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VA - Gothic Rock: Vol. 1 (1993) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Gothic Rock: Vol. 1 (1993) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Gothic Rock: Vol. 1 (1993) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 614 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 241 Mb | Scans included
Gothic Rock, Post-Punk, Alternative Rock | Label: Cleopatra | # CLEO 1019-2 | 01:40:13

"Goth" was a much maligned '80s genre, often deserved thanks to overtly gloomy pretentiousness, but just as often artistic, dark, bracing music. In addition to those outfits that still keep it going, this double CD is smart enough to include some of the long forgotten, unsung English practitioners who left behind stunning moments, folks such as UK Decay (see their brilliant singles and 1981 LP For Madmen Only), Theatre of Hate (too bad no "Westworld" or "Nero" here), Play Dead (thought no one remembered them!) and even Southern Death Cult (who became internationally famous a few years later when they changed their name from Death Cult to the Cult). One imagines Cleopatra couldn't get the rights to include such seminal bands as the Cure or Sisters of Mercy, but those groups don't need this kind of introduction, and the omission of the March Violets aside, this is an intelligently selected guide.

The Monochrome Set - 1979-1985: Complete Recordings (2018)

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The Monochrome Set - 1979-1985: Complete Recordings (2018)

The Monochrome Set - 1979-1985: Complete Recordings (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,36 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 515 Mb | 03:40:29
Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Tapete Records

At the end of the 70s, The Monochrome Set were part of the first wave of "post punk" bands. Right from the beginning, the band earned a solid reputation as purveyors of fine pop, gaining praise from the 80s contemporaries such as Morrissey and Edwyn Collins. Importantly, in later years this praise has continues with artists such as Franz Ferdinand, The Divine Comedy and Graham Coxon, all citing the band as a key influence on their own work. The Monochrome Set sound has often been described as "timeless", and that alone explains why, over the years, the band has continues gaining admirers.

Alien Sex Fiend - Possessed (2018)

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Alien Sex Fiend - Possessed (2018)

Alien Sex Fiend - Possessed (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 346 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 137 Mb | 00:59:22
Industrial Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Cherry Red Records

Alien Sex Fiend return with their ferocious new album. Packed with pounding rhythms, speaker- shredding guitars, squelchy synthesisers and, of course, Nik Fiend’s latest chainsaw-psychiatry outpourings, ‘Possessed’ puts the Fiends back where they belong, at the top of their own rotten pile.

The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Anima Animus (1999)

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The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Anima Animus (1999)

The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Anima Animus (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb | Scans included
Alternative, Experimental, Downtempo | Label: Instinct | # EX-413-2 | Time: 00:42:01

Now that the Banshees are no more, Budgie and wife Siouxsie Sioux have reactivated the Creatures project, this time permanently. The techno revolution has had no real affect on the Creatures' sound since 1989's Boomerang LP, mainly because Sioux and Budgie started mixing tribal drumbeats and electronic treatments way back in 1981. Fans of the Banshees will not be disappointed here, the arrangements are similar to Sioux's old band, and her imagery is still the stuff of bad dreams. This is a solid record, especially for Sioux, with a fresh sound that rivals her early-'80s albums with the Banshees. A step in the right direction for these punk/goth icons.

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD) [Re-Up + 5 CD]

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The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2001 (13CD) [Re-Up + 5 CD]

The Human League - Albums Collection 1980-2011 (13CD)
EAC | FLAC (Cue&Log) ~ 4.39 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.6 Gb | Scans ~ 800 Mb | Time: 11:43:09
Electronic, New Wave, Synthpop, Electropop, New Romantic, Dance-Rock

The Human League are an English electronic New Wave band formed in Sheffield in 1977. The band had an early hit with "Being Boiled", but achieved stardom after a key change in line-up in 1980, releasing multiple international hits from the early 1980s to the mid 1990s. Dare (1981), the band's most popular album, yielded the single "Don't You Want Me", a No. 1 hit in the UK, US, and many other territories. Other international hits include: "Love Action", "Open Your Heart", "Mirror Man", "Fascination", "The Lebanon", "Human" (a US No. 1) and "Tell Me When".

Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992) [Re-Up]

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Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992) [Re-Up]

Anne Clark - The Best Of Anne Clark (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 400 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:15:37
New Wave, Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Alternative | Label: Beehive | # beecd10

Songwriter and pianist Anne Clark has been a cult figure since the early '80s and has amassed a rather sizable catalog despite her small but rabid following. She writes nearly-Gothic love songs full of obsession and pathos, and pretty orchestral settings with clever instrumental figures and stinging piano runs and minor-key epiphanies. She's a consummate artist, playing to her strengths while trying to subtly, but surely, extend her reach, and always following her own muse, even when it takes her into dissonant territory. Most of her albums are out of print even on CD, and sell for collector's prices when they can be found. This is too bad, because Clark has assembled a solid, if quirky, and passionately honest body of work. This best-of issued by Beehive is truly that. It features 24 tracks and clocks in at over 75 minutes. Many of these are Clark's most lovely songs, such as "The Sitting Room," "All Night Party" (with Vini Reilly of Durutti Column), the "12" remix" of "Our Darkness," and "The Last Emotion," as well as instrumental themes such as "Swimming" and "An Ordinary Life".

The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Boomerang (1989)

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The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Boomerang (1989)

The Creatures (Siouxsie Sioux & Budgie) - Boomerang (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Alternative, Exotica, Experimental, Ambient | Label: Polydor | # 841 463-2 | 00:56:41

Boomerang is the second studio album by British duo the Creatures (a.k.a. singer Siouxsie Sioux and musician Budgie). The album was recorded in Spain with Mike Hedges, in Jerez de la Frontera, in the southeast part in Andalusia in the province of Cádiz. It featured brass arrangements including trumpet, trombone and saxophone. Boomerang received widespread critical acclaim from British music critics, who praised Siouxsie's vocals and the choice of a wide range of musical styles on the album, including blues, jazz and Spanish styles such as flamenco. The album was later hailed by singer Jeff Buckley, who covered the song "Killing Time". The album was released to critical acclaim. NME's Roger Morton qualified it as "a rich and unsettling landscape of exotica", praising "the pre-eminence of Budgie's Spanish-tribal-jazz drumming". Simon Reynolds of Melody Maker stated that "Boomerang abounds with scarcely anticipated brilliance", qualifying it as "inventive and invigorated music".

The Stranglers - The Best Of The Epic Years (2008) {Sony BMG Music Greece}

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The Stranglers - The Best Of The Epic Years (2008) {Sony BMG Music Greece}

The Stranglers - The Best Of The Epic Years (2008) {Sony BMG Music Greece}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 498 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 176 mb
Genre: rock, post-punk

The Best Of The Epic Years is a 2008 compilation CD by British rock band The Stranglers. It focuses on some of the best music of their Epic years. This is a Greek edition released by Sony BMG Music.

Aeon Sable - Aether (2018)

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Aeon Sable - Aether (2018)

Aeon Sable - Aether (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 7 | 63:05 min | 145 Mb
Style: Gothic Rock, Darkwave | Label: Solar Lodge

Aeon Sable stands for big themes and deep black abysses as revealed in the vast soundscapes of Aether; none more so than in the song "Salvation", which evokes not only the salvation of our destiny but in conjunction with some other songs convincingly expresses the band's overwhelming potential for compositional art as well as the vociferous progression of Nino Sable’s song. It delves into the darkest recesses of inner torment, deeply felt grief and melancholy; where fears are summoned and subconscious demons unleashed. Aeon Sable resist confinement within the boundaries of any one particular genre by skilfully transcending the lines between Gothic Rock and Metal, between heartfelt songcraft and psychedelic music compositions. Each song reveals its story only gradually, both in the lyrical and musical sense; hence one should not expect to find quick, pleasing pieces but rather epic, sparkling and dramatic masterpieces. In one of the most poignant of songs ["Oh senhor do medo" (The Lord of Fear)] Nino Sable artfully deploys the language of the great poets, singing in his native Portuguese a bleak declaration of love for the place of his origin…and fears…

Gary Numan - Dawn (1997) [US Re-release by Sacrifice (1994)]

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Gary Numan - Dawn (1997) [US Re-release by Sacrifice (1994)]

Gary Numan - Dawn (1997) [US Re-release by Sacrifice (1994)]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans ~ 250 Mb | 00:46:44
Industrial, Dark Wave, Synthpop, Gothic | Label: Transmit Discs | # Transmit03

Sacrifice is the twelfth solo studio album by English musician Gary Numan, released in October 1994 by Numa Records. Its release followed a self-acknowledged career low point, Machine + Soul (1992), and is often cited as marking the start of a critical and artistic rejuvenation for the one-time pop star. The album was released in the US in 1997 with a different cover by Joseph Michael Linsner, and a new title, Dawn, based on the comic book character of the same name, but the track listing was identical. On Sacrifice, paraphernalia which Numan had previously, by his own admission, relied upon in a bid to make his music more 'radio-friendly', such as saxophone solos, dance rhythms and female backing vocals, were dropped in favour of a back-to-basics approach that saw him playing practically all instruments himself. The result was a dirty industrial sound with darkwave undertones; a departure from preceding albums that was seen by many critics and fans as a return to the best features of his classic early work: brooding synthesizers, distorted guitars and a highly personal lyrical perspective.

VA - Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound Of Liverpool 1976-1988 (2018)

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VA - Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound Of Liverpool 1976-1988 (2018)

VA - Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound Of Liverpool 1976-1988 (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 2,3 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 836 Mb | 06:04:26
Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Post-Punk, New Wave | Label: Cherry Red Records

Extensive 5CD set exploring the ‘second wave’ of music on Merseyside, from 1976-1988.

Dave Kusworth - The World Of ..Dave Kusworth (2018)

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Dave Kusworth - The World Of ..Dave Kusworth (2018)

Dave Kusworth - The World Of ..Dave Kusworth (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 20 | 93:11 min | 217 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Alternative, Post-Punk, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Easy Action / Troubadour

Inspired by the raw power of the Stooges and the glam rock excess of the New York Dolls, Birmingham, England, native Dave Kusworth formed his first band (TV Eye) at the age of 16. Since then, the versatile singer/songwriter/guitarist has done time in the Hawks, Dogs D'Amour, the Jacobites (with ex-Swell Maps mastermind Nikki Sudden), the Bounty Hunters, and the Tenderhooks, as well as his own Dave Kusworth Group. His songs, gutter-bound tales of rock & roll heartache that bring to mind the Faces and the Rolling Stones, have been covered by Evan Dando and Mercury Rev and feted by the likes of Tom Waits, Chuck Prophet, and Peter Buck.

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) [UK Press, Nimbus]

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Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) [UK Press, Nimbus]

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) [UK Press, Nimbus]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:46:10
New Wave, Post-Punk, Synthpop, Alternative Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2230

New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) is the fifth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The album was released in September 1982 by record label Virgin, and was a turning point for the band as they gained critical and commercial success in the UK and Europe. When creating their 1984 album The Unforgettable Fire, the Irish rock band U2 saw New Gold Dream as an influence. The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The Killers - Sawdust (2007)

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The Killers - Sawdust (2007)

The Killers - Sawdust (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 514 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Punk Revival | Label: Vertigo | # 1753374 | Time: 01:15:29

Sawdust is an album of B-sides, rarities, covers and remixes by the Las Vegas rock band The Killers. Sawdust includes "All The Pretty Faces" (which was the b-side of "When You Were Young"); two movie soundtrack tunes, "Shadowplay" (a Joy Division cover from Control, Anton Corbijn's biopic of Ian Curtis) and "Move Away" (from Spiderman 3); as well as a cover of Kenny Rogers & The First Edition's "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town" (written by Mel Tillis). The collection will also contain songs which weren't completed for Hot Fuss and Sam's Town. The Killers recently went back into the studio to finish the tracks, including "Tranquilize" featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lou Reed.

Warm Bodies - s/t (2018) {Lumpy}

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Warm Bodies - s/t (2018) {Lumpy}

Warm Bodies - s/t (2018) {Lumpy}
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 51 mb
Genre: indie rock, post punk

Warm Bodies is the 2018 eponymous album by a group with the same name, the reason the word eponymous is used in this description. This comes from the mates of Lumpy.