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Soul Love 80s

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Madacy's Soul Love '80s offers a decent but random assortment of popular R&B hits. For some strange reason, most '80s compilations tend to favor the early half of the decade, and this one's no exception. As can be expected by the title, the disc is pretty reliant on ballads, but it does throw in a couple upbeat selections for the sake of variety. While a bit run-of-the-mill -- there's nothing in the way of under-recognized greats -- there are several highlights, including the Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets," Lisa Lisa's "Lost in Emotion," Regina Belle's "Come to Me," Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," and Luther Vandross' "Never Too Much."

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