Pop Rock

Sinéad O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)

Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got (1990)

Sinéad O’Connor – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 302 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ensign | UK | Cat#: CDP32 1759-2 | Genre: Pop Rock

I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got became Sinéad O’Connor’s popular breakthrough on the strength of the stunning Prince cover “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which topped the pop charts for a month. But even its remarkable intimacy wasn’t adequate preparation for the harrowing confessionals that composed the majority of the album. Informed by her stormy relationship with drummer John Reynolds, who fathered O’Connor’s first child before the couple broke up, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got lays the singer’s psyche startlingly and sometimes uncomfortably bare.Read More

Journey – Escape (1981) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Journey - Escape (1981) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Journey – Escape (1981) {MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 952 MB (Hi-Res) + 284 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-144 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Escape (stylized as E5C4P3 on the album cover) is the seventh studio album by American rock band Journey, released in 1981. It topped the American Billboard 200 chart and features four hit Billboard Hot 100 singles – “Don’t Stop Believin'” (#9), “Who’s Crying Now” (#4), “Still They Ride” (#19) and “Open Arms” (#2) – plus rock radio staple “Stone in Love.” It was certified 9x platinum by the RIAA and sold over twelve million copies worldwide, making it the band’s most successful studio album and second most successful album overall behind Greatest Hits.Read More

Green Day – Father of All Motherfuckers (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Green Day - Father of All Motherfuckers (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Green Day – Father of All Motherfuckers (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 190 MB (CD-Quality) + 325 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Reprise | Genre: Pop Rock

Father of All Motherfuckers (also known by the censored form Father of All…) is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Green Day, released on February 7, 2020 through Reprise Records.Read More

Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Blondie – Parallel Lines (1978) {1981, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 924 MB (Hi-Res) + 279 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-050 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Blondie turned to British pop producer Mike Chapman for their third album, on which they abandoned any pretensions to new wave legitimacy (just in time, given the decline of the new wave) and emerged as a pure pop band. But it wasn’t just Chapman that made Parallel Lines Blondie’s best album; it was the band’s own songwriting, including Deborah Harry, Chris Stein, and James Destri’s “Picture This,” and Harry and Stein’s “Heart of Glass,” and Harry and new bass player Nigel Harrison’s “One Way or Another,” plus two contributions from nonbandmember Jack Lee, “Will Anything Happen?” and “Hanging on the Telephone.”Read More

Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Making Movies (1980) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 624 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.71 GB (SACD ISO) + 868 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2186 | Genre: Pop Rock, Classic Rock

You know you’re in the presence of sonic greatness as soon as the first few seconds of the opening “Tunnel of Love” pass, as the introductory passage built on organ and piano – new additions to Dire Straits’ palette – intertwine with the unmistakable coil-spring twang of Knopfler’s guitar. The three-dimensional, full-bodied presentation of the latter instrument on this Mobile Fidelity SACD is alone worth the price of admission.Read More

Dire Straits – Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits - Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dire Straits – Communiqué (1979) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 540 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.86 GB (SACD ISO) + 933 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2185 | Genre: Blues Rock, Pop Rock

Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity’s numbered-edition hybrid SACD of Communiqué elevates Dire Straits’ sophomore album to an even higher plane. Recorded in the Bahamas by Muscle Shoals veterans Barry Beckett and Jerry Wexler, the songs benefit from a laidback approach that makes guitarist/vocalist Mark Knopfler and company’s stellar playing seem even more fluent – particularly when experienced on this collector’s version.Read More

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Elvis Costello – My Aim Is True (1977) {2011, Japan Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 752 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9065 | Genre: New Wave, Pop Rock

Elvis Costello was as much a pub rocker as he was a punk rocker and nowhere is that more evident than on his debut, My Aim Is True. It’s not just that Clover, a San Franciscan rock outfit led by Huey Lewis (absent here), back him here, not the Attractions; it’s that his sensibility is borrowed from the pile-driving rock & roll and folksy introspection of pub rockers like Brinsley Schwarz, adding touches of cult singer/songwriters like Randy Newman and David Ackles.Read More

Daryl Hall & John Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette (1973) {1982, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Daryl Hall & John Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette (1973) {1982, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Daryl Hall & John Oates – Abandoned Luncheonette (1973) {1982, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 858 MB (Hi-Res) + 252 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-069 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Abandoned Luncheonette, Hall & Oates’ second album, was the first indication of the duo’s talent for sleek, soul-inflected pop/rock. It featured the single “She’s Gone,” which would become a big hit in 1975 when it was re-released following the success of “Sara Smile.”Read More

Iggy Pop – Free (2019)

Iggy Pop - Free (2019)

Iggy Pop – Free (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 197 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Caroline International | EU | Cat#: CAROL019CD | Genre: Pop Rock

If you’d been a baker for more than 50 years, you could be forgiven for being sick of the sight of chocolate éclairs. Similarly, a half-century on from the first Stooges album, Iggy Pop has made it clear he’s not as in love with rock & roll as he once was. Albums such as 2009’s Preliminaires and 2012’s Après have found him exploring less aggressive and more thoughtful material, and Iggy continues this trend with 2019’s Free.Read More

The Rutles – The Rutles (1978) {1990 Reissue}

The Rutles - The Rutles (1978) {1990 Reissue}

The Rutles – The Rutles (1978) {1990 Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 362 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | US | Cat#: R2 75760 | Genre: Pop Rock, Parody

Pop culture, comedic satire, and rock music have always made for strange bedfellows. With all due respect to the collective genius involved in the Spinal Tap saga, it is safe to say no other artists have been able to repeat or re-create the delicate balance exhibited in the Rutles’ multimedia parody. This venture included a made-for-television mockumentary titled All You Need Is Cash. On this 1990 CD release, the contents of the original 1978 soundtrack — which incidentally bore the same name as the show — are included, as are an additional half-dozen recordings made for the film, but ultimately became victims of the time limitations inherent in the vinyl medium. Read More

Bee Gees – Trafalgar (1971) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bee Gees - Trafalgar (1971) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bee Gees – Trafalgar (1971) {1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1 GB (Hi-Res) + 290 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-263 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

The Bee Gees had entered the early ’70s with a roaring success in the guise of “Lonely Days” and its accompanying album, which established their sound as a softer pop variant on the Moody Blues’ brand of progressive rock. Trafalgar, which followed, carried the process further on what was their longest single LP release, clocking in at 47 minutes. The music all sounded meaningful, much of it displaying the same kind of faux-grandeur that the Moody Blues affected on their music of this era, the core group (playing pretty hard) acompanied by either Mellotron-generated orchestra or the real thing, with the group’s soaring harmonies and Robin Gibb’s quavaring lead vocals all over the place.Read More

Roxette, Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle – Discography (1986 – 2016)

Roxette, Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle - Discography (1986 - 2016)

Roxette, Marie Fredriksson & Per Gessle – Discography (1986 – 2016)
EAC Rip | 69xCDs + 4xDVDs | FLAC Tracks/Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 60.4 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS | SINGLES
Label: Various | Genre: Pop Rock

Roxette were one of the biggest global pop acts of the ’90s, selling over 75 million records around the world and dominating the charts with songs like “The Look,” “Listen to Your Heart,” “Joyride,” and “It Must Have Been Love,” all four of which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Hailing from Halmstad, Sweden, Roxette are a duo featuring vocalist Marie Fredriksson and songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Per Gessle. Fredriksson and Gessle first met in the late ’70s, when she was a member of the pop combo Strul & Ma Mas Barn and he played with Gyllene Tider, one of Sweden’s biggest groups of the late ’70s and early ’80s. In 1981, after Fredriksson’s group broke up, she joined Gyllene Tider as backing vocalist for a concert tour, and later worked with them in the studio in the same capacity.Read More

Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2004) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2004) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Brian Wilson – Brian Wilson Presents Smile (2004) {CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.32 GB (Hi-Res) + 410 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino Records | US | Cat#: RI 76582 | Genre: Pop Rock

Brian Wilson Presents Smile (also referred to as Smile or the abbreviation BWPS) is the fifth studio album by Brian Wilson, released in September 2004. Its production began as a series of concert performances which were then adapted for a studio album, as well as a 2005 direct-to-video concert film of the same title. The album received great acclaim and earned Wilson his first Grammy Award, later being featured in several “greatest albums” lists. Upon release, it peaked at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart.Read More