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The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Repost]

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The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs [Repost]

The Stranglers - Here & There: The Epic B-Sides Collection 1983-1991 (2014) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.1 Gb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 385 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
New Wave, Punk Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Coursegood | # CG009 | 02:34:02

As part of The Stranglers' celebration of their Ruby Anniversary, the definitive collection of the B-side recordings they made whilst signed to Epic is released for the first time, via their own label. Appropriately, as befits a band marking forty years together, Here & There: The Epic B-sides Collection 1983-1991 gathers 40 tracks across 2 CDs and is also released as a 40 track digital package. The Stranglers released no less than 13 singles in the UK during this period, which saw them produce five albums: four studio and one live. The Stranglers signed to Epic Records in 1982 having been with United Artists / Liberty since 1977. The change of label coincided with changes in marketing policy across the UK industry - often dubbed "the Frankie Goes to Hollywood effect". Previously, The Stranglers' had released only one 12" single - an extended version of Bear Cage in 1980 - but from 2nd Epic single, Midnight Summer Dream until 1990, each release had a 12" version which required extra studio or, increasingly, live tracks to "add value" to the package.

April March & Los Cincos - April March & Los Cincos (1998)

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April March & Los Cincos - April March & Los Cincos (1998)

April March & Los Cincos - April March & Los Cincos (1998)
MP3 (CBR 320 kbps) | Covers Included | 00:33:23 | 121 MB
Genre: Pop, Indie-Pop, French | Label: Sympathy For The Record Industry

This collaboration between April March and the Southern California band Los Cincos is a pleasant listen, often sounding like a mix between the Cardigans and the Ventures. March's nice vocals glide over the most mature music Los Cincos have ever recorded. Adding depth to the record is the violin playing of ex-That Dog member Petra Haden, whose playing is perfectly suited for this material, especially on the album's centrepiece, "Last Train to Christmas." The highlights include a near-perfect pop tune in "Olive Green Dictionary" that concludes with Eno-esque ambience, and the equally catchy "Bebert," sung in French. All in all, April March and Los Cincos is a charming underground pop record with not one bad cut.

Norma Jean Martine - Only In My Mind (2016)

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Norma Jean Martine - Only In My Mind (2016)

Norma Jean Martine - Only In My Mind (2016)
Indie Pop, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:11 | 103 MB
Label: Vertigo Berlin | Release Year: 2016

A backroom songwriter whose beneficiaries include Ronan Keating and Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts, the New Yorker finally releases her own debut after being sidelined by nodules on her vocal chords. Fully recovered, her voice is both steely and tender as she frames emotional defiance and distress in infectious pop-rock (“No Gold”), soaring ’60s girl-group pop (“Still In Love With You”) and weepy piano ballads (“Hang My Hat”, Burt Bacharach co-write “I’m Still Here). Worth the wait.

Nirvana - Hollywood Rock Festival 1993 (2016)

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Nirvana - Hollywood Rock Festival 1993 (2016)

Nirvana - Hollywood Rock Festival 1993
Grunge, Alt. Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 86:11 min | 197 MB
Label: Zip City | Tracks: 24 | Rls.date: 2016

DYNAMIC FM RECORDING FROM RIO 1993 Organised and sponsored by the Souza Cruz tobacco company - owners of the Hollywood cigarette brand - the Hollywood Rock festival ran initially as a one off event in 1975, and then seven times more between 1988 and 1996 at multiple venues simultaneously around Brazil. Hollywood Rock welcomed a wide variety of big names across the years, including the likes of Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Whitney Houston and Page & Plant.

Brisa Roché - Invisible1 (2016)

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Brisa Roché - Invisible1 (2016)

Brisa Roché - Invisible1
Indie Pop, Jazz | FLAC (tracks)+cue, front cover | 41:19 min | 257 MB
Label: Kwaidan Records | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2016

Invisible 1’ it’s sometimes good to keepadmirers at a distance. For her “come-back” album, Brisa Roché follows this rule to the letter.After four albums in France, she returned to her native California — not the one with six-lane highwaysand palm trees, but the one up north, where mountain lions roam, and sequoi as tower. There, hiddenin her home-studio, she channeled song after song, inspired by tracks arriving from producers all over the world.

Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

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Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986)

Berlin - Count Three & Pray (1986) Japanese Press for USA
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 143 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: 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.

XTC - Skylarking (1986) {1994, Remastered, MFSL UDCD 615}

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XTC - Skylarking (1986) {1994, Remastered, MFSL UDCD 615}

XTC - Skylarking (1986) {1994, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 303 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 123 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Alternative Rock | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab #UDCD 615

Skylarking is the ninth studio album by the English rock band XTC, released on 27 October 1986. Produced by American musician Todd Rundgren, Skylarking is a loose concept album centered around various cycles in life, such as the seasons, days, and years. The title was chosen as a double entendre, referring to a type of bird (skylark), as well as the British navy term "skylarking", which means "fooling around". The album was listed on "100 greatest albums of the 1980s" lists by Rolling Stone in 1989 and Pitchfork in 2002.

Joe Jackson - The Ultimate Collection [3CD Box Set] (2003)

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Joe Jackson - The Ultimate Collection [3CD Box Set] (2003)

Joe Jackson - The Ultimate Collection [3CD Box Set] (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.02 GB | Covers Included
Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock | Label: Universal | Catalog Number: CCM 981 052-4

With such an abundance of great tracks that were never issued as singles, in many ways, a single-disc Joe Jackson best-of just doesn't cut it. That's where the extensive, three-disc comp Ultimate Collection comes in handy. While artist collections are usually aimed at the casual fan (in search of strictly an artist's best known tracks), the third disc of Ultimate Collection will definitely appeal to the hardcore fan, as it's the first-ever CD release of Jackson's soundtrack to Mike's Murder. Jackson's early, new wave direction is evident on such standouts as "Sunday Papers," "I'm the Man," "One More Time," and of course, "Is She Really Going Out With Him" (one complaint though – the omission of "Look Sharp").

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The Style Council - The Singular Adventures Of The Style Council (1989)

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The Style Council - The Singular Adventures Of The Style Council (1989)

The Style Council - The Singular Adventures Of The Style Council (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 499 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 203 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Sophisti-Pop, New Wave, Soul, Jazz-Pop, Alternative Pop/Rock | Polydor | # 837 896-2 | 01:10:00

The Style Council's albums were always weighed down by their far-reaching musical ambitions, which meant that their ideas were usually best heard on their singles. And while this period of Paul Weller's career has been criticized heavily, he wrote several excellent songs during the Style Council, most of which are featured on the fine compilation The Singular Adventures of the Style Council. Not all of the 16 songs are first-rate, as it begins to lose steam toward the end of the band's life, but "My Ever Changing Moods," "You're the Best Thing," "Long Hot Summer," "Shout to the Top!," "A Solid Bond in Your Heart," "Money Go Round," "Walls Come Tumbling Down," and "Speak Like a Child" are terrific, and make the collection worthwhile for fans of the Jam and Weller's solo career, as well as fans of New Romantic new wave and jazzy sophisti-pop.

Peter Henry Phillips - The Origin (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

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Peter Henry Phillips - The Origin (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

Peter Henry Phillips - The Origin (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Folk, Alternative Folk, Singer-Songwriter | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:59:57 | 137 MB
Label: Universal Music | Release Year: 2017

The Origin is Peter Henry Phillips’ first opus. After collaborating with many popular singer-songwriters such as Ariane Moffatt and DJ Champion, Pierre-Philippe “Pilou” Côté experiments with pop-folk sonorities and proposes an album embedded with introspection, joy and well-being. Peter Henry Phillips is first and foremost a talented multi-instrumentalist and has accompanied artists such as Ariane Moffatt, Jorane, Elisapie Isaac, Tomas Jensen and Navet Confit. He has been part of the group Mimosa, who won first place at the Francouvertes, and has co-founded the group Elektrik Bones. In addition, DJ Champion recruited the singer for his album Resistance. Peter has participated in many recordings of the tracks, including the radio hit Alive Again. The singer also had weekly performances on the TV show Belle et Bum to interpret classic hits.

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) [MFSL 2007]

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Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988) [MFSL 2007]

Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988/2007)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE, LOG & Scans - 231 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 81 MB
Indie Rock | 33:43 minutes | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab / Cat. # UDSACD 2032

Surfer Rosa is often cited as a favorite of music critics, and is frequently included on professional lists of the all-time best rock albums. Many alternative rock artists, including Billy Corgan, Rivers Cuomo and PJ Harvey, have cited the album as inspirational; Nirvana's Kurt Cobain frequently acknowledged that Surfer Rosa was a strong influence on Nevermind, and in 1993 hired Albini to produce his band's album In Utero.

Pixies - Doolittle (1989) [MFSL 2008]

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Pixies - Doolittle (1989) [MFSL 2008]

Pixies - Doolittle (1989)/2008)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE, LOG & Scans - 287 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 111 MB
Indie Rock | 38:48 minutes | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab / Cat. # UDSACD 2033

To follow up their 1988 classic Surfer Rosa, the Pixies brought Gil Norton (Echo & The Bunnymen, Patty Smith, Foo Fighters) on board to produce. The result, 1989's Doolittle (only their second full LP and major-label debut) was an equally brilliant if not superior release to its predecessor. A full-on sensory audio roller coaster, these forty minutes are both a benchmark and timeless monument, mixing surf-pop, alternative and grunge with schizophrenic pacing and lulls-to-head banging jolts.

Pixies - Bossanova (1990) [MFSL 2008]

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Pixies - Bossanova (1990) [MFSL 2008]

Pixies - Bossanova (1990/2008)
EAC-FLAC Image with CUE, LOG & Scans - 308 MB | MP3 CBR 320 Kbps - 81 MB
Indie Rock | 40:23 minutes | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab / Cat. # UDSACD 2035

Released on August 13th, 1990, Bossanova was the Pixies' third release and was their second time collaborating with independent English producer Gil Norton. The album departed from the "unpredictable" signature sound of the Pixies and is considered their first thematic project. All the original songwriting on Bossanova is by leader Black Francis (Frank Thompson), who ultimately reveals his twisted interpretation of surf music combined with his fascination of aliens and UFOs. The end result is Bossanova, often described as a surf-space rock album that touched upon new heights for the Pixies.

Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Women (2017)

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Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Women (2017)

Mick Harvey - Intoxicated Women
Adult Alternative | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:51 min | 107 MB
Label: Mute | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017

'Intoxicated Women' contains many duets and songs written by Gainsbourg, mostly during the 60s, in a period where he was focusing his songwriting on singers such as France Galle, Juliette Greco and most famously, Brigitte Bardot. Here Harvey has enlisted the talents of guest singers Channthy Kak (Cambodian Space Project), Australian singers Xanthe Waite (Terry, Primo), Sophia Brous, Lyndelle-Jayne Spruyt and Jess Ribeiro and the German chanteuse Andrea Schroeder plus a special appearance by Harvey's son, Solomon.

No Sun - If Only (2017)

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No Sun - If Only (2017)

No Sun - If Only (2017)
Indie Rock, Shoegaze, Alternative | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:40:49 | 96 MB
Label: The Native Sound | Release Year: 2017

Since their formation just a couple of years ago, Salt Lake City’s No Sun have been quietly crafting loud, confident, and modern shoegaze. Originally a solo project for singer/ guitarist Jordon Strang to experiment with, No Sun has since grown into a nuanced and voluminous four piece. In the tradition of Swervedriver and Failure, and contemporaries like Nothing and Pity Sex, No Sun’s debut album ‘If Only’ swells with walls of reverb and texture. It’s shoegaze for those who can appreciate the loudest and dreamiest aspects of the genre. Lyrically, the album leans mostly toward introspection and existential doubt, and Jordon's coping with depression, anxiety, and love.