Readers Poll 2012: Best reissues of the year

Well, it’s the final day of 2012, so time has run out for us to unveil the results of the Slicing Up Eyeballs Readers Poll 2012. We’ve tallied up your votes, weeded out the ineligible stuff (like Grizzly Bear and Iron Maiden) and are ready to look back at the year that was for our beloved ’80s college-rock artists. Here we go.

Best albums | Best songs | Best reissues | Best comps/live/box sets | Best live acts

 

 

BEST REISSUES OF 2012:

 

10. The House of Love, The House of Love

BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this year reissued the band’s self-titled debut as a 3-disc set.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD, digital)

 

 

9. My Bloody Valentine, Loveless

BACKSTORY: MBV’s classic 1992 album was reissued as a 2CD set with a second mix.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD)

 

 

8. Icehouse, Primitive Man: 30th Anniversary Edition

BACKSTORY: The Australian act’s 1982 album got a deluxe makeover this year.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD)

 

 

7. Peter Gabriel, So: 25th Anniversary Edition

BACKSTORY: Peter Gabriel’s 1986 smash got a belated, but hugely expanded, reissue.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD, digital)

 

 

6. Ministry, With Sympathy

BACKSTORY: The long-out-of-print debut from Al Jourgensen finally was reissued this year.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD)

 

 

5. Ian McCulloch, Candleland: Deluxe Edition

BACKSTORY: The Bunnymen leader’s debut was among three solo albums reissued in 2012.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD)

 

 

4. Yazoo, Upstairs at Eric’s: MFSL Vinyl

BACKSTORY: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab reissued Yazoo’s 1982 debut on vinyl this year.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (Vinyl)

 

 

3. Sugar, Copper Blue: Deluxe Edition

BACKSTORY: Bob Mould’s Sugar catalog was reissued this year in both the U.S. and the U.K.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD, digital, vinyl)

 

 

2. R.E.M., Document: 25th Anniversary Edition

BACKSTORY: R.E.M.’s IRS-era reissues continued this year with this 2CD edition.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD, digital, vinyl)

 

 

1. INXS, Kick: 25th Anniversary Edition

BACKSTORY: The Aussie rockers this year released an expanded reissue of their 1987 breakout.
BUY IT : Amazon.com (CD, vinyl)

 

 

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