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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) - The Best Of OMD (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 497 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 198 Mb | Scans included
New Wave, Synthpop, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDOMD 1 | 01:14:15

Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys make up Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, who were responsible for some of the catchiest and brightest synth pop that the '80s had to offer. O.M.D.'s material was a step above other keyboard pop music of the time, thanks to the combination of intelligently crafted hooks and colorful rhythms that bounced and jittered with pristine charm. Their squeaky-clean brilliancy initiated by both their synthesizers and subdued yet attractive vocal styles gave them a more mature sound over bands like Duran Duran and A Flock of Seagulls, who were attracting a younger audience. The Best of O.M.D. is an excellent compilation of their polished music, starting out with less provocative material like the basic electronic wash of "Electricity" and the bare but ebullient fervor of "Enola Gay." As this set moves along, so does the craftiness of their work, which is evident on tighter sounding songs like "Tesla Girls" and "Locomotion," where the intricacy of their formula begins to take a more resounding shape. O.M.D.'s best work came from 1985's Crush album, which harbored the midnight airiness found in "So in Love" as well as the adolescent innocence that streamed its way through "Secret," which are two of the best tracks on this set.

Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)

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Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)

Rod Stewart - When We Were the New Boys (Expanded Edition) (1998/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 528 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 176 MB | 01:16:14
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

When We Were the New Boys finds Rod Stewart tackling the music of his Brit-pop offspring and coming to terms with his pub rock roots. It's a bit of a risky move, since he could have embarrassed himself with stodgy singing but, surprisingly, he (more or less) pulls it off. Granted, he's not nearly as energetic as he once was, and he stumbles on occasion, but he recasts Oasis' "Cigarettes and Alcohol," Primal Scream's "Rocks," and Graham Parker's "Hotel Chambermaid" as comfortable rockers in the vein of "Hot Legs." They're not as vibrant as the Gallaghers' rolling thunder or Bobby Gillespie's ironic classicism, but they're easily the best rockers Rod has cut in ages.

Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)

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Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)

Rod Stewart - A Spanner in the Works (Expanded Edition) (1995/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 499 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 178 MB | 01:16:14
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Following the success of Unplugged…and Seated, Rod Stewart had shrewdly repositioned himself as a mature, middle-aged man who still had a slight streak of his wilder days in him. Unsurprisingly, the music both recalled his past glories in instrumentation, yet the attack was different the acoustics rocked, but it wasn't bracing; it was like a back-porch jam session. Stewart expanded that approach on A Spanner in the Works, his first album since Unplugged. The acoustics are still there, but they're strummed a little more gently and set in a bed of unobtrusive synths.

Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)

Rod Stewart - Out of Order (Expanded Edition) (1988/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 493 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 185 MB | 01:19:12
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

With the support of Power Station guitarist Andy Taylor and bassist Bernard Edwards, Rod Stewart rebounds from his previous career nadir of "Love Touch" with Out of Order. Alternating between professional, driving rock & roll like "Lost in You" and ballads like "My Heart Can't Tell You No," Out of Order is a well-constructed set of mainstream pop/rock and his best album since Tonight I'm Yours, even if none of the songs rank among his best work.

Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)

Rod Stewart - Rod Stewart / Every Beat of My Heart (Expanded Edition) (1986/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 390 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 151 MB | 01:10:56
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

With classical pianist Kevin Savigar established as his songwriting partner, Rod Stewart marched into the mid-'80s in finer shape than he'd been in for a few years. Every Beat of My Heart was his 15th solo album and, after the disappointments of the preceding Body Wishes and Camouflage, the wistful romance of the title track alone suggested that he was back on track. Unfortunately, it was not to be. One could compile a genuinely excellent collection from across Stewart's entire '80s output. But Every Beat of My Heart, like the LPs on either side of it, found him floundering directionless in a sea of, on the one hand, syrupy schmaltz; and, on the other, clichéd rockers, with just the occasional flash of style sneaking in, to remind us why we even cared any longer.

Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)

Rod Stewart - Camouflage (Expanded Edition) (1984/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 349 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps -140 MB | 00:57:05
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Camouflage is better than the disastrous Body Wishes, but that's only a relative term. Jeff Beck adds the occasional rock guitar flourish, but that doesn't save the faceless material. Again, the two singles "Infatuation" and "Some Guys Have All the Luck" are fine, ready-made pop hits, but they wear thin after a few plays, and they're the best things on the record.

Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)

Rod Stewart - Body Wishes (Expanded Edition) (1983/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 473 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 170 MB | 01:12:08
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Two of the songs are first-rate synth-laden, disposable pop/rock filler "Baby Jane" and "What Am I Gonna Do (I'm So in Love With You)" but when those songs sound substantial next to dreck like "Ready Now" and "Sweet Surrender," it's clear that Body Wishes is one of Rod Stewart's worst efforts.

Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)

Rod Stewart - Absolutely Live (Expanded Edition) (1982/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 717 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 246 MB | 01:43:25
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

It is never a good sign when a live album begins with a snippet of David Rose's "The Stripper," and that's surely the case with Rod Stewart's 1982 album, Absolutely Live. This captures Rod at a particularly awkward stage, as his recordings were gradually becoming the commercial-minded dreck that many critics had claimed they were for years. Despite the negative press of his late-'70s albums, they often had their moments, but Stewart lost his way in the early '80s, becoming glossier. That's evident on this live album, where he sounds like he's going through the motions, even as he digs out such chestnuts as "Rock My Plimsoul." This isn't unlistenable, but it's stilted and slick, losing much of the joie de verve that marked Rod at his best. It's the first bland, worthless record Stewart released, the first that felt like sheer product.

Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)

Rod Stewart - Foolish Behaviour (Expanded Edition) (1980/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 487 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 180 MB | 01:13:30
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Rod Stewart followed the faux-disco trash of Blondes Have More Fun with Foolish Behaviour, which sanded out most of the character of the previous album. The result was a bland but professional even at their worst, Rod and his band are always professionals collection, mainly comprised of dance-oriented, lightly synthesized pop/rock. The passionless "Passion" was the hit, but the only worthwhile song was the gorgeous "Oh God, I Wish I Was Home Tonight," which has the clever wit and self-depreciating melancholy of his finest work.

VA - NOW That's What I Call Music! 3 (2019)

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VA - NOW That's What I Call Music! 3 (2019)

VA - NOW That's What I Call Music! 3 (2019)
FLAC tracks | 1:59:51 | 731 Mb
Genre: Pop, Disco, Rock, Soul / Label: Now! Music

Enjoy this Compilation with the most successful Pop, R&B NOW That's What I Call Music! 3 singers like Duran Duran, Nik Kershaw, Sister Sledge and many more!

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

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Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)

Shakespears Sister - Singles Party (1988-2019) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1,03 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 339 Mb | 02:28:06
Electronic, Pop Rock, New Wave, Female Vocal | Label: London Music Stream

The duo have announced details of a compilation entitled Singles Party (1988 – 2019), which rounds up all their 45s together as well as featuring two new numbers ‘All The Queen’s Horses’ and ‘C U Next Tuesday’. A two-CD deluxe edition features an array of remixes, rarities and bonus tracks.

Associates - Sulk (1982)

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Associates - Sulk (1982)

Associates - Sulk (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
WEA, 240 005-2 | ~ 316 or 110 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Post-Punk, New Wave, Synth-Pop, Art-Punk, Experimental

The edition of Sulk which was the most common to find while record shopping throughout the late '80s and '90s was originally the American issue. Heavy substitution and track reordering – a typical enough move on the part of American companies no matter what the act – resulted in a radically different record. For some strange reason, the European CD issue of the album relied on this American edition, something only finally rectified as part of an overall reissue program in 2000…

Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989) [Re-Up]

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Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989) [Re-Up]

Deacon Blue - When The World Knows Your Name (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 317 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 61 Mb
Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Sophisti-Pop | Label: CBS | # 463321 2 | 00:50:10

When The World Knows Your Name is the second album from the Scottish rock band Deacon Blue. It was released in 1989 and attained the number 1 chart position in the United Kingdom. "Real Gone Kid" was the band's first Top 10 hit single, reaching No. 8 in October 1988. "Wages Day", "Fergus Sings the Blues", "Love and Regret" and "Queen of the New Year" also reached the UK top 30, and all five of the album's singles made the top 10 of the Irish singles chart.

Shoes - Present Tense + Tongue Twister (1979, 1981) {Black Vinyl Records BV 19888 rel 1988}

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Shoes - Present Tense + Tongue Twister (1979, 1981) {Black Vinyl Records BV 19888 rel 1988}

Shoes - Present Tense + Tongue Twister (1979, 1981) {Black Vinyl Records BV 19888 rel 1988}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 509 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 178 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1979, 1981, 1988 Elektra/Asylum Records / Black Vinyl Records | BV 19888
Rock / Power Pop / Synth-Pop

Some things were destined to be together: Lennon and McCartney, peanut butter and jelly, hamburgers and French fries, and country & western are a few examples. The fabulous Present Tense/Tongue Twister CD is another. The entirety of Shoes' first two Elektra albums (1979's Present Tense and 1981's Tongue Twister) on one disc makes for one of the most highly recommended power pop CDs of all time! Forget what you have heard about Big Star (they were way too sloppy), Raspberries (too inconsistent), and Jellyfish (too self-indulgent); these two albums are the real deal. With harmonies that embrace and cradle your heavy heart plus some of the most delicious melodies since the golden days of Badfinger, Shoes will win over anyone searching for bands that know how to write "the song."

Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours (Expanded Edition) (1981/2009)

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Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours (Expanded Edition) (1981/2009)

Rod Stewart - Tonight I'm Yours (Expanded Edition) (1981/2009)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 467 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 163 MB | 01:09:34
Soft Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | Label: Rhino/Warner Records

Though it lacks a truly great selection of songs, Tonight I'm Yours is a fine latter-day effort from Rod Stewart, and one of the last records that makes Rod sound like he's hip. Sporting a shiny new wave production, Tonight I'm Yours has a sleek, professional sound that can make even mindless rave-ups like "Tora, Tora, Tora (Out With the Boys)" a guilty pleasure. But the key to the album lies in songs like "Tonight I'm Yours" and the haunting "Young Turks," where Rod sounds totally at ease with a synth pop beat. They are some of the best examples of mainstream rock co-opting the nervy, quirky appeal of new wave, and they make Tonight I'm Yours an enjoyable, if lightweight, listen.