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Fehlfarben - Monarchie und Alltag (1980)

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Fehlfarben - Monarchie und Alltag (1980)

Fehlfarben - Monarchie und Alltag (1980)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2000 | BMG/Arista, 7243 5 29973 2 9 | ~ 379 or 130 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 43 Mb
Neue Deutsche Welle, Post-Punk

Monarchie und Alltag, the 1980 debut album by Die Fehlfarben, is one of the key releases of the Neue Deutsche Welle (NDW), the German equivalent of new wave. Die Fehlfarben were never quite the same after Monarchie und Alltag – constant lineup shuffling, intermittent streaks of band activity – and though the album fell upon deaf ears initially, it grew in stature over the years and rightly became recognized as a cornerstone of modern German rock, earning a deluxe reissue in 2000…

Wire - Mind Hive (2020)

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Wire - Mind Hive (2020)

Wire - Mind Hive (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 219 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 83 Mb | 00:34:53
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | Label: pinkflag

Wire exhibit little inclination to look back - rather they remain resolutely focused on producing music which is smart, vital and defiantly modern. Mind Hive is the group’s first newly recorded material since 2017’s Silver/Lead. That album garnered rave reviews and career best sales. Yet, if Silver/Lead set the bar pretty high, Mind Hive seems to have no problem vaulting over it.

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 539 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Ministry Of Sound | # MOSCD201 | Time: 03:54:57
Synthpop, Electronic, New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock

UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, The Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.

The Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain (2020)

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The Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain (2020)

The Psychedelic Furs - Made of Rain (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 362 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 119 Mb | 00:51:38
Alternative Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Cooking Vinyl

Highly influential post punk stars, The Psychedelic Furs release their new album, their first in nearly 30 years, Made Of Rain, through Cooking Vinyl.

Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today (2020)

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Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today (2020)

Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 277 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 Mb | 00:40:12
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Domino

Ultimate Success Today is Protomartyr's fifth album. Following the release of Relatives In Descent, the band’s critically acclaimed headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, Ultimate Success Today continues to further expand the possibilities of what a Protomartyr album can sound like.

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.

Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!! (1977) Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

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Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!! (1977) Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!! (1977) Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 261 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:37:23
Pub Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave | Label: Stiff/Disky | # SEEZ 04

Ian Dury's primary appeal lies in his lyrics, which are remarkably clever sketches of British life delivered with a wry wit. Since Dury's accent is thick and his language dense with local slang, much of these pleasures aren't discernible to casual listeners, leaving the music to stand on its own merits. On his debut album, New Boots and Panties!!, Dury's music is at its best, and even that is a bizarrely uneven fusion of pub rock, punk rock, and disco. Still, Dury's off-kilter charm and irrepressible energy make the album gel, with the disco pulse of "Wake Up and Make Love With Me" making perfect sense next to the gentle tribute "Sweet Gene Vincent," the roaring punk of "Blockheads," and the revamped music hall of "Billericay Dickie" and "My Old Man".

Joy Division - Substance: 1977-1980 (1988) [Re-Up]

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Joy Division - Substance: 1977-1980 (1988) [Re-Up]

Joy Division - Substance: 1977-1980 (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 404 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb | Scans included
Label: Centre Date/London | # 3984 28224 2 | Time: 01:03:05
Post-Punk, Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock

Substance is a singles compilation album by the post-punk band Joy Division, released on Factory Records in 1988. It is the companion to a similar singles compilation by their subsequent band New Order, also entitled Substance. It peaked at #7 in the UK album chart and #146 on the Billboard 200, the band's only chart appearance in the United States.

Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

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Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

Tubeway Army - Tubeway Army (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 1998
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 465 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb | Scans included
Punk, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Beggars Banquet | # BBL 4 CD | Time: 01:18:12

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.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) Japanese Press, 1992 [Re-Up]

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) Japanese Press, 1992 [Re-Up]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) [Japanese Press, 1992]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Post-Punk, Alternative Rock | Label: Mute/Alfa | # ALCB-650 | Time: 00:50:16

Besides being noteworthy as an astonishingly good all-covers album, Kicking Against the Pricks is notable for the arrival of a new key member for the Seeds, drummer Thomas Wydler. Besides being a fine percussionist, able to perform at both the explosive and restrained levels Cave requires, Wydler also allowed Harvey to concentrate on adding guitar and keyboards live as well as in the studio, a notable bonus. Race reappears briefly to add some guitar while former Birthday Party cohorts Rowland Howard and Tracy Pew guest as well, the latter on some of his last tracks before his untimely death. The selection of songs is quite impressive, ranging from old standards like "Long Black Veil" to everything from John Lee Hooker's "I'm Gonna Kill That Woman" and Gene Pitney's pop aria "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart." Matching the range of material, the Seeds are well on their way to becoming the rock/cabaret/blues showband of Cave's dreams, able to conjure up haunting, winsome atmospheres ("Sleeping Annaleah") as much as higher-volume takes (Roy Orbison's "Running Scared," the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties").

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 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 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.

Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}

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Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}

Bow Wow Wow - When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983) {1997, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 222 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Full Scans ~ 149 Mb | 00:35:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, New Wave, Dance-Rock | One Way Records #OW 34503

Producer Mike Chapman, who had recently worked with Pat Benatar and Blondie, came on board for Bow Wow Wow's When the Going Gets Tough the Tough Get Going set. Perhaps it's Chapman's involvement that finds lead singer Annabella Lwin sounding a bit like Debbie Harry at times. This 1983 album was also the first that had no writers from outside the band contributing. When the Going Gets Tough is a well-polished, well-executed effort that holds some surprises mainly in the fact that there is more diversity than on prior Bow Wow Wow records. Chapman adds a gloss to the ballads "Lonesome Tonight" and the dreamy "Love Me," with Lwin toning down her usual frantic delivery.

Midge Ure & Ultravox - If I Was: The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox (1993) [Re-Up]

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Midge Ure & Ultravox - If I Was: The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox (1993) [Re-Up]

Midge Ure & Ultravox - If I Was: The Very Best Of Midge Ure & Ultravox (1993)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 395 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 156 Mb | Scans included | 01:06:28
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk | Label: Chrysalis | # 0946 3 21987 2 3, cdchr 1987

Midge Ure's career, as fans well know, did not begin or end with Ultravox, and so If I Was: The Very Best of Midge Ure & Ultravox attempts to give an overview of one of '80s' Britain's most popular singers. As a career retrospective goes, however, it's pretty spotty. The Scottish vocalist first found fame with the pop band Slik, who scored a chart topper with "Forever and Ever" in 1976. Unfortunately, you won't find that here, nor its hit follow-up, scored just as a car accident took the band out of the charts. Once recovered, Ure moved on. His first port of call, in 1978, was ex-Pistol Glen Matlock's punk/post-punk supergroup the Rich Kids, who released a single and album, although this compilation draws nothing from this period, either. The following year, with the Kids in disarray, Ure helped form the even more illustrious Visage. Joining him there was Ultravox's Billy Currie and, before the year was out, Ure was fronting two hit-bound bands. Visage gets short shrift here, with Ultravox invariably, if unfairly, better represented. But even this wasn't enough to keep the singer busy. In 1981, as both bands' albums and singles swept up the charts, Ure linked up with Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott for yet another hit, "Yellow Pearl".

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987 [Re-Up]

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The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987 [Re-Up]

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Post-Punk, Gothic Rock | Label: A&M Records | # CD 6020 | Time: 01:12:43

For American ears only, in the years before a new deal with Elektra finally granted the Cure the access to the airwaves that they'd all but given up dreaming of, …Happily Ever After is nothing less than a two-for-one repackaging of the band's second and third European albums, the brooding gloom of Seventeen Seconds and the affirmative darkness of Faith. It makes for discomforting listening, both for newcomers to the sound of the early group and for fans more accustomed to experiencing the two records in separate sittings. Together with the band's fourth album, Pornography, the two LPs here were the sound of the Cure racing to distance themselves not simply from their early reputation as a moody power pop band, but also from any of the other comparisons, compadres, and contemporaries that the post-punk scene could throw at them. Seventeen Seconds, one U.K. review famously remarked, was the sound of the band sitting in a dark room, staring at clocks. Faith was what happened when those clocks stopped.

Japan - Tin Drum (1981) [Non-Remastered]

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Japan - Tin Drum (1981) [Non-Remastered]

Japan - Tin Drum (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 223 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2209, 0777 7 86697 22 | Time: 00:38:04
New Romantic, New Wave, Art Rock, Post-Punk

Partially growing out of their success in the country they were named after, as well as growing friendship and affiliation with such bands as Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japan, on Tin Drum, made its most unique, challenging, and striking album. It was also the final full studio effort from the group, and what a way to bow out – there was practically no resemblance to the trash glam flailers on Adolescent Sex anymore. Rather than repeat the sheer restraint on Gentlemen Take Polaroids, Tin Drum is an album of energy, Sylvian's singing still the decadently joyful thing it is, but the arrangements and performances tight, full, and active. The fusion of exquisite funk courtesy of Karn and Jansen's joined-at-the-hip rhythm section and a range of Asian music influences, from instrumentation to subject matter, combined with an even wider use of technological approaches to create the dramatic, sly songs on offer.