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Old 09-18-2021, 06:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bob_32_116 View Post
their sound was much more organic, generally guitar-based, and it did not sound like a programmed machine.
True, although at the same time, I think the synths play an important role (see e.g. "Power to Believe"). Otherwise, you'd kind of just have Shoegaze - like Slowdive.

I think the relatively mellow nature is also key. Not as mellow as Shoegaze but at least in my opinion more mellow than those bands you listed. (I listened to them again just now and I guess my memory distorted a bit how relatively upbeat DA songs actually are. But I still think there are slow aspects to their songs where bands like Spandau Ballet just keep pumping along.)
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