Since Scottish trio Chvrches' heralded 2013 debut The Bones of What You Believe, the '80s-synthpop-revival sound that made the band a darling of the summer festival circuit has been appropriated at the highest possible levels of mainstream pop. Most obviously there's Taylor Swift's 1989, which cobbled together touches of that style with other period references to become the ­biggest album in recent memory. Similar ­textures run through Carly Rae Jepsen's latest release, as well as hits by Sia, Icona Pop and even Lorde.

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