Great post. As a recently turned 45 year-old and father of three, I can definitely relate.

Loved your take on "80s are back" misrememberings. An additional reason "So" is a perfect snapshot of the time it that it seems one of the last successful albums of the Fairlight era. PG would return only in 1992, with the much more somber Us. And by 1987, Bowie's "Never Let Me Down" and Pink Floyd's "Momentary Lapse of Reason" apparently sounded dated right as they were being released.

(IMO, the end of the 80s sound is a topic that could be somehow further explored...)

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