Each volume in Platinum Disc's Awesome '80s series features a drastically mismatched mix of only ten songs, ranging from heavy metal to new wave to adult contemporary. If you can enjoy all of the songs on one volume, you have extremely broad taste. There's little in the way of stylistic focus from track to track, and it's doubly problematic that only half of the space on each disc is put to use. The first volume features the Moody Blues' "Your Wildest Dreams," Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It," the Knack's "Good Girls Don't," Belinda Carlisle's "Mad About You," and the Outfield's "Your Love."
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman