The four volumes of Disky's More Maximum '80s series are spent compiling 12" mixes of dancefloor-oriented pop singles, from new wave to Italo disco to hip-hop to sophisti-pop. While each U.K.-centric disc has its share of material that is best left in the decade of origin, they are perfectly tailored for DJs and '80s aficionados alike. Highlights of the first volume include Ultravox's "Dancing With Tears in My Eyes," Heaven 17's "Temptation," Talk Talk's "Living in Another World," A Flock of Seagulls' "Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)," and Culture Club's "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me." These discs are a nice alternative to the average '80s-based series, but they're definitely not for everyone.
AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman