what's your guys' take on it? everyone from Drake to Taylor Swift to Maroon 5 to Chris Brown all have channeled the 80s into their current hits. granted, these artists are a far cry from the madonnas, cyndi laupers, and princes that we know, they still capture that vibe and feel, which is i think is awesome. pop beats, synth and that miami vice feel still gets me. fairlight CMI anyone? who are you taking notice of with their 80s sound? thought Swift did a great job of hitting that 80s vibe on her 1989, but a new one has dethroned her from my ears. Carly Rae Jepsen. Yes...that Call Me Maybe girl. Her latest effort, dropping next month, E∙MO∙TION has turned me into a fan. after 'call me maybe' i wrote her off as a 1-hit wonder. clearly i was mistaken. it's 80s dance-synth bombastic pop perfection. her vocals could use a bit more work, and the lyrical content might be up for debate (mostly about love, boys and crushes) but the production on these songs is fantastic, something not to be overlooked. she definitely hit her stride and found her sound on this album. check her out if not for the fandom of the artist, but simply for that throwback sound. my bad for this being super-long, just wanted to elaborate more than say 'its great.'