The Canadian band Martha and the Muffins was one of the finest New Wave bands to emerge in the early eighties, but they are doomed to be remembered only by their hit Echo Beach. As great as that song from their debut album Metro Music is, later works, especially the album This is the ice-age, were even better. That should not be held against Echo Beach itself of course, which is a great song with tremendous drive and a superb refrain. I post it on the occasion of its 30th birthday as a world wide hit - alerted to this fact by an email of the band themselves.
Art Rock score: 9/10 (very strong song, one of 650 best songs of all time)