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Originally, the term "new wave" was interchangeable with punk rock though they quickly diverged into two different, though related forms. New wave soon implied a less noisey, poppier sound, with less of punk's intentional crudity, though both were clearly a reaction to a sense that the music of the 1970s had become too slick and lacking in energy.
In the UK one of the first new wave groups, and ultimately the most successful in commercial and longevity terms was The Stranglers.
New Wave bands and artists: