190. The The

As much as we love to categorize musicians in certain genres, we sometimes come across an artist that just seems to defy those pigeonholes. With Matt Johnson and his continuous project, The The, the genres that they would be placed in seems to change which each passing album.   Like many British artists on this list, Matt Johnson and company found much more success in their home land than they did across the ocean. The decade of the 80’s proved to be fruitful with their dark Synth Pop efforts followed by Alternative Pop productions. Regardless of what Johnson tackled (and he tackled a lot), the music could always be counted on delivered textured material with a flavor of cynicism. The The branched out into other aspects of Multi Media, showcasing their efforts both on video and on stage. They were definitely a unique act, but as their profile is virtually…
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