Various Artists

This Is '80s New Wave

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Claiming to include "the ultimate club hits of the '80s," This Is '80s New Wave appears to be a straightforward -- if somewhat random -- compilation of cult and popular '80s singles. Nothing on the packaging indicates it, but most of the selections on the second disc -- including Information Society's "What's on Your Mind," A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran," Berlin's "Metro," and Missing Persons' "Walking in L.A." -- are inferior re-recordings. The gaudy packaging should be enough to repel most listeners.

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