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Millennium: 80's New Wave Party
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Millennium: 80's New Wave Party
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Millennium: 80's New Wave Party
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 10/5/1999
Release Date: 10/5/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227592325

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Rhino Remastering Makes These Hits Sound AMAZING!
Jason W. Bellenger | Byron Center, Michigan, USA | 02/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Thumbs up to Rhino Records for actually putting out good music on their compilations! I'm not just referring to the music included but also the sound quality. I was blown away when I stumbled upon another "Millennium" release by Rhino. The sound quality is amazing. So I was inspired to buy 3 (!) more of their "Millennium" compilations. According to their website, they look for the best available original master tapes and use the best state-of-the-art equipment for remastering these songs, referring to the "remastered in rhinophonic authentic sound" logos on the releases. Most labels don't even remaster the material! I'm really big on sound quality and I've never heard any of these songs on this collection (or any of their other "Millennium" releases) sound so crisp, bright, and clear! Take for example, "Sweet Dreams" or "Whip It," recorded in 1983 and 1980, respectively. The bass stands out like any song released today. A must-have just for the quality!Besides the sound quality, the tracklisting is one of the best I've seen for an 80's collection (despite not all songs being "New Wave"). Another plus is the liner notes with the Billboard Hot 100 chart peaks and year of release."
Great hits, misleading title
Pieter | Johannesburg | 02/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ignore the tacky cover and the genre confusion, as this is an enjoyable collection of hits from the late seventies and the eighties that is well worth the price. My favourites include the quirky Rock Lobster by the B-52's, Devo's hypnotic Whip It, the powerpop of Just What I Needed by The Cars, the delightful catchy synth-pop of Mickey by Toni Basil and Thomas Dolby's wonderful She Blinded Me With Science. Synth-pop is represented by Basil, Eurythmics, A Flock Of Seagulls, Soft Cell and Gary Numan's chilling but mesmerising Cars. New Wave Rockers are the B-52's, Devo, The Cars, Dolby and Bow Wow Wow, while there are also singalong radio fodder like A-Ha's Take On Me and the tracks by Men Without Hats and Wang Chung. On the soulful side, we have Dexys Midnight Runners, Haircut One Hundred and Soft Cell, while Madness contributes some prime ska, Stray Cats provide roaring rockabilly and the Zappas bring some humour to the collection. I'm not sure about the album title though - as far as I remember, very few of these artists were considered "new wave" at the time. The so-called "new romantic" bands like Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran etc. were considered the new wavers. As a collection of 80's hits, however, this album is good value for money."