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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

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The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)

The B-52's - Cosmic Thing (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 319 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 108 Mb | Scans ~ 203 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Pop Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Reprise | # 925 854-2 | 00:47:18

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52's after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson's death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale. In other words, the last thing anyone expected was a first-class return to form, which is what they got with Cosmic Thing. Working with producers Don Was and Nile Rodgers, the B-52's updated their sound with shiny new surfaces and deep, funky grooves – it was the same basic pattern as before, only refurbished and contemporized. Just as importantly, they had their best set of songs since at least Wild Planet, possibly since their debut. "Cosmic Thing" and "Channel Z" were great up-tempo rockers; "Roam" had a groovy beat blessed with a great Cindy Wilson vocal; and "Deadbeat Club" was one of their rare successful reflective numbers.

Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002) [Re-Up]

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Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002) [Re-Up]

Republica - Ready To Go: The Best of Republica (2002)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included | 01:10:46
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance Rock, Electronic | Label: BMG, Camden | # 74321 93979 2

Not quite as definitive of their time as Brit-pop sensations like Elastica and Sleeper and not quite as inventive and enduring as Garbage, Republica made a splash on the charts with "Ready to Go" and then more or less faded away, for stateside audiences at least. The British retrospective Ready to Go: The Best of Republica may be somewhat surprising to casual fans of the group, who may not have been aware that Republica recorded a second album, 1998's Speed Ballads, which didn't receive distribution in the U.S. An even mix of highlights from the group's two albums, Ready to Go features two versions of the group's catchy, dance-meets-Brit-pop title hit, along with the follow-up single "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and notable tracks from the more complex, electronic Speed Ballads such as "From Rush Hour With Love" and "Fading of the Man." Indeed, the collection manages to gather most of both of Republica's albums, making it the only Republica release anyone curious about the band needs to own.

Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985) [Re-Up]

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Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985) [Re-Up]

Propaganda - A Secret Wish (1985) + Wishful Thinking (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Time: 01:33:14 | Scans ~ 117 Mb

Propaganda are a German synthpop group, formed in 1982. They were one of the initial roster of acts signed to Trevor Horn's ZTT label, between 1984 and 1986, during which they released the critically acclaimed album A Secret Wish.

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

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Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture: The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

Deborah Harry & Blondie - The Complete Picture:
The Very Best Of Deborah Harry & Blondie (1991)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 517 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Label: Chrysalis | # CCD 1817, CDP 3218172 | Time: 01:14:51
New Wave, Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock

The Complete Picture: The Very Best of Deborah Harry and Blondie is a compilation album released on Chrysalis Records in 1991. It contained all of Blondie's biggest hits such as "Heart of Glass", "Sunday Girl", "The Tide Is High", "Atomic", and "Call Me" as well as some of Deborah Harry's solo hits, including the UK Top 10 single "French Kissin' in the USA".

Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

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Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006 [Re-Up]

Heaven 17 - Penthouse And Pavement (1981) Expanded Remastered 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDVR 2208, 0946 3 66802 2 4 | Time: 01:02:11
Electronic, Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock

2006 digitally remastered reissue of the debut album from this Sheffield synthpop trio, originally released in 1981. Features four bonus tracks: 'Are Everything' (12 Inch Version), 'I'm Your Money' (12 Inch Version), 'Decline Of The West' and 'Honeymoon In New York'. Penthouse And Pavement included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

Pink - Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009) CD + DVD9 [Re-Up]

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Pink - Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009) CD + DVD9 [Re-Up]

P!nk - Funhouse Tour: Live in Australia (2009) CD + DVD9
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 391 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Time: 00:52:26
DVD9 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | AC3 5.1 @ 448 kbps or 2.0 @ 192 kbps | 01:55:05 | ~ 7.27 Gb
Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: LaFace/Jive | # 88697-40348-2 | Scans included

2009 two disc (CD/DVD) live release from the Pop/Rock diva featuring a full performance on DVD and a special CD containing highlights from the show handpicked by Pink herself plus a previously unreleased track, 'Push Me Away'. Taken from her enormously successful worldwide Funhouse Tour, the concert was shot in HD in Australia where she sold out a record-breaking 60 shows. The performance is part rock show, part cabaret, part dance party, part Cirque De Soleil and it has received unanimously rave reviews everywhere. The DVD also includes exclusive behind the scenes footage.

VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - 70's: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Various Artists - 70s: 111 Original Hits (2009) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 904 Mb | Scans ~ 100 Mb | 06:30:46
Pop Rock, Dance Rock, Pop, R&B, Disco, New Wave, Pop Punk | EMI Gold | # 5099 699172 2 6

Original Hits: 70s is a decent six-disc set, highlighting 111 pop singles released in that decade. Along with the original versions of radio classics by Al Stewart, Blondie, the Knack, KC & the Sunshine Band, and Dr. Hook, are less-than-obvious inclusions by Peter Tosh, XTC, the Move, and Benny Hill!

Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

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Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases [Re-Up]

Pet Shop Boys - Albums Collection 1986-2013 (19CD) Japanese Releases
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.96 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 2.36 Gb | Scans ~ 1.37 Gb
Electronic, Synthpop, House, Dance Pop, Dance Rock | Time: 17:33:49

Collection includes twelve studio albums, one EP, and also tree compilations: "Please" (1986); "Actually" (1987); "Introspective" (1988); "In Depth" EP (1988); "Behaviour" (1990); "Discography" (1991); "Very" (1993); "Bilingual" (1997); "Essential" (1998); "Nightlife" (1999); "Release" (2002); "PopArt" (2003); "Fundamental" (2006); "Yes" (2009); "Elysium" (2012); and "Electric" (2013).

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

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Duran Duran - Greatest (1998) [Re-Up]

Duran Duran - Greatest (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 544 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 179 Mb | Scans ~ 56 Mb
Label: EMI | # 7243 4 96239 2 7 | Time: 01:18:21
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop, Pop/Rock

Twenty years since their pop music debut, Duran Duran issued another greatest-hits collection. As if 1989's Decade weren't stellar enough, this select package was much more solid. Greatest showcased the band's early days of glam rock décor and new romanticism to the alluring sophistication Duran Duran exuded throughout the '90s. The typical synth-powered pop hits are included – "Girls on Film," "Rio," "A View to a Kill" – as well as the signature ballads – "Save a Prayer" – but it might also receive criticism due to its chronological disarray. Still, that gives no reason to fret, for other goodies can be found throughout. The much-neglected "New Moon on Monday" is featured, as well as the band's mature eclecticism of such songs from the self-titled Wedding Album – "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone." The band's experimentation with new millennium electronica found on "Electric Barbarella" again refocuses on Simon LeBon as the center of the band.

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

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Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]

Heaven 17 - How Men Are (1984) [Non-Remastered]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 240 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 87 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2326 | Time: 00:38:21

It all came together for Heaven 17 on this album, and as a result it is by far their strongest, most brilliant album. Combining their various influences (including R&B, pop, dance, electronica), Heaven 17 fused these styles together to create an almost perfect sound. There is simply not a weak track on the album. Highlights are numerous, including the very long but very wonderful "And That's No Lie." A strong melody, stunning vocals from Glenn Gregory, and tight production equal a fascinating glimpse into the human struggle. Adding a number of session players, including a guitarist, Heaven 17 was able to expand and build on their solid sound. Gregory is also allowed to branch out on this album and write more personal and political statements that were not clearly heard on their first two albums. Fans will not be disappointed, and in fact, this could be the album to win new fans over. "Sunset Now," "Flamedown," and the brilliant "This Is Mine" are just a few of the reasons for this album's greatness.