Staff Picks

Q: Are we not men? A:We are Devo! (CD)

December 21, 2012

For fans of: Gary Numan, The B-52's, post-punk, new wave.

Produced by Brian Eno, Q:Are we not men?...was a seminal touchstone in the development of American new wave. It was one of the first pop albums to use synthesizers as an important textural element, and although they mostly play a supporting role in this guitar-driven set, the innovation began to lay the groundwork for the synth-pop explosion that would follow very shortly.