Priority's Rock of the '80s series may only contain nine songs on each disc, but every volume is filled with first-rate new wave and mainstream pop songs that are well worth the price. Vol. 8, for example, contains such hits as Men At Work's "Down Under," Thompson Twins' "King for a Day," Naked Eyes' "When the Lights Go Out," Adam Ant's "Strip," Missing Persons' "Walking in LA" and the Psychedelic Furs' "Heartbreak Beat," making it an excellent choice for the budget-minded casual listener.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine