Pop Rock

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

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Bowie – Let’s Dance (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: 1.61 GB (ISO) + 811 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: EMI | UK | Cat#: 07243 543319 2 3 | Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave

After summing up his maverick tendencies on Scary Monsters, David Bowie aimed for the mainstream with Let’s Dance. Hiring Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers as a co-producer, Bowie created a stylish, synthesized post-disco dance music that was equally informed by classic soul and the emerging new romantic subgenre of new wave, which was ironically heavily inspired by Bowie himself.Read More

Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rod Stewart - Gasoline Alley (1970) {2010, Japanese SHM-SACD, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rod Stewart – Gasoline Alley (1970) {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: 1.73 GB (ISO) + 833 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9051 | Genre: Pop Rock

Gasoline Alley follows the same formula of Rod Stewart’s first album, intercutting contemporary covers with slightly older rock & roll and folk classics and originals written in the same vein. The difference is in execution. Stewart sounds more confident, claiming Elton John’s “Country Comfort,” the Small Faces’ “My Way of Giving,” and the Rolling Stones’ version of “It’s All Over Now” with a ragged, laddish charm. Read More

Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)

Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)

Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 554 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | USA | Cat#: 19075820052 | Genre: Pop Rock

Sequels are not Ray Davies’ forte. Back in the 1970s, when he was in the thick of his theatrical aspirations, he expanded upon The Village Green Preservation Society with the muddled rock opera Preservation, whose downfall was a labored second act. Americana, the song cycle adaptation of Davies’ memoir of the same name, suffers the same pitfalls as its Preservation predecessor, with the singer/songwriter larding up Our Country with recitations, characters, allusions, and repetitions.Read More