So this is a throwback, too, but since I am pretty excited about going to this conert tomorrow night and leaving it all on the dance floor, I'm going to share the joy of Erasure with you. You're welcome!
Erasure is the kind of synth-based danceable pop music the 80s were known for, but holy wow, did they do it well. Composed of a partnership between Andy Bell and Vince Clarke, a former member of Yazoo and Depeche Mode, Erasure came with the perfect pedigree for new wave that couldn't be anything but amazing, really. Andy Bell's voice is the centrepiece, and he is pretty much perfect for this music.
They were a hit in the UK earlier, but the songs Chains of Love was their huge breakout hit here. Take a listen - but be prepared, it's pretty much impossible to just sit there. And just because I always find it hard to pick just one, I'm also really partial to Ship of Fools, below that.