Also, Marc Almond is a fantastic singer. Probably the finest among the British synth acts of that era. His delivery even on the Soft Cell's most sleezy and satirical songs is all high drama and desperation that somehow still sounds very relatable. You can't relate to Jimmy Sommerville because he's a unashamedly post-Sylvester gay countertenor, which is by essence is a very unique persona, but Almond is always very humane. The other singers of that synth pop era gravitated towards presenting themselves as everyday voices singing pop songs (Pet Shop Boys, Human League, New Order), big-time pop vocalists (Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Duran Duran), Bowie impersonators (Japan and Visage), and that all is just not the same.