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Anthems: Electronic '80s

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The Ministry of Sound label's Anthems: Electronic '80s collects 60 U.K.-centric new wave/electro-pop nuggets over the span of three discs. Compilations of this sort (generic title, budget artwork) rarely deliver on such a grand scale, but Anthems’ compilers have shown their love for the genre by cherry-picking the cream of the crop from the era. Ultravox, Tubeway Army, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Joy Division, Paul Hardcastle, Giorgio Moroder, A Flock of Seagulls, and Blondie may have shared airtime on underground radio, but their appearance on anything other than a 90-minute mixtape handcrafted in the bedroom of an angst-filled, wavy-haired teen is a joy to behold.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 04:37
2 03:24
3 03:19
4 04:06
5 03:45
6 03:29
7 05:30
8 03:27
9 04:46
10 02:59
11 05:16
12 04:06
13 03:38
14 03:26
15 03:40
16 03:42
17 03:41
18 03:34
19 03:49
20 04:38
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