A value-priced collection of compilations featuring music of the '50s through the '80s, Definitive Records' A Year in Your Life series presents a fun and eclectic mix of sounds that defined the babyhood of the baby boomers through the adulthood of the "me generation." Ranging across a variety of pop and R&B-influenced styles, each CD in the series highlights the music of a single year. Historical tidbits and a musical trivia quiz are also included in the liner notes. Vol. 2 features music from 1984, ranging from the sweeping synth and symphony sounds of the Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" to the frat rock sounds of Huey Lewis & the News. Other highlights include Duran Duran's "Wild Boys" and Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time."
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock