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Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

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Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACAD 8160 | Time: 01:47:07

2007 UK two CD set featuring 2 original albums and a host of bonus tracks available as one set for the first time. Remastered with new added liner notes. Formed in San Francisco in 1979 and fronted by Debora Iyall, Romeo Void recorded three albums for Frisco Indie 415 Records after being brought to the label's attention by Rick Ocasek of The Cars. Benefactor, the band's second release in 1982, was followed by the slicker 1984 set Instincts produced by David Kahne (who would go on to produce The Bangles). Benefactor includes the hit 'Never Say Never'. Instincts features the hit 'A Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing'.

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition

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Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition

Gwen Stefani - Love.Angel.Music.Baby. (2004) 2 CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 236 Mb | Scans ~ 98 Mb
Dance-Pop, Alternative Dance-Rock, Hip-Hop | Label: Interscope | # 2103175 | 01:32:26

Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is the debut solo album by American singer Gwen Stefani. It was released on November 12, 2004, by Interscope Records. Stefani, who had previously released five albums as rock band No Doubt's lead singer, began recording solo material in early 2003. She began working on Love. Angel. Music. Baby. as a side project that would become a full album after No Doubt went on hiatus. Stefani co-wrote every song on the album, collaborating with various songwriters and producers including André 3000, Dallas Austin, Dr. Dre, the Neptunes and Linda Perry.

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.

VA - Spirit of Talk Talk (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Spirit of Talk Talk (2012) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Spirit of Talk Talk (2012) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 860 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 385 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Rock, Electronic | Label: Fierce Panda | # NONG74CD | 02:32:18

A double CD tribute album contains tracks specially recorded by more than 30 contemporary acts from around the globe who have re-invented, re-interpreted and rebooted many of Talk Talk’s greatest moments precisely 30 years since ‘Talk Talk’ made its mark on the mainstream. Among the artists appearing on the CD are: Alan Wilder (Recoil), White Lies, King Creosote, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Zero 7, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Joan As Police Woman, Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Lights, Goldheart Assembly, Thomas White (Electric Soft Parade), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots), Thomas Feiner, The Black Ships and Turin Brakes. Also contributing to the album are ex-Talk Talk collaborators Ian Curnow, David Rhodes, Gaynor Sadler and Martin Ditcham.

Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People (2012)

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Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People (2012)

Garbage - Not Your Kind Of People (2012)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 308 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Alternative Rock, Dance Rock | Label: Stun Volume | # STNVOL-10 | Time: 00:43:02

Despite all appearances to the contrary, Garbage spent only eight years on an indefinite hiatus – it only seemed like they spent over a decade wandering in the pop hinterlands. Granted, Garbage fostered this impression, presenting their 2012 album Not Your Kind of People as a grand comeback, inviting comparisons to their earlier work and happily riding the burgeoning '90s revival of the 2010s. Unlike their two W administration-era albums, there is no grappling with new sounds and styles, only an embrace of the thick aural onslaught of "Stupid Girl" and "Vow." Garbage have homed in on their essence and are unafraid to revive memories of their past glories. Old pros that they are, they're able to deliver their hooks cleanly and efficiently, accessorized in just enough ruckus to cut through the murk. There is no evident flab in either the composition or production; the album avoids the moody detours that sometimes bogged down their latter-day records, and there is a noted emphasis on the pure, simple power of melody.

Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) Japanese Edition, Mini-LP, Remastered 2006

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Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) Japanese Edition, Mini-LP, Remastered 2006

Blondie - The Best Of Blondie (1981) Japanese Mini-LP, Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
Label: Toshiba-EMI/Chrysalis | # TOCP-67896 | Time: 00:52:29
Genre: New Wave, Punk Rock, Dance-Rock

Although Blondie made several first-rate albums, most of their best songs were released as singles, which makes The Best of Blondie an essential collection. The Best of Blondie glosses over their punk roots – very little from the first album, apart from the vicious "Rip Her to Shreds" and the seductive "In the Flesh" – but the band's pop hits are among the finest of their era and encapsulate all of the virtues of new wave. Apart from genuine chart hits like "Heart of Glass," "One Way or Another," "Dreaming," "Call Me," "Atomic," "The Tide Is High," and "Rapture," Best of Blondie picks up several of the group's best album tracks, like "(I'm Always Touched by Your) Presence, Dear" and "Hanging on the Telephone." The Best of Blondie isn't all you need to know, but it is an excellent introduction to one of the best new wave bands.

Garbage - Albums Collection 1995-2005 (4CD) Japanese Editions

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Garbage - Albums Collection 1995-2005 (4CD) Japanese Editions

Garbage - Albums Collection 1995-2005 (4CD) Japanese Editions
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.55 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 527 Mb | Scans ~ 232 Mb
Alternative Rock, Dance Rock | Time: 03:46:19

Chart-topping rock band who blend shimmering electronic pop with Shirley Manson's emotive vocals. Collection includes: Garbage (1995); Version 2.0 (1998); Beautiful Garbage (2001); Bleed Like Me (2005).

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

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Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996) [Re-Up]

Ultravox - Premium Gold Collection (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 76 Mb
Label: EMI Electrola | # 7243 8 37695 2 0 | Time: 01:15:57
New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Ultravox are a British new wave band, formed in London in 1974 as Tiger Lily. Between 1980–86, they scored seven Top Ten albums and seventeen Top 40 singles in the UK, the most successful of which was their 1981 hit "Vienna". The band has been led by two different frontmen who never played together in the band at the same time. From 1974 until 1979, singer John Foxx was frontman and the main driving force behind Ultravox. Foxx left the band to embark on a solo career and, following his departure, with the three remaining members in hiatus, Midge Ure took over as lead singer, guitarist and frontman in 1980 after he and keyboardist Billy Currie worked in the studio project Visage.

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

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Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 493 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 135 Mb
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # 2703207 | Time: 01:15:14

Limited two CD edition contains a bonus disc containing eight cover versions of songs originally performed by Magazine, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Call, Massive Attack and others 2009 album from the veteran Scottish outfit. Featuring original members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, plus Mel Gaynor on drums and Eddie Duffy on bass, Graffiti Soul is Simple Minds' 15th studio album: the latest in a career spanning three decades. Following 2008's reissued The Best of Simple Minds, Graffiti Soul is the first album of new material since 2005. It has the roots of a traditional Simple Minds album, yet comes across contemporary and fresh. 18 tracks including 'Moscow Underground', 'Stars' and 'Rockets'.

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.

No Doubt - Return of Saturn (2000) Japanese Editon

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No Doubt - Return of Saturn (2000) Japanese Editon

No Doubt - Return of Saturn (2000) Japanese Editon
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 489 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans ~ 110 Mb
Label: Interscopre Records | # MVCT-24067 | Time: 01:07:45
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Ska Revival

Return of Saturn is an almost defiantly mature record about two things: Stefani's exploration of a troubled romance and her own romantic ideals, plus a serious attempt by the group to not only keep new wave alive, but to make that adolescent music relevant to an older audience. It's a high concept, but Return of Saturn is filled with satisfying contradictions. It's melodic, but deceptively complex; it can seem frothy, but it's never frivolous. No Doubt's desire to expand the emotional template of new wave is the perfect match for Stefani's themes – she may be writing about love, but she's not writing adolescent love songs. Fragments of her teenaged romantic fantasies remain, but she's writing as a woman in her late 20s. She's tired of being another "ex-girlfriend" – she wants to fall in love, get married, and have a family. It's a subject that's surprisingly uncommon in pop music, which would alone make Return of Saturn an interesting album. What makes it a successful one is that the band delivers an aural equivalent of Stefani's lyrical themes.

Devo - Something For Everybody (2010) Japanese Edition

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Devo - Something For Everybody (2010) Japanese Edition

Devo - Something For Everybody (2010) Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans ~ 137 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # WPCR-13844 | Time: 00:40:13
Alternative Rock, Dance-Rock, Electronic Rock, New Wave, Synthpop

Coming in way above their previous effort, 1990’s Smooth Noodle Maps, Something for Everybody is the album Devo's fans had craved for 28 long years, or maybe 29, if you fall on the sour side of the iffy Oh, No! It's Devo. The synthetic, compressed, and punchy production – courtesy of producer and Bird & the Bee member Greg Kurstin – is a modern take on the sound of 1981’s New Traditionalists, and if you judge by hooks, this is right in line with their 1980 breakthrough, Freedom of Choice, although there’s certainly no “Whip It”-sized megahit here. Instead, there’s the opening “Fresh!” a herky-jerky, infectious number with lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh stuttering as if he just created New Wave’s “My Generation.” The wicked highlight “Don’t Shoot (I’m a Man)” (“They’ll hunt you down/And tase you bro/For playing with the rules”) is the album’s other key track, thanks to Mothersbaugh’s perfect framing of de-evolution’s give (hybrid cars) and take, take, take (Beltway snipers, overzealous cops, etc.).

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

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Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)

Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! (1978)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 217 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 86 Mb | Artwork included
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 3239-2 | Time: 00:34:46
New Wave, Post-Punk, American Punk, Art Punk, Dance-Rock

Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! is the debut studio album by the American new wave band Devo. It was originally released in August 1978 on the Warner Bros. label. Produced by Brian Eno, the album was recorded between October 1977 and February 1978, primarily in Cologne, West Germany. Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! has scored on several "best of" lists, including Spin's list of the "50 Most Essential Punk Records" and Pitchfork's list of the 100 best albums of the 1970s. It was ranked number 447 in Rolling Stone's 2003 list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, climbing to number 442 in the 2012 update and shooting up to number 252 in the 2020 reboot of the list. It is also listed in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning (2000) Special Collectors Edition

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Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning (2000) Special Collectors Edition

Robbie Williams - Sing When You're Winning (2000) Special Collectors Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 375 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans ~ 287 Mb
Label: Chrysalis | # 7243 528125 0 9, 528 1250 | Time: 00:54:30
Rock, Pop, Britpop, Dance-Rock, Dance-Pop, Adult Alternative

Sing When You're Winning is the third studio album by English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. It was released on 28 August 2000 in the United Kingdom by Chrysalis Records and in the United States by Capitol Records. Following the critical and commercial success of I've Been Expecting You (1998), the North American release of The Ego Has Landed (1999) and the subsequent promotional tours for both albums, Williams reteamed with producers Guy Chambers and Steve Powers to create new material for his next record. Whereas I've Been Expecting You used the Britpop genre for its overall sound, Sing When You're Winning incorporates a more post-millennial dance-pop approach while utilizing classic British rock elements. The album garnered positive reviews from critics. Sing When You're Winning debuted at number one in the UK, Germany, Ireland and New Zealand, as well as the top 10 in countries like Australia, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. It spawned six singles: "Rock DJ", "Kids" (with Kylie Minogue), "Supreme", "Let Love Be Your Energy", "Eternity / The Road to Mandalay" and "Better Man".