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Trax Classics Presents Rewind

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Trax Classics Presents Rewind

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Various Artists

We gave it a B

Where disco was lush and romantic, Chicago-based house was the dark, stripped-down sound of late-’80s survivalists grappling with AIDS and trickle-down economics. The compilation Trax Classics Presents Rewind chronicles the genre’s salad days of bluntly affecting, bass-heavy anthems like Jamie Principle’s ”Cold World,” Adonis’ nihilistic ”No Way Back,” and ”You Used to Hold Me,” on which singer Xaviera Gold seems to revel in lost love. Hard-edged music from tough-luck times. B