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VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}

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VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}

VA - Essential 80's (2017) {X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group}
EAC Rip | FLAC (no log)| scan | 580 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 186 mb
Genre: synth pop, pop, new wave, soul, R&B, alternative rock, rock rap, Brit pop

Essential 80's is a 2017 compilation of some of the most essential hit songs of the 1980's. Maybe? So says X5 Music Group/Warner Music Group, let them make the decisions and then play along.

The B-52's - Funplex (2008)

Posted By: Designol
The B-52's - Funplex (2008)

The B-52's - Funplex (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans ~ 212 Mb
Label: Astralwerks | # 5099951972721, ASW 19727 | Time: 00:48:17
Genre: Dance-Rock, New Wave, Pop/Rock

Along with producer Steve Osborne (New Order, Happy Mondays, Doves) the band have created an album as cutting edge, distinctive & danceable as their debut album in 1979. The B-52's influence cuts a wide path through much of so-called Modern Rock– from the low-fi efforts of nouveau garage bands and the Retro-Hip of Ultra-Lounge to the very ascendance of Dance music itself. Twenty years and 20 million albums into a career that began as a low-rent lark in Athens, Georgia, the B-52's remain the most unlikely Pop superstars ever. The first band to glorify Pop culture with an almost Warholian sense of purpose, their absurd B-movie style and off-kilter sound celebrated the weirdness lurking just beneath the surface of Americana.

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

Posted By: Designol
The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)

The B-52's - Whammy! (1983)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 289 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 255 649 | Time: 00:37:29

Following the botched collaboration with David Byrne on Mesopotamia, the B-52's decided to craft their fourth album as a return to the pop-culture funk explosion of their debut. Smartly, they decided to not simply replicate the skewed Southern funk of that album, choosing to update their signature sound with drum machines and new wave synths. As a result, it now sounds a little forced and dated, but the best moments – "Legal Tender," "Whammy Kiss," "Butterbean," "Song for a Future Generation" – rank as B-52's classics, and the entire record is certainly entertaining, even with its faults.

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.