Each volume in Platinum Disc's weak New Wave '80s series offers its own random assortment of tracks that have little to do with one another -- in fact, several of the selections scattered across the discs aren't even new wave (hello, Glass Tiger), falling well outside the time frame, in addition to having little to do with new wave in the stylistic sense. Another problem is that each disc features only ten songs. The first volume includes Talk Talk's "It's My Life," Kim Wilde's "Kids in America," Stray Cats' "Rock This Town," After the Fire's "Der Kommissar," and Pat Benatar's "Love Is a Battlefield."
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman