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The B-52's - Live! Rock 'N Rockets 1998 (2018) {Limited Edition, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
The B-52's - Live! Rock 'N Rockets 1998 (2018) {Limited Edition, Remastered}

The B-52's - Live! Rock 'N Rockets 1998 (2018) {Limited Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 514 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 180 Mb
Full Scans | 01:07:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Post Punk | Mountain Man Music #CFU01154

This spirited 12-track live performance was recorded at the Disney Rock 'N Rockets Festival in Orlando in November 1998. Drawing from retro 1950s and 1960s pop sources, trash culture, and rock and roll, the B-52s evidenced a "thrift shop" aesthetic. The "guy vs. Gals" vocals of Schneider, Pierson, and Wilson, sometimes used in call and response style, and their unique guitar and keyboard driven instrumentation compose their trademark sound. Limited live release pressed on black polycarbonate HD compact disc. This album has never been released on CD before. Songs include 'Planet Claire', 'Rock Lobster', 'Love Shack', 'Dance This Mess Around' and more.

The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

Posted By: Designol
The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)

The B-52's - The B-52's (aka Play Loud) (1979)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 251 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 90 Mb | Scans ~ 104 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 250 776, CID 9580 | 00:39:24

The B-52's is the debut album by the Athens, Georgia-based new wave band the B-52's. Also released in Germany as "Play Loud". The kitschy lyrics and mood, and the hook-laden harmonies helped establish a fanbase for the band, who went on to release several chart-topping singles. The B-52's peaked at number 59 on the Billboard 200, and "Rock Lobster" reached number 56 on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2003, the television network VH1 named The B-52's the 99th greatest album of all time. Shortly before his death, John Lennon said he enjoyed the album. In his 1995 book, The Alternative Music Almanac, Alan Cross placed the album ninth on the list of 10 Classic Alternative Albums. In 2012, the album was ranked number 152 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The B-52's was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The B-52's - Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation (1998)

Posted By: Designol
The B-52's - Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation (1998)

The B-52's - Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 563 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans ~ 82 Mb
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Reprise | # 9 46920-2 | Time: 01:19:22

Released in 1998, Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation is the essential B-52's greatest-hits collection. A chronologically assembled highlight reel of the group's first two decades, it contains all of their singles and a number of album favorites, along with two exclusive then-newly written tracks. When they first arrived on the scene in 1979, their kitschy thrift-store image and weirdly spartan sound immediately set them apart from others in the new wave scene to which they were loosely attached. Three guys, two girls, arcane hairdos, no bassist, and a sound that was equal parts spy music and good-time dance party, the B-52's were always fascinatingly loveable outsiders and remained so throughout their years of success. Beginning with "Planet Claire," "52 Girls," and the immortal "Rock Lobster," Time Capsule winds its way through their early and mid-'80s hits like "Quiche Lorraine" and the charming "Song for a Future Generation." As they continued to grow and evolve, their sound expanded, becoming both more nostalgic and more light-hearted, leading into their commercial peak in the early '90s with the excellent "Channel Z," "Roam," and of course "Love Shack".

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 - 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 ~ 42 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 - Cosmic Thing (1989)

Posted By: Designol
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 ~33 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.

The B-52's - Wild Planet (1980)

Posted By: Designol
The B-52's - Wild Planet (1980)

The B-52's - Wild Planet (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 221 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Island | # 252 587 | 00:34:57

Conventional wisdom has it that all the B-52's' subsequent releases are highly inferior to their debut. While Wild Planet is not the rarefied wonder their first platter is, it's still darn good. The songs here are generally faster, tighter, and punchier than previously, though production values are not as wonderfully quirky and detailed; fewer songs here are as over-the-top crazy as the first album's "Rock Lobster" or "52 Girls." These formless selections continue to exhibit a cunning mix of girl group, garage band, surf, and television theme song influences, all propelled along by an itchy dance beat. "Give Me Back My Man" allows Cindy Wilson a unique opportunity to croon a broad, expressive melodic line. Fred Schneider parades his inimitably nervous vocals on chucklesome ditties like "Quiche Lorraine" and "Strobe Light." The best songs here are "Private Idaho," a wonderfully jittery number that employs a variant on the famous melodic snippet from the Twilight Zone theme music, and "Devil in My Car," a delightfully loopy hoot that lays the craziness on very thickly. Performances and sound quality are fine. This album is well worth hearing and recommended.

The B-52's - The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979-1992 (2014)

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The B-52's - The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979-1992 (2014)

The B-52's - The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979-1992 (2014)
Flac(Image) + Cue & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Rhino / Warner Bros. | ~ 1976 or 681 Mb | Artwork -> 6.98 Mb
New Wave, Post-punk, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Rockabilly
Official Digital Download (24bit/192 kHz) => Flac (16bit/44.1 kHz) & MP3 CBR 320Kbps

Among the first American new wave acts to break through to mainstream visibility, the B-52s became one of the biggest success stories to emerge from the American underground in the late '70s. Making music that was full of quirks but also sounded friendly and fun to dance to, the B-52s filtered surf music, '60s pop, vintage soul, and low-budget sci-fi soundtracks through a pop culture kaleidoscope, with vocals laid over the top that suggested someone had been listening to a lot of Yoko Ono and Yma Sumac records…

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

Posted By: TestTickles
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.