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Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)

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Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)

Graham Parker - The Middlesex Demos (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 55:10 | 209 / 126 Mb
Genre: Rock, Pub-Rock, New Wave / Label: Graham Parker

Graham Parker Stereotyped early in his career as the quintessential angry young man, Graham Parker was one of the most celebrated singer/songwriters to emerge from England's pub rock scene in the early '70s. Drawing heavily from Van Morrison and the Rolling Stones, Parker developed a sinewy fusion of driving rock & roll and confessional folk-rock, highlighted by his indignant passion, biting sarcasm, and bristling anger. At the outset of his career, his albums crackled with pub rock energy, snide witticisms, and perceptive insights, earning him a devoted following of fans and critics, who lavished praise on his debut, 1976's Howlin' Wind, recorded with the Rumour, his backing band of pub rock all-stars.

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

Posted By: Designol
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 Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010] (Re-up)

Posted By: gribovar
The Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010] (Re-up)

The Cure - Disintegration (1989) [3CD Deluxe Edition 2010]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,38 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 512 MB | Covers - 216 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Polydor (532 456-6)

Expanding the latent arena rock sensibilities that peppered Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by slowing them down and stretching them to the breaking point, the Cure reached the peak of their popularity with the crawling, darkly seductive Disintegration. It's a hypnotic, mesmerizing record, comprised almost entirely of epics like the soaring, icy "Pictures of You." The handful of pop songs, like the concise and utterly charming "Love Song," don't alleviate the doom-laden atmosphere. The Cure's gloomy soundscapes have rarely sounded so alluring, however, and the songs - from the pulsating, ominous "Fascination Street" to the eerie, string-laced "Lullaby" - have rarely been so well-constructed and memorable. It's fitting that Disintegration was their commercial breakthrough, since, in many ways, the album is the culmination of all the musical directions the Cure were pursuing over the course of the '80s.

The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)

Posted By: Rtax
The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)

The Armoury Show - Waiting For The Floods (Remastered Expanded Edition) (1985/2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 325 MB
2:20: 44 | Alternative Rock, New Wave | Label: Cherry Red

This 2CD 29 track compilation includes the original album, plus 7" & 12" mixes and many b-sides. This collection features various versions of the band's singles: ‘Castles In Spain’ (album / single DJ edit and 12" Wubb Dug mix), ‘We Can Be Brave Again’ (album / single remix / extended version), ‘Glory Of Love’ (album / single DJ edit / Universal mix), ‘New York City’ (single / N.Y. A Go Go mix / John Robie remix / John Robie Dance mix). Other bonus material features the b/sides: ‘Innocents Abroad’, ‘Is It A Wonder’, ‘Catherine’, ‘A Gathering’, ‘Ring Those Bells’, ‘Higher Than The Instrumental’, ‘Tender Is The Night’ and ‘Whirlwind’ spanning 1984-1987. Also included, from the cassette version of the original release, is ‘Jungle Of Cities’.

Gary Numan - Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition

Posted By: Designol
Gary Numan - Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition

Gary Numan - Splinter: Songs From A Broken Mind (2013) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 550 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans ~ 189 Mb
Industrial, Gothic Rock, Darkwave | Label: Mortal/Cooking Vinyl | # MORTALCD14X | 01:24:51

2013 release, the 20th album from the veteran British Electronic music pioneer. The songs on Splinter were written by Gary and his longtime co-conspirator Ade Fenton. The album sees Gary blending his unique musical vision with modern technology, creating something this is both 'current' and entirely different than anything else you will hear all year.

Information Society - Information Society (1988)

Posted By: Designol
Information Society - Information Society (1988)

Information Society - Information Society (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 112 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Freestyle, Dance Rock | Label: CBS/Sony | # 25DP 5096 | 00:43:58

An infectious update of the classic synth-pop most famous earlier in the decade, Information Society's self-titled debut sounds most similar to British groups like ABC and Pet Shop Boys, though hits like "What's on Your Mind," "Walking Away," and the cover of "Lay All Your Love on Me" manage to inject the affair with elements of industrial dance and hip-hop. All in all, it's a much better album than expected from the group many dismissed as mere one-hit wonders.

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 2: Out Of The 80's Into The 90's (1995) 2CD Set

Posted By: Designol
VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 2: Out Of The 80's Into The 90's (1995) 2CD Set

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 2: Out Of The 80's Into The 90's (1995) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 352 Mb | Scans ~ 12 Mb
Label: Cleopatra Records | # CLEO 96482 | Time: 02:33:12
Genre: Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock

Gothic Rock Volume 2: 80's Into 90's is the second of a trio of double-disc Gothic Rock compilations produced by Cleopatra Records. The album also features an article on the development of the Gothic Rock movement by Mick Mercer. The album features the likes of Bauhaus, Christian Death, Play Dead, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, The March Violets, Skeletal Family, and many more.

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (2005) [Japanese Edition]

Posted By: Designol
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (2005) [Japanese Edition]

Kaiser Chiefs - Employment (2005) [Japanese Edition]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included
Label: Universal Music Japan | # UICU-9017 | 00:50:52
Indie Rock, Post-Punk Revival, New Wave

Employment is the debut album by English indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs, released in March 2005 on B-Unique Records. Employment takes its inspirations from the Britpop and new wave movements, 70's-era punk rock and Beach Boys-esque West Coast music. Originally the album charted at number three in the UK Albums Chart on 13 March 2005, but charted at number two almost a year after its release, due to the band's success at the Brit Awards. Employment went on to become the fourth best-selling album in the United Kingdom that year.

Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

Posted By: Designol
Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986) Japanese Press for USA
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Dance-Rock, Synthpop | Label: Geffen | # 9 24121-2 | Time: 00:47:09

A major change of direction for Berlin, Count Three & Pray was an artistic triumph but a commercial disappointment. After making a name for itself playing very European-sounding synth pop, the L.A. trio recruited producer Bob Ezrin (known for his work with Alice Cooper and others) and unveiled a more hard-edged, guitar-oriented sound. From the rockin' "Trash" (which features none other than Ted Nugent – the last person one would expect to work with Berlin!) to the ballad "Pink and Velvet" (a tale of two heroin addicts' romance that is as poignant as it is disturbing), Count Three & Pray leaves no doubt just how much lead singer Terri Nunn and her colleagues were enjoying this radical change. But sadly, record buyers weren't ready for it. Despite the inclusion of the hauntingly pretty number one hit "Take My Breath Away" (included in the film Top Gun) the album didn't sell nearly as well as Pleasure Victim or Love Life. Geffen was bitterly disappointed, and Berlin soon broke up.

Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991)

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Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991)

Naked Eyes - The Best Of Naked Eyes (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 398 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 148 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop | Label: EMI | # CDP-7-95843-2 | Time: 00:58:22

Best of Naked Eyes offers 15 tracks of the synth pop duo's best moments from their two U.S. albums, 1983's Naked Eyes and 1984's Burning Bridges. The collection is surpassed by the more extensive Very Best Of from 1994, but is notable for the inclusion of one track, "Could Be," which the second collection excluded.

Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)

Posted By: Rtax
Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)

Tears for Fears - The Ultimate Collection (Remastered) (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 461 MB
3:15:48 | Full Scans - 13 MB | Synthpop, Pop Rock, New Wave, Art Pop | Label: Universal

Only compilation for the British synth pop act, digitally remastered 32-bit. The bonus third disc features 7 tracks 'Change' (extended version), 'Pale Shelter' (long version), 'The Way You Are' (extended), 'Mother's Talk' (US remix), 'Shout' (US remix), 'Calling Out' & 'Soul Board'. Digipak. Mercury Records. 37 tracks in all. 2003.

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

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Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs

Shriekback - Natural History: The Very Best Of Shriekback (1994) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 605 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 218 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
Label: Essential/Castle Communications | # ESD CD 217 | Time: 01:35:20
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Dance-Rock, Funk

Issued on Essential in 1994, Shriekback's double-disc Natural History set merely couples The Best of Shriekback: The Infinite (Kaz, 1987) with The Best of Shriekback, Vol. 2: Evolution (Kaz, 1988) under a new name. For the curious, this might be preferable to The Y Records Years (also a two-disc set, released six years later in 2000), since the terrain documented here is more expansive, covering the band from its inception through 1985's Oil and Gold. One major attraction is the number of selections on the second disc culled from the long out of print Jam Science. One major problem will be finding Natural History, as it has gone out of circulation since its release.

The Radio Dept. - Albums Collection 2003-2010 (3CD)

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The Radio Dept. - Albums Collection 2003-2010 (3CD)

The Radio Dept. - Albums Collection 2003-2010 (3CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 841 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 287 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Dream Pop, Indie Pop, Shoegazing, Synthpop | Label: Labrador | Time: 01:55:39

Hailing from Sweden, the Radio Dept. is one of Scandinavia’s finest indie-rock bands. Collection includes: Lesser Matters (2003); Pet Grief (2006); Clinging to a Scheme (2010).

Tears For Fears - The Best Of Remixes (2002)

Posted By: Rtax
Tears For Fears - The Best Of Remixes (2002)

Tears For Fears - The Best Of Remixes (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 470 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 MB
1:09:41 | Synth-pop, New Wave, Pop Rock, House | Label: Mercury

A Single Disc Collector's Treasure Trove of Tff Remixes and Fresh Versions of all their Hits from their Heyday. These Mixes Originally Appeared on Limited UK and Us 12" Vinyl and Some have Appeared as Bonus Tracks on the Reissues of Individual Albums, but this Disc Offers a Great Selection of Tracks that Are Clearly Out of the Ordinary.

The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

Posted By: gribovar
The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]

The Cure - The Head On The Door (1985) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 653 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 233 MB | Covers - 148 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Gothic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Rhino (R2 74063)

After recording one of their darkest albums, 1984's The Top, the Cure regrouped and shuffled their lineup, which changed their musical direction rather radically. While the band always had a pop element in their sound and even recorded one of the lightest songs of the '80s, "The Lovecats," The Head on the Door is where they become a hitmaking machine. The shiny, sleek production and laser-sharp melodies of "Inbetween Days" and "Close to Me" helped them become modern rock radio staples and the inspired videos had them in heavy rotation on MTV. The rest of the record didn't suffer for hooks and inventive arrangements either, making even the gloomiest songs like "Screw" and "Kyoto Song" sound radio-ready, and the inventive arrangements…