Cut The Lights

“By summer 1977, punk had become a parody of itself. … The vanguard that came to be known as “post-punk” saw 1977 not as a return to raw rock-’n-roll but the chance to make a break with tradition, and defined punk as an imperative to constant change. … [They] dedicated themselves to fufilling punk’s uncompleted musical revolution.”

—Simon Reynolds, from Rip It Up And Start Again

This mix collects some of my favorite post-punk (and post-punk-esque) tracks, from the heyday of 1978–82 up through the present-day revival. The tracks aren’t in chronological or any other order, just one that sounded good to me.


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