New Wave / Synth-Pop

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars - The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

The Cars – The Cars (1978) {1993, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1032 | Genre: New-Wave

The Cars’ 1978 self-titled debut, issued on the Elektra label, is a genuine rock masterpiece. The band jokingly referred to the album as their “true greatest-hits album,” but it’s no exaggeration — all nine tracks are new wave/rock classics, still in rotation on rock radio.Read More

The Pretenders – Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

The Pretenders - Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}

The Pretenders – Pretenders (1980) {2009, Audio Fidelity, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 322 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 052 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

Few rock & roll records rock as hard or with as much originality as the Pretenders’ eponymous debut album. A sleek, stylish fusion of Stonesy rock & roll, new wave pop, and pure punk aggression, Pretenders is teeming with sharp hooks and a viciously cool attitude.Read More

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The Cars – Heartbeat City (1984) {2009, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 257 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 033 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

MTV had become a major marketing tool by 1984, and the Cars were one of the first bands to use the new video medium to their advantage. The band’s fifth album, Heartbeat City (Elektra), spawned several imaginative and memorable videos, which translated into massive chart and commercial success, making it one of the biggest releases of the year.Read More

Madonna – Discography (1983 – 2015)

Madonna - Discography (1983 - 2015)

Madonna – Discography (1983 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 121xCD + 2xDVD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 47.6 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | SINGLES, EPs & REMIXES
Label: Various | Genre: Pop, Electronic, Synth-Pop

After stars reach a certain point, it’s easy to forget what they became famous for and concentrate solely on their personas. Madonna is such a star. She rocketed to stardom so quickly in 1984 that it obscured most of her musical virtues. Appreciating her music became even more difficult as the decade wore on, as discussing her lifestyle became more common. However, one of Madonna’s greatest achievements is how she has manipulated the media and the public with her music, her videos, her publicity, and her sexuality.Read More

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s - Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}

The B-52s – Cosmic Thing (1989) {2010, Audio Fidelity, HDCD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 348 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 077| Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Many observers were prepared to write off the B-52’s after the release of Bouncing Off the Satellites. Granted, the album was completed in the wake of Ricky Wilson’s death, but the group appeared bereft of new musical ideas and were sounding rather stale.Read More

Tears For Fears – Gold (2006)

Tears For Fears - Gold (2006)

Tears For Fears – Gold (2006)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 782 MB (CDs) + 268 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | EU | Cat#: 0602498379585 | Genre: Synth-Pop

Hip-O’s excellent two-disc Tears for Fears Gold collection boasts 24 tracks from the veteran English duo. All of the obvious hits (“Shout,” “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Mad World,” and “Sowing the Seeds of Love”) are here, but it’s the inclusion of tracks from their woefully overlooked 2004 comeback album, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, that warrants a high rating.Read More

Talking Heads – Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)

Talking Heads - Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)

Talking Heads – Sand In The Vaseline: Popular Favorites 1976-1992 (1992)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 902 MB (CDs) + 67 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | UK | Cat#: 0777 7 80466 2 2 | Genre: Post Punk, New Wave

Featuring material from every Talking Heads album except the live The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline is a terrific double-disc retrospective of the band’s long and varied career. Featuring all of their hit singles and trademark songs (“Psycho Killer,” “Take Me to the River,” “Burning Down the House,” “And She Was,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Swamp,” “Memories Can’t Wait,” “Crosseyed and Painless,” “Road to Nowhere,” “(Nothing But) Flowers,” “Life During Wartime”), the set also includes five previously unreleased tracks. Read More

A-ha – Time And Again: The Ultimate a-ha (2016) {WEB}

A-ha - Time And Again: The Ultimate a-ha (2016) {WEB}

A-ha – Time And Again: The Ultimate a-ha (2016) {WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks | Front Cover
Total Size: 1.06 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino / Warner | Genre: Synth-Pop

Deluxe two CD edition. 2016 collection from Norwegian pop legends A-ha. Time & Again gathers their biggest hits from all 10 of their studio albums and pairs it with a bonus disc of rare and unreleased remixes.Read More

Various Artists – Pure… Electronic 80s (2014)

Various Artists - Pure... Electronic 80s (2014)

Various Artists – Pure… Electronic 80s (2014)
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.76 GB (CDs) + 17.7 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88843039802 | Genre: Synth-Pop, Pop Rock

Sony Music’s Pure… Electronic ’80s collects 64 new wave/synth pop hits over the span of four CDs, with highlights arriving via era radio staples like “Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)” (A Flock of Seagulls), “Love My Way” (Psychedelic Furs), “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive), and “Rockit” (Herbie Hancock).Read More

Various Artists – 80s 12″ – 72 Original Hits (2009)

Various Artists - 80s 12

Various Artists – 80s 12″ – 72 Original Hits (2009)
EAC Rip | 6xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.76 GB (CDs) + 21.4 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | EU | Cat#: 50999 6 85590 2 1 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave Synth-Pop

72 original 80’s 12-inch mixes spread over six CD’s! Highlights include; Don’t You Want Me (Special Extended Dance Mix) – the Human League, Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Jam And Spoon Remix) (Edit) – Simple Minds, Flesh for Fantasy (Below the Belt Mix) (2002 Digital Remaster) – Billy Idol, Ghost Town (Extended Version) – the Specials, Today (Extended Mix) – Talk Talk, Union of the Snake (The Monkey Mix) – Duran Duran, She Blinded Me with Science (US Mix) – Thomas Dolby and many, many more.Read More