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VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)

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VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)

VA - Disco Not Disco 2: Leftfield Disco Classics From The New York Underground (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 421 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 160 Mb
Label: Strut | # STRUTCD 020 | Time: 01:14:50 | Scans included
Leftfield, Post-Disco, No Wave, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk

Disco Not Disco 2 is a compilation album from the Disco Not Disco series released by Strut Records in 2002. As with the first compilation, this album is a probe to experimental side of disco and punk genres and underground music scene in general. The second volume is more electro and dance oriented and features electro pioneer Alexander Robotnick ("Problèmes D'Amour"), post-punk and dance-rock music groups like Laid Back, Material and The Clash, Can, and Arthur Russell.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) Japanese Press, 1992

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) Japanese Press, 1992

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Kicking Against The Pricks (1986) [Japanese Press, 1992]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 96 Mb
Post-Punk, Alternative Rock | Label: Mute/Alfa | # ALCB-650 | Time: 00:50:16

Besides being noteworthy as an astonishingly good all-covers album, Kicking Against the Pricks is notable for the arrival of a new key member for the Seeds, drummer Thomas Wydler. Besides being a fine percussionist, able to perform at both the explosive and restrained levels Cave requires, Wydler also allowed Harvey to concentrate on adding guitar and keyboards live as well as in the studio, a notable bonus. Race reappears briefly to add some guitar while former Birthday Party cohorts Rowland Howard and Tracy Pew guest as well, the latter on some of his last tracks before his untimely death. The selection of songs is quite impressive, ranging from old standards like "Long Black Veil" to everything from John Lee Hooker's "I'm Gonna Kill That Woman" and Gene Pitney's pop aria "Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart." Matching the range of material, the Seeds are well on their way to becoming the rock/cabaret/blues showband of Cave's dreams, able to conjure up haunting, winsome atmospheres ("Sleeping Annaleah") as much as higher-volume takes (Roy Orbison's "Running Scared," the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties").

Joy Division - Still (1981) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}

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Joy Division - Still (1981) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}

Joy Division - Still (1981) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 961 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 353 Mb
Full Scans | 01:18:46 + 00:52:52 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post Punk, Alternative Rock, New Wave | London Records #2564 69779 0

Still is a compilation album by English rock band Joy Division, consisting of previously released and unreleased studio material and a live recording of Joy Division's last concert, performed at Birmingham University. It was released on 8 October 1981 by Factory Records, and was intended to both combat the trade in bootlegs and give fans access to recordings that were not widely available at the time. The CD version of the album was released in March 1990 and was the first edition to delete "Twenty Four Hours". Still, along with Closer and Unknown Pleasures, was remastered and reissued on 17 September 2007. The remaster was packaged with a bonus disc of live recordings from the Town Hall, High Wycombe on 20 February 1980.

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Albums Collection 1985-1993 (7CD + 2DVD)

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The Jesus And Mary Chain - Albums Collection 1985-1993 (7CD + 2DVD)

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Albums Collection 1985-1993 (7CD + 2DVD)
EAC | FLAC | Image/Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1 Gb | Scans ~ 282 Mb
2 x DVD5 | NTSC | 4:3 (720x480) | AC3 2.0, 224kbps | Time: 00:30:43 / 00:29:18 | 3.1 Gb
Genre: Post-Punk, Shoegaze, Noise Pop, Alternative Rock

Like the Velvet Underground, their most obvious influence, the chart success of the Jesus and Mary Chain was virtually nonexistent, but their artistic impact was incalculable; quite simply, the Scottish group made the world safe for white noise, orchestrating a sound dense in squalling feedback that served as an inspiration to everyone from My Bloody Valentine to Dinosaur Jr. Though the supporting players drifted in and out of focus, the heart of the Mary Chain remained vocalists and guitarists William and Jim Reid, Scottish-born brothers heavily influenced not only by underground legends like the Velvets and the Stooges but also by the sonic grandeur and pop savvy of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson. Collection includes: Psychocandy (1985) Deluxe Edition 2011; Darklands (1987) Deluxe Edition 2011; Barbed Wire Kisses: B-Sides And More (1988); Automatic (1989); The Sound Of Speed (1993).

VA - Mute Audio Documents 1978–1984 (2007) 10CD Box Set

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VA - Mute Audio Documents 1978–1984 (2007) 10CD Box Set

VA - Mute Audio Documents 1978–1984 (2007) 10CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Mute | # AudioBox1 | Time: 08:24:38
New Wave, Synthpop, Electronic, Punk, Alternative, Post Punk

Exhaustive 10 CD box set from Mute Records, a collection of their singles, A and B-sides, released between 1978-84. The box contains four two-CD sets, each covering a specific time period (1978-81, 1982, 1983 and 1984) plus a bonus two disc set that contains 20 rarities by most of the artists featured in this box including Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Fad Gadget, Nick Cave, Non, Silicon Teens and The Normal. The first four volumes will be available separately later in 2007, but the bonus two CD set will only be available with this box! 128 groundbreaking tracks by one of the finest independent labels to emerge during the 'new wave' revolution. Also features cuts from D.A.F., Boyd Rice, Smegma, Robert Rental and more.

Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990)

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Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990)

Blancmange - Second Helpings: The Best Of Blancmange (1990)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Synthpop, New Wave, Post-Punk | Label: London | # 8573 81949-2 | Time: 00:49:33

Blancmange is a perfect band for a compilation: it was only around for three albums, so there's not a lot of material to pick and choose from (meaning that many fan favorites will fall by the wayside), and all three albums are spotty enough that buying Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is a quick and neat way to get pretty much all of the high points. (That said, it would have been nice if the atmospheric instrumental "Sad Day" from 1982's Happy Families had made the cut.) The duo's three best singles, the propulsive "Blind Vision" (featuring Neil Arthur's most manic vocals), the boppy and Erasure-like "That's Love, That It Is" (the closest the duo ever got to a U.S. hit), and the hypnotic, Middle Eastern-flavored "Living on the Ceiling" (an '80s weekend radio staple even though it wasn't much of a hit at the time), are all present and accounted for, as are their other singles and a smattering of quality album tracks. A simple "all meat no filler" compilation, Second Helpings: The Best of Blancmange is just about all the Blancmange most people will ever need.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead (1985) Japanese Reissue 1996

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead (1985) Japanese Reissue 1996

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Firstborn Is Dead (1985) Japanese Reissue 1996
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 115 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Mute, Pony Canyon | # PCCY-00916 | Time: 00:50:31

The blues had long been a potent undercurrent in the Birthday Party's music, so it wasn't all that surprising that Nick Cave embraced the sound and feeling of rural blues on his second album with the Bad Seeds, The Firstborn Is Dead. What was startling was how well Cave and his bandmates – Barry Adamson, Mick Harvey, and Blixa Bargeld – were able to absorb and honor the influences of artists like Skip James and Charley Patton while creating a sound that was unmistakably their own. The moody obsessions of rural blues – trains, floods, imprisonment, sin, fear, and death – seemed made to order for Cave, and he was able to tap into the doomy iconography of this music with potent emotional force; on "Tupelo," he makes a sweeping and disturbing epic of the rain-swept night when Elvis Presley was born, and "Knocking on Joe" is a tale of life on the work gang that communicates the pain of the spirit as clearly as the ache of the body.

Cabaret Voltaire - The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 + '83/'87. Best Of; (2001/2002) 2CD

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Cabaret Voltaire - The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 + '83/'87. Best Of; (2001/2002) 2CD

Cabaret Voltaire - The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 + '83/'87. Best Of; (2001/2002) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 833 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 342 Mb | Scans included
Experimental Electronic, Post-Punk, Industrial, Alternative Rock | 02:19:43

Experimental, innovative English electronic outfit that formed in the 1970s, and stand as major pioneers of industrial and dance music. Series of best-of compilations for the band including The Original Sound of Sheffield '78/'82 and '83/'87.

The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992)

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The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992)

The Icicle Works - The Best Of The Icicle Works (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 476 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb
Beggars Banquet | # BBL 124 CD | Time: 01:09:53 | Scans included
New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock, Neo-Psychedelia

With individual song comments from McNabb, an appreciative essay, complete discography, and fine artwork, the Icicle Works collection provides an excellent overview of the group's heyday. If not quite as strong as the band's debut album as an experience due to the inclusion of less successful later numbers, all the hit singles and some fine album cuts appear, not to mention an interesting rarity or two. Beginning with the "long version" of the chiming drive of "Hollow Horse" from The Small Price of a Bicycle, this collection fully showcases McNabb's passionate, elegant quaver and driving songwriting, as well as the abilities of the fine Layhe/Sharrock rhythm section. The three biggest hits get pride of place near the start: "Love Is a Wonderful Colour," "Birds Fly" (with wry comments from McNabb on its stateside re-titling as "Whisper to a Scream"), and "Understanding Jane".

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}

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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979) {2007, Collector's Edition, Remastered}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 646 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 236 Mb
Full Scans | 00:39:27 + 00:44:38 | RAR 5% Recovery
Post Punk, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave | London Records #2564 69778 9

It even looks like something classic, beyond its time or place of origin even as it was a clear product of both – one of Peter Saville's earliest and best designs, a transcription of a signal showing a star going nova, on a black embossed sleeve. If that were all Unknown Pleasures was, it wouldn't be discussed so much, but the ten songs inside, quite simply, are stone-cold landmarks, the whole album a monument to passion, energy, and cathartic despair. The quantum leap from the earliest thrashy singles to Unknown Pleasures can be heard through every note, with Martin Hannett's deservedly famous production – emphasizing space in the most revelatory way since the dawn of dub – as much a hallmark as the music itself.

VA - The Many Faces Of The Cure (2016) {3CD Box Set}

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VA - The Many Faces Of The Cure (2016) {3CD Box Set}

VA - The Many Faces Of The Cure (2016) {3CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 1,08 Gb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 388 Mb
Full Scans ~ 135 Mb | 02:40:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock, Post Punk, New Wave | Music Brokers #MBB7235

Without a doubt, The Cure is one of the most essentials bands from the 80s with an iconic image that is on pair with superstars of that time such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Duran Duran and Boy George. Surging as part of the post punk and dark-rock movement, The Cure and especially their leader, Robert Smith, had the cunning ability to create -within their large catalog- multiple hit songs that have become absolute pop classics, without compromising its credibility. The Many Faces Of The Cure showcases the parallel paths of the band members, some of Robert Smith collaborations with other artists, the mostly unknown post-Cure projects by the band’s drummer / keyboardist Lol Tolhurst and by bassist Simon Gallup and of course, their songs, both performed by the band itself and by a large number of artists who have respectfully created fantastic new versions.

VA - Jon Savage's 1983-1985 - Welcome To Techno City (2023)

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VA - Jon Savage's 1983-1985 - Welcome To Techno City (2023)

VA - Jon Savage's 1983-1985 - Welcome To Techno City (2023)
MP3 320 kbps | 2:42:10 | 372 Mb
Genre: New Wave, Disco, Synthpop, Funk, Post-Punk / Label: Ace Records

Continuing his long-running and highly respected series for Ace, spanning year by year since the germination of his 1966 volume for both Ace and Faber Books, Jon Savage serves us up another of his spectacular insights into popular culture, this time for the years 1983 to 1985.

Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

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Siouxsie And The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Twice Upon A Time: The Singles (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 498 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included | 01:16:00
Post Punk, Goth Rock, New Wave, Alternative Rock | Label: Polydor | # 517 160-2

Siouxsie Sioux has always maintained that it was not her intention to create the goth rock movement. While that lofty statement may be a little self-serving, it's partly right. The Banshees' post-1982 singles (documented in entirety on Twice Upon a Time) have a lush and expansive sound that directly influenced the goth sound. From the opening of "Fireworks" it is immediately apparent that Siouxsie and the Banshees were growing up. By the time of "Peek-a-Boo," the band had learned how to incorporate its early dissonance with its majestic, late-'80s sound. The Twice Upon a Time collection is one great step after another, with the only drawback being a poor remix of 1991's "Fear of the Unknown." A solid introduction for the unknowing.

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press

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The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987) Japanese Press

The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 428 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Label: Polydor K.K. | # P33P 20105 | Time: 01:12:11
Alternative Rock, Post-Punk, Gothic Rock, New Wave

Simultaneously more accessible and ambitious than any of the Cure's previous albums, the double album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me finds Robert Smith expanding his pop vocabulary by tentatively adding bigger guitars, the occasional horn section, lite-funk rhythms, and string sections. It's eclectic, to be sure, but it's also a mess, bouncing from idea to idea and refusing to develop some of the most intriguing detours. Even if Kiss Me doesn't quite gel, its best moments – including the deceptively bouncy "Why Can't I Be You?" and the stately "Just Like Heaven" – are remarkable and help make the album one of the group's very best.

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987

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The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987

The Cure - Happily Ever After (1981) US Press 1987
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 397 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 55 Mb
Post-Punk, Gothic Rock | Label: A&M Records | # CD 6020 | Time: 01:12:43

For American ears only, in the years before a new deal with Elektra finally granted the Cure the access to the airwaves that they'd all but given up dreaming of, …Happily Ever After is nothing less than a two-for-one repackaging of the band's second and third European albums, the brooding gloom of Seventeen Seconds and the affirmative darkness of Faith. It makes for discomforting listening, both for newcomers to the sound of the early group and for fans more accustomed to experiencing the two records in separate sittings. Together with the band's fourth album, Pornography, the two LPs here were the sound of the Cure racing to distance themselves not simply from their early reputation as a moody power pop band, but also from any of the other comparisons, compadres, and contemporaries that the post-punk scene could throw at them. Seventeen Seconds, one U.K. review famously remarked, was the sound of the band sitting in a dark room, staring at clocks. Faith was what happened when those clocks stopped.