Title   : Living In Oblivion (The Eighties Greatest Hits) Volume 1 (Available at Amazon)
Label   : EMI
Medium  : CD
TTime   : 64:29
Notes   : Pictures and Comments On The Groups/Songs
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid    : $12
Rank    : 4 out of 5.

Track Listing
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Too Shy                                Kajagoogoo
Always Something There To Remind Me    Naked Eyes
Talk Talk                              Talk Talk
Kids In America                        Kim Wilde
Turning Japanese                       The Vapors
The Politics Of Dancing                Re-Flex
19                                     Paul Hardcastle
Homicide                               999
Romanticide                            Combo Audio
Guilty                                 Classix Nouveaux
(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)             The Stranglers
2-4-6-8 Motorway                       Tom Robinson Band
C30, C60, C90, Go                      Bow Wow Wow
(She's) Sexy + 17                      Stray Cats
She Blinded Me With Science            Thomas Dolby
Chant No. 1 (I Don't Need This...)     Spandau Ballet
I Eat Cannibals (Part One)             Total Coelo
Shiny Shiny                            Haysi Fantayzee

        This disc has some great songs on it, especially the song "Kids in
America" which pretty much named the music of the time, "There's a New
Wave Coming I Tell You" (though New Wave might have been used before then
to describe it).  Thomas Dolby, Stray Cats, Re-Flex, Kajagoogoo, Talk Talk,
Naked Eyes, heck these are all great songs.  Though why every compilation
that has new wave on it must include Shiny Shiny really baffles me,
basically if you end this disc with the Dolby song it would have ranked
a perfect score with me.

From Greg: EMI &BMG collaborated to bring songs from their alternative artists. Like
many compilations they weigh heavily on the names but the releases are
often not the ones that the artists are known for. Expect big cuts at the
top and bottom of the disk. Bonus points for several hard to find singles:
Hardcastle's "19", Vapor's "Turning Japanese", and strong selections from
Kajagoogo, Talk Talk, and Kim Wilde. Rating: 3.5

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