Quiet Life, by Japan (1980): I bought this album for one reason - I knew that keyboardist/synthesist Richard Barbieri, of Porcupine Tree (and, finally, a solo career) fame had been in it. I didn't really know what they might sound like, but was curious what kind of work he was doing back in the day. Turns out, some pretty cool stuff, at least in spots. Musically, this album makes me think of an artier and more earnest Duran Duran, particularly the more up tempo stuff. The slower stuff, however, has some really cool ambiance and slow grooves. Plus, the cover of Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" is very good. All in all, I'd be up for another Japan album, if I ever come across one.