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Best 80s New Wave
@jplunkettj Your two compilation recommendations look good. I recommend the "POPTOPIA: Power Pop Classics of the 70's - 80's & 90's (3 single discs put out by Rhino Records). Excellent songs, booklet and packaging on all three.  
Best 80s New Wave
@yyzsantabarbara I had the first 3 Pursuit of Happiness records, and I thought their debut ("Love Junk") was by far their best effort. My favorite cuts from that were: "She's So Young," "Tree of Knowledge" and "Ten Fingers." 
Best 80s New Wave
First off: I'm really impressed that both of my favorite Canadian bands (Martha & Muffins and The Spoons) were mentioned. Also, big props for the multiple mentions of Propaganda.Secondly: It's hard to believe that no one has mentioned the foll... 
I want to be moved and have the music touch my soul!
If I were you, I'd add a good DAC. Keep the Oppo and use it as a CD transport and your DVD player. A good stand alone DAC will be a big improvement over the Oppo by itself. Some of the DAC's that I see most frequently mentioned in these forums are... 
Relaxed, musical DAC around 2k used?
I used to have an Esoteric D - 07; but, I found it to be a little too relaxed for my tastes. Someone has one currently listed on Audiogon for $1385. Could be worth a look. 
Your favorite male soul voices
R&B = Bill Withers & Brook BentonFOLK = Jeffrey GainesCROONERS = Bryan Ferry & Jim MorrisonROCK = Joe Cocker, Paul Rodgers & Rod Stewart 
What's in your CDP tonight? the minority report
@ tboooe; do you have (or know about) Bic Runga's two live albums:1) "Live in Concert with the Christchurch Symphony - BIC RUNGA (03)2) "Together in Concert: Live" - TIM FINN, BIC RUNGA & DAVE DOBBYN (00).I picked these up years ago. Both of t... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
@boxer12: In 1982,I asked a British exchange student what was the next UK band that I should be on the lookout for. He recommended THE THE. I laughed and said that I liked them already, just based on their name.The following year Soul Mining came ... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
I was listening to one of my favorite Sunday Morning mix tapes today and I remembered a little known band called SPAIN. The band is fronted by bassist Josh Haden, who is the son of jazz legend Charlie Haden and the brother of vocalist Petra Haden.... 
Why so many used focals?
I agree that the Kanta's sound better than any previous Focal's that I have heard in that price range; plus, they have the WAF. While they look good in photos, they look much better in person.I realize the Kanta's have not been out very long; but,... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
Thanks to everyone who has responded so far. I look forward to doing some homework on many of these suggestions.I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!Mitch 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
@maxnewid,thanks for the tips on The Guadalcanal Diary live album and The Eyelids. I like The Eyelids name in general and now I like it even more because I think it's a sly reference to REM. I enjoyed most of the bands that came out of that 80's -... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
+ 1 for Don Dixon & Marti Jones. They are both still making records together as "solo" artists, with Don always playing and producing. Although those releases are sporadic these days.In a way, Marti remains me of a modern day Linda Ronstadt be... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
@wassaicwill: Thanks for mentioning that your choices "can usually be found for peanuts on Amazon" I think that is important info to know. Many of the artist mentioned in these threads that I have looked up ends up being rare or out of print;  thu... 
What unknown musical artist would you like to share with your fellow audiophiles?
@n80 I agree that some feedback would be nice; but, in everyone's defense I'm sure that they're busy with the holidays right now. And, if they are old school and rely on vinyl or CD's, then there's going to be an additional delay waiting for their...