This is a BIG week for reissues. First off, the release of the Big Star documentary will be on July 3rd, however, the soundtrack to that album, Nothing Can Hurt Me, will be released this week on CD and double-LP, and contains mostly previously unreleased versions of their signature songs. In other “obscure power pop bands that never got their due” category, The Swimming Pool Q’s have (for the first ever time on CD) a reissue called 1984 – 1986: [...]
Attention Williamsburg residents and aging hipsters!! As of today, you will need to forego saving for the new ukelele, significantly cut your your Urban Outfitters budget for the month, and you may have to pass on tickets the next time Grizzly Bear come to the Music Hall! Why? Because Death Cab For Cutie are releasing a pricey, yet very beautifully packaged, 180-gram vinyl 7-LP box set entitled The Barsuk Years. It includes all of their EPs, early albums and the [...]
An exhaustive box set celebrating the career of legendary comedian Richard Pryor sets off this week’s reissue roundup.
Glenn Medeiros’s debut album gets reissued. For real.
This week’s list of reissues includes a hits collection from Snow Patrol and more…
Who wants a new drug?
A gifted, prodigiously talented soul/funk recluse, Shuggie Otis’s music certainly deserves to be canonized; all the accepted pieces of pop-culture folklore are there, from the Rolling Stones sideman offer to the eventual artistic blackout, and so it stands to reason that when Otis’s music finally reaches the masses, it will be transcendent. Which, as it turns out, is a bit of a foolish way to think; there’s no easier way to shatter transcendence than to expect it. In 2013, we’ve [...]
Ahhh, the 25th anniversary edition. There’s no quicker way to crush us under the wheels of time. The quarter century mark is usually the first really legitimate proof that a film or album is going to stand the test of time for someone – and this week, someone’s certainly going to be happy over the release of a 25th anniversary edition of the modern classic Who Framed Roger Rabbit, making its debut on Blu-Ray. Based on a wacky pulp novel by Gary [...]
The Postal Service reaches into the vault and pulls out…a tattered line of string. No, that’s the name of the song!
One of the best selling albums of all time gets remastered, repackaged and re-released. Is the new version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” worth your money?
New compilations have just been released collecting the hits of divas Kelly Clarkson and Whitney Houston. Is either disc necessary?
Our latest Note for Note (formerly Discography Fever) series takes a look at the discography of one of America’s most brilliant musicians, Bill Withers.