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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

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Big Country - The Seer (1986)

Big Country - The Seer (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Mercury | # 826 844-2 | Time: 00:46:51 | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave

The Seer is the third studio album by the Scottish band Big Country, released in 1986. The album featured very traditional Scottish musical settings, reminiscent of the band's debut album The Crossing (1983). Kate Bush worked on the title song in a duet with lead singer and lyricist Stuart Adamson. The album's first single, "Look Away", was an Irish number one, and was also the group's biggest hit single in the UK, reaching #7. The album reached number 2 in the UK Albums Chart.

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

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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.

Big Country - Through A Big Country: The Greatest Hits (1996)

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Big Country - Through A Big Country: The Greatest Hits (1996)

Big Country - Through A Big Country: The Greatest Hits (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 494 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb | Scans ~ 48 Mb | 01:17:14
Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Mercury | # 532 368-2

With their ringing, bagpipe-like guitars and the anthemic songs of frontman Stuart Adamson, Scotland's Big Country emerged as one of the most distinctive and promising new rock bands of the early '80s, scoring a major hit with their debut album, The Crossing; though the group's critical and commercial fortunes dimmed in the years to follow, they nevertheless outlasted virtually all of their contemporaries, releasing new material into the next century.

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

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Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007

Romeo Void - Benefactor (1982) + Instincts (1984) 2CD Set, Remastered 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 710 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 253 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACAD 8160 | Time: 01:47:07

2007 UK two CD set featuring 2 original albums and a host of bonus tracks available as one set for the first time. Remastered with new added liner notes. Formed in San Francisco in 1979 and fronted by Debora Iyall, Romeo Void recorded three albums for Frisco Indie 415 Records after being brought to the label's attention by Rick Ocasek of The Cars. Benefactor, the band's second release in 1982, was followed by the slicker 1984 set Instincts produced by David Kahne (who would go on to produce The Bangles). Benefactor includes the hit 'Never Say Never'. Instincts features the hit 'A Girl In Trouble Is A Temporary Thing'.

Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Felt - Albums Collection 1982-1992 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 577 Mb | Scans included
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Indie Pop, New Wave | Time: 03:49:04

Collection includes 5 studio albums and 1 compilation by British alternative rock band Felt. Includes: 'Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty' (1982), 'Ignite The Seven Cannons' (1985), 'Let The Snakes Crinkle Their Heads To Death' (1986), 'Forever Breathes the Lonely Word' (1986), 'Me And A Monkey On The Moon' (1989), 'Absolute Classic Masterpieces' (1992).

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set

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VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set

VA - Gothic Rock, Vol. 3: Back On Black (1998) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 990 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 316 Mb | Scans ~ 10 Mb
Label: Cleopatra Records | # CLP 0378-2 | Time: 02:17:44
Genre: Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock

Focusing on the '80s, Cleopatra continues to document the history of gothic rock with this two-CD set. Progressing through the discs, the tracks get basically more obscure. Starting off is the pop-goth of the Cult ("Spirit Walker," similar to the Skeleton Family track), then on to the odd, desert goth of Theatre of Hate's "Do You Believe in the Westworld." Fields of Nephilim adds riff-rock goth (&"Blue Water"). With sound ready to open for Psychedelic Furs or Modern English is March Violets. Truly unique is the bouncy, glam goth of Danielle Dax' "Yummer Yummer Man." The obligatory track of '80's goth kings, Bauhaus, is "Passion of Lovers." Other big names in the genre found here include Christian Death, New Model Army, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Gene Loves Jezebel and Alien Sex Fiend. Lesser known is a catchy cut from Sexbeat, "Sweat.

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

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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.

The Associates - Perhaps (1985) [2CD Reissue 2020]

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The Associates - Perhaps (1985) [2CD Reissue 2020]

The Associates - Perhaps (1985) [2CD Reissue 2020]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 350 MB | Covers - 572 MB
Genre: Post-Punk, New Wave, Synth-Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Cherry Red Records (QCDBRED 794)

35 years after its original release comes this 2 CD digipak edition of the band’s third studio album “Perhaps” plus related bonus tracks.
The Associates were leading lights of the New Pop movement from the early 1980’s. Hailing from Dundee on the east coast of Scotland, the band signed to Fiction Records before spells working with and recording for both Situation Two and WEA Records. Originally released in February 1985 after exhaustive recording sessions, Billy Mackenzie finally followed up the 1982 Associates album Sulk with this 10 track offering. The album was a long time in the making and featured four different producers, Heaven 17’s Martyn Ware, Martin Rushent, Dave Allen and Greg Walsh….

Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 (6CD) [Re-Up]

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Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 (6CD) [Re-Up]

Thompson Twins - Albums Collection 1983-1991 [6CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.54 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 587 Mb | Scans ~ 510 Mb
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Arista/Warner | Time: 04:14:45

Talented and flamboyant British synthesizer act whose pop focus helped achieve steady success on both sides of the Atlantic during the 1980s. Collection includes: Side Kicks (1983); Into The Gap (1984); Here's To Future Days (1985); Close To The Bone (1987); Big Trash (1989); Queer (1991).

The The - Infected (1986) Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

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The The - Infected (1986) Remastered 2002 [Re-Up]

The The - Infected (1986) Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 300 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 101 Mb | Artwork included
Post-Punk, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: Epic, Lazarus | # 5044662000 | 00:41:08

Infected's sound still suggests dance-pop, especially on the title track. But don't get the impression that it's made for dancing. Instead of the light fare displayed on Soul Mining, Infected's songs seethe instead of preen, and Matt Johnson's lyrics are laced with tension. Thematically, he plunges a lance into the exposed midsection of Great Britain, analyzing the state of modern urban life in the country. "This is the land where nothing changes," Johnson sings on the World Party-ish "Heartland." "A land of red buses and blue bloody babies/This is the place where the hearts are being cut from the welfare state." "Angels of Deception" matches rain-slicked verses to a powerful chorus flavored with gospel backup singers and enormous reverb percussion. With production tricks like this, Infected aligns itself with the dance-pop sound of its predecessor (and the prevailing sound of British pop music at the time). But there's no denying the record's acerbic lyricism or dark-toned instrumentation.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 322 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 144 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Toshiba-EMI (TOCP-50190)

Murder Ballads brought Nick Cave's morbidity to near-parodic levels, which makes the disarmingly frank and introspective songs of The Boatman's Call all the more startling. A song cycle equally inspired by Cave's failed romantic affairs and religious doubts, The Boatman's Call captures him at his most honest and despairing - while he retains a fascination for gothic, Biblical imagery, it has little of the grand theatricality and self-conscious poetics that made his albums emotionally distant in the past. This time, there's no posturing, either from Cave or the Bad Seeds. The music is direct, yet it has many textures, from blues to jazz, which offer a revealing and sympathetic bed for Cave's best, most affecting songs. The Boatman's Call is one of his finest albums and arguably the masterpiece he has been promising throughout his career.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990) [Japanese Edition] (Repost)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 304 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 118 MB | Covers - 72 MB
Genre: Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alfa Records (ALCB-47)

Losing Wolf, aside from the final reprise of "Lucy," but otherwise making no changes in the line-up, the Seeds followed up Tender Prey with the equally brilliant but generally calmer Good Son. At the time of its release there were more than a few comments that Cave had somehow softened or sold out, given how he was more intent on exploring his dark, cabaret pop stylings than his thrashy, explosive side. This not only ignored the constant examples of such quieter material all the way back to From Her to Eternity, but Cave's own constant threads of lyrical darkness, whether in terms of romance or something all the more distressing…

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.

Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Bob Geldof - Great Songs Of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 (2005) 4 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.8 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 711 Mb | Scans ~ 342 Mb | 05:09:48
Rock, Pop/Rock, Folk-Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: Mercury/UMC | # 983 376-8

Eclectic singer, songwriter, and social activist, the one-time Boomtown Rats leader became a progressive force in the 1980s. Great Songs of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 brings together 4 solo albums: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere, the Vegetarians of Love, the Happy Club and Sex, Age and Death, with a wealth of bonus material, some previously unreleased.

Lene Lovich - The Best Of Lene Lovich (1997)

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Lene Lovich - The Best Of Lene Lovich (1997)

Lene Lovich - The Best Of Lene Lovich (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 507 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans ~ 42 Mb
Post-Punk, New Wave, Pop/Rock | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4614-WG | 01:18:21

A fairly standard trawl through Lene Lovich's back pages, rounding up all the hits and near misses that punctuated her four years at Stiff Records, backed up by more choice album cuts than one might remember there being. For obvious reasons, the Stateless debut album predominates here, with the manic flurry of "Lucky Number," "Say When," and "I Think We're Alone Now" positively refusing to leave your head once you've heard them again. Moving on, the enthralling "Bird Song" reminds you what Kate Bush once seemed capable of accomplishing (at least until Hazel O'Connor came along and devalued the whole thing), while a delicious cover of Frankie Valli's "The Night" still out-dramas any other version you could name. Lovich's later years, however, still sound as unremarkable as her early releases were astonishing, with the annoying "New Toy" single, and 1982's barely memorable "It's You (Only You)" closing the chronology in disappointing fashion. For anyone uncertain about rushing into Stateless itself, however, this is where you test the water. You'll be plunging in at the deep end soon enough.