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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

Big Country - The Seer (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 826 844-2 | Time: 00:46:51 | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

The Seer is the third studio album by the Scottish band Big Country, released in 1986. The album featured very traditional Scottish musical settings, reminiscent of the band's debut album The Crossing (1983). Kate Bush worked on the title song in a duet with lead singer and lyricist Stuart Adamson. The album's first single, "Look Away", was an Irish number one, and was also the group's biggest hit single in the UK, reaching #7. The album reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.

The Boomtown Rats - Classic Album Selection: 1977-1984 (Remastered) (2013)

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The Boomtown Rats - Classic Album Selection: 1977-1984 (Remastered) (2013)

The Boomtown Rats - Classic Album Selection: 1977-1984 (Remastered) (2013)
FLAC (tracks) - 2.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 749 MB
5:26:33 | New Wave, Melodic Pop Punk, Power Pop, Post-Punk | Label: Mercury / Universal

This collection features the Dublin band’s six original albums – The Boomtown Rats (1977), A Tonic For The Troops (1978), The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1979), Mondo Bongo (1980), V Deep (1982) and The Fine Art Of Surfacing (1984) – and all come packaged in card wallets. The CDs will feature the bonus material included with previous reissues.
The Boomtown Rats were at their peak in the late 1970s when they notched up two UK number one singles with Rat Trap and I Don’t Like Mondays, but by 1984 their popularity was declining rapidly and Bob Geldolf would subsequently become more famous for Band Aid and Live Aid than as a member of the Boomtown Rats.
Despite this, Geldolf announced earlier this year that the Rats have reformed and they will be touring the UK and Ireland in October and November 2013. This box set and a new ‘best of’ – Back to Boomtown: Classic Rats Hits – are released to coincide with the tour.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Downside Up: B-Sides & Rarities (2004) 4CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.45 Gb | Scans ~ 470 Mb | Time: 03:50:11
Post-Punk, New Wave, Punk, Goth Rock | Label: Polydor/Universal | # 982 182-3

55 tracks on 4 CDs, all digitally remastered, featuring 34 tracks on CD for the first time, including The Thorn EP. 76-page booklet with an introduction by Siouxsie and full track annotation by all 3 band members plus full lyrics for all B-sides, printed for the first time. Sleevenotes by Mark Paytress. Packaged in a three panel fold-out digi-sleeve housed in carboard slipcase.

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

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The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set

The Cure - Assemblage (1991) 12 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.17 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.28 Gb | Scans ~ 147 Mb
Label: Fiction Records | # 511 124-2 | Time: 09:01:38
Alternative Rock, Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

Rare 1991 French-only 12-CD set, comprising all their albums from Three Imaginary Boys to Disintegration in individual card wallet picture sleeves, plus 68-page deluxe illustrated booklet [all text in French], housed in a picture box with pull-out tray and die-cut band logo section with rotating wheel insert!

Suicide - Suicide (1977) [2CD Reissue 2000]

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Suicide - Suicide (1977) [2CD Reissue 2000]

Suicide - Suicide (1977) [2CD Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 611 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 221 MB | Covers - 32 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mute/Red Star (9104-2)

Proof that punk was more about attitude than a raw, guitar-driven sound, Suicide's self-titled debut set the duo apart from the rest of the style's self-proclaimed outsiders. Over the course of seven songs, Martin Rev's dense, unnerving electronics - including a menacing synth bass, a drum machine that sounds like an idling motorcycle, and harshly hypnotic organs - and Alan Vega's ghostly, Gene Vincent-esque vocals defined the group's sound and provided the blueprints for post-punk, synth pop, and industrial rock in the process. Though those seven songs shared the same stripped-down sonic template, they also show Suicide's surprisingly wide range. The exhilarated, rebellious "Ghost Rider" and "Rocket U.S.A." capture the punk era's thrilling nihilism - albeit in an icier way than most groups expressed it - while "Cheree" and "Girl" counter the rest of the album's hard edges with a sensuality that's at once eerie and alluring…

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) - Das Beste Von DAF (The Best Of D.A.F.) (2009)

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) - Das Beste Von DAF (The Best Of D.A.F.) (2009)

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) - Das Beste Von DAF (The Best Of D.A.F.) (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 481 Mb | Scans included
Label: Mute | # DAF4CD, 5099969341021 | Time: 01:11:57
Electronic, EBM, Industrial, Post-Punk

This DAF overview from Mute's Grey Area pulls from Alles Ist Gut, Gold und Liebe, and Für Immer, the three Conny Planck-produced albums Robert Görl and Gabi Delgado released on Virgin during 1981 and 1982. It's even-handed in its selections, with six tracks off Gold und Liebe and seven each from the other two. Virtually all the highlights are here, and almost all of them dish out the impossibly clenched, bruising rhythms and barked vocals DAF perfected during this phase. The slower, sleazier, and even more sinister material ("Im Dschungel der Liebe," "Prinzessin") is also well represented. Naturally, this is the best dose of early electronic body music short of Mute's fine 1998 album reissues.

Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998

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Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998

Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:18:12
Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Beggars Banquet | # BBL 4 CD

The classic self-titled debut by Gary Numan's Tubeway Army was finally reissued by Beggars Banquet, who have done a masterful job remastering the tracks and adding a live set from 1978 as a bonus. In the past, many have felt that Numan's debut disc didn't measure up to his later triumphs (1979's Replicas, 1980's Telekon, etc.), but listening to it today, you discover that it's the most underrated of all his early albums. Numan & the Tubeway Army were one of the first new wave/punk bands (along with Kraftwerk and Devo) to successfully fuse robotic synthesizers with rock & roll. Gary Numan's guitar riffing is more prominent here than on any other of his albums, which gives the tunes a splendid Ziggy Stardust feel at times. Kicking things off with several strong compositions – "Listen to the Sirens," "The Life Machine," and "Friends" – the album sags momentarily in the middle ("My Love Is Liquid"), but soon returns to its high standards with "Are You Real?" and "Jo the Waiter." The reissue of Tubeway Army wraps up with the 13-track Living Ornaments '78: Live at the Roxy set, which was previously released only as a bootleg.

Hugh Cornwell - Hi Fi (2001)

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Hugh Cornwell - Hi Fi (2001)

Hugh Cornwell - Hi Fi (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 415 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:55:30
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Koch/edel | # 012899-2ERE

Hugh Cornwell's third proper solo album since leaving the Stranglers, Hi Fi, ranks with the most confident and accessible work of his career. Any fans of Cornwell's old band should keep in mind that this most clearly recalls the latter-day pop-influenced Stanglers material, rather than the thuggish misogyny of their earlier work, and while Cornwell certainly sounds a bit cranky on several of these tunes, "One Day at a Time" and "Lay Back on Me Pal" reflect a welcome compassion that he's gained with the years. (Don't worry, though – "Leave Me Alone" and "Putting You In The Shade" prove he's still got plenty of problems with people. Nice to know some things never change.) For the most part, Hi Fi is pleasingly tuneful, with strong pop melodies and a winning psychedelic undertow on tunes like "All the Colours of the Rainbow," "The Prison's Going Down," and "Gingerbread Girl" (the last of which appears in two versions on the album's American release – the string-fortified original take, and a dubwise electronic remix from Black Dog Productions). Cornwell's vocals and songwriting are in fine shape, Laurie Latham's production is clean and serves the material well, and if Hi Fi isn't exactly a startling step forward for Cornwell.

Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia (2022)

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Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia (2022)

Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia (2022)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 306 MB | Cover | 44:52 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105 MB
Alternative, Indie, Post-Punk, Indie Rock | Label: Partisan Records

"2020’s A Hero’s Death saw Fontaines D.C. land a #2 album in the UK, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London’s iconic Alexandra Palace.

VA - Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland 1977-1984 (2005)

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VA - Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland 1977-1984 (2005)

VA - Kilt By Death: The Sound Of Old Scotland 1977-1984 (2005)
FLAC (tracks) - 1.4 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 553 MB
3:58:22 | New Wave, Post-Punk, Power Pop, Punk, Novelty | Label: Not On Label

"After two decades of punk compilations mining increasingly small claims (Bloodstains Across Andorra, anyone?), here?s a collection encompassing the full wealth of the Scottish new wave (1977 to 1984). From punk, to pop, to art, and all points in between, including live nuggets and previously unheard demos. Eighty-seven songs by eighty-three bands.

Joy Division - Substance (1988) {2015, Remastered}

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Joy Division - Substance (1988) {2015, Remastered}

Joy Division - Substance (1988) {2015, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 519 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 219 Mb
Full Scans | 01:08:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post-Punk / Punk / New Wave / Indie Rock / Alternative Rock
Factory Records / Warner Music Russia #2564602872

After New Order released their own Substance compilation in 1987, it was perhaps inevitable that a similar and long-overdue collection would apply to Joy Division, especially given the out-of-print status of many of the band's singles. The end result turned up in 1988, and as a listen easily demonstrated that the same sheer sweep and energy that applied to the band over a full-length album similarly worked, even more so, with the focus of a 7" or 12" release. Though the earliest tracks like "Warsaw" and "Leaders of Men" were a strange sort of art punk, there was already something distinct about the group, and by the time of "Digital" and "Autosuggestion," it was perfectly apparent.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:00
Post Punk, Goth Rock, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: Polydor | # 517 160-2

Siouxsie Sioux has always maintained that it was not her intention to create the goth rock movement. While that lofty statement may be a little self-serving, it's partly right. The Banshees' post-1982 singles (documented in entirety on Twice Upon a Time) have a lush and expansive sound that directly influenced the goth sound. From the opening of "Fireworks" it is immediately apparent that Siouxsie and the Banshees were growing up. By the time of "Peek-a-Boo," the band had learned how to incorporate its early dissonance with its majestic, late-'80s sound. The Twice Upon a Time collection is one great step after another, with the only drawback being a poor remix of 1991's "Fear of the Unknown." A solid introduction for the unknowing.

New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009

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New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009

New Order - Movement (1981) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 602 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 205 Mb | Scans ~ 131 Mb
Label: London/Rhino | # 2564693694 | Time: 01:30:01
Alternative Dance-Rock, Post-Punk, Synthpop

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1981 album from the Manchester quartet, one of the most successful and consistent bands of the '80s and beyond. After the suicide of vocalist, Ian Curtis, the three surviving members of Joy Division regrouped under the band name New Order, adding Gillian Gilbert on keyboards. The rest, as they say, is history. Disc One in this package contains the original album in its digitally remastered glory. Disc Two is filled with 10 non-album singles, B-sides and remixes. This is as great as it gets!

The B-52's - Party Mix! (1981)

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The B-52's - Party Mix! (1981)

The B-52's - Party Mix! (1981)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 210 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 83 Mb
Full Scans | 00:28:28 | RAR 5% Recovery
Synth-Pop / New Wave / Alternative Rock / Dance-Rock / Post-Punk
Island Records #253 742

Party Mix! is a six-track mini-album that selects three tracks each from the B-52's' first two albums, The B-52's and Wild Planet, and presents them in dance mixes. Since the group's bouncy songs are already dance-ready, this makes for alternatives rather than real improvements, even from a dancefloor perspective.

New Order - Brotherhood (1986) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2008 [Correct Reissue 2009]

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New Order - Brotherhood (1986) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2008 [Correct Reissue 2009]

New Order - Brotherhood (1986) 2CD Collector's Remastered Edition 2008
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 673 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 225 Mb | Scans ~ 199 Mb
Label: London/Rhino | # 2564693699 | Time: 01:38:15
Genre: Alternative Dance-Rock, Synthpop, Post-Punk

Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1986 album from the Manchester quartet, one of the most successful and consistent bands of the '80s and beyond. The rest, as they say, is history. The album contains a mixture of post-punk and electronic styles, roughly divided between the two sides. Disc One in this package contains the original album in it's digitally remastered glory. Disc Two is filled with eight non-album singles, B-sides and remixes. This is as great as it gets!