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Sonic Youth
Goo

A return to in-print and on-vinyl status for a few Sonic Youth albums. 1990’s Goo was considered to be their most accessible album to date: it does after all contain the popular tunes ‘Dirty Boots’ and ‘Kool Thing’, virtually pop hits for Sonic Youth. LP reissue on Universal / Back To Black, with a variation on that great Topshop T-shirt design as sleeve art!

Portishead
Third

Portishead have kept a low profile in the nine years since Third was released. Will they ever release another album? If not, the savage trip-hop trailblazers certainly ended with something special. Reinterpreting all sorts from krautrock to folk song, the album’s menacing unease still haunts today. No wonder an entire town was named after them!
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Iggy Pop
The Idiot

The Idiot was Iggy Pop's first post the Stooges album and the one Dame David Bowie had a huge hand in by co-writing and producing. It had a dark electronic sound not dissimilar to Bowie's Berlin trilogy albums. It was a huge influence on the likes of Depeche Mode and Joy Division and it was the last record Ian Curtis listened to just before he took his own life. 
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Embrace
The Good Will Out

Desperately looking for the next Oasis, the industry happened upon the Huddersfield brothers McNamara and snapped up Embrace for mega-bucks in the late Nineties. Their first three albums now get the re-issue treatment, including their 1998 no.1 debut The Good Will Out, housing three anthemic UK Top Ten hits in ‘All You Good Good People’, ‘Come Back To What You Know’ and ‘My Weakness Is None Of Your Business’. 
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Massive Attack
Blue Lines

Ah 'Blue Lines'. That time hip-hop, reggae, R&B, and soul all together under the mysterious cinematic umbrella of Massive Attack. The first time their special blend of breakbeats, sampling and rapping was heard and it's presence is still being felt 25+ years on. The usual guests are in place, Horace Andy, Tricky, Neneh Cherry and of course Shara Nelson on the stone cold classic 'Unfinished Sympathy'.  

The Orb
U.F.Orb

U.F.Orb was considered as a prog rock album by journalists at the time of its release in 1992. Now, The Orb’s second long-player is rightly regarded as a classic of the ambient genre. Alex Patterson’s ability to channel Eno-eque sounds and take them into a new musical era was strengthened by Kris Weston’s creativity and technical ability. U.F.Orb features guest appearances from Jah Wobble on Bass and Steve Hillage on guitar.
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Hole
Live Through This

Second album by Hole, first released in 1994 during a busy time in Courtney Love’s life. The grunge hardcore thrashings of their debut were still present, but coated with a poppier sheen and with clearer, catchier song constructions. Live Through This is possibly Hole’s finest record, and it is receiving a vinyl reissue courtesy of Universal.
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Pearl Jam
Gigaton

Legendary Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam emerge from hibernation for their first studio album in seven years. Their 11th effort overall, Gigaton promises to be a politically and ecologically aware experience, indicated by Canadian photographer Paul Nicklen’s image of a Norwegian ice cap melting to the extent that it’s created a waterfall. And fear not, PJ fans, there’s another of the band’s iconic world tours on the way as well! 
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  • Universal

Nirvana
In Utero

Nirvana’s In Utero, the album that famously followed Nevermind with a more caustic, cutting sound. Pretty emotionally and sonically heavy, particularly for a record that reached number one in the US. Includes "Heart-Shaped Box", "Rape Me", and the title track, which is essentially designed to be poppy enough to entice listeners into the abrasive depths of the record. Reissued on vinyl by Back To Black.
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Eels
Beautiful Freak

Very prolific and very sad, Mark "E" Everett has released literally tonnes of records at this point, but it all began with 'Beautiful Freak', a record that predated his infatuation with indie pop, twee theatrics and maudlin slowcore; this record has shades of grunge, trip-hop and alt rock, featuring the classic single "Novocaine For the Soul", as well as "Susan's House", which samples a Gladys Knight song and turns it into a spoken word nightmare. His creepiest, hardest to listen to and ultimately best record, Eels would never capture this disgusting sort of magic again.
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John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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The La's
The La's

Oh those poor the La's. Just imagine the internet meltdown if they ever decided to release another note of music. As it is we have to make do with their debut and only album being re-issued over and over and over again. It is of course a brilliant record despite what Lee Mavers thinks and here it is once again on 180g vinyl with download code.  
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The Verve
Urban Hymns

20 years since this much loved album which spawned a handful of classic hits such as 'Bittersweet Symphony', 'The Drugs Don't Work' and 'Lucky Man' was issued and...you guessed it...it's time for the lavish remastered version in a series of formats including a super 6LP or 5CD box set with acres of live tracks and B sides. 
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  • Universal

Various
Peaky Blinders: Original Soundtrack (Series 1-5)

I'd like the job of music chooser on Peaky Blinders. First series just pick music from Nick Cave's Greatest Hits. Second series do the same but for PJ Harvey. And on... and on. Any band out there with a dirty, bluesy sound and a decent Spotify playlist stands a chance. They get more daring though as the series wear on and the thing is... it works.  The music, though repetitive, perfectly soundtracks the grim industrial wasteland the cast shag and murder their way through. This 3LP or 2CD collection puts together all music used in the five series so far so you can swoon and imagine yourself floating in those big watery Tommy Shelby eyes as you listen.  
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  • Universal

Embrace
Drawn From Memory

Desperately looking for the next Oasis, the industry happened upon the Huddersfield brothers McNamara and snapped up Embrace for mega-bucks in the late Nineties. Their first three albums now get the vinyl re-issue treatment, including their 2000 sophomore effort Drawn From Memory, which spawned four UK Top Forty hits in the shape of ‘Hooligan’, ‘You’re Not Alone’, ‘Save Me’ and ‘I Wouldn’t Wanna Happen To You’. 
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  • Universal

Talk Talk
Laughing Stock

The final album from a band who evolved from synth-pop into intricate, unbelievably delicate avant-jazz compostion. This reissue comes 26 years after the original release but the music hasn't aged a bit. 'Ascension Day' churns and whirrs whilst 'New Grass' tugs the heart strings just as strongly as before. Absolutely essential.

The Cure
Pornography

It's 1982 and the Cure had yet to embark on the brighter more commercial tunes that would lead them to become true indie legends. Pornography then was a last depressed splurt of gothy bleating before they finally got their act together. It may have frustrated everyone who listened to it at the time but in the intervening years its uncompromising, challenging atmospheres have seen it become a fan favourite and the sort of artistic statement that has influenced key artists that trailed in their wake. Not for their more faint hearted listeners but a classic album nonetheless.    
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Embrace
If You've Never Been

Desperately looking for the next Oasis, the industry happened upon the Huddersfield brothers McNamara and snapped up Embrace for mega-bucks in the late Nineties. Their first three albums now get the vinyl re-issue treatment, including 2001’s tender and underrated If You’ve Never Been. While it delivered two UK Top Forty hits in ‘Wonder’ and ‘Make It Last’, it flopped commercially and spelled the end of the band… for a while... 
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The Cure
Disintegration

Disintegration was The Cure's 8th studio album and one of their bleakest. After a few years of commercial success, the band returned to their gloomy gothy roots on an album that - despite it's lack of actual tunes - has since become somewhat of a classic. Despite it's unrelentingly somber mood it still contains future the Cure staples as Lullaby, Plainsong and Lovesong. One way or another it is a true artistic statement from Robert Smith and his long running collective.  
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  • Universal

Sonic Youth
Sonic Nurse

The 2004 statement by Sonic Youth, Sonic Nurse, is a late gem in the catalogue, mining that rich seam in between lush indie rock melodicism and searing guitar noise like no-one else ever quite could. Sonic Nurse is the second album for which Jim O’Rourke was an official member of the band, and the presence of Jim is always, always a good thing. Universal reissue.
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  • Universal

Portishead
Portishead

Essential Bristolian soundtracky trip-hoppers second LP from back in 1997.  This is the one that eschewed their debut's occasional pop moves and delved deep into sample-delica and disturbing textures. It's an intimate and occasionally frightening listen full of regret and pathos between the grooves.  
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D'Angelo
Voodoo

Voodoo by D’Angelo is regarded by many as the first great album of the new millennium. It was released shortly after 1999 had rolled into 2000. It features a crack-team of R&B musicians who were able to look into each others eyes as they played live. Voodoo is inspired equally by his children, his childhood home in Virginia and ground-breaking black musicians such as Sly Stone, George Clinton, Jimi Hendrix and Al Green.
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  • Universal

The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground & Nico

What is left to say about this classic? The record that pretty much kicked off everything that became indie, alternative, dream-pop, punk, new-wave or what have you. And from a band who were semi-manufactured by svengali Andy Warhol who added sultry chanteuse Nico to the line up and made all kinds of suggestions. Despite that it's the originality of Lou Reed's songs that endure as well as their experimental and diverse method of music making.  

The La's
BBC In Session

Imagine if someone could find some new material from the La's? The world would explode. Instead we have to be content with the same set of songs played slightly differently in ancient sessions and recordings. Originally released in 2006, this is a collection of the band's performances on radio shows hosted by the likes of Janice Long, Liz Kershaw, Bob Harris, and Nicky Campbell.  
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Stevie Wonder
Songs In The Key Of Life

Classic Motown; Classic Stevie Wonder; Classic album! Songs in the Key of Life was the boy Wonder’s eighteenth studio album for Berry Gordon’s monster empire. At the time (1976) his most wide-reaching and ambitious set, SITKOL includes Sir Duke, I Wish, Pastime Paradise, Isn’t She Lovely… A true milestone in music from a titan of Psychedelic Soul. Reissued and repackaged by Universal as a 2LP + 7” single set.
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D'Angelo
Brown Sugar

Brown Sugar is the debut album by R&B singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist D’Angelo. It was originally released in 1995 and was critically warmly received and commercially successful being certified platinum in the USA. D’Angelo went on a self-imposed hiatus after this, waiting five years before releasing his masterpiece, Voodoo.
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Portishead
Roseland Live NYC

It's Portishead, performing live at New York’s Roseland Ballroom, during their original '90s pomp (later followed by their current pomp of course). And it’s a pretty sublime performance all told, the main group joined by an orchestra to perform dusty, extra-noirish versions of classic tracks from Dummy and Portishead. Reissued on 2 LPs.
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  • Universal

Rain Tree Crow
Rain Tree Crow

Japan didn’t reform but all the members reunited in 1989 and spent a year or two improvising and recording music. The result was a self-titled album by a new band called Rain Tree Crow originally released in 1991. David Sylvian, Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri were joined by Be Bop Deluxe guitarist Bill Nelson and session guitarist Phil Palmer. On Universal.

Massive Attack
Protection

Protection was the second album by Bristol’s trip-hop overlords Massive Attack. The album was released in 1994. Vocalist Shara Nelson was replaced by Everything But The Girl’s Tracey Thorn. Tricky also made his last appearance with the the group going on to make his Maxinquaye album. It features the single Karmacoma.

Elliott Smith
New Moon

New Moon was a posthumous collection of unreleased songs by master songwriter Elliott Smith. It was culled from sessions from his albums Either/Or and Elliott Smith as well as from radio sessions. The stripped back sound sees his songwriting at its most instinctive and it is a treasure trove of rarities by this much-missed artist. 
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Beastie Boys
Licensed To Ill

Album the first from Brooklyn’s finest, the legendary Beastie Boys. Licensed To Ill has crucial classics like ‘Fight For Your Right’ and ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’, plus the iconic airplane cover art. Basically, this is a crucial cornerstone in hip-hop history, and you can now buy it on vinyl again: happy days eh?
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  • Universal

Lorde
Melodrama

Melodrama by Lorde is the follow-up to the incredibly successful Pure Herione. Her debut was a suprisingly assured effort given that she was only 16. Now at the ripe old age of 20, Melodrama comes with a weight of expectation, but nothing that the girl, who was once described by David Bowie as being the future of music, can’t handle. Limited, deluxe edition translucent royal blue vinyl LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with six inserts and lyric booklet or 140g black vinyl LP in single sleeve with insert on Universal.
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Nirvana
Nirvana

‘Nirvana’ was released following the settlement of a long standing legal dispute between Courtney Love and remaining Nirvana members Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl, centered around the release format of the song ‘You Know You’re Right’ which was recorded at the band's last session in 1994. This is Nirvana’s first release since the death of Kurt Cobain to feature studio material.
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Iggy Pop
Lust For Life

Iggy’s second solo album came hot on the heels of the similarly Bowie-produced, but stylistically very different The Idiot (both 1977). With the Sales brothers on bass and drums and Carlos Alomar and Ricky Gardiner on guitars, this is much more of a rock album, but one that doesn’t at all resemble the Stooges. The title track and The Passenger are now almost omnipresent, but the record is full of delights - sleazy (Sixteen), daft (Success), or somewhere between comical and emotionally devastating (Turn Blue).

UNKLE
Psyence Fiction

Psyence Fiction was the debut album by James Lavelle's UNKLE project and the one which was made in collaboration with DJ Shadow. It includes a host of guests from the good such as Thom Yorke and Mark Hollis to the bad (as in good) in Mike D (Beastie Boys)and Kool G Rap to the actual bad in Richard Ashcroft. Slated as a bit of a mess on release it has gained traction over the years and is now seen as an ambitious, thought provoking work. 
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Donna Summer / Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
I Feel Love (Patrick Cowley Mega Mix) / Boogie Wonderland (12" Version)

Patrick Cowley’s Mega Mix of Donna Summer’s disco classic ‘I Feel Love’ became a beloved favourite of music nerds in 1978, taking the sensuous original and stretching it out over nearly 16 minutes. Now Cowley’s version is more widely available on 12” vinyl, and just for good measure, they’ve thrown in an eight-minute mix of Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1979 hit ‘Boogie Wonderland’ on the flip side. 

Nirvana
MTV Unplugged In New York (25th Anniversary Edition)

Regularly heralded as one of the finest live albums of all time, Nirvana’s iconic MTV Unplugged In New York is being re-issued in expanded form to mark the 25th anniversary of its release. Kurt Cobain’s songwriting was revealed to be just as emotionally hefty, even without the dynamism of Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl’s normal volume - indeed, the thought of Grohl drumming with brushes is a strange one even now. The double-vinyl package features the original tracklisting, in addition to five bonus rehearsal performances that were previously only available on the DVD edition. 
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  • Universal

Ocean Colour Scene
Moseley Shoals

This is the one isn't it? This is the record which led to my demise when working for a world famous Leeds record store. I was told  - in no uncertain terms  - that I couldn't publicly admit to hating Ocean Colour Scene as they "paid my wages". Thanks guys. Anyway hopefully a few sales of this their dismal but universally popular second album will help make it worth getting out of bed to go to work on 16th April. It's the one with all the songs that made them heroes to Brit pop such as 'The Riverboat Song' which you'll know if you've ever been forced to watch 'TFI Friday'.
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Dusty Springfield
Dusty In Memphis

A few years ago (I say ‘a few’ I probably mean 20) I read an opinion, I think in the NME, that the 10-second intro to Son Of A Preacher Man by Dusty Springfield is the greatest 10 seconds of music ever recorded. It’s hard to argue with as it is very good indeed. Dusty Springfield released Dusty In Memphis in 1969 and utilised the talents of the city’s finest session musicians. It was produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd and is thought of as her best work, and is arguably one of the best albums of all time.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Architecture & Morality

Good time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: to celebrate forty years on from the group’s activities, some nice reissues have been put together. Architecture & Morality, from 1981, is one of their very greatest releases, making a huge impact on British synth-pop. Also, a great album from fans of the mellotron.

Liz Phair
Liz Phair

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The Cure
Seventeen Seconds

Seventeen Seconds was the second album by the Cure originally released in 1980. It was too bleak for bassist Michael Dempsey who left after hearing Robert Smith's demos. Smith went his own merry/miserable way in the end and the album is a fine example of their spindly proto-goth. It contains one of their finest moments in menacing single A Forest which exemplifies the dark nature of the material on the album.  
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  • Universal

KT Tunstall
KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza

Originally only available via her official website when released back in 2006, KT Tunstall’s Acoustic Extravaganza gets a special re-issue on vinyl as a red-and-yellow splatter LP. It contains stripped-down versions of tracks from her star-making debut album Eye To The Telescope, plus a cover of Beck’s ‘Golden Age’. 
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  • Universal

Beck
Mutations

Mutations is one of five album titles by Beck to being with the letter M. With Mutations, the follow up to the classic Odelay, Beck threw another curve ball to his fans, recording album of what could be described as cosmic folk rock. He even showed the influence Brazilian pop music has had on him with the track Tropicalia.
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  • Universal

Abba
Happy New Year

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Nirvana
From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah

From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah is the lesser-known Nirvana album: rather than the stripped-back acoustics of MTV Unplugged, it features full-bore amplified rock action. With material representing 1989 through to 1994, it makes for a potent intro into Kurt and co’s powers as a loud live band. Double LP reissue.
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  • Universal

Ocean Colour Scene
Marchin’ Already

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Brian Eno
Music For Installations

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R.E.M.
Life's Rich Pageant

New R.E.M. reissues are afoot, getting some of that early I.R.S. Records material back into circulation. Life’s Rich Pageant was the band’s fourth album, first released in 1986, when Stipe and co. were still young, hungry and indie. Includes their cover of The Clique’s song ‘Superman’. Reissued by Universal.
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  • Universal

Red Hot Chili Peppers
Mother’s Milk

Universal offer up a vinyl reissue of The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ fourth album Mother’s Milk. Before releasing the album the band tragically lost their singer and then drummer. The new line-up, including John Frusciante, crafted the distinctive blend of funk, rock and rap we know today, but this release still has the punk attitude of the earlier group as well.
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  • Universal

Drake
Take Care

Take Care is the second album by critically acclaimed Canadian rapper Drake. It was originally released in 2011. The album features a host of producers including Jamie XX, The Weeknd, T-Minus and Just Blaze. There is also a guest contribution from an uncredited Kendrick Lamar. Take Care is reissued on double vinyl LP.
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  • Universal

Weezer
Weezer (Green Album)

Weezer reissues! Everyone’s favourite US power-indie-pop hitmakers get pressed up to 180g wax by Universal, getting their post-2000’s work fully available again. Their Green Album was the first album Rivers and co. made after a semi-split, and it contains the smash singles ‘Hash Pipe’ and ‘Island In The Sun’.
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  • Universal

Post Malone
Hollywood's Bleeding

Following the raging success of Beerbongs & Bentleys last year, Texan rapper Post Malone capitalises by unleashing his third studio album just 17 months later. Trailed by no fewer than three US Billboard Top 3 singles already, Hollywood’s Bleeding ought to see Post smashing records once again. 

Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

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The B-52's
Wild Planet

Some bloke called John Lennon once cited weird pop/new wave band, The B52’s, as his favourite. High praise indeed. Wild Planet was the Athens, Georgia band’s second album, originally released in 1980. It is widely regarded by fans and critics alike as their best album. It contains the single, Private Idaho. 
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  • Universal

Eels
Daisies Of The Galaxy

Eels! That’s how the brief Superbowl advert that bandleader E put together goes, and it is also how we responded when we saw the crate-load of reissued Eels albums that Universal have sent through to us. Daisies Of The Galaxy, the third of the band’s records, is filled with high-quality leftfield indie-pop, including semi-hit single ‘Mr E’s Beautiful Blues’.
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  • Universal

Weezer
Make Believe

Weezer reissues! Everyone’s favourite US power-indie-pop hitmakers get pressed up to wax by Universal, getting their post-2000’s work fully available again. Make Believe was released in 2005, smashing into the popular consciousness via the super-single ‘Beverly Hills’. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal.
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  • Universal

Scott Walker
5 Classic Albums

An irresistible bundle deal from Universal here: a full brace of early Scott Walker albums! That’s Scott 1, Scott 2, Scott 3, Scott 4 and Til’ The Band Comes In (he really dropped the ball on naming that last one eh?). Genuinely classic 60’s pop from the remarkable Walker mark one. 5CD box-set available for a shockingly low price.

The Rolling Stones
Beggars Banquet

Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones was originally released in 1968 and was the first in a run of four brilliant albums: Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street followed. Beggars Banquet was the last to feature Brian Jones, but due to increasing drug use didn’t play on the whole album. Contains the classics Sympathy For The Devil and Street Fighting Man.
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  • Universal

KT Tunstall
BBC Live Sessions

Over the years, guitar troubadour KT Tunstall has turned up and recorded at the BBC a few times: revisiting the sessions, some of them sounded quite good, so now here we go with a proper EP release. BBC Live Sessions includes some early-period treats, including a Jools Holland performance that kind of began Tunstall’s rise to fame. Vinyl with download.
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Paul McCartney
Egypt Station - Explorers Edition

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Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full

Hip-hop debut albums simply do not get more legendary than Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full. This 180g double-LP re-issue marks one of the touchstones of the golden age of hip-hop, raising the benchmark for rap lyrics. Released in the summer of 1987, it yielded no fewer than five smash singles. 
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  • Universal

Sublime
Greatest Hits

Fresh off of being covered by Lana Del Rey, American ska punk legends Sublime are ready to release their Greatest Hits. I've seen it theorised that the band are the next to make the jump from ironic nostalgia to genuine love so here's the perfect opportunity to beat the rush. Glad to see they still like dalmatians. 
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  • Universal

Fangclub
Vulture Culture

Irish alt. Rock three-piece, Fangclub, follow their 2017 eponymous debut with Vulture Culture. If you’re a fan of Biffy Clyro or Muse then you should really check this lot out - you may have already seen them supporting either band. Judging by lead single Hesitations, this lot will be heading to a stadium near you soon.
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  • Universal

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Organisation

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark celebrate their forty year anniversary with some reissues of their earliest material. Organisation is their second album, released in 1980, and it mixes their love for Kraftwerk (obliquely referenced in the album title) and Joy Division for some splendid moody grandeur. Reissue from Universal.

Elliott Smith
Either/Or: Expanded Edition

Twenty years on from its initial release, Elliott Smith’s much-beloved third album Either / Or receives an Expanded Edition reissue. As well as the original album in remastered form, this edition adds a disc of 1997 live recordings and as-yet-unreleased studio recordings. 

Scott Walker
Scott 2

Another classic from Walker's impeccable career, this time his second solo album. Featuring yet more luxuriuant arranngements upon which Scott's charismatic baritone relates alarmingly frank tales of despair and deception. A unique exploration of the dark underbelly of easy-listening schmalz! 
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  • Universal

Scott Walker
Scott 3

On his third attempt at being the one and only Walker brother worth a damn, the not-yet-evil Scott Walker got more miserable and eerie, taking his baroque pop disciplines and the usual commanding baritone and marrying them with the darkest of lyrics. He hadn't quite regenerated into the avant-garde trickster who gets soused on the regular, but 'Scott 3' isn't the friendliest of pop records.
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  • Universal

Frank Zappa
Zappa In New York

Dramatically expanded editions of Frank Zappa’s double live album Zappa In New York, recorded over four nights in late December 1976 at The Palladium. New listeners can hear the set in audiophile quality, while old fans can enjoy the wealth of unreleased live material from Zappa’s vaults for die-hard fans.
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  • Universal

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Weasels Ripped My Flesh

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Weasels Ripped My Flesh is one of his best-loved albums with The Mothers Of Invention, being a frenzied blend-up of edited live recordings that refers to all sorts of experimental music modes in typically playful Zappa style. 180g vinyl reissue.
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Aretha Franklin
Songs of Faith: Aretha Gospel

They're going back to her roots. Songs Of Faith: Aretha Gospel contains recordings of gospel songs made by Aretha Franklin when she was just 14. This album has been out of print on vinyl for years. A great historical document of a phenomenal talent in her formative years. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal. Features new artwork and essay by Aretha’s biographer David Ritz.
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  • Universal

N.E.R.D
Seeing Sounds

Seeing Sounds was the third album by Pharrell Williams-led hip-hop-pop-rock-production duo N.E.R.D. This ain’t no ordinary vinyl version either - you get two bonus tracks! One of those tracks, a remix of Everyone Nose, features Kanye West, Pusha T and Lupe Fiasco. That’s a lot of ego for one track. 180g 2LP vinyl reissue on Universal.
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  • Universal

Sonic Youth
NYC Ghosts & Flowers

Reissue of Sonic Youth’s 2000 album NYC Ghosts & Flowers. Scene leaders of no wave and noise rock in NY since beginning in 1981, they had all of their equipment nicked whilst on tour in 1999 so were forced to write without their usual modified guitars and effects. The results are quite profound from what you would usually expect from them.

Sonic Youth
Washing Machine

A return to in-print and on-vinyl status for a few Sonic Youth albums. 1995’s Washing Machine contains examples of the band in weirded 60’s girl-group mode (‘Little Trouble Girl’), as well as ‘The Diamond Sea’, the only 20+ minute, whole-side noise jams ever to make it to a ‘proper’ Sonic Youth studio album. Double LP reissue.

YG
My Krazy Life

YG’s debut LP My Krazy Life was one of the surprise hits of 2014. Despite making a decent name for himself on the mixtape circuit and managing to rope in the likes of Drake and Kendrick Lamar for guest features, no-one could have expected to be this LP to be as massive as it was. However, the success of singles like ‘Left, Right’, ‘Who Do You Love?’ and all-time classic ‘My Nigga’ sent My Krazy Life and YG stratospheric. This reissue allows you to relive the DJ Mustard-powered record in full and also gives us bonus jam ‘459’.
  • Artist(s):
  • YG
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

The Cure
Three Imaginary Boys

Three Imaginary Boys was where it all started for Robert Smith and his the Cure. It found the band in their pre-hair lacquer days playing a form of primitive post-punk that was compared at the time to Wire or Joy Division. By the time of 1980s Seventeen Seconds Smith and Co were nearer to realising their future aesthetic but Three Imaginary Boys is still a fascinating and compelling debut.  
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Weezer
Weezer (Blue Album)

Weezer burst onto the scene with their debut self-titled album, known as The Blue Album, in 1994. Their brighter take on grunge - adding pop melodies to loud guitars was a perfect mix for the mid-90s. And if that’s your kinda thing then this album is packed with tune after tune. Includes the singles Buddy Holly and the rather Pavementy Undone (The Sweater Song).
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Amy Winehouse
Back To Black (Half-Speed Master)

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The Specials
Encore

Now can I get an Encore, do you want more? Well, fans of The Specials have actually been left wanting more for a damn long time now. The seminal two-tone group’s first album in many years drops as the band celebrate four decades since the release of their masterwork debut LP. These ten tunes prove that the band have still got plenty left in the tank. We’re cooking raw with the Coventry boys.
  • Vinyl Double LP (7762588)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Last copy
  • Vinyl LP (7721103)
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  • Last copy

  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Massive Attack V Mad Professor
No Protection

The Mad Professor does what he does best on the Bristolian trip-hop progenitors second album Protection. No Protection takes Massive Attacks’ claustrophobic paranoia and opens it up, cranks the bass and amplifies the influence of soundsystem culture, for a complete dub remix. 180 gram vinyl reissue on Universal.

The Human League
Reproduction

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  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

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The Roots
Illadelph Halflife

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R.E.M.
Dead Letter Office

R.E.M. in the early days were a great B sides band. They always ensured that each single came with a gaggle of excellent additional tracks. Dead Letter Office does the decent thing and round these up on one collection. From the sublime (their take on Pylon's 'Crazy') to ridiculous (laugh-a-long versions of Aerosmith's 'Toys in the Attic' and Roger Miller's 'King Of The Road' - it's all here.   
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

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Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

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Chris Cornell / Soundgarden / Temple Of The Dog
Chris Cornell

Over a year after the sad and tragic death of Chris Cornell, his estate and Universal Music are about to release the 17-track self-titled album 'Chris Cornell', as well as a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set. 11 of the tracks in the expanded deluxe edition are previously unreleased. Selections were taken from performances with three of Cornell's bands; Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave -- as well as songs from his solo career. Available on a choice of audio formats, from Universal. 

Sonic Youth
A Thousand Leaves


  • Vinyl Double LP (4743104)
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  • Last copy

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Dazzle Ships

It's a great time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: forty years on from the group’s formation, four of their classic albums are getting reissues. 1983’s Dazzle Ships is a particular winner, as it veered dramatically away from chart-popping synth-pop and into some real tasty experimental territory: musique concrete and shortwave radio samples and the like. Unpopular at the time, but recognised as an underrated gem since then.

Nine Inch Nails
The Fragile

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Scott Walker
Scott 4

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The Chemical Brothers
Further

If you don’t know if, Further is the 2010 album of The Chemical Brothers, and it's kind of their shoegaze album. It also might be their best album of recent years, with the usual focus on big guest collaborations jettisoned in favour of an epic tangle of ecstatic electronic beats and textures. A full psychedelic trip without losing the big club power. Vinyl reissue.
  • Vinyl Double LP (6325301)
  • In stock and ready to ship
  • Last copy
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

The Housemartins
London 0 Hull 4

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