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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.

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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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.

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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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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Ocean Colour Scene
Marchin’ Already

Released in 1997, Ocean Colour Scene’s third record Marchin’ Already had the tricky task of following the triple-platinum success of Moseley Shoals at the height of Britpop’s pomp. Fortunately, the record reached the top of the charts and yielded no fewer than three UK Top 10 singles, doubling down on the group’s formula of traditional rock fused with hints of psychedelia and soul. 

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'.  

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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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).

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.
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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. 

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.

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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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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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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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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The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones: Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971 - 2016

If you really, really, really like the Rolling Stones you could always buy this 20 album box set of all their work between 1970 and 2016. Acres of albums from the 'Stones fallow years. Features 'Start Me Up'.  All numbered, limited edition with download codes. Or you could buy a car ....you may well need one to house these in. 

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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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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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.  
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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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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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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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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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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'.

The Velvet Underground
The Complete Matrix Tapes

The Velvet Underground were in great form in 1969, where they lodged in San Francisco and played a whole stack of sets at the Matrix club. The Complete Matrix Tapes gives us all the live recordings from two of those nights, spread over 8LPs (oooh!) and 42 tracks (aaaah!). The band are on fine form, locking into several of their best known tracks. Box-set on Universal.
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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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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’. 

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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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. 

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.

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.  

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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Elliott Smith
Elliott Smith

Confusingly perhaps, Elliott Smith was the second solo album by the esteemed songwriter following on from his debut Roman Candle. It was the first album where we perhaps collectively thought we were in the presence of greatness. Despite (or maybe because of) its lo-fi- back to basics sound it contains some of Smiths best compositions and paves the way for his all time classic Either/Or.   

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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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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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!

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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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.

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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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.

Queen
Complete Studio Collection

There is no lie to this title: this big boxset contains every last one of Queen’s studio albums, in a Collection. That’s fifteen albums presented on eighteen vinyl LPs, along with a similarly comprehensive 108 book of sleeve notes, memorabilia and such goodies. Contains an astonishing weight of smash hits, not to mention kilograms. From Universal.
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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.

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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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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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. 

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.  

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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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.

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! 

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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’.
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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.  
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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.
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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

Album the first from The Human League, the Sheffield synth-pop heroes. Released in 1979, it wasn’t (initially) a hit, but it does present the fully-formed sound of the band who would soon dominate the charts and play a part in defining the sound of the 80’s. LP reissue on Universal, complete with the original, bizarrely disturbing sleeve art.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

A good time to be an Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark fan: the group’s forty year anniversary is being celebrated with a series of reissues of their early albums. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1980, sporting that sharp Peter Saville sleeve artwork, and it’s early synth-pop sounds positively prophetic right now.

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.   
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  • Universal

Elliott Smith
Roman Candle

Roman Candle was the first solo album by Elliott Smith who at that point had been writing lovelorn songs for Heatmiser which contrasted somewhat with the ban's usual upbeat approach. He struck out on his own with a stripped back record that was the polar opposite of the noise and grunge that was around at the time. He'd go on to better work but Roman Candle was where it all began.   

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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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


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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.

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.
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The Housemartins
London 0 Hull 4

London 0 Hull 4 was the debut album by The Housemartins. It was originally released in 1986 and was where it all began for vocalist Paul Heaton and bass player Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. Their mix of jangly guitar pop and thoughtful ballads saw singles such as Flag Day, Sheep and Think For A Minute flirt with the top 40 and Happy Hour reach a dizzying no.3. But that was back when people cared about the charts I guess. 180g vinyl reissue on Universal.

David Bowie, Trevor Jones
Labyrinth

First time repress  and remastering of the soundtrack to Labyrinth on vinyl, 31 years after the initial release of the film on 1986. Written by David Bowie and Trevor Jones (who has done soundtracks for The Dark Crystal, Cliffhanger, and Dark City). Includes Bowie’s opening title track Underground. Includes download.
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  • Universal

John Lennon
Imagine

The product designers at Universal skipped lunch finishing this one. At the lowest level, this reissue of fairly successful Beatle and fur coat collector John Lennon’s career highlight is a new stereo mix. Clamber up the ladder of deluxe formats and you’ll be met by a daunting barrage of remixes, b-sides, outtakes, hitherto-unheard demos, Blu-Rays with the album in surround-sound versions, documentaries, the Imagine and Gimme Some Truth films remastered… and a poster. AND two postcards that you will never, ever send.

Various
Guardians Of The Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (picture disc)

Sound the alarm, awesome picture disc klaxon! Music from delightful comic book nerdfest Guardians Of The Galaxy comes to vinyl, courtesy of Universal, complete with slamming tracks by The Jackson 5, David Bowie, The Runaways and Marvin Gaye. A swinging ‘70s-inspired collectible companion to the movie.
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  • Universal

The Housemartins
The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death

It's quite silly to forget about the Housemartins when we recall great '80s indie bands. They were enormously popular at the time outselling all the people who have ended up more lauded. They were kind of like an 80s indie the Monkees. Catchy songs, fun personas but as with everything Paul Heaton has been involved in there were serious messages behind all the seemingly lighter than air pop fun. This is their second and final album from 1987.    

Deep Purple
Made In Japan

Ancient organ-rockers Deep Purple are still churning out live albums, but none can touch that classic Live in Japan sound. At the time of writing we can’t tell you whether this is the 2014 remaster or the original release, but we can tell you the album features classics like Child in Time and Smoke on the Water in unparalleled energy and quality.
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  • Universal

Deep Purple
Machine Head

Maybe you’re too lazy to walk to your local thrift store. Maybe you don’t like scratches on your records (who does?), or maybe you don’t want your sleeves to smell like old tobacco smoke. Whatever your problem is, don’t fret: now you can order Deep Purple’s Smoke on the Water and 7 other tracks on a fresh piece of vinyl, called Machine Head.
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  • Universal

Various
Songs From Coco

This one is nothing to do with Supergrass’s Britpop blunderbuss I Should Coco. In fact the title of Songs From Coco is to be interpreted literally, containing as it does music from Pixar’s latest animated smash Coco. Given that the film is based around the Mexican Day Of The Dead festival and that there are a host of Grammy- and Oscar-winning/nominated artists involved here, it’ll come as no surprise when we tell you that this LP blends light Latin flavours with classic Disney schmaltz.
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  • Universal

The Beautiful South
Miaow

Once Hull's second biggest employer, the Beautiful South were an incredibly successful collective and the second band to emerge from the brain of Paul Heaton after his earlier the Housemartins. Miaow was their fourth album and contained the usual pop froth with hidden dark and provocative lyrics. So provocative in fact that singer Briana Corrigan left before the album was recorded over lyrical disagreements. 

Various
A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds (Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces)

A Kaleidoscope Of Sounds (Psychedelic & Freakbeat Masterpieces) is a box set of 7 obscure 7” singles that collectors have been searching and paying ridiculous sums of money for since the ‘60s. The set has been compiled by Phil Smee. It is reckoned that buying the original versions of these singles could set you back the best part of twelve grand! Hmmm….buy this instead. Artists include: Caleb, Fleur De Lys, Kaleidoscope, The Wimple Witch and The Longboatmen.

Eric B. & Rakim
Don't Sweat The Technique

On their fourth and final LP, Eric B. & Rakim left the stage with one of their most eloquent and soulful performances. Don’t Sweat The Technique combined the strutting jazzy hip-hop style that the pair had patented from Paid In Full-onwards with impassioned bars that took in everything from the Gulf War to New York City’s crack epidemic. Originally released in 1992, the album now gets a double-LP reissue on Universal.
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  • Universal

Sonic Youth
Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star

1994’s Experimental Jet Set, Trash & No Star was kind of an unexpected beast from and for Sonic Youth. Showing the world they were more than capable of making songs that weren’t entirely reliant on discordant noise, but featuring an almost delicate side with a majority of the songs having clean guitar tones throughout. Reissue LP on Universal.

Public Image Limited
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart)

It's pleasing that perhaps John Lydon will be remembered just as much for his PIL project as with punk legends the Sex Pistols. Over recent years people seem to have realised that, yes, PIL were pretty innovative. To coincide with a film about the band, here is a career spanning box set with a singles collection, B-sides, rarities, radio sessions and a ton of live recordings. More Rotten than you'll probably ever need. 
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  • Universal

Eric B. & Rakim
Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em

Originally dropped in 1990, the third LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets the reissue treatment. Though Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em might not have the commercial clout of something like Paid In Full, this album is the connoisseur's EB & R record. Tunes like ‘No Omega’ sees Rakim spitting some of his savviest bars over beats that encompass both the grittiness of the Bomb Squad and A Tribe Called Quest's sharp jazz-hop.
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Eric B. & Rakim
Follow The Leader

The classic sophomore LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets a nice double-vinyl reissue. Follow The Leader may not be quite as well known as the duo’s all-conquering debut Paid In Full, but this 1988 follow-up still has plenty to offer. Indeed, there’s a school of thought that says Follow The Leader is the better record. The manner in which Rakim’s bars dance over Eric B.’s endlessly listenable beats remains a joy all these years later. Golden-age boom-bap doesn’t get much better than this.
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

A brace of some of Frank Zappa’s many (many) albums are receiving heavyweight vinyl reissues from Universal. Cruising With Ruben & The Jets is his doo-wop concept album, in which his Mothers Of Invention dress up as the titular fictional band. That makes it remarkably coherent for a 60’s Zappa album, though traces of weirdness certainly remain. 180g vinyl reissue.

The Cure
The Top

Universal continue in their valiant efforts to gradually reissue the whole hefty catalogue of The Cure to vinyl. The Top is their fifth album, first released in 1984. It’s an unusual entry in The Cure discography, recorded with an experimental attitude that took in psychedelia, Spanish guitar, Middle-Eastern sounds and even a little metal.
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  • Universal

The Cure
Torn Down: Mixed Up Extra 2018

The Cure’s classic 1990 compilation Mixed Up is a round-up of the very finest remixes of their material in existence at that time: well worthy of a reissue now eh? Town Down: Mixed Up 2018 is the vinyl version of the most interesting disc in the CD reissue box: a set of sixteen totally new remixes by Robert Smith himself! Double LP on Universal
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  • Universal

The Cure
Mixed Up (Remastered)

The Cure’s classic 1990 compilation Mixed Up is a round-up of the very finest remixes of their material in existence at that time: well worthy of a reissue now eh? And what a reissue: Mixed Up’s fancier editions include an extra disc of rare, deleted 80’s remixes alongside the original tracklist, plus another extra disc of new remixes by Robert Smith! CD, 2LP and 3CD box editions available.
  • Label(s):
  • Universal

Liz Phair
Whip-Smart

Whip-Smart was the second album by Liz Phair, originally released in 1994. It’s timely re-release not only coincides with the 25th anniversary reissue of her critically lauded debut, Exile In Guyville, but also a rise in artists that are clearly influenced by Liz Phair’s sound such as Soccer Mommy and Snail Mail. Reissue LP on Universal.
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  • Universal

Brian Eno
Music For Installations

New and unreleased works from the dome headed genius behind such albums as Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto'. This is a collection of original recordings from 1986 to date of music recorded for use in installations. Various versions available including super 6CD box set that you will only be able to afford if you are Jacob Rees-Mogg. 

Gomez
Bring It On (20th Anniversary Edition)

It’s been twenty years since Gomez, the Southport indie five-piece with three lead singers, released this debut and nabbed the coveted Mercury Prize. So if you’re after the vinyl, here’s an anniversary remaster. If you’re after the CD, here’s an anniversary remaster plus three more discs comprising never-before-heard demos and outtakes, the 1998 Glastonbury and BBC sessions performances and a 10,000 word essay by Paul Stokes.

Underworld
Beaucoup Fish

Underworld’s fifth album, the 1999 classic Beaucoup Fish gets the full remasters and super repackaging deal. After the success of Trainspotting and the single ‘Born Slippy’ of course, there followed ‘Push Upstairs’, ‘Jumbo’ and ‘Moaner’ in its wake. Their most successful album, in fact. Deluxe 4CD set has 40 tracks with unreleased stuff, alternates and B-sides, and 60-page booklet, all in a hard 12” x 12” case. Heavyweight double vinyl was cut at half-speed and remastered at Abbey Road. On Universal. Phew!

The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds

Recorded music doesn’t get more iconic than this. Influential as it is, there’s nothing quite like Brian Wilson’s masterpiece, with its magical harmonies and arrangements. It’s hard to get jaded about or tired of. If you’ve somehow managed to avoid this album, no matter what you’re into, you owe it to yourself to dive in. You have the choice of remastered stereo or mono versions on vinyl (if in doubt, mono is the one to go for), or a double CD edition which features both mixes, plus instrumentals and live tracks.

Wolfmother
Victorious

Australian hard-rockers Wolfmother return with another slab of classic-style riff-storms. A perfectly executed exercise in 70’s style sound, complete with high, histrionic vocals. Victorious has been given a shiny coat of polish by big rock producer Brendan O’Brien, so it sounds just right. On Universal.
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  • Universal

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