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Left of the Dial

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Another great compilation,

“The fertile alternative and college scenes of the 1980s that fueled the commercial modern rock explosion of the following decade are the basis for Rhino’s latest comprehensive musical survey … “Left of the Dial: Dispatches From the ’80s Underground” boasts 82 tracks spread across four discs from a diverse cast of U.K., Australian and American artists.

… But while the styles and genres are widely dissimilar, commonality is found in the impression each act made on the era’s cutting-edge music fans. The success of “Left of the Dial” (named after a Replacements song about college radio) comes in identifying, in most cases, the precise song from which those careers sprouted and took root.”

Rhino Box Surveys Fertile ’80s Underground