Norman Records' Vinyl Picks

There are some records that, in our humble collective opinion, no vinyl collection should be without. No if’s, no but’s, and no genre-scepticism - these releases are simply too good for you to be trifling with such concerns. We’ve been banging on about some of these since we first launched in 1996, and we’ll be banging on about them until we’re long in the cold, cold ground.

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Pere Ubu
Dub Housing

Too many Pere Ubu records have been allowed to slip out of print, so here, to coincide with some shows, the group are reissuing a few early records on Fire. Dub Housing is their second album, and represents the group at their wild, harsh best. Newly remastered from the original tapes and available on CD or LP.
  • CD (FIRECD362)

Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Mecca and the Soul Brother

A re-issue on double silver vinyl for Mecca and the Soul Brother, the 1992 debut album from Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. Heralded as one of the greatest hip-hop albums of the early Nineties for building tracks from jazz samples and philosophical rhymes, it houses the duo’s most famous track ‘They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)’. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (MOVLP1633C)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Last copy

Pink Floyd
Meddle

Released in 1971, Meddle by Pink Floyd marked a transition in the group’s sound between the the Syd Barrett era and the band that went on to make Dark Side Of The Moon. Meddle contains the experimental epic Echoes, which takes up the whole of side two and features creative input from the entire band.
  • Vinyl LP (0190295997076)
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Pixies
Doolittle

Second album from alternative rock stalwarts, Pixies. 'Doolittle' is like when you see something disgusting, and your brain can’t quite decide if you want to keep looking at it and show it to everyone you know, or shut your eyes and hope it goes away. Surreal, catchy, dirty, noisy and really, really good. 
  • DVD (CAD905BD)
  • CD (GAD905CD)

PJ Harvey
Dry

Dry was the now legendary debut album by Dorset chanteuse PJ Harvey. Emerging at a time when shoegaze and post Madchester baggy was dominating the alternative music charts it was a totally unique work both uncompromising and musically thrilling. It contains two of her best known songs in Dress and Sheela-Na-Gig. This remastered version is the first time the record has been in print on vinyl in over 20 years.    
  • Vinyl LP (PURE10LP)
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  • CD (PUREM10CD)

Public Enemy
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

No hiphop collection should be without the 1989 breakthrough LP from PE. Chuck D’s lyrics and delivery matched with The Bomb Squad’s confrontational production represented a new high-water mark as to what rap could be capable of. The track listing is jaw-dropping - Bring the Noise, Don’t Believe the Hype, Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos, Rebel Without a Pause.... She Watch Channel Zero?! samples Def Jam labelmates Slayer, though it’s ironic to hear Flavor Flav being judgmental about viewing habits, having since been responsible for one of the worst sitcoms in TV history. Still, no questionable late career choices can overshadow this explosive statement of righteous black rage and defiance, that’s utterly uncompromising and iconic from the title down. Almost an hour’s worth crammed onto this LP but it sounds phenomenal.
  • Vinyl LP (5346821)

Pylon
Gyrate

Pylon came from Athens, Georgia and made a brief but big noise, influentially speaking, in the city’s art rock and post punk scenes. They influenced fellow Athenians R.E.M. as well as more recent bands such as Deerhunter. Gyrate was their debut album, originally released in 1980. Remastered and reissued on New West. 
  • Vinyl LP (NW5362LP)
  • CD (NW6493CD)

Radiohead
Kid A

Kid A is still Radiohead's most challenging album and the furthest they've headed into electronic textures but it's all the better for it. The band channelled the sounds they were hearing on records by the likes of Autechre and applied them to their own sound. Such a different beast from OK Computer but a very innovative and important record.  
  • Vinyl Double LP (XLLP782B)
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  • CD (XLCD782)

Radiohead
OK Computer

OK Computer is Radiohead's third album. Originally released in 1997, following on from their second LP, The Bends, was always going to be a tall order, but they did it all right! A '90s classic that is still recognised by millennials for songs such as 'Paranoid Android', 'Karma Police' and 'Airbag'.
  • CD (XLCD781)
  • Vinyl Double LP (XLLP781)

Radiohead
In Rainbows

Radiohead's seventh studio album In Rainbows was probably most known for its innovative pay-what-you-want digital release ahead of the physical editions. A decision which received a mixed response but had massive implications on the future of the music industry. The music was a more gentle and pastoral take their usual blend of arty rock topped off with what sounded like a cat yowling to get in from the cold. Now available on vinyl and CD and we tell you what you are paying for it so don't argue. 
  • CD (XLCD324)

Robbie Basho
Visions of the Country

In 1978 Robbie Basho released the legendary Visions of the Country. Coming relatively late in a career which saw him, alongside John Fahey, develop the 'American Primitive' guitar tradition, Visions of the Country is a remarkable album filled with spirit, emotion, and ruggedness. The guitar playing is raw and intense, and his singing is just breathtaking. A marvel. 
  • Vinyl LP (GNM026LP)
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Saint Etienne
Foxbase Alpha

Perfect synthesis of bric-a-brac pop and post-rave beat-making, featuring era touchstone ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’, a sublime take on the Neil Young track. Heavenly celebrated the 25th anniversary of Saint Etienne’s 1991 classic ‘Foxbase Alpha’ with an extensive set of reissues. Three versions are available for purchase; a double CD (with 14 extra tracks and a 28-page booklet), a standard LP version, and a triple LP box set (featuring a bonus one-sided 7”, a 32-page booklet, and assorted inserts).     
  • Vinyl LP (HVNLP1)
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  • Vinyl LP box set (HVNLP1SE)
  • CD (HVNLP1CDSE)

Scott Walker
Tilt

Contrary to what it may seem, ‘Tilt’ was not a complete shift in trajectory for the former pop star Scott Walker. Prior to its release in 1995, Walker had spent years finding ever more oblique methods to communicate his ideas, however, is undoubtedly true that ‘Tilt’ was his most daringly realised attempt yet. Desolate, ardently experimental, but also beautiful, a pathway which would lead to later opuses such ‘The Drift’, ‘Bish Bosch’, and ‘Soused’ - his collaborative LP with drone metal legends Sunn o))) .  
  • Vinyl Double LP (7798546)
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Sleaford Mods
Austerity Dogs

Austerity Dogs is the 6th album by Nottingham duo Sleaford Mods, but it’s the one that got them noticed. Since its release in 2013, the band have gone from strength to strength, being a necessary mouthpiece and cathartic outlet for many in the these austere times. They mix a punk snarl with pepped-up hip-hop beats and socially aware lyrics to make an original, energetic, angry and often witty statement that has become essential.
  • Vinyl LP (EE004)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (HARBINGER106CD)

Sleater-Kinney
The Woods

Arguably Sleater-Kinney’s definitive statement, 2005’s ‘The Woods’ is given a nice little remastering job by Sub Pop for this new reissue. As fans will already know, this is one of the best and brightest records of the post-riot grrl era. On ‘The Woods’ Sleater-Kinney take the embattled energy of Breeders and Bikini Kill and run it through Sonic Youth’s knotty songwriting style. This album set the scene for the emergence of acts like Big Thief a few years down the line.
  • Vinyl LP (SP670)
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  • CD (SPCD670)

Sleep
Dopesmoker

Got to keep the lads in smoking paraphernalia. This must get re-issued at least once a year (around the same number of times the members of Sleep actually get out of bed in fact). This is a stone cold stoner rock classic though. It invented the genre pretty much... full of sludging riffs, grumbling bass, cannabis rhythms.    
  • CD (LORD158)

Slint
Spiderland

Spiderland by Slint is post-rock ground zero. It was the band’s second and final album, but it’s THE ONE when it comes to defining a sub-genre. The band featured Brian McMahan who went on to play with Will Oldham and then form The For Carnation, and David Pajo who has done many good things since such as Ariel M, Papa M as well as being in Tortoise for a bit. He was also a member of Billy Corgan’s Zwan. If you buy this on CD, be prepared to be told off. It clearly states on the back that this is meant to be listened to on vinyl. However, both are available.

Slowdive
Souvlaki

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Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain

Alt-country songwriter Jason Molina is best known for his crowning work with Songs: Ohia, 'Magnolia Electric Co.', a cosmic alt-country record inspired by the ferocity of Steve Albini, its producer. 'Didn't It Rain', though, is a different kind of masterpiece, reflecting Molina's more commonly utilised slow-burning folk rock, always focused around quiet strumming and the vocal exchanges of him and singing partner Jennie Benford. Named after a classic folk gospel standard, 'Didn't It Rain' is proof of a plaintive songwriter in thrall of music's old lexicon.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SC299LP)
  • CD (SC299CD)

Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation

Is there a finer stamp of approval than your album appearing in a pre-millennium episode of the Simpsons? Sonic Youth’s Daydream Nation, is one of the American indie underground’s epics, and was their last before signing to a major label (take from that what you will). LP box set comes with live versions, covers, and a booklet with previously unpublished photos.
  • Vinyl Double LP (GOO017LP)
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  • CD (GOO017CD)

Spacemen 3
The Perfect Prescription

Reissue of Spacemen 3's second album, which was a wide eyed clash of droning guitar fuzz, psychedelic avant-garage propulsion and heady atmosphere. The line up shift had given rise to an evolved sound, allowing for more space to breathe, casting those shimmering tremolos further out into the stratosphere.
  • CD (FIRECD016)

Stars Of The Lid
And Their Refinement Of The Decline

Stars of the Lid's seventh studio album saw a slight hesitation in what appeared to be a progression further into orchestrated ambience. The previous LP's rich, stately tone does make up a lot of the character, but a return to the exploration of non-musical, abstract sonic nuance is where the magic is here, still wonderful in repress.
  • CD (KRANK100)
  • CD (KRANK100)

Stereolab
Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Expanded Edition)

'Emperor Tomato Ketchup' is often held up as the crowning achievement of post-rock/psychedelic outfit Stereloab, fronted by the bizarre, left-field songwriting of Laetitia Sadier and Tim Gane. On 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup', the band's affection for pop music and for newer strands of experimental rock intersect, making for a record both more accessible and ambitious than the three noise pop records that preceded it. 
  • Vinyl Triple LP (D-UHF-D11R)
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  • CD (D-UHF-CD11R)

Stereolab
Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements (Expanded Edition)

Back in the early 1990s, when grunge and Britpop dominated rock music, Stereolab were doing something very different indeed. Combining motorik drone-rock a la Neu and avant-garde radicalism with elements of slick space-age exotica and retro Euro-pop, this their sprawling 1993 opus reissued and expanded here, sounds just as fresh today.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (D-UHF-D02R)
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  • CD (D-UHF-CD02R)

Steve Hauschildt
Strands

Steve Hauschildt, formerly of synth-wizards Emeralds, is still going strong as a solo artist: this is his fourth solo record for the ever-excellent Kranky label. Strands is a particularly personal release for Hauschildt, as it engages with aspects of his Cleveland hometown. Expect all the graceful electronic pulsations you’ve come to love, arranged to perfection.
  • Vinyl LP (KRANK205LP)
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  • CD (KRANK205)

Sufjan Stevens
Greetings From Michigan

The time Sufjan first came to some kind of international prominence was with this wonderful sprawl of a record that was the first of his supposed 50 albums about US states. That didn't happen but this and Illinois were more than enough. Intricate, literate song craft, beautiful folk melodies and my favourite lyric of all time "and I've seen my wife, at the K-Mart, in strange ideas, we live apart". 
  • CD (AKR07CD)

Sufjan Stevens
Carrie & Lowell

Sufjan Stevens left behind the folk game a long time ago, declaring his plan to write fifty records for fifty states a mere joke -- a sentiment that failed to wash away the beauty of the ornately composed Michigan and the pantomimic Illinoise. In the years since, he's been writing song cycles dedicated to the solar system, conducting orchestras in tributes to American highways, making fun of people on his blog and releasing records that betray deep existential crises -- All Delighted People and the synth-mad Age of Adz. He returns now with Carrie & Lowell, a record which promises a retracing of footsteps, back to the days when Stevens was about acoustic guitars, banjos and soft sadness. It's dedicated to his mum and step-dad. Argh. Crying.
  • CD (AKR099CD)

Sunn O)))
Black One

Here we have a reissue of one of the classic Sunn O))) albums, on which the cowled duo set out to go as dark as they possibly could. To this effect, Black One features guest appearances from Oren Ambarchi, John Weise, Wrest and Malefic: the latter was locked in a coffin and his claustrophobic screams recorded. Heavy. Gatefold re-press on Southern Lord.
  • Vinyl Double LP (SUNN50)
  • Limited edition

SWANS
The Seer

As the current incarnation of Swans draws to a close, here’s the second studio album by that version of the band, from 2012. Michael Gira assembled a lineup of veterans like Norman Westberg and new blood including Thor Harris, guest spots from the likes of Karen O and Ben Frost, with even Jarboe making an appearance. They managed to combine the monolithic heaviness of the past with a new sensibility that saw the lengthy tracks evolve over the course of touring. Massive epics like The Apostate and the 32-minute title track are balanced by gentle miniatures such as The Daughter Brings the Water and Song for a Warrior. This is a huge, sprawling album, and only the first of three such two-hour, 2CD or 3LP monsters. Some of the most ambitious and visionary rock music of recent years. 
  • Vinyl Triple LP (STUMM363)

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.
  • Vinyl LP (5365519)
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Talking Heads
Remain in Light

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Talking Heads
Fear of Music

Nowadays 1979’s ‘Fear Of Music’ is largely remembered as the Talking Heads album with ‘Life During Wartime’ and ‘Heaven’ on it - probably something to do with the fact that they are the only two songs from the record that made it into 1984’s ‘Stop Making Sense’ (though ‘Cities’ was included in the extended version of the film). This legacy does ‘Fear Of Music’ a great disservice - sure, those are both absolutely top tracks, but the whole album really is a triumph of the airless agit-funk style that the group had lasered in on throughout 1977’s ‘77’ and 1978’s ‘More Songs About Buildings And Food’. It also bridged the gap between those LPs and the transcendent polyrhythms of 1980's ‘Remain In Light’. This is Talking Heads at their most frantic, paranoid and couched, an effect heightened by Brian Eno’s daring production. The frenzied ecstasies of ‘I Zimbra’, ‘Animals’, ‘Memories Can't Wait’ etc. are pretty much unparalleled in the post-punk era.
  • Vinyl LP (0603497846160)
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  • Coloured vinyl
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  • Vinyl LP (0081227965549)
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Tame Impala
Innerspeaker

Tame Impala have proved themselves champions of psychedelic rock over the past few years, ascending to the top of the pecking order with 'Lonerism', their tightly-knit collection of fluorescent pop tunes. Their debut 'Innerspeaker' is a worthy record in its own right, deftly navigating their heavy stoner influence with serene and inviting pop hooks. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (3795299)
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Tame Impala
Lonerism

Come on now, we know the score with this one! Lonerism, Tame Impala's second LP, has undoubtedly become a modern classic. It catapulted the Aussie group from psych stone-rockers to a global phenomenon who sell out stadiums world-wide. 'Elephant', 'Feels Like We Only Go Backwards', 'Apocalypse Dreams' - need we say more? 
  • Vinyl Double LP (3795300)
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  • CD (5700227)

Teenage Fanclub
Grand Prix

Grand Prix is the album on which Teenage Fanclub perfected their chiming and charming indie rock-cum-power pop sound. Originally released in 1995 on the legendary and now defunct Creation label, the Glaswegian band stepped it up in terms of songwriting and production. Includes Sparky’s Dream and Mellow Doubt. Initial pressings come with a bonus 7” single.
  • Vinyl LP (19075837051)
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Television
Marquee Moon

Television were integral to the New York punk scene of the 1970s that centred around the CBGBs club situated in Manhattan’s dingy Lower East Side. Whilst the music was more complex, with longer songs than the punk movement was known for, it is said that front man Tom Verlaine was the person who started wearing safety pins on his clothes, but simply to hold them together, rather than as a fashion statement. Their debut album from 1977, Marquee Moon, is absolutely essential.
  • Vinyl LP (0081227971588)

The Beta Band
The Three EPs (20th Anniversary Remaster) [Deluxe Edition]

Noted for *that* moment in High Fidelity when the guy in the store says "let's sell some records" and puts a Beta Band track on and people start wandering up to the counter to find out what it is. It's a reminder that the early the Beta Band was a good thing - their reputation is based on these three early EPs. The fact that they subsequently disappeared down a rabbit warren of their own making is, in time, starting to be forgotten.  
  • Vinyl LP box set (BEC5543617)

The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Revelation

Led by the infamous Anton Newcombe, Brian Jonestown Massacre recorded their 14th album, Revelation in Newcombe’s Berlin studio over 18 months between 2012 and 2014. Eastern influences had started to make their way into the band’s psychedelic groove. The band are a swirling collective helmed by Newcombe, and this time the musicians were Joachim Ahlund of Les Big Byrds, Constantine Karlis from Dimmer and Asteroid #4’s Ryan Van Kriedt.
  • CD (AUK030CD)
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The Congos
Heart Of The Congos

Heart Of The Congos is one of the all-time classics, and surely one of the most highly regarded roots reggae records around. This right here is a reissue of a reissue, putting the fullest and best version of the album back into circulation. Over three CDs or three LPs, the rare Lee Perry original mix is bolstered with edits, dubs and remixed versions, including one previously unreleased! Reissued by VP.
  • CD (0054645421225)
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The Durutti Column
The Return Of The Durutti Column

It's fun to imagine the naming sessions for the 1980 debut LP from dream-pop pioneers The Durutti Column. “What are we going to call our first album then? Something that really messes with them. ‘In The Court Of The Crimson Durutti Column’? ‘Remain In Durutti Column’? ‘The Durutti Column Two; Electric Boogaloo’?” “How about ‘The Return Of The Durutti Column’?” “Yeah, I guess that'll do…” Given that the Mancunian group made some of the least abrasive music released by Factory Records, it's slightly incongruous that this should be the Factory album with the famous sandpaper sleeve. Fortunately for those of you who don't want large swathes of your vinyl collection destroyed from within, this new edition of ‘The Return Of The Durutti Column’ opts for a less problematic sandpaper insert. The halcyon musings of the tracks within remain unchanged.
  • Vinyl LP (FBN114)
  • Limited edition
  • CD (FBN114CD)

The Fall
This Nation's Saving Grace

Beggar’s Banquet are launching the next phase of their Fall reissue campaign, hooray hooray! This Nation’s Saving Grace, an album by The Fall that almost everyone seems to agree is a classic slice of Fall: impressive, given how hard it is to get that fanbase to agree. Major level Fall, get involved.

The Flaming Lips
The Soft Bulletin

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The Future Sound Of London
Lifeforms

It's excellent to see such a seminal work still deserving reissue treatment. Future Sound of London's 1994 masterpiece is a timeless collage of synthesised and environmental sounds, standing at the centre of the duo's vast contribution to electronic music history. If you don't already own it, time to make a change.
  • Vinyl Double LP (5778707)
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The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Axis Bold As Love

A re-issue for Axis: Bold As Love, the second studio album from The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Originally released in December 1967, just seven months after their sensational debut album Are You Experienced?, this album often goes unheralded in comparison to Hendrix’s two all-time classics, but this effort includes some truly magical cuts like ‘If Six Was Nine’ and ‘Little Wing’. 

The Magnetic Fields
69 Love Songs

If you wanted to make an incredibly long album and you figured 100 songs would be too many what would be the next number you'd pick? Anyway, Stephen Merritt did a ridiculous thing and wrote 69 indie pop songs about love and actually managed to pull it off. These are songs that had to be eccentric and endearing, which they are.
  • CD (MRG169CD)
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The Rolling Stones
Exile on Main St.

The Rolling Stones took themselves off to the French Riviera to record their classic double LP Exile On Main Street. This could well be the album from which all the stories of excess associated with rock stars stem from. But let’s not let that overshadow the music. Since it’s release in 1972, Exile On Main Street has been a bona fide rock ‘n’ roll classic.
  • Vinyl Double LP (877321)

The Smiths
The Queen is Dead

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The Stone Roses
The Stone Roses

The Stones Roses eponymous debut is widely regarded as essential by many fans and critics. It was originally released in 1989 and was central to the Madchester movement of the late 80s and early 90s. In retrospect, it's not only a classic and iconic alternative rock record that entered the mainstream, but also a solid entry into the British psychedelic rock hall of fame.
  • Vinyl LP (88843041991)

This Heat
Deceit

This Heat remain one of the most unique and remarkable bands in existence, and it is a joy to see their catalogue being reissued on vinyl for the first time! Deceit is a paranoid, blast of Cold War, post-punk creativity, moving from eerie creep to the ecstatic flare of ‘SPQR’ and the howl of ‘Makeshift Swahili’. Remastered audio, 180g vinyl, and a booklet of notes and photos, on Modern Classics.
  • CD (THISIS2)

Throbbing Gristle
20 Jazz Funk Greats

For all their reputation as “wreckers of civilisation”, by 1979 the original industrial quartet had gotten some of the confrontation out of their system and were exploring a wider range of expression. Chris and Cosey were getting more into their electronics, evident on the pure electropop of Hot on the Heels of Love and Walkabout’s jolly sequenced synth. Of course, it wouldn’t be TG if it was all “very friendly”, so Persuasion and Six Six Sixties see Genesis P-Orridge letting in various shades of creepiness. Peter Christopherson must be responsible for some of the sleaziness too, of course. Double CD reissue, with a disc’s worth of live tracks from 1979.
  • CD (TGCD4)
  • Vinyl LP (LTGLP4)

Throbbing Gristle
The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle (40th Anniversary Edition)

Not in fact their second anything, The Second Annual Report Of Throbbing Gristle, is the band’s now four decade old debut. Though their impact on electronic and industrial music is undeniable, listening to these tracks I’m relieved their needlessly “transgressive” lyrics and imagery have not been so influential.
  • CD (TGCD2)

Tim Hecker
Ravedeath 1972

This isn’t the brutal sensory blast that the amazing title might suggest. It’s creepy pipe organ/piano/synth drone music, recorded in a church in Reykjavik. Super unnerving, but equally beautiful and engaging. It’s one of Hecker’s best works for sure, and is released on double LP and CD on Kranky.
  • Vinyl Double LP (KRANK154LP)

Tom Waits
Bad As Me

Bad As Me by Tom Waits was his seventeenth album and was released in 2011. It was lauded by critics and fans alike. It brings together all the styles Waits has used throughout his career, from his early, more straight-forward songwriting to his later avant-garde approach. It also features a wide range of guest musicians from Keith Richards and Charlie Musselwhite to Flea and Les Claypool.
  • Vinyl LP (271513)
  • CD (271772)

Tom Waits
Small Change

Small Change was a significant leap forward in Waits’ career, a varied batch of songs that  balance humour and pathos and are full of character. It opens with the mournful classic Tom Traubert's Blues. Then there’s the burlesque romps Pasties and a G-String and Step Right Up, the painfully hilarious The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me) and the Runyonesque noir of the title track.
  • CD (275682)
  • Vinyl LP (275681)

Vanishing Twin
The Age of Immunology

Vanishing Twin fuse ‘60s pop and electronic music in way similar to Broadcast et al. On The Age Of Immunology, their second full length, the band explore the full breadth of their sound by recording it in a variety of non-standard settings, including the Croatian island of Krk. Features some of the most vital flute interventions I've heard in years. On Fire.
  • CD (FIRECD562)
  • Vinyl LP (FIRELP562)

Various
Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore

Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave and Hardcore is a new compilation from Soul Jazz Records. It brings together a bunch of seriously dark and heavy ragga-infused hardcore jungle tracks from the start of the 1990s. Acts such as Levictus and Krome & Time, Babylon Timewarp, Trip One and Rhythm for Reason feature. Initial copies come with a mini graphic novel (be quick if you want one of those).
  • Vinyl Double LP (SJRLP452)
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  • CD (SJRCD452)

Vashti Bunyan
Just Another Diamond Day

Just Another Diamond Day by Vashti Bunyan, released in 1970, is notable for being a gentle folk classic, but also for being her only album until 2005’s Lookaftering. The album tells the tell of the time she left civilisation to join Donovan’s community of creative hippy types in the Hebrides. It was produced by Joe Boyd and features the musical talents of Robin Williamson of The Incredible String Band, and Simon Nicol and Dave Swarbrick of Fairport Convention. 180g reissue LP in replica gatefold sleeve, limited to 1000 copies.
  • Vinyl LP (BRANCH002LP)
  • Coloured vinyl
  • CD (SPINN001CD)

William Onyeabor
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor?

'Who is William Onyeabor' indeed? This vast collection from Luaka Bop should clear the question up. Rising from obscurity to fame, Onyeabor's deliriously danceable Afro-funk marries hot grooves with lo-fi electronics, awarding him the status of one of the continent's visionary producers. Need convincing? Listen to 'Good Name' and don't look back.
  • Vinyl Triple LP (8089900791)
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  • CD (8089900792)
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Wire
Chairs Missing

Wire's second album has now, belatedly, got the re-issue treatment. 'Chairs Missing' expanded the short, sharp art-rock of their debut 'Pink Flag' into something more rounded and experimental, particularly in terms of their song structure. The CD editions come with bonus discs of so many demos that you won't know what to do with them.
  • CD box set (PF12SE)
  • CD (PF12CD)

Wu-Tang Clan
Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Do you want me to introduce this record to you? Really? Because if you don’t yet know what happens when you Enter The Wu Tang, you should probably just buy this on sight. For existing Wu-Tang Clan fans, this is the classic debut reissued, pretty crucial for your collection.
  • Vinyl LP (19075883381)
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  • Coloured vinyl

Yo La Tengo
Extra Painful

'Painful' was something of an early blueprint for another of Yo La Tengo's more beloved records, 'And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out'. Beyond their sickly blue covers, both are full of mumbled vocals, twilit riffs that slide seamlessly through the night, and romantic shoegaze outbursts. 'Extra Painful' compiles this old, understated effort from one of indie rock's subtlest acts with a second disc of original and unheard material -- plus lots of photos and an endless amount of goodies.
  • Vinyl Double LP (OLE10631)
  • CD (OLE10632)

Young Marble Giants
Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Special Edition)

One of the most definitive - and quiet - records of the post-punk era, the one and only studio album by Cardiff-based Young Marble Giants gets a fortieth anniversary re-release. Recorded in under a week, ‘Colossal Youth’ has influenced artists as diverse as Kurt Cobain and Stuart Murdoch. This release represents the chapter-and-verse take on Young Marble Giants' brief career. 
  • Vinyl Double LP (REWIGLP32XX)
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  • Coloured vinyl
  • Limited edition
  • Vinyl Double LP (REWIGLP32X)
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  • Last copy
  • CD (REWIGCD32XX)
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  • Last copy

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