Valley View Music
Valley View Music

Essential Post-Punk Albums: 1977-1983

Relative to punk music, post-punk is less aggressive and more experimental. In fact, some of the most unique music of the time period, and still to this day, came from the period ranging from the late ’70’s through the early ’80’s.

Childish Gambino – STN MTN / Kauai

STN MTN is a mixtape that contains several firsts for Gambino. It’s a concept mixtape where Glover is asleep dreaming he “ran Atlanta”, with songs based off mostly early-to-mid 2000’s southern hip hop. The mixtape ends with Glover awaking from this dream on the Hawaiian island, Kauai.

Childish Gambino – EP

By the time of Childish Gambino’s debut EP in 2011, pretty much all the elements that make him great are already there – great lyrics and word play; generally soft and emotive, feelsy rap, though sometimes high energy with more stereotypical boastful and clever lyrics… really, it sounds exactly like Camp.

Richard Hell & The Voidoids – Blank Generation

It’s nearly unimaginable someone would think they could do better than Television. The very fact that band leader Richard Meyers left the band he formed, an incredible band at that, is testament to his belief in his vision. Of course nothing is ever so simple. There was tension in the band, and he figured he could do things his own way, so he did.