1980-1987 –> best.

There were so many influential alternative bands from 4AD in the 80s. Many different original styles. Generally 4AD in the 1980’s was moody and dark but always creative and inventive. They were matte black before everyone went all gloss black. :grumble:

Bands to check out from 1980-1987

Cocteau Twins
Dead Can Dance
Wolfgang Press
Clan of Xymox
This Mortal Coil
Dif Juz
Throwing Muses
Modern English
The Birthday Party
Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares
The The
X Mal Deutschland
Colin Newman
Dance Chapter

The Lonely is and Eyesore compilation in 1987 was it’s peak imo.


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