Cool list. My favs are The Rainbow by Talk Talk, Pictures of You, Bonny, Frame by Frame by King Crimson, Taking the Veil by David Sylvian, Before the Bullfight by Sylvian, I Believe in You by Talk Talk, The Downtown Lights by The Blue Nile, First Light by Eno/Harold Budd, Where the Streets Have No Name, Year of the Knife by Tears for Fears, Running Up That Hill, April 5th by Talk Talk, Always Returning by Eno, Eden by Talk Talk, Wave by Sylvian, Matte Kudasai, Poets Dreamed of Angels by Sylvian, Light That Will Never Go Out, Goodbye Lucille #1, Teenage Wildlife by Bowie, Caution by The Chameleons, Marathon by Rush, Living in Another World by Talk Talk, Orpheus by Sylvian, From a Late Night Train by The Blue Nile, Fascination Street, Anywhere Out of the World by Dead Can Dance, This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush, Once in a Lifetime, Open Secrets by Rush, Red Rain by Peter Gabriel, The Host of Seraphim, and Late October by Eno/Budd.
Hearing them get overplayed while working at a convenience store during one summer of college ten years ago or so permanently turned me off of listening to them casually. There's little that I hate ("Sowing the Seeds of Love" is the exception -- every time I hear that, I can't wait for it to end), but there's nothing I really like, either, and when it comes to '80s new wave, I'd much rather listen to, say, Erasure.
Eh, fair enough. I mean, once again, I don't really hate much by them, they just never really connected with me much before that period of time (I was never really a huge '80s pop guy, admittedly), and after hearing them way too much, I simply didn't feel the need to explore their work. Even since that period of time, there just hasn't been anything that I've heard from them that makes me believe I'm missing anything by not checking them out. Once again, when it comes to their genre, I'd much rather listen to a group like Erasure, whose Pop! The First 20 Hits greatest hits collection remains perhaps my favorite singles collection of the synthpop era.