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Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)

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Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)

Kirsty MacColl - Galore: The Best Of Kirsty MacColl (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 492 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb | Scans included
Label: Virgin | # CDV2763, 7243 8 39982 27 | Time: 01:07:38
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, College Rock, Folk-Rock

UK 'Best Of' for the late lamented singer songwriter who sang with The Smiths, Talking Heads, the list goes on and on. This 18 track collection (long out of print in the U.S.) gives an overview of her eclectic career, highlighting her skills as an interpreter of classic songs and a talented songwriter in her own right. Tracks include her first hit for Stiffrecords, 'There's A Guy Down The Chipshop Swears He's Elvis', 'They Don't Know' (Kirsty's own composition, later a hit for Tracy Ullman), the Brian Wilson inspired, 'He's On The Beach', the Christmas classic, 'Fairy Tale Of New York' feat.The Pogues, and covers of The Smiths' 'You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby', The Kinks' 'Days' and Lou Reed's 'Perfect Day' feat. Evan Dando. 1995 release.

Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set

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Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set

Morrissey - The HMV / Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (2009) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 511 Mb | Scans ~ 58 Mb
Label: EMI/Parlophone/HMV | # 50999 6 85916 2 5 | Time: 03:42:35
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop

2009 three CD collection from the former Smiths frontman containing all his solo singles released between 1988 and 1995. Featuring the a and B-sides of each single, this triple disc set is the ultimate Morrissey collection and is a must-own, even if you have already purchased all of the original singles! From 'Suede head' straight through to 'A Swallow on My Neck', this set includes 62 tracks including plenty of non-album cuts, live recordings and so much more. Contains the hits 'Everyday Is Like Sunday', 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys', 'The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get', 'My Love Life', 'Suede head' and many others. Absolutely essential!

VA - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen By... (1991) [Re-Up]

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VA - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen By... (1991) [Re-Up]

VA - I'm Your Fan: The Songs of Leonard Cohen By… (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 492 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:15:53
Tribute, Rock, Alternative Rock, Folk-Rock, College Rock | Label: Columbia/Oscar | # COL 469032 2

This 1991 tribute album reveals the broad range of Cohen's talent as composer in its dazzling variety of voices and styles. Following the prayer Who By Fire by House of Love, Ian McCulloch soars through Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye, adding his own melancholy twist to the song's sublime sadness; The Pixies storm through I Can't Forget at their characteristic fast pace, whilst That Petrol Emotion poignantly render Stories Of The Street and James perform a meandering but moving So Long Marianne. Stephen Duffy of The Lilac Time gently caresses Bird On A Wire, followed by the Ugandan singer Geoffrey Oryema whose Suzanne, embellished by flute and a trio of guitars, fades out on a click-filled chorus. Quite brutal is David McComb's exploration of the sleazy Don't Go Home With Your Hard-on which shakes, rattles and rolls along with the best of the psychotic beats, while Dead Famous People, produced by Serge Gainsbourg, make a surprising success of a bubblegum singalong rendition of True Love Leaves No Traces. The star of the show is John Cale as he paints a truly great soundscape with only voice and piano in Hallelujah, a classic which would have remained buried in Cohen's own rather monotone version.

R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered

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R.E.M. - Green (1988) Non-Remastered

R.E.M. - GREEN (1988) Non-Remastered
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 316 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock | Label: Warner Bros. | # 7599-25795-2 | Time: 00:41:01

As far as major-label debuts by underground bands go, Green is fairly uncompromising. While it displays a more powerful guitar sound on "Get Up," "Turn You Inside Out," and "Orange Crush," it also takes more detours than Document, whether it's the bizarrely affecting contemporary folk of "The Wrong Child" and "You Are the Everything," the bubblegum of "Stand" and "Pop Song 89," or the introspection of the lovely "Hairshirt" and "World Leader Pretend." But instead of presenting a portrait of a band with a rich, eclectic vision, Green is incoherent. While its best moments are flat-out great, the band has bitten off more than it can chew; many of the songs sound like failed experiments, and its arena-ready production now sounds slightly dated. Nevertheless, half of the record is brilliant, and it certainly indicates that R.E.M. are continuing to diversify their sound.

VA - Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)

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VA - Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)

VA - Until The End Of The World: Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack (1991)
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 389 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 167 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. | # 9 26707-2 | 01:09:37 | Scans included
Soundtrack, Alternative Rock, College Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk, Pop/Rock

Until the End of the World is a definite contender for best motion picture soundtrack of the 1990s. With a lineup that includes Talking Heads, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, U2, and others all providing original songs or new covers, it's an absolute joy. Interspersed with Graeme Revell's haunting ambient score, virtually every pop/rock track works perfectly as part of a cohesive whole. "Sax and Violins," recorded during the dying days of Talking Heads, might be the band's most confident moment, as a jazzy background shuffle and keyboards provide compelling momentum underneath David Byrne's sarcastic vocals. Crime & the City Solution could have made an entire career out of the emotional yet existential "The Adversary." R.E.M. and Depeche Mode both contribute touching ballads. "Fretless" is one of the most beautiful tracks to be found in R.E.M.'s discography, documenting a wounded relationship with subtle grace. "Death's Door" is one of those sad numbers Depeche Mode fans have grown to love, with Martin Gore handling the vocals.

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

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R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992 [Re-Up]

R.E.M. - Murmur (1983) Expanded Reissue 1992
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 419 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb
Label: I.R.S. | # 0777 7 13158 2 4 | Time: 00:58:00 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Jangle Pop

Murmur is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band R.E.M., released on April 12, 1983 by I.R.S. Records. Murmur drew critical acclaim upon its release for its unusual sound, defined by lead singer Michael Stipe's cryptic lyrics, guitarist Peter Buck's jangly guitar style, and bass guitarist Mike Mills' melodic basslines. Since its release, Murmur has featured heavily in various "must have" lists compiled by the music media. In 1989, it was rated number eight on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 greatest albums of the 1980s.

Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)

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Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)

Devo - Hot Potatoes: The Best Of Devo (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 382 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Label: Virgin Records Ltd. | # CDVM 9016, 0777 7 86805 2 9 | Time: 01:02:35
New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop, American Punk, College Rock, Dance Rock, Punk Rock

Hot Potatoes is the best available single-disc overview of Devo's career, hitting nearly all of the most significant moments from their first five albums, as well as including the non-LP singles "Be Stiff" and "Working in a Coalmine." "Whip It" and "Freedom of Choice" are here, of course, as are cult favorites "Jocko Homo," "Mongoloid," "Satisfaction (I Can't Get Me No)," plus many more. However, even if it's the best available, it isn't that widely available in the U.S.; plus, Devo's first three albums in particular all have at least a few fine songs that aren't included here. But if you only want one disc and don't mind hunting a bit, Hot Potatoes: The Best of Devo is superior to the American Greatest Hits, which for some reason does not feature "Mongoloid," one of the most obvious choices for a Devo hits collection.

The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]

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The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]

The Trash Can Sinatras - Albums Collection 1990-2009 [6CD]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.56 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 598 Mb | Scans ~ 850 Mb
Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, Jangle Pop, College Rock | Time: 04:02:49

Scottish indie pop stalwarts the Trash Can Sinatras were founded outside of Glasgow in 1987 by singer/guitarist Frank Reader (the brother of ex-Fairground Attraction singer Eddi Reader), guitarists John Douglas and Paul Livingston, bassist George McDaid, and drummer Stephen Douglas. Initially formed as a cover band, they were performing in a local bar when they were discovered by Go! Discs label representative Simon Dine; their first single, the superb "Obscurity Knocks," appeared in early 1990, evoking the jangly guitar pop crafted by Scottish bands like Aztec Camera, Orange Juice, and Josef K a decade earlier. A second Trash Can Sinatras single, "Only Tongue Can Tell," preceded the release of the quintet's debut LP, Cake, which met with a positive response on both sides of the Atlantic; in the U.S., it became a particular favorite on college radio.

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

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The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set

The Pretenders - Original Album Series (2009) 5CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.53 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 602 Mb | Scans included
Label: Warner/Rhino | # 0825646846160 | Time: 03:50:50
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Punk Rock, New Wave

Five CD box set containing a quintet of original albums in card LP replica sleeves! Features "Pretenders" (1980); "Pretenders II" (1981); "Learning To Crawl" (1984); "Get Close" (1986) and "Last Of The Independents" (1994).

Crowded House - The Very Very Best Of Crowded House (2010) [Re-Up]

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Crowded House - The Very Very Best Of Crowded House (2010) [Re-Up]

Crowded House - The Very Very Best Of Crowded House (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 461 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans ~ 140 Mb | 01:11:28
Rock, Pop/Rock, College Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Capitol | # 50999 917403 2 8

The Very Very Best of Crowded House is a compilation album featuring 19 singles from the period spanning Crowded House's first six studio albums.

Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 (11CD)

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Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 (11CD)

Midnight Oil - Complete Studio Albums 1978-2002 [11CD]
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3.2 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.2 Gb | Scans ~ 1.9 Gb
Alternative Rock, College Rock, Punk Rock, Aussie Rock | Time: 08:17:45

Collection includes all studio albums by Australian alternative rock band from Sydney. In 2010, their album Diesel and Dust ranked no. 1 in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums.

Crowded House - Essential (2011)

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Crowded House - Essential (2011)

Crowded House - Essential (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 387 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Label: EMI, Capitol | # 50999 6 80237 2 0, 680 2372 | Time: 00:57:30
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Pop Rock, College Rock

Crowded House's greatest hit, "Don't Dream It's Over," cemented them firmly into the collective American consciousness as a mere highlight of a John Hughes soundtrack or momentary inhabitants of the mid-'80s college rock ghetto. Though they rose to highest U.S. acclaim with that song and its follow-up, "Something So Strong," Crowded House charted consistently in their homeland of Australia and were widely popular outside of the States for the second half of their initial run. Songs like "Better Be Home Soon" and "Weather with You" charted massively in the U.K., Canada, and New Zealand, but never brought the group more than a cult following stateside. Including a variety of singles and highlights from albums Woodface, Temple of Low Men, and their self-titled debut, Essential provides a comprehensive overview of Crowded House's wistful songwriting style and bouncy pop productions, all of which predated the rise of alternative, but didn't quite fit any mainstream mold.

Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)

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Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)

Hothouse Flowers - People (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: London Records/FFRR Records | # 828 101-2 | Time: 00:51:59
Celtic Rock, Folk-Rock, College Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

Hothouse Flowers are an Irish rock group that combines traditional Irish music with influences from soul, gospel, and rock. Formed in 1985 in Dublin, they started as street performers. Their first album, People (1988), was the most successful debut album in Irish history, reaching No. 1 in Ireland and No. 2 in the UK.

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) DVD

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The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000) DVD

The Pretenders - Greatest Hits (2000)
DVD9 | PAL | 4:3 (720x576) VBR | LPCM 2.0, 1536 kbps | ~ 5.7 Gb
Label: Warner Music Vision | # 8573-85005-2 | Time: 02:02:52
Alternative Rock, College Rock, New Wave, Pop/Rock

The Pretenders Greatest Hits is a selection of 20 songs and their variously successful videos. Chrissie Hynde arrived in the UK in 1973, and after a period as the "Loud Yank" NME journalist, she realised her dream of putting a band together. "Stop Your Sobbing" was a terrific first single for The Pretenders, debuting a voice that defied comparison or description. Naturally it's included here. Chrissie hated the early videos for her songs, especially "Brass in Pocket", which was one of the very first shown on MTV. She relays this sort of information to camera in the terrific documentary, "No Turn Left Unstoned", featured on this DVD. Comments come in from Rosanna Arquette, ex-managers, Elvis Costello, Bono, and her oldest friend.

Throwing Muses - Anthology (2011) 2CDs, Limited Edition

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Throwing Muses - Anthology (2011) 2CDs, Limited Edition

Throwing Muses - Anthology (2011) 2CDs, Limited Edition
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 358 Mb
Label: 4AD | # CAD3101CD | Time: 02:36:16 | Scans ~ 20 Mb
Genre: Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, College Rock

2011 anthology from the Alt-Rock and Indie pioneers, released to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the release of their debut album. Compiled by the band, the 21 track selection eschews most of the singles in favor of personal favorites, and enjoys a non-chronological sequence which makes for interesting juxtapositions and encourages a reassessment of the music. Limited deluxe two CD edition comes slipcased with a hardback book featuring notes by Kristin Hersh and a bonus 22 track CD of B-sides and rarities.