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Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

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Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) [Universal Music Archive Collection 2004] Re-Up

Was (Not Was) - What Up, Dog? (1988) Reissue 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal/PolyGram | # 80100996 | Time: 00:57:10
Pop/Rock, Funk, Soul, Dance-Rock, College Rock

What Up, Dog? is a 1988 album by Was (Not Was). It became the US group's breakthrough album worldwide and was ranked #99 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Best Albums of the 1980s. Success of What Up, Dog? was propelled by the group's two biggest hits: "Walk the Dinosaur" and "Spy in the House of Love" and four other singles. The former was promoted by a popular music video in which the band performed while a group of girls in campy cave girl costumes danced.

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) [Re-Up]

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The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) [Re-Up]

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 518 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 172 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner Strategic Marketing | # 8573 84607 2 | Time: 01:13:35
Alternative Rock, College Rock, New Wave, Pop/Rock

The Pretenders' 1987 collection, The Singles, did a fine job of assembling most of the group's finest tracks up to that point in their career, so after another decade passed, their record company felt it was necessary to compile a more "updated" collection, 2000's Euro-only release Greatest Hits. Although it contains a total of 20 tracks, Greatest Hits ultimately fails to improve over its predecessor, for the simple fact that the early '80s was the Pretenders' artistic and commercial peak, and Greatest Hits contains too much latter-day material. Whereas it would have been a wise move to showcase such oft-overlooked classics as "Tattooed Love Boys," "Mystery Achievement," "Precious," "My City Was Gone," or "Birds of Paradise" (all of which weren't included on The Singles), Greatest Hits includes such not-as-strong selections as "Night in My Veins," "Breakfast in Bed," and "Human" instead. Although there are quite a few gems included ("Brass in Pocket," "Message of Love," "Talk of the Town," "Kid," "Back on the Chain Gang," etc.), Greatest Hits leaves out far too many prime selections to be considered truly definitive.

Squeeze - Piccadilly Collection (1996)

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Squeeze - Piccadilly Collection (1996)

Squeeze - Piccadilly Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 505 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Pop/Rock, College Rock | Label: A&M | # 3154 0425 2 | Time: 01:12:39

The ultimate Squeeze album is, of course, Singles, 45's and Under. This is a classic album of 1980s pop that belongs in any record collection. This compilation (The Piccadilly Collection) is an updated release of classic Squeeze tunes, containing many of the favorites from Singles, 45s and Under (Pulling Mussels, Tempted), as well as newer material from the 1990s (Everything in the World, Some Fantastic Place). It includes a few other noteworthy songs (Hourglass, Love's Crashing Waves) that are worth having, as they are of the same quality as the material from "Singles". In addition, there are a few interesting tunes (Spanish Guitar, Elephant Girl) that are positive additions and are relatively unknown. This is a good compilation to buy if you need a Squeeze CD that covers the highlights but also adds some newer material.

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set [Re-Up]

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 602 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner/Rhino | # 0825646846160 | Time: 03:50:50
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave

Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Pretenders" (1980); "Pretenders II" (1981); "Learning To Crawl" (1984); "Get Close" (1986) and "Last Of The Independents" (1994).

The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]

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The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]

The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.56 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 598 Mb | Scans ~ 850 Mb
Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop, College Rock | Time: 04:02:49

Scottish indie pop stalwarts the Trash Can Sinatras were founded outside of Glasgow in 1987 by singer/guitarist Frank Reader (the brother of ex-Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader), guitarists John Douglas and Paul Livingston, bassist George McDaid, and drummer Stephen Douglas. Initially formed as a cover band, they were performing in a local bar when they were discovered by Go! Discs label representative Simon Dine; their first single, the superb "Obscurity Knocks," appeared in early 1990, evoking the jangly guitar pop crafted by Scottish bands like Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, and Josef K a decade earlier. A second Trash Can Sinatras single, "Only Tongue Can Tell," preceded the release of the quintet's debut LP, Cake, which met with a positive response on both sides of the Atlantic; in the U.S., it became a particular favorite on college radio.

R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 2CD, 25th Anniversary Edition 2016 [Re-Up]

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R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 2CD, 25th Anniversary Edition 2016 [Re-Up]

R.E.M. - Out Of Time (1991) 2CD, 25th Anniversary Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 839 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 272 Mb | Scans ~ 235 Mb
Label: Concord Bicycle Music | # 0888072010239, CRE00231 | Time: 01:58:36
Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop, Folk Rock

Out of Time is the seventh studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on March 12, 1991 by Warner Bros. Records. With Out of Time, R.E.M.'s status grew from that of a cult band to a massive international act. The record topped the album sales charts in both the U.S. and the United Kingdom, spending 109 weeks on American album charts and enjoying two separate spells at the summit, and spending 183 weeks on the British charts and a single week at the top. The album has sold over four and a half million copies in the U.S. and over 18 million copies worldwide. The album won three Grammy Awards in 1992: one as Best Alternative Music Album, and two for the first single, "Losing My Religion." R.E.M. celebrated the 25th anniversary of their 1991 blockbuster Out of Time by releasing a deluxe edition of the album. This was their first release with Concord Bicycle, who signed a licensing deal for the band's Warner albums in 2015, and it's appropriately splashy: there's a standard double-CD set with a full disc of unreleased material.

Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)

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Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)

Devo - Freedom Of Choice (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 201 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 3435-2 | Time: 00:32:31 | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop, American Punk

Freedom of Choice is the third studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in May 1980 on the Warner Bros. label. The album contained their biggest hit, "Whip It", which hit No. 8 and No. 14 on the Billboard Club Play Singles and Pop Singles charts, respectively. Freedom of Choice peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart.

Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)

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Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)

Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Label: Virgin Records Ltd. | # CDVM 9016, 0777 7 86805 2 9 | Time: 01:02:35
New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop, American Punk, College Rock, Dance Rock, Punk Rock

Hot Potatoes is the best available single-disc overview of Devo's career, hitting nearly all of the most significant moments from their first five albums, as well as including the non-LP singles "Be Stiff" and "Working in a Coalmine." "Whip It" and "Freedom of Choice" are here, of course, as are cult favorites "Jocko Homo," "Mongoloid," "Satisfaction (I Can't Get Me No)," plus many more. However, even if it's the best available, it isn't that widely available in the U.S.; plus, Devo's first three albums in particular all have at least a few fine songs that aren't included here. But if you only want one disc and don't mind hunting a bit, Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo is superior to the American Greatest Hits, which for some reason does not feature "Mongoloid," one of the most obvious choices for a Devo hits collection.

Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995) [Re-Up]

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Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995) [Re-Up]

Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 492 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2763, 7243 8 39982 27 | Time: 01:07:38
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Folk-Rock

UK 'Best Of' for the late lamented singer songwriter who sang with The Smiths, Talking Heads, the list goes on and on. This 18 track collection (long out of print in the U.S.) gives an overview of her eclectic career, highlighting her skills as an interpreter of classic songs and a talented songwriter in her own right. Tracks include her first hit for Stiffrecords, 'There's A Guy Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis', 'They Don't Know' (Kirsty's own composition, later a hit for Tracy Ullman), the Brian Wilson inspired, 'He's On The Beach', the Christmas classic, 'Fairy Tale Of New York' feat.The Pogues, and covers of The Smiths' 'You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby', The Kinks' 'Days' and Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' feat. Evan Dando. 1995 release.

R.E.M. - Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions (2014) 2CDs

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R.E.M. - Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions (2014) 2CDs

R.E.M. - Unplugged 1991 & 2001: The Complete Sessions (2014) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 920 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 325 Mb | Scans included
Label: Rhino Records, MTV Networks | # 8122-79595-7 | Time: 02:15:12
Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop, Folk Rock

Unplugged: The Complete 1991 and 2001 Sessions is a 2014 live album from alternative rock band R.E.M., released initially on vinyl recordings through Rhino Records for Record Store Day, later made available on compact disc and digitally. The album is composed of two performances that the band made on the U.S. television show MTV Unplugged. Among the album's 33 tracks are 11 performances which were not aired on either broadcast.

Simple Minds - X5 (2012) 6CD Box Set, Remastered & Expanded Albums 1979-1982 [Re-Up]

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Simple Minds - X5 (2012) 6CD Box Set, Remastered & Expanded Albums 1979-1982 [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - X5 (2012) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 907 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI | # SMBOX2/50999 9564732 6 | Time: 06:00:09
Rock, New Wave, College Rock, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Six CD set housing a quintet of digitally remastered and expanded CDs that contain five of the Scottish band's original albums: Life In A Day, Empires & Dance, Real To Real Cacophony, Sons & Fascination + Sister Feelings Call (a double album on two CDs) and New Gold Dream. Simple Minds were a hugely influential band in the '80s and the biggest Rock band to hail from Scotland. They have sold approx 40 million albums worldwide.

Morrissey - Viva Hate (1988) Expanded Edition 1997

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Morrissey - Viva Hate (1988) Expanded Edition 1997

Morrissey - "Viva Hate" (1988) Expanded Edition 1997
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 480 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Label: Parlophone | # 7243 8 56325 2 5 | Time: 01:09:32
Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock

Following the breakup of the Smiths, Morrissey needed to prove that he was a viable artist without Johnny Marr, and Viva Hate fulfilled that goal with grace. Working with producer Stephen Street and guitarist Vini Reilly (of the Durutti Column), Morrissey doesn't drastically depart from the sound of Strangeways, Here We Come, offering a selection of 12 jangling guitar pop sounds. One major concession is the presence of synthesizers – which is ironic, considering the Smiths' adamant opposition to keyboards – but neither the sound, nor Morrissey's wit, is diluted. And while the music is occasionally pedestrian, Morrissey compensates with a superb batch of lyrics, ranging from his conventional despair ("Little Man, What Now?," "I Don't Mind If You Forget Me") to the savage political tirade of "Margaret on a Guillotine." Nevertheless, the two masterstrokes on the album – the gorgeous "Everyday Is Like Sunday" and the infectious "Suedehead" – were previously singles, and both are on the compilation Bona Drag.

Morrissey - Vauxhall and I (1994) [Re-Up]

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Morrissey - Vauxhall and I (1994) [Re-Up]

Morrissey - Vauxhall and I (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 258 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Label: Parlophone/EMI | # CDPCSD 148/7243 8 27797 2 8 | Time: 00:39:52
Alternative/Indie Rock, College Rock, BritPop

While it isn't a gutsy rock & roll record like Your Arsenal, Vauxhall and I is equally impressive. Filled with carefully constructed guitar pop gems, the album contains some of Morrissey's best material since the Smiths. Out of all of his solo albums, Vauxhall and I sounds the most like his former band, yet the textured, ringing guitar on this record is an extension of his past, not a replication of it. In fact, with songs like "Now My Heart Is Full" and "Hold on to Your Friends," Morrissey sounds more comfortable and peaceful than he ever has. And "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get," "Speedway," and "Spring-Heeled Jim" prove that he hasn't lost his vicious wit.

Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: EMI/Parlophone/HMV | # 50999 6 85916 2 5 | Time: 03:42:35
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop

2009 three CD collection from the former Smiths frontman containing all his solo singles released between 1988 and 1995. Featuring the a and B-sides of each single, this triple disc set is the ultimate Morrissey collection and is a must-own, even if you have already purchased all of the original singles! From 'Suede head' straight through to 'A Swallow on My Neck', this set includes 62 tracks including plenty of non-album cuts, live recordings and so much more. Contains the hits 'Everyday Is Like Sunday', 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys', 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get', 'My Love Life', 'Suede head' and many others. Absolutely essential!

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

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X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set

X - Orginal Album Series (2011) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.26 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 490 Mb | Scans included | 03:05:49
Punk Rock, L.A. Punk, American Underground, College Rock | Label: Rhino | # 8122 79762 7

UK-only five CD set containing a quintet of albums from the acclaimed Los Angeles punk band. Each album comes in a mini-LP sleeve with all housed in attractive slipcase. Includes the albums 'Los Angeles' (1980), 'Wild Gift' (1981), 'Under the Big Black Sun' (1982), 'More Fun in the New World' (1983), and 'Ain't Love Grande' (1985). Please note the last two albums in this set are currently unavailable in the US!