This month’s subscriber playlist, titled “The Post-Post-Punk Sound,” highlights some of my favorite post-punk songs of the last few years. Post-punk is a very malleable genre, and this recent crop picks up where the genre’s early torch-bearers left off while further augmenting the “traditional” post-punk sound — if there ever was such a thing — with elements of shoegaze, synth-pop, dance music, and industrial.
Accompanying the playlist is the latest episode of my“Playlist Breakdown” podcast, in which I spotlight one of the playlist’s songs and why it’s so special and meaningful. In this latest breakdown, I discuss “Not Thrilled,” an elegant slice of wistful pop from Fine China’s 2018 album, Not Thrilled (read my review).
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