2010 09:22 pm (UTC)
They were disco in the 80s. In the UK. I was at uni around then.
24th-Jan-2010 05:48 pm (UTC)
Neither. Synthpop. But if I had to pick, I'd go with New Wave.
24th-Jan-2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Yeah, put me in the synthpop camp.
24th-Jan-2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
Erasure? I barely knew 'er.

(Crap, I have nothing to add.)
24th-Jan-2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
What this poll says to me is that roughly 6.7% of the people who read Shadesong's journal have never actually heard disco. ;-)
24th-Jan-2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I'm sayin'.

For the record, this came from a Gchat conversation with feste_sylvain where he was insisting that they were disco and I was like "Um. NO."
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24th-Jan-2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Not sure if I'd call them New Wave, but I definitely wouldn't call them disco.
24th-Jan-2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
O ...Yazoo, substituting Andy Bell for Alison Moyet ^.^

raptorgirl nailed it -- synthpop. Yes, they do some disco covers, even, but in a very synthpop style.
25th-Jan-2010 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yazoo, substituting Andy Bell for Alison Moyet

Or s/Yazoo/early Depeché Mode/…
24th-Jan-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
24th-Jan-2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
I don't claim to know disco well enough to do a thorough dissection, but for what I've heard they definitely get filed under New Wave/Synthpop for me.
24th-Jan-2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
I'll add to the numbers saying "synthpop."
24th-Jan-2010 07:50 pm (UTC)
Synthpop, not New Wave.

Not choppy enough for new wave.

Definitely NOT disco, though obviously disco influenced.
24th-Jan-2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
I'd actually call them synthpop, but they are closer to New Wave than to Disco.
24th-Jan-2010 08:47 pm (UTC)
Erasure is:
24th-Jan-2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
Pop :)

Or Electropop
25th-Jan-2010 01:07 am (UTC)
...what I do w/ my eraser.
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