YEAR IN MUSIC 2011: Synthpop rises again
Year in Music "Here in my car / I feel safest of all / I can lock all my doors / It's the only way to live in cars." Gary Numan, "Cars"
Are friends electric? In 2011, synthpop sounded like a safe vehicle with which to whirl forward, one wheel in the quickly receding past and the other in the fast-coming future.