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List of Post-disco Artists and Songs

The term post-disco is a referral to the early to late 1980s era movement of disco music into more stripped-down electronic funk influenced sounds; post-disco was also predecessor to house music.

This chronological list contains examples of artists, songs and albums described as post-disco, as well as its subgenre, boogie.


Late 1970s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1979 Can Germany "Aspectacle"[1] Harvest / Lightning
Gina X Germany "No G.D.M."[2] Crystal / EMI
Shalamar United States "The Second Time Around"[3] SOLAR
Skyy United States "First Time Around"[4] Salsoul

Early 1980s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1980 Joe Bataan United States "Latin Lover"[5] Salsoul
Joe Bataan United States "Sadie (She Smokes)"[5] Salsoul
The Brothers Johnson United States "Stomp!"[6][7] A&M
Convertion United States "Let's Do It"[8][9] SAM
Dazz Band United States "Shake It Up"[10] Motown
Kool & the Gang United States "Celebration"[11] De-Lite
Prince United States "Head"[12] Warner Bros.
The S.O.S. Band United States "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"[13][14] Tabu
T. S. Monk United States "Bon Bon Vie (Gimme the Good Life)"[8] Mirage
Vaughan Mason & Crew United States "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll"[15][16] Brunswick
The Whispers United States "And the Beat Goes On"[3] SOLAR
1981 Aurra United States "Make Up Your Mind"[17] Salsoul
Central Line United Kingdom "Walking into Sunshine"[18] Salsoul
D Train United States "You're the One for Me"[19] Prelude
Earth, Wind & Fire United States "Let's Groove"[20] Columbia
ESG United States "Moody"[21] 99
Freeez United Kingdom "Southern Freeez"[22] Virgin (GE) / Beggars Banquet (UK)
Taana Gardner United States "Heartbeat"[23][24] West End
Rick James United States "Give It to Me Baby"[25] Gordy
Grace Jones Jamaica "Pull Up to the Bumper"[26][27][28] Island
Chaka Khan United States "Fate"[29] Warner Bros.
Evelyn "Champagne" King United States "I'm in Love"[30] RCA
Kool & the Gang United States "Get Down on It"[11] De-Lite
Logg United States "Dancing into the Stars"[31] Salsoul
Logg United States "I Know You Will"[18] Salsoul
Melba Moore United States "Take My Love"[32] EMI America
Alicia Myers United States "I Want to Thank You"[8] MCA
North End United States "Happy Days"[33] Emergency
Yoko Ono Japan "Walking on Thin Ice"[34] Geffen
The Pointer Sisters United States "Slow Hand"[35] Planet
Skyy United States "Call Me"[36] Salsoul
Tom Tom Club United States "Genius of Love"[37] Sire
Yarbrough and Peoples United States "Don't Stop the Music"[19][38] Mercury
1982 Atlantic Starr United States "Circles"[39][40] A&M
The Chi-Lites United States "Hot on a Thing (Called Love)"[41] Chi Sound
Marvin Gaye United States "Sexual Healing"[42] Columbia
Gwen Guthrie United States "It Should Have Been You"[43] Island
Indeep United States "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life"[44][45] Sound of New York
Inner Life United States "Moment of My Life"[4] Salsoul
Madonna United States "Everybody"[46] Sire / Warner Bros.
Melba Moore United States "Love's Comin' At Ya"[32][47] EMI America / Capitol
Peech Boys United States "Don't Make Me Wait" / "Life Is Something Special"[48] West End / Island
Fonda Rae United States "Over Like a Fat Rat"[8] Vanguard
Roxy Music United Kingdom "The Main Thing"[49] Warner Bros. / E.G.
Patrice Rushen United States "Forget Me Nots"[50] Rhino
Shalamar United States "A Night to Remember" SOLAR
Sinnamon United States "Thanks to You"[51] Becket
The Universal Robot Band United States "Barely Breaking Even"[52] Moonglow
Stevie Wonder United States "Do I Do"[53] Tamla / Motown
Michael Wycoff United States "Looking Up to You"[54] RCA
1983 David Bowie United Kingdom "Let's Dance"[55][56] EMI America
David Bowie United Kingdom "Without You"[57] EMI America
Peter Brown United States "Back to the Front"[58] RCA Victor
Carl Carlton United States "Swing That Sexy Thang"[59] RCA Victor
The Chi-Lites United States "Bottom's Up"[41] Larc
Aretha Franklin United States "Get It Right"[60] Arista
The Gap Band United States "Somedya"[61] Total Experience
Gladys Knight & the Pips United States "Save the Overtime (For Me)"[60] Columbia
Debbie Harry United States "Rush Rush"[62] Chrysalis
Michael Jackson United States "Billie Jean"[63] Epic
Michael Jackson United States "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"[64] Epic
Kashif United States "I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)"[65] Arista
KC and the Sunshine Band United States "Give It Up"[66][67] Epic
Kool & the Gang United States "Joanna"[11] De-Lite
Laid Back Denmark "White Horse"[68][69] EMI Music Denmark
Madonna United States "Burning Up"[46] Sire / Warner Bros.
Midnight Star United States "Wet My Whistle"[70] SOLAR
Mtume United States "Juicy Fruit"[71] Epic
The S.O.S. Band United States "Just Be Good to Me"[72] Tabu
Shannon United States "Let the Music Play"[73][74] Mirage / Atco / Atlantic
Donna Summer United States "She Works Hard for the Money"[75][76][77] Mercury
1984 Jocelyn Brown United States "Somebody Else's Guy[78] Vinyl Dreams
New Edition United States "Cool It Now"[69] MCA
Billy Ocean Grenada
United Kingdom
"Caribbean Queen"[79] Jive
The Pointer Sisters United States "I'm So Excited"[35][80] Planet
Donna Summer United States "Supernatural Love"[81] Geffen / Warner Bros.
Donna Summer United States "There Goes My Baby"[81] Geffen / Warner Bros.

Mid to late 1980s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
1985 Kool & the Gang United States "Cherish"[11] De-Lite
Madonna United States "Into the Groove"[82] Sire / Warner Bros.
Melba Moore United States "King of My Heart"[83] Capitol
1986 E.G. Daily United States "Love in the Shadows"[84] A&M
Midnight Star United States "Midas Touch"[71] SOLAR
Shannon United States "Do You Wanna Get Away"[85] Mirage / Emergency
Timex Social Club United States "Rumors"[69] Jay

2000s and 2010s

Year Artist Origin Song Label
2001 Missy Elliott United States "Old School Joint"[86] The Goldmind / Elektra
2002 Beyoncé United States "Work It Out"[87][88] Columbia
The Chemical Brothers United Kingdom "Star Guitar"[89] Freestyle Dust (UK) / Astralwerks (US)
2004 The Pharcyde United States "Illusions"[90] Chapter One Entertainment
2008 Black Devil Disco Club France "With Honey Cream"[91] Lo
Hercules and Love Affair United States "Blind"[92] DFA
J*Davey United States "Slooow"[93] Interdependent Media
2009 Dâm-Funk United States "Candy Dancin'"[94] Stones Throw
2010 The Golden Filter United States "Hide Me"[95] Brille
Tensnake Germany "Need Your Lovin'"[96] Permanent Vacation
2012 Prince Rama United States "Those Who Live for Love Will Live Forever"[97] Paw Tracks
2013 Beyoncé United States "Blow"[98] Parkwood / Columbia
Ty Segall United States "Music From a Film 1"[99] Famous Class
2014 The Growlers United States "Chinese Fountain"[100] Everloving (US) / Fat Cat (UK)
Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake United States "Love Never Felt So Good"[101] Epic
Prince United States "Art Official Age"[102] NPG / Warner Bros.


Some examples of post-disco albums are listed here:


Producers, remixers and DJs

See also


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  2. ^ Friedman, James. "Masked Masters". The Fader. No. 14. p. 38. Fall 2002.
  3. ^ a b Ro, Ronin (1999). Have Gun Will Travel: The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall of Death Row Records. Broadway Books. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-3854-9135-8. SOLAR (...), which grew out of an association between promoter Griffey and Soul Train host Don Cornelius, released a string of post-disco hits that included Shalamar's "The Second Time Around" and the Whispers' "And the Beat Goes On."
  4. ^ a b Kellman, Andy. "Various Artists - Salsoul Presents: The Definitive 12" Masters, Vol. 2". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ a b Theakston, Rob. "Joe Bataan - Anthology [Toshiba]". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Easlea, Daryl (2011). "The Brothers Johnson Light Up the Night Review". BBC Online. Retrieved 2013. However, Light Up the Night is all really about its lead single, Stomp, a truly irresistible piece of post-disco groove.
  7. ^ Elias, Jason. "Various Artists - Funk Classics: The 80's". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. The graceful post-disco of the Brothers Johnson's "Stomp!"
  8. ^ a b c d mauludSADIQ (5 May 2016). "Just Don't Call it House". Medium. Retrieved 2016.
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  10. ^ Shapiro 2006, p. 107.
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  12. ^ a b Ryder, Patrick (20 February 2014). "Private Joy: 10 essential "lesser known" Prince tracks and the records where you can find them". The Vinyl Factory. Retrieved 2014.
  13. ^ Hibdon, Karen (15 May 2012). "Fillmore May Festival is celebration of community". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2014. Founded in 1977 in Atlanta, the band (...) was initially known for the post-disco hit "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" in 1979.
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  15. ^ Rubin, Daniel (22 March 2005). "Roller-blading onto the musical scene A debut song draws attention". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2013. The track reminded him of "this really brief post-disco genre of roller-skating music that existed for two months in 1980, records like Vaughan Mason's 'Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.'
  16. ^ "The Beat Box Bites Back". Face Magazine. May 1984. Retrieved 2013. individual records like Vaughan Mason's "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" which helped establish a new ambience in East Coast post-disco.
  17. ^ Shapiro 2006, p. 350.
  18. ^ a b Shapiro 2006, p. 418.
  19. ^ a b c d e f Reynolds, Simon (3 May 2011). "Name it on the 'boogie' - the genre tag that won't sit still". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014.
  20. ^ Smith, Ben (20 August 2014). "Meghan Trainor Helps Count Down 10 Songs That Are All About That Bass". VH1 Music. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved 2014. This post-disco pop funk epic is centered on a relentless, repeating bassline that really does make you want to, uh, groove.
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  23. ^ Matos, Michaelangelo (20 March 2002). "THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE - Playgroup Reconstructs an Idealistic Aural Snapshot of the Early '80s". Baltimore City Paper. Retrieved 2013. the stripped-down post-disco of club records like Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat"
  24. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Larry Levan - Journey into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. Taana Gardner's "Heartbeat" (one of the sexiest, sweetest, slowest post-disco singles)
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  27. ^ Stovin, Jack (6 September 2011). "Grace Jones "Hurriane" Album & Dub Version Released Today!". AltSounds. Retrieved 2014.
  28. ^ Harford, Jeff (27 April 2013). "Steamy funk and restrained grooves". Otago Daily Times. Retrieved 2014.
  29. ^ Patrin, Nate (19 November 2007). "Various Artists: Discovered: A Collection of Daft Funk Samples". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013.
  30. ^ Wilkins, Ernest (13 August 2014). "We Theory mixes stats and sounds for musical success". RedEye. Retrieved 2014.
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  33. ^ Kellman, Andy (29 August 2013). "AllMusic Playlist: Madonna, Before and After". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  34. ^ Harr, Dan (23 September 2013). "ONO's "Walking On Thin Ice" Ascends To #2 With A Bullet On Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart". Music News Nashville. Dan Harr. Retrieved 2013.
  35. ^ a b "Youngest Pointer Sister Loses Cancer Battle at 52". World Entertainment News Network. Internet Movie Database. 13 April 2006. Retrieved 2013. The Pointer Sisters (...) really found their niche in the post-disco world, recording smooth tunes like "Slow Hand" and dance floor fillers such as "I'm So Excited."
  36. ^ Shapiro 2006, p. 44.
  37. ^ Flick, Larry (26 August 1995). "Mariah And Janet Tear Up The Dancefloor". Billboard. Vol. 107 no. 34. p. 26. ISSN 0006-2510. The surprising twist is the use of instantly recognizable keyboard samples from the Tom Tom Club's post-disco classic "Genius Of Love."
  38. ^ Lester, Paul (28 August 2007). "No 173: Bumblebeez". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014.
  39. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Various Artists - We Love the Nightlife: Good Times". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013.
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  41. ^ a b Shapiro 2006, p. 86.
  42. ^ Suarez, Gary (1 October 2013). "Drake, The Weeknd, and the Battle for Marvin Gaye's Mantle". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014. "Hold On, We're Going Home" (...) has drawn logical comparison to Gaye's bubbling post-disco smash "Sexual Healing".
  43. ^ a b "Gwen Guthrie; Songwriter, Singer of Dance Hits". Los Angeles Times. 8 February 1994. Retrieved 2014. "Should Have Been You," which helped establish Guthrie as one of the premier club music performers during the post-disco era.
  44. ^ Grow, Kory (May 2008). "Gorgoroth - Why the most dangerous true Norwegian black-metal band of the decade turned on itself". Revolver. ISSN 1527-408X. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. the post-disco classic "Last Night a D.J. Saved My Life" by early-'80s New York crew Indeep
  45. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (21 August 2001). "Mariah Carey - Glitter". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014. A cover of Indeep's 1982 post-disco classic "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" personifies Carey's ambition like no other song she's ever recorded
  46. ^ a b Brackett & Hoard 2004, p. 508: That gift was there on her 1983 debut, which combined proven postdisco club tracks like "Everybody" and "Burning Up" with breakthrough pop hits "Borderline" and "Lucky Star."
  47. ^ Lester, Paul (23 July 2012). "Leverage Models (No 1,314)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014. That song, that example of post-disco electro-funk, we mused, is so October 1982 it's not true.
  48. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1999). Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture. Routledge. p. 1035. ISBN 0-415-92373-5.
  49. ^ O'Donnell, Mallory (2 February 2007). "Beatz By The Pound - #034: Tech-Loving Pundits". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  50. ^ Lester, Paul (11 March 2014). "Yumi Zouma (No 1,717)". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014. Patrice Rushen's postdisco classic Forget Me Nots
  51. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Jeff Mills - Choice: A Collection of Classics". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. Sinnamon's underheard "Thanks to You" (a sparkling post-disco club cut with defiant vocals reminiscent of Teena Marie).
  52. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Dimitri from Paris / Universal Robot Band - Barely Breaking Even". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  53. ^ Henderson, Eric (23 October 2003). "Stevie Wonder - Innervisions". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  54. ^ Frederick, Brendan (2 October 2014). "The 50 Best R&B Songs of the '90s > 44. Zhané "Hey Mr. DJ" (1993)". Complex. Retrieved 2014. Written by Kay Gee and the girls, "Hey Mr. DJ" was based on R&B singer Michael Wycoff's "Looking Up to You," a post-disco boogie groove from 1982.
  55. ^ Anderman, Joan (2 March 2004). "Indie rockers revel in reinvention". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2014.
  56. ^ Hall, Russell (30 December 2009). "10 Rockin' Songs To Ring In The New Year!". Gibson. Retrieved 2014.
  57. ^ Davis, Petra (8 January 2013). "David Bowie: Fantastic Voyages From Beyond The Hits". The Quietus. Retrieved 2014.
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  59. ^ Shapiro 2006, p. 68.
  60. ^ a b George, Nelson (1988). The Death of Rhythm and Blues. Penguin Books. ISBN 0142004081. the soulful boogie songs "Get It Right" by Aretha Franklin and "Save the Overtime for Me" by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  61. ^ Bhushan, Nyay (11 August 2001). "Timeless Rhyme". Billboard. Vol. 113 no. 32. p. 57. ISSN 0006-2510. The first single from the album is "Someday (We'll All Be Free)," an eye-opening cover of the Gap Band's boogie classic
  62. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Original Soundtrack - Scarface [Original Soundtrack]". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  63. ^ Makinde, Adeyinka (2009). "The Legacy of Michael Jackson". Retrieved 2013. the song 'Billie Jean', presents rhythm and blues in a post-disco dance form.
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  66. ^ Graff, Gary (1996). Musichound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Visible Ink Press. ISBN 978-0-7876-1037-1. the scope of KC's work into the 80s with post-disco singles such "Give It Up."
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  68. ^ Sylvester, Daniel (22 May 2012). "Laid Back - Cosyland". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2014.
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  70. ^ Shapiro 2006, p. 271.
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  72. ^ O'Donnell, Mallory (21 April 2006). "The Singles Jukebox - Jam and Lewis". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  73. ^ a b Hogan, Ed. "Shannon - Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. Vocalist with several post-disco club classics to her credit, including the chart-topping "Let the Music Play."
  74. ^ Seroff, John (5 October 2009). "Jordin Sparks - SOS (Let The Music Play)". The Singles Jukebox. Retrieved 2014. Shannon's "Let the Music Play" was an dark, understated and round-the-bend corny post-disco dance floor monster of congas, squelching keytars and deep diva delight.
  75. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (30 June 2003). "100 Greatest Music Videos". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014. "She Works Hard for the Money" was one of Summer's first post-disco hits and it quickly became a feminist anthem.
  76. ^ Masley, Ed (22 April 2009). "Confessions of an 'Idol' virgin: Disco week". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2014. Donna Summer's big post-disco hit "She Works Hard For the Money"
  77. ^ Cohen, Howard (21 April 2009). "Disco Night on American Idol". Q News. Retrieved 2014.
  78. ^ Neal, Mark Anthony (22 April 2002). "Nuyorican Nostalgia". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014. Brown (...) is best known for her 1983 anthem "Somebody Else's Guy" which was a great example of quality post-Disco dance music emanating out of New York City.
  79. ^ Promis, Jose F. "Billy Ocean - Greatest Hits [Jive]". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013. the classic post-disco jam "Caribbean Queen"
  80. ^ Roach, Vicky (16 September 2013). "Almodovar's dialogue "too offensive" for English-speaking audiences". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2014. Almodovar's film takes its title from The Pointer Sisters' post-disco classic
  81. ^ a b "Fall Preview". People. Vol. 22 no. 9. 27 August 1984. ISSN 0093-7673. such post-disco rock tracks as Supernatural Love and There Goes My Baby
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  85. ^ "Picks and Pans Review: Do You Wanna Get Away". People. Vol. 24 no. 3. 15 July 1985. ISSN 0093-7673. The title cut is basic and gripping post-disco worthy of a Donna Summer.
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  91. ^ Gabriele, Timothy (13 July 2008). "Black Devil Disco Club: Eight Oh Eight". PopMatters. Retrieved 2014. The opening drum track on the album immediately stamps its post-disco footprint, calling into consideration the widely used 808 drum machine of techno's early history. That track, "With Honey Cream", gurgles with swirling LFO and falsetto, but its modern instrumentation remains ideologically retro-futurist.
  92. ^ Boles, Benjamin (10 April 2008). "Miami party madness". NOW Toronto. Retrieved 2013. The quirky post-disco track was getting dropped at parties all weekend, even at the more mainstream events.
  93. ^ Caramanica, Jon (10 June 2008). "At the Intersection of Styles, Taking Some Songs for a Ride". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  94. ^ Patrin, Nate (2 December 2009). "Dâm-Funk: Toeachizown". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2013.
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  96. ^ Drake, David (6 January 2011). "Tensnake: In The House (Defected, 2010)". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2013. Tensnake's own "Need Your Lovin'" is a love-letter to 80s post-disco R&B that appears on the first disc
  97. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Prince Rama - Top Ten Hits of the End of the World". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014.
  98. ^ Cinquemani, Sal. "Beyoncé - Beyoncé". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 2014.
  99. ^ Hogan, Marc (29 April 2013). "Hear Ty Segall's Psych-Disco Instrumental 'Music for a Film 1'". Spin. Retrieved 2014.
  100. ^ Slaughter, Matthew (29 September 2014). "The Growlers - Chinese Fountain". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2014.
  101. ^ Murphy, Keith (12 May 2014). "An Oral History Of Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' Album". Vibe. Retrieved 2014.
  102. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (3 October 2014). "Prince: Art Official Age". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2014. Opener "Art Official Cage" cribs directly from Daft Punk's more arena-ready moments, building a post-disco banger on some Nile Rodgers-style rhythm guitar.
  103. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (2006). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 978-0-6797-5574-6. James wrote, produced, and performed on Wild and Peaceful, which positively reeked of post-disco strings and syndrums.
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  105. ^ Marcus, Greil (1994). Ranters & Crowd Pleasers. Anchor Books. p. 173. ISBN 978-0-385-41721-1. This is definitive postdisco black rock: gleeful funk shot through with punk momentum and shaped by Motown elegance.
  106. ^ Nilsen, Per (2004). Dance Music Sex Romance: Prince: The First Decade. SAF Publishing Ltd. p. 87. ISBN 0-946719-64-0.
  107. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Sharon Redd - Sharon Redd". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. Her self-titled debut balances post-disco club music with the extension of '70s soul that many referred to as urban during the '80s.
  108. ^ a b Vine, Richard (15 June 2011). "Grace Jones pulls up to the bumper". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014.
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  110. ^ Raftery, Brian (7 July 2009). "Michael Jackson: The Unlikely King of Rock". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013. the lustrous post-disco sound of Thriller seems an unlikely muse for Stump and his bandmates
  111. ^ Medd, James (26 April 2013). "!!! keep the party going with Thr!!!er". The Guardian. Retrieved 2014.
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  113. ^ a b Lindsay, Matthew (13 June 2013). "Lucky Star: Madonna's Debut Album, 30 Years On". The Quietus. Retrieved 2014. Madonna's first album (...) sits happily alongside the post disco crème de la crème: the same year's Evelyn 'Champagne' King album Get Loose
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  115. ^ Wright, Jade (26 April 2008). "Beatles For Sale (1965)". Liverpool Echo. Retrieved 2014. David Bowie's 15th album was a stylish, synthesised post-disco dance record, equally informed by classic soul and the emerging subgenre of new wave.
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  117. ^ Farber, Jim (20 July 2001). "The Girl Material". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013.
  118. ^ "The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time > 96 - Madonna". Rolling Stone. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  119. ^ Blum, Joe (March 1987). "The Pointer Sisters - Hot Together". High Fidelity. Vol. 37 no. 3. p. 211. ISSN 0018-1455. With Break Out, The Pointer Sisters brought their steamy postdisco glitz to perfection.
  120. ^ Huey, Steve. "Donna Summer - Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014. With producer Michael Omartian, Summer moved back into post-disco dance music and urban R&B with 1983's She Works Hard for the Money
  121. ^ Hoffmann 2006, p. 44.
  122. ^ Paoletta, Michael (11 September 1999). "Les Rythmes Digitales is Astralwerks' 'Darkdancer'". Billboard. Vol. 111 no. 37. p. 59. ISSN 0006-2510. While "Darkdancer" is steeped in British synth-pop sensibilities, it doesn't ignore the burgeoning post-disco/electro-pop scene of New York in the early '80s.
  123. ^ Walters, Barry (March 2005). "Reviews > Kylie Minogue - Ultimate Kylie". Out. Vol. 13 no. 9. Here Publishing. p. 50. ISSN 1062-7928. Only Madonna has created greater and more consistent postdisco pop perfection.
  124. ^ Rule, Doug (24 February 2005). "Hipster Hits: LCD Soundsystem's debut is an undeniable achievement, while Greenskeepers succeeds in making silly party tunes". Metro Weekly. Retrieved 2013. It's difficult to imagine a better post-disco/dance-rock/punk-funk album will be released this year.
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