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on 13 November 2010
Whoever compiled this really knew what they were doing!
It's a 6 CD compilation that focusses on the songs - in pop, rock and dance categories - that really matter to people, that really made a difference. Songs that weren't even necessarily hits - the emphasis is on quality. Well, having said that, there's a sprinkling of "cheese" there too - but very little, just enough to add "flavour".

All the discs are nearly or actually full to the brim, and there are a few extended/alternate mixes thrown in (e.g when "Two Tribes" appears it's not the standard-issue version, but one with no middle-eight and some dub-type fadeout/echo business at various points).

Great to see so many songs that seldom if ever get compiled, but are nevertheless engraved on the memories of a lot of people - Carmel's "Bad Day", Primal Scream's "Imperial", Then Jerico's "The Motive", both of Voice Of The Beehive's big hits, both of the Radio Heart & Gary Numan chart entries.

Personal faves include Echo & The Bunnymen's seldom-compiled "The Game", two B-Movie tracks (!), three Jesus & Mary Chain items, two Yes items (!), the Cars' oft-overlooked "Since You're Gone", the Dream Academy's version of "Please Please Please...", two from John Foxx...
And there are some oft-neglected gems at the cheesier end of the spectrum too: "I Can't Wait", "Self-Control", "Heartache Avenue"...two of the three Red Box hits (pity they couldn't make it a hat trick), and a Strawberry Switchblade track which isn't "Since Yestarday" (hurrah! It's "Jolene" - would've been even better if they'd thrown in "Sunday Morning" as well, or the original version of "Tress...", maybe next time)

In fact the only criticisms I have are the token megahits - e.g: do we need another copy of "Blue Monday" or "True Faith", how about a less overexposed NO number? And why include the repetitive extended version of "Walk Out To Winter" (Aztec Camera) instead of the extended with-extra-verses version of "This Corrosion" (Sisters of Mercy)? And these are minor blemishes on a terrific compilation, one which actually serves a purpose.
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on 31 December 2010
This compilation doesn't contain too may of the usual tracks that appear on 80s compilations. Lots of these tunes I had forgotten about and literally hadn't heard in 25 years, they are not all the most cutting edge of the 80's but I enjoyed that few seconds at the start of some tracks when I was unsure of the song. It's a refreshing change from the stock 80s/alternative/electronic tracks that have become boring now because they are overplayed and over compiled(no matter how brilliant they were at the time).
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on 15 July 2011
100 'Electric and Alternative' from the 80's for [] quid can't be bad can it?

Some of the acts hardly fit the 'Electric and Alternative' tag (Bananarama, Modern Romance, Chaka Khan, to name but three) but there are some class tunes in here from likes of The Bunnymen, Blancmange & The Adventures. The aforementioned acts appear at least twice and I quite like that although you would have thought it possible to select 100 separate artists to represent the whole decade.

Ideal for an 80's night and I'm certainly going to check out the others in the 100 Hits series.
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on 15 October 2013
As I love the 80s , I had to buy this compilation, allot of good favourites on there plus there is a few on there that I forgot about, so if your a 80s lover you got to have it.
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on 27 April 2014
This is an excellent album, full of good music. Not all Spandau ballet , Duran Duran and Wham. It is the music of the time.
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on 26 January 2013
prima and quick delivery.no problems whatsoever so i am a satisfied customer theo vanderheyden
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on 19 July 2015
Some good tracks,some not so good.
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on 25 August 2015
I loved it and still do love it
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on 15 September 2013
album, wasnt as good as expected but thats not the sellers fault, was my choice, excellent copy and cover was in first class condition. will use again
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on 29 February 2016
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