Various Artists

The '80s: Tainted Love

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While Tainted Love boasts one of the better set of selections among the Bellevue label's extensive The '80s series, it has the same lousy packaging and is also riddled with re-recordings. As with a few other volumes, this also has some cover versions that aren't likely to be of interest to casual fans of '80s music. Versions of Soft Cell's "Tainted Love," Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round," the Stray Cats' "Rock This Town," and Howard Jones' "Things Can Only Get Better" are included on this volume. Regardless of the price, this disc -- as well as all others in this series -- should be avoided.

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