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The Jam - Extras (1992)

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The Jam - Extras (1992)

The Jam - Extras (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 456 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb
Label: Polydor | # 513 177-2 | Time: 01:18:35 | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Rock, Mod Revival, New Wave, Punk Rock

Extras offers 26 B-sides, rarities and unreleased tracks that, while far from complete (the wonderful "See Saw" is absent, for instance), is a fan's dream come true. This is a fans' album, to be sure, but for fans, the never-before-heard demos (like "Burning Sky" and "Thick As Thieves") have a certain spine-tingling effect, and the covers (like "So Sad About Us," "And Your Bird Can Sing," and "Disguises") are undeniably fun – often more so than the covers they chose to include on the proper albums. Extras is not a good introduction, to be sure, but for the converted, this is essential.

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory (1995) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # ESCA 6290 | 00:50:07

(What's the Story) Morning Glory? is the second studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on 2 October 1995 by Creation Records. It was produced by Owen Morris and the group's guitarist Noel Gallagher. The structure and arrangement style of the album were a significant departure from the group's previous record Definitely Maybe. Gallagher's compositions were more focused in balladry and placed more emphasis on huge choruses, with the string arrangements and more varied instrumentation on the record contrasting with the rawness of the group's debut album. (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was the group's first album with drummer Alan White, who replaced Tony McCarroll. In 2010, Rolling Stone commented that "the album is a triumph, full of bluster, bravado and surprising tenderness. Morning Glory capped a true golden age for Britpop." The magazine ranked the album at 378 on its 2012 list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album was also included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

VA - The Album (2001) 2CDs

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VA - The Album (2001) 2CDs

VA - The Album (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 362 Mb | Scans ~ 60 Mb
Label: Virgin | # VTDCD 380, 7243 8 10357 2 6 | Time: 02:38:15
Alternative Pop/Rock, BritPop, British Trad Rock, Pop Punk, Electronic

This compilation of 39 tracks, rather arrogantly titled The Album, offers a good mix of current guitar-based pop, rock and indie with the bonus of Fatboy Slim's housey "Star 69" and Roni Size's "Dirty Beats" tacked on the end. This is the sort of album you could expect to hear down the student union bar with a range of songs to cover all bases for even the most fussy of compilation critics. CD2 holds the indie-rock lighter in the air with Coldplay's "Trouble" and David Gray's "Late Night Radio" sandwiched between tracks by likely lads Supergrass ("Movin'") and Blur ("Coffee & TV"). Less obvious inclusions are alt.country masters Grandaddy ("The Crystal Lake") and gentle folkies the Kings of Convenience ("Toxic Girl"). CD1 is the less easy-listening of the two with some rock guitar riffing from the Manics ("You Stole The Sun…"), JJ72 ("Oxygen") and perfectly hip Placebo's "Taste In Men". If you're not into dance and the latest compilation from clubland isn't your cup of tea, then this could well be The Album before a good night out.

Embrace - Fireworks (Singles 1997-2002) (2002)

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Embrace - Fireworks (Singles 1997-2002) (2002)

Embrace - Fireworks (Singles 1997-2002) (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 451 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:17
Alternative Rock, BritPop, British Trad Rock | Label: Hut/Virgin | # CDHUT74, 724381208328

Released in 2002, before the band broke from Hut and moved to Indepediente, Fireworks: Singles 97-02 is, as the title indicates, 13 of Embrace's singles during that time period. Culled from three albums, The Good Will Out, Drawn from Memory, and If You've Never Been, the compilation is a good collection of what the group offered and a nice look back into late-'90s British rock. With cuts like "All You Good Good People," "I Wouldn't Wanna Happen to You," "One Big Family," and "Wonder" (plus a cover of the Schoolhouse Rock! track "Three Is a Magic Number"), Fireworks is a good choice for Embrace fans who want to relive the band's glory years without having to invest in the full albums.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011) Limited Japanese Tour Edition, CD + DVD, 2012

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011) Limited Japanese Tour Edition, CD + DVD, 2012

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011)
Limited Japanese Tour Edition, CD + DVD, 2012

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 450 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Time: 01:06:27
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | LPCM, 2ch, 1536 kbps | 00:49:50 | ~ 3.4 Gb
Label: Sony Music Japan International Inc. | # SICP 3488~9 | Scans ~ 117 Mb
Alternative/Indie Rock, BritPop, British Trad Rock

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the self-titled debut studio album by the English rock band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. Released on 17 October 2011, it is the first studio album released by eponymous frontman Noel Gallagher since his departure from Oasis in August 2009 and the group's eventual dissolution. 2012 Japanese Limited Tour Edition 2-disc [CD/DVD] set comprising the 14-track album featuring the singles The Death Of You And Me, AKA… What A Life!, If I Had A Gun…,Dream On, Everybody's On The Run and the bonus recordings A Simple Game Of Genius, The Good Rebel, Let The Lord Shine A Light On Me & Shoot A Hole Into The Sun; plus Bonus NTSC DVD including his performance at the 2012 NME Awards, Ride The Tiger and Dream On. Both discs are housed within a sealed slimline double jewel case with picture / lyric booklets and the obi-strip!

Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Oasis - Heathen Chemistry (2002) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 190 Mb | Scans included
Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # EICP 111 | 01:17:36

Heathen Chemistry is the fifth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released in 2002. The album was written and recorded with a back-to-basics sound with a more rock feel to it; the more crude and simple sound differs from the musical grandiosity of their previous records, Be Here Now (1997) and Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000), being more comparable to their early work.

Cast - All Change (1995)

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Cast - All Change (1995)

Cast - All Change (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 355 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included | 01:05:08
Alternative/Indie Rock, British Trad Rock, BritPop | Label: Polydor | # 529312-2

Cast's All Change serves as the perfect antidote to the inner rage fueling much American alternative rock – it would be hard to imagine a more gloriously upbeat backbeat of a guitar pop record, one that appeals to the eternal adolescent in each of us. The group's pedigree derives from good stock, founder John Power having served time with another fine Mersey combo the La's. But Cast transcends the hackneyed expectations of its environment, structure, and genetics through sheer, relentless quality of songcraft and performance. No sooner has one wide-eyed, hook-infested injection stormed the synapses demanding total capitulation than another of equal potency lines up to take its place. Cast vocals recall Small Faces-era Steve Marriott fused, in places, to Suede's Brett Anderson. There's a soft-psych feel to several tracks (try "Sandstorm") that calls to mind "Pictures of Matchstick Men"-era Status Quo; Cast has clearly assimilated several volumes of Bam Caruso's Rubble and A.I.P.'s Electric Sugarcube Flashbacks series, without sacrificing its power-Mod backbone.

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

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Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press [Re-Up]

Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994) Japanese Press
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 466 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included | 01:01:46
Britpop, British Trad Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic | # ESCA 6045

Definitely Maybe is the debut studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on 29 August 1994 by Creation Records. It was an immediate commercial and critical success in the UK, having followed on the heels of singles "Supersonic", "Shakermaker" and "Live Forever". The album helped to spur a revitalisation in British pop music in the nineties and was embraced by critics for its optimistic themes and supposed rebuttal of the downtrodden fatalism evident in the dominant grunge music of the time. Definitely Maybe is regarded as a seminal record of the Britpop scene, and has appeared in many publications' 'best of' lists. The album is also popular among audiences: in June 2006, NME magazine conducted a readers' poll in which it was voted the greatest album of all time.

Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition

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Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition

Paul Weller - Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits (1998) 2CD Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 787 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 286 Mb | Scans included | 01:51:48
British Trad Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Island | # CIDD 8080, 524 609-2

Modern Classics: The Greatest Hits is a compilation album of music by English singer-songwriter Paul Weller, originally released in 1998. It featured most of his solo singles up to that point as well as a new track "Brand New Start". A limited edition of the album came with a bonus 13 track live disc recorded at Victoria Park, London on 8 August 1998.

Oasis - Complete Singles Collection '94-'05 (2006) 25CD Japanese Limited Edition Box Set [Re-Up]

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Oasis - Complete Singles Collection '94-'05 (2006) 25CD Japanese Limited Edition Box Set [Re-Up]

Oasis - Complete Singles Collection 1994-2005 (2006)
25CD Japanese Limited Edition Box Set

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3.05 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.04 Gb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, BritPop, British Trad Rock | Label: Sony/Epic | # EICP 700~724 | Time: 06:59:54

2006 Japanese Limited Edition issue containing 25 CD singles with every single release from April 1994's 'Supersonic' through to December 2005's 'Let There Be Love' totalling a mighty 89 classic tracks.

Manic Street Preachers - Futurology (2014) Japanese Edition

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Manic Street Preachers - Futurology (2014) Japanese Edition

MANIC STЯEET PЯEACHEЯS - FUTUЯOLOGY (2014) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Alternative Rock, BritPop | Label: Sony | # SICP 4146 | Time: 01:01:44

Always aware of the import of even their slightest movement, Manic Street Preachers place a lot of weight on their album titles and 2014's Futurology is designed as a conscious counterpoint to 2013's Rewind the Film. That record wound up closing an era where the Manics looked back toward their own history as a way of moving forward, but Futurology definitively opens a new chapter for the Welsh trio, one where they're pushing into uncharted territory. Never mind that, by most standards this charge toward the future is also predicated on the past, with the group finding fuel within the robotic rhythms of Krautrock and the arty fallout of punk; within the context of the Manics, this is a bracing, necessary shift in direction. All the death disco, free-range electronics, Low homages, and Teutonic grooves, suit the situational politics of the Manics, perhaps even better than the AOR-inspired anthems that have been their stock in trade, but the words – crafted, as ever, by Nicky Wire, who remains obsessed with self-recriminations, injustice and rallying cries – aren't the focus here. Unique among Manics albums, Futurology is primarily about the music, with the surging synthesizers and jagged arrangements providing not an emotional blood-letting or call to arms, but rather an internal journey.

Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)

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Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)

Ocean Colour Scene - B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 332 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
British Trad Rock, BritPop, Alternative Rock | Label: MCA | # MCD 60034 | 00:52:03

Rounding up all the B-sides, demos and rarities Ocean Colour Scene released over the course of 1996, when the band was riding the crest of their popularity, B-Sides: Seasides & Freerides, for all its inconsistency, illustrates the depth of their ambition, as well as their flaws. Primarily comprised of acoustic material, including a demo of "The Circle" and a fine, stripped-down version of "The Day We Caught the Train," the 16 tracks on B-Sides can tend to sound a little samey, but when the group branches out to the neo-prog-rock of the very English "Huckleberry Grove" or to the funky instrumental "Chicken Bones and Stones," they sound better than ever, and a couple of early songs by the pre-Ocean Colour Scene band the Fanatics are interesting.

Beady Eye - BE (2013) Japanese Edition

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Beady Eye - BE (2013) Japanese Edition

Beady Eye - BE (2013) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 518 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 195 Mb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 3829 | Time: 01:15:06
British Trad Rock, BritPop, Alternative Rock

BE is the second and final studio album by English rock band Beady Eye, released on 10 June 2013. It was recorded between November 2012 and March 2013. The album was produced by Dave Sitek who has previously produced records for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio and Jane's Addiction. BE debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart behind Black Sabbath's 13. Despite receiving mixed reviews from contemporary critics, BE is considered by many fans to be an improvement from their debut album, Different Gear, Still Speeding and is notable for showcasing a rare experimental approach which departs from the sound of previous Beady Eye and Oasis albums.

Paul Weller - As Is Now (2005) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

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Paul Weller - As Is Now (2005) Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Paul Weller - As Is Now (2005) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 401 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 140 Mb | Scans ~ 153 Mb
British Trad Rock | Label: V2 Records Japan Inc. | # V2CP 250 | Time: 01:01:04

As Is Now finds Weller plugging in, and turning the volume up louder than he has in years. The first single 'From The Floorboards Up' is out now and is 2 minutes 27 seconds of edgy, malevolent rock'n'roll. Possessing the same urgency In The City had 29 years ago, it shows Paul Weller rejuvenated - a livewire and firebrand ready to take on all comers on this, his eighth solo album.

Kula Shaker - Peasants Pigs & Astronauts (1999) 2CD 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2010

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Kula Shaker - Peasants Pigs & Astronauts (1999) 2CD 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2010

Kula Shaker - Peasants Pigs & Astronauts (1999) 2CD 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 705 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 274 Mb | Scans ~ 33 Mb
Label: Sony/Strangefolk | # SFKS002CD | Time: 01:59:28
Psychedelic Rock, BritPop, Raga Rock, British Trad Rock

Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts is the second album by the British indie and psychedelic rock band Kula Shaker. The album was released on 8 March 1999 and reached #9 in the UK Albums Chart, during a chart stay of 10 weeks. It was less successful in the U.S., however, where it failed to break into the Billboard 200 album chart. Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts was re-released in a 10th Anniversary, 2 CD edition on 20 January 2010. The 10th Anniversary edition included an expanded running order for the original album, with the outtake song "Strangefolk" included, as the band originally intended. It also featured previously unreleased demos, alternate versions of songs, and new artwork.