Various Artists

Classic Alternatives, Vol. 5

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If you were a new wave crate-crawler in the '80s, this is the compilation you've been waiting for. With the ultra-pouty pop of When in Rome and the gritty nihilism of Fad Gadget on the same collection, there's bound to be something you don't like, but just try to find some of these forgotten mixes elsewhere. Secession's "The Magician," Danse Society's "Say It Again," and Hunters & Collectors' "Talking to a Stranger" deserve better than the obscurity they've been banished to, and some rare mixes of the more popular tunes have remained unheard ever since vinyl went buh-bye. Now you can truly feel shameful for forgetting all about the Eurogliders.

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