Dark Adapted Eye

Danielle Dax

Dark Adapted Eye

November 8, 1988

Alternative Pop/Rock

1980's British experimental diva Danielle Dax was never easy to pigeonhole. Her alluring Marc Bolan-meets-Siouxie sound was spiced with unusual Middle Eastern accents, melodic goth-pop and straight-up experimentalism. After living outside the mainstream for most of the decade, she signed with Sire in 1988 and made her major label debut with the enchanting Dark Adapted-Eye.

- Timothy Monger

Heyday

The Church

Heyday

1986

Alternative Pop/Rock

Two years before "Under the Milky Way" launched the Church's spectral sound world-wide, they mapped their astral pop trajectory with the paisley-laden Hey Day. Although the moon and stars would align for the band both creatively and commercially with 1988's Starfish, Heyday had plenty of euphoric pop moments like the driving sparkle of "Myrrh," the half-lidded lyricism of "Already Yesterday," the jet-engine roar of "Tantalized." There was also a growing band dynamic, marked by Kilbey's maturing vocal abilities and the crystalline, dual-guitar slurry of Peter Koppes and Marty Willson-Piper.

- Matt Collar