New releases: The Smiths reissues, plus Ministry, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Paul Weller

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.

 

ARTIST : The Smiths
RELEASE: 
The SmithsMeat Is MurderThe Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come, Hatful Of HollowThe World Won’t ListenLouder Than Bombs, Rank
BACKSTORY:
  Rhino Records this week releases, in the U.K., the individual album reissues that made up last year’s Complete box set. A U.S. release of the individual albums follows on April 3.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (see links above)

 

ARTIST : Ministry
RELEASE: Relapse
BACKSTORY:
 Al Jourgensen this week releases his first album in five years under the once-retired industrial juggernaut’s moniker, a 10-track set available on CD and as a digital download  — with vinyl and special “fan box” editions arriving next month, the latter of which comes with a custom poker card game, Zippo lighter, booze flask and more.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, download)

 

ARTIST : Grinderman
RELEASE: 
Grinderman 2 RMX
BACKSTORY:
 Nick Cave says goodbye to his garage-blues side project Grinderman with the release this week in the U.K. (and April 17 in the U.S.) of a 12-track remix album, collecting mixes of cuts from the band’s sophomore album by members of the Yeah Yeah YeahsUNKLE and Queens of the Stone Age (stream the album here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)

 

ARTIST : Paul Weller
RELEASE:
 Sonik Kicks
BACKSTORY: The former Jam leader this week releases his 11th solo album in the U.S., a 14-track record featuring appearances by Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon. The album, featuring lead-off single “That Dangerous Age” and the already released track “Around the Lake,” was be released in the U.K. last week (see full tracklist here).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD)

 

 

 

 

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