New Wave / Synth-Pop

Men At Work – Discography (1981 – 2003)

Men At Work - Discography (1981 - 2003)

Men At Work – Discography (1981 – 2003)
EAC Rip | 7xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.86 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Men at Work were one of the more surprising success stories of the new wave era, rocketing out of Australia in 1982 to become the most successful artist of the year. With its Police-styled rhythms, catchy guitar hooks, wailing saxophones, and off-kilter sense of humor, the band’s debut album, Business as Usual, became an international blockbuster, breaking the American record for the most weeks a debut spent at the top of the charts.Read More

Joe Jackson – Greatest Hits (1996)

Joe Jackson - Greatest Hits (1996)

Joe Jackson – Greatest Hits (1996)
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Total Size: 482 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M | USA | Cat#: 31454 0524 2 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

Part of the Backlot series from A&M featuring newly-designed artwork, digital remastering, unreleased tracks and extensive liner notes. Tracks include “Is She Really Going Out with Him?,” “Look Sharp!,” “Sunday Papers,” “Steppin’ Out,” “Nineteen Forever” and more, plus live versions of “A Slow Song” and “Memphis.”Read More

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – The Best Of OMD (1988)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - The Best Of OMD (1988)

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – The Best Of OMD (1988)
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Label: Virgin | UK | Cat#: CDOMD 1 | Genre: Synth-Pop

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.Read More

Duran Duran – Discography (1981 – 2015)

Duran Duran - Discography (1981 - 2015)

Duran Duran – Discography (1981 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 43xCD + 5xDVD + Blu-ray | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 64.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | EPs & SINGLES
Label: Various | Genre: New Wave, Synth-Pop, Pop Rock

Duran Duran personified new wave for much of the mainstream audience. And for good reason. Duran Duran’s reputation was built through music videos, which accentuated their fashion-model looks and glamorous sense of style. Without music videos, it’s likely that their pop-funk — described by the group as the Sex Pistols-meet-Chic — would never have made them international pop stars.Read More

Billy Idol – Discography (1982 – 2014)

Billy Idol - Discography (1982 - 2014)

Billy Idol – Discography (1982 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 13xCD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 12.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATIONS
Label: Various | Genre: Punk, New Wave

Along with Duran Duran, Billy Idol was one the first pop/rock artists to achieve massive success in the early ’80s due to a then brand-new U.S. television network, MTV. Mixing his bad-boy good looks with an appealing blend of pop hooks, punk attitude, and a dance beats, Idol quickly rocketed to stardom, before hard living derailed his career and almost proved fatal.Read More

Spandau Ballet – The Singles Collection (1985)

Spandau Ballet - The Singles Collection (1985)

Spandau Ballet – The Singles Collection (1985)
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Label: Chrysalis | UK | Cat#: CCD 1498 | Genre: Synth-Pop, New Wave

An excellent round-up of the 15 hit singles that, between late 1980 and fall 1984, saw Spandau Ballet transcend every prediction ever levelled at their music, and establish themselves among the most versatile British bands of their era.Read More

Pet Shop Boys – Discography (1986 – 2016)

Pet Shop Boys - Discography (1986 - 2016)

Pet Shop Boys – Discography (1986 – 2016)
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Total Size: 15.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
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Label: Various | Genre: Synth-Pop

Post-modern ironists cloaked behind a veil of buoyantly melodic and lushly romantic synth pop confections, Pet Shop Boys established themselves among the most commercially and critically successful groups of their era with cheeky, smart, and utterly danceable music. Always remaining one step ahead of their contemporaries, the British duo navigated the constantly shifting landscape of modern dance-pop with rare grace and intelligence, moving easily from disco to house to techno with their own distinctive image remaining completely intact.Read More

Depeche Mode – Discography (1981 – 2013)

Depeche Mode - Discography (1981 - 2013)

Depeche Mode – Discography (1981 – 2013)
EAC Rip | 236xCD + 5xDVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 93.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS | SINGLES & EPs | UNOFFICIAL RELEASES
Label: Various | Genre: Synth-Pop

Originally a product of Britain’s new romantic movement, Depeche Mode went on to become the quintessential electropop band of the 1980s. One of the first acts to establish a musical identity based completely around the use of synthesizers, they began their existence as a bouncy dance-pop outfit but gradually developed a darker, more dramatic sound that ultimately positioned them as one of the most successful alternative bands of their era.Read More

Blondie – Discography (1976 – 2014)

Blondie - Discography (1976 - 2014)

Blondie – Discography (1976 – 2014)
EAC Rip | 29xCD + 3xDVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 20.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
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Label: Various | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Embracing a broad range of pop music that encompassed British Invasion rock, garage rock, disco, reggae, Latin rhythms, and hip-hop, Blondie was the most commercially successful band to emerge from the New York punk/new wave community of the late ’70s.Read More

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (1983) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
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Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 036 | Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk

A slick, carefully crafted follow-up to his debut, Rebel Yell was Billy Idol’s catchiest, most consistent fusion of synth-driven new wave pop and hard rock guitar pyrotechnics (courtesy of Steve Stevens). The eerie ballad “Eyes Without a Face” gave Idol his first U.S. Top Ten hit, while “Flesh for Fantasy” and the title track became MTV staples. Like much of Idol’s solo output, it’s all calculated for maximum appeal, but Rebel Yell also works too well not to be an infectiously guilty pleasure.Read More