Pop Rock

R.E.M. – Around The Sun (2004) {2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

R.E.M. - Around The Sun (2004) {2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

R.E.M. – Around The Sun (2004) {2005, Reissue, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}
DVD Audio | ISO | NTSC 16:9 (720×480) VBR | MPL (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 88.2 – 96kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2 – 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.69 GB (DVDA) | 3.13 GB (Hi-Res FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (Hi-Res FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | EU | Cat#: 9362-49315-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Ten years after the commercial zenith of Monster and seven years after the departure of linchpin Bill Berry, R.E.M. have never seemed as directionless as they do on their 13th album, Around the Sun. To a certain extent, R.E.M. have seemed unsure ever since Monster — sporadically brilliant as it is, New Adventures in Hi-Fi was an effort to clear the decks and redefine the band in the wake of its breakthrough to superstar status. Read More

R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) {2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) {2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

R.E.M. – New Adventures in Hi-Fi (1996) {2005, Remastered, DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}
DVD Audio | ISO | NTSC 4:3 (720×480) VBR | LPCM (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 48kHz)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 5.46 GB (DVDA) + 2.05 GB (Hi-Res FLAC Mch) + 827 MB (Hi-Res FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Bros. | EU | Cat#: 8122-73950-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

Recorded during and immediately following R.E.M.’s disaster-prone Monster tour, New Adventures in Hi-Fi feels like it was recorded on the road. Not only are all of Michael Stipe’s lyrics on the album about moving or travel, the sound is ragged and varied, pieced together from tapes recorded at shows, soundtracks, and studios, giving it a loose, careening charmRead More

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spandau Ballet - True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spandau Ballet – True (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB (ISO) + 747 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chrysalis | UK | Cat#: 7243 537127 2 3 | Genre: Pop Rock, Synth Pop

By 1983, with the new romantic movement they’d sprung from a rapidly fading memory, the members of Spandau Ballet showed they had no intention of traveling the same path. Always ambitious, the British quintet really got down to business: Gone were the kilts, frilly shirts, and makeup — as well as the sometimes chilly electronics of their first two albums. Instead, after recording at Compass Point Studios in the sun-soaked Bahamas, the group turned up in smartly tailored suits, with a sleek and mainstream sound to match.Read More

10cc – Deceptive Bends (1977) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

10cc - Deceptive Bends (1977) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

10cc – Deceptive Bends (1977) {2014, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.10 GB (ISO) + 1.00 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9567 | Genre: Pop Rock

When Kevin Godley and Lol Creme left 10cc in 1976 to pursue a solo career, many thought it was the death knell for the group. However, Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman kept the group alive as a duo (with the assistance of percussionist Paul Burgess) and turned in a surprisingly solid album with 1977’s Deceptive Bends. It may lack the devil-may-care wackiness that popped up on previous 10cc albums, but it makes up for it by crafting a series of lush, catchy pop songs that are witty in their own right. Read More

10cc – The Original Soundtrack (1975) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

10cc - The Original Soundtrack (1975) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

10cc – The Original Soundtrack (1975) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.69 GB (ISO) + 810 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9033 | Genre: Pop Rock

10cc’s third album, The Original Soundtrack, finally scored them a major hit in the United States, and rightly so; “I’m Not in Love” walked a fine line between self-pity and self-parody with its weepy tale of a boy who isn’t in love (really!), and the marvelously lush production and breathy vocals allowed the tune to work beautifully either as a sly joke or at face value.Read More