You probably know the band Berlin for their theme from Top Gun "Take My Breath Away". Or perhaps you know them for their early-eighties hit "(Riding on the) Metro". Either way, allow me to direct your attention to the album of theirs that sold the fewest copies but is an undeniable synth-pop masterpiece: Love Life. It had a minor hit in the form of "No More Words", but the album as a whole is a sexy, masterful artistic statement. Love Life is one of those eighties albums that got lost in the Madonna-shuffle at the time, but was meticulously absorbed and copied by other musicians. You can hear its influence still.