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Depeche Mode - Remixes 81...04 (2004) 3 CD Edition [Re-Up]

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Depeche Mode - Remixes 81...04 (2004) 3 CD Edition [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - Remixes 81···04 (2004) 3 CD Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.58 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 545 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Label: Mute/Venusnote | # XLCDMUTEL8 0724387455924 | Time: 03:57:52
Electronic, Synthpop, Alternative Dance-Rock

There was a time when you could walk into your average record store and find the singles section by spotting the big block of black rows. These rows signaled the whereabouts of the Ds and tended to eat up a disproportionate space of the singles section. In 2004, the Mute label condensed all of these releases into Remixes 81-04, which itself was ironically (or fittingly) presented in multiple versions. This particular version is a triple-disc set that attempts to function as a representative sampling of Depeche Mode's innumerable remixes. It does an admirable job, making a point to highlight glorified extended versions and radical reworkings alike.

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness (1999) [Re-Up]

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Electronic - Twisted Tenderness (1999) [Re-Up]

Electronic - Twisted Tenderness (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 458 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 93 Mb
Label: Parlophone | # 498 3452, 7243 4 98345 2 1 | Time: 01:01:48
Alternative Dance-Rock

Johnny Marr and Bernard Sumner have a unique musical companionship. Both artists bred the '80s British music scene into pop candy delight thanks to Marr's charming guitar hooks while fronting the Smiths, and Sumner, whose ingenuous lyrical poetry pushed New Order's dance-oriented sound into the new wave mainstream. But since their musical collaboration began back in 1991, the duo continues to make music for themselves, uninhibited by current norms and marketing success. Twisted Tenderness, the band's third album, is certainly a vast improvement over their sophomore effort, 1996's Raise the Pressure. Twisted Tenderness steps back into Marr's talented guitar work: carefree, a bit rollicking at times, but in classic Electronic fashion. The obvious rock-laden riffs carry the typical synth-generated backdrops, and Sumner's cheeky lyrics are stylish and breezy.

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)

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Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)

Gossip - A Joyful Noise (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 305 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb
Label: Columbia | # 8 8691-98265-2 | Time: 00:44:08 | Scans ~ 111 Mb
Alternative Dance-Rock, Dance-Punk, R&B, Electronic

2012 album from the Alt-Rock band fronted by Beth Ditto. A Joyful Noise is a blend of Soul, Gospel, Rock, Funk, Disco, Punk, Passion and Rebellion, Recorded in both Xenomania, Higgins' studio in England, and KBC Studios in Portland, Oregon, A Joyful Noise stays true to Gossip's trademark brash and unapologetic nature - that is, as true as possible for a band that is constantly reinventing itself and pushing boundaries. Working with Higgins, Gossip sought to create their own brand of pop. Ditto proclaimed, "I spent the whole year listening to ABBA and not listening to the radio," accounting for the pulsing energy of A Joyful Noise. The album's infectious tracks will certainly be welcomed by fans who are already entranced by Gossip's insanely danceable beats, and will no doubt lure in many more.

Gossip - Music for Men (2010) Japanese Edition

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Gossip - Music for Men (2010) Japanese Edition

Gossip - Music for Men (2010) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 418 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb | 01:00:05
Alternative Dance-Rock, Garage Rock, Post Punk, Dance-Punk | Label: Sony | # SICP 2539

The Gossip close Music for Men with a song called "Spare Me from the Mold," but Beth Ditto, Nathan Paine, and Hannah Billie could never be accused of conforming. They were still a relatively underground group when Standing in the Way of Control's passionate mix of punk, soul, and disco became their breakthrough – and they sounded so confident on it, it felt like the mainstream was coming to them rather than vice versa. They've got their own piece of the pop (and pop culture) mainstream now, and Music for Men feels aboveground in the best possible way. Befitting its major-label debut, this is the band's most polished music yet, a balance of Control's ferocity and the sleek remixes of the album's singles, but it's still not slick. Most of Music for Men finds The Gossip sticking to their roots and using their success to get their messages out to as many people as possible. These songs are just as empowering as their earlier work, though they're more subtly defiant.

New Order - (the best of) New Order (1994) [Re-Up]

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New Order - (the best of) New Order (1994) [Re-Up]

New Order - (the best of) New Order (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 557 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 200 Mb | Scans included
Label: London Records | # 8285802 | Time: 01:10:08
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Alternative Dance-Rock

Manchester's pivotal post-punk quartet offer a 16-track opus that skips obscurities and early material in favor of their greatest singles. Highlights include "Blue Monday", "Thieves Like Us" and "The Perfect Kiss" and sparkling Stephen Hague remixes of "True Faith" and "Bizarre Love Triangle".

Alphaville - Prostitute (1994) [Re-Up]

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Alphaville - Prostitute (1994) [Re-Up]

Alphaville - Prostitute (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 468 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans ~ 193 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative Dance-Rock | Label: WEA | # 4509 96836-2 | 01:11:25

Prostitute is an album by the synthpop band Alphaville. Following worldwide success in the 1980s, it was Alphaville's first release for five years. It features electronic jazz, new wave music, synthpop, swing music, hip hop, classical ballads and Pink Floyd-like epic electronic music. However, the album's experimental nature and lack of commercial success led the band to return to its synth/dance roots with the following album, Salvation.

New Order - Music Complete (2015) [Re-Up]

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New Order - Music Complete (2015) [Re-Up]

New Order - Music Complete (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 461 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 147 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Alternative Dance-Rock, Electro | Label: Mute | # CDSTUMM390 | Time: 01:04:31

Music Complete is the tenth studio album by the English rock band New Order. It was released on 25 September 2015 by Mute Records, their first album on the label. The album features guest vocals from Elly Jackson of La Roux, Iggy Pop and Brandon Flowers.

Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (1998) 2 CD + Bonus CD [Re-Up]

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Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (1998) 2 CD + Bonus CD [Re-Up]

Depeche Mode - The Singles 86>98 (1998) 2 CD + Bonus CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 922 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 298 Mb | Scans ~ 92 Mb
Label: Mute/Reprise | # 9 47110-2, PRO-CD-9497 | Time: 02:10:44
Synthpop, Electronic, Dark Wave, Alternative Dance-Rock

The Singles 86>98 is a singles compilation album released in 1998 by Depeche Mode. It was released as a follow-up to the band's previous compilation, The Singles 81→85, which was also re-released in the same year. The compilation covers the band's 7-inch single releases spanning five studio albums (from 1986's Black Celebration to 1997's Ultra), as well as including the band's 1998 stand-alone single "Only When I Lose Myself". Also included is "Little 15" (from Music for the Masses, released as a single in Europe), and the live version of "Everything Counts" (from the live album 101) which was released as a single in 1989. All tracks on The Singles 86>98 were newly remastered, as was the case with the re-release of The Singles 81→85.

Massive Attack - Studio Albums Collection 1991-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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Massive Attack - Studio Albums Collection 1991-2010 (5CD) [Re-Up]

Massive Attack - Studio Albums Collection 1991-2010 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.45 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 651 Mb | Scans ~ 637 Mb
Trip Hop, Electronic, Downtempo, Alternative Rock, Experimental | Time: 04:43:53

A Bristol collective whose combination of dark rhythms, reverb-laden guitars, and atmospheric samples helped pioneer the laid-back sound of trip-hop. Collection includes five studio albums: 'Blue Lines' (1991); 'Protection' (1994); 'Mezzanine' (1998); '100th Window' (2003); 'Heligoland' (2010).

The Shamen - Collection (1996)

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The Shamen - Collection (1996)

The Shamen - Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 516 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:24
Electronic, Acid House, Rave, Alternative Dance-Rock | Label: One Little Indian | # 8421732

The Shamen began their evolutionary life in Scotland in the middle of the eighties. Founder member Colin Angus' erudite research into the mystical world of Shamanism, gave the band their name, and his passion for psychedelic 60's music, their sound. Perfectly updating bands like 13th Floor Elevators and Pink Floyd The Shamen were then joined by Will Sin who fused the band's guitar edge with sampled sounds and Hip-Hop rhythms. This 16 tracks collection, on the One Little Indian label under exclusive license to Virgin, featuring all of the singles they've cut for One Little Indian. All tracks are edits or mixes. Includes 'Move Any Mountain', 'Omega Omigo', 'Ebeneezer Goode', 'Transamazonia', 'Destination Eschaton'and 'Phorever People'. Beatmasters mixed nine of the tracks.

Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD) [Re-Up]

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Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD) [Re-Up]

Jamiroquai - Albums Collection 1993-2010 (8CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.06 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.12 Gb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, Jazz-Funk, Acid Jazz, Disco, Dance-Pop, Alternative Dance-Rock | 07:52:41

British pop group that amalgamated soul, jazz, and funk with a Stevie Wonder sound-alike named Jason Kay as its frontman. A Collection includes: Emergency on Planet Earth (1993); The Return Of The Space Cowboy (1995); Travelling Without Moving (1997); Synkronized (1999); A Funk Odyssey (2001); Dynamite (2005); High Times: Singles 1992-2006 (2006); Rock Dust Light Star (2010).

New Order - (the rest of) New Order (1995)

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New Order - (the rest of) New Order (1995)

New Order - (the rest of) New Order (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 535 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Electronic, House, Alternative Dance Rock | Label: London | # 8286572 | 01:19:55

1995 compilation, the remix companion to their 1994 collection the Best of New Order. Rest of features updated mixes of 10 of their finest from both the '80s and '90s. Tracks include 'Blue Monday' (Hardfloor Mix), 'True Faith' (Shep Pettibone Remix), 'Touched By the Hand of God' (Biff & Memphis Remix), 'Bizarre Love Triangle' (Armand Van Helden Mix), 'Ruined in a Day' (K-Klass Remix), 'Regret' (Fire Island Mix), 'Age of Consent' (Howie B. Remix) and 'Spooky' (Magimix).

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

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Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 605 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Label: Essential/Castle Communications | # ESD CD 217 | Time: 01:35:20
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Dance-Rock, Funk

Issued on Essential in 1994, Shriekback's double-disc Natural History set merely couples The Best of Shriekback: The Infinite (Kaz, 1987) with The Best of Shriekback, Vol. 2: Evolution (Kaz, 1988) under a new name. For the curious, this might be preferable to The Y Records Years (also a two-disc set, released six years later in 2000), since the terrain documented here is more expansive, covering the band from its inception through 1985's Oil and Gold. One major attraction is the number of selections on the second disc culled from the long out of print Jam Science. One major problem will be finding Natural History, as it has gone out of circulation since its release.

New Order - Republic (1993) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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New Order - Republic (1993) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

New Order - Republic (1993) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 459 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 97 Mb
Alternative Dance-Rock, Synthpop | Label: London/Polydor K.K. | # POCD-1110 | 01:12:57

Pulling back slightly from the raw, dance-oriented Technique, New Order took a break for four years and then crafted another slice of prime guitar pop. In keeping with previous work, Republic simply borrows elements of contemporary innovations in club music to frame a set of effortlessly enjoyable alternative pop songs. As on Technique, the singles ("World," "Spooky") are the most danceable on the record, while lyrical concerns are among the most direct of the group's career, including "Ruined in a Day" and "Times Change," sure signs of the demise of Factory Records.

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs

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The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs

The Farm - Best Of The Farm (1998) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 746 Mb | Scans ~ 30 Mb | Time: 01:58:44
Alternative Dance-Rock, Madchester, BritPop | Label: Castle | # ESSCD 595

The Farm were never one of the great Madchester bands, writing only one truly memorable single ("All Together Now") and turning out a bunch of pleasant, nondescript baggy. The Best of the Farm collects all of the singles and highlights from the group's three albums. There aren't any hidden treasures here, but anyone nostalgic for the pleasures of loping beats, baggy clothes, neo-psychedelia and buckets of Ecstasy should be pleased with this collection.