It wouldn’t be a story set in the ’80s without at least one needle drop like The Human League’s “Don’t You Want Me” (though this writer held out a tiny bit of hope they’d somehow use the “working as a waitress in a cocktail bar” remix). But like the show it’s backing, this season’s collection of songs is a nice bit of zagging where other series covering the era typically zig.
A non-album Madonna track? An incredible Aretha Franklin cover? End credits songs from The Jesus and Mary Chain and Yaz to open up the season? A blink-and-miss-it appearance from ’80s punk band The F.U.’s? That’s a solid list, even before you get to the deep-ish Genesis cuts.
Of course, this is all before talking about the true