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

 

Alison Moyet, 'the minutes'ARTIST : Alison Moyet
RELEASE: the minutes
BACKSTORY: The former Yazoo frontwoman returns this week, in the U.K., with her eighth studio album, an electronic-based collection that signer describes both as “prog-pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation.” It’s her first new album in six years. A U.S. release is set for June 11.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)

 

Killing Joke, 'The Singles Collection 1979-2012'ARTIST : Killing Joke
RELEASE: The Singles Collection: 1979-2012
BACKSTORY: The post-punk legends this week release, in the U.K., a new 3CD set collecting 33 singles across two discs plus a third disc of rarities. Tracks include “Requiem,” “Empire Song,” “Change,” “Love Like Blood,” “Adorations” and much more. A U.S. release is set for June 4.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD, digital)

 

David BowieARTIST : David Bowie
RELEASE: Zeit! 77-79
BACKSTORY: A new five-disc box set is released in the U.K. release compiling the works of David Bowie’s so-called Berlin period, collection the studio albums Low (1977), “Heroes” (1977) and Lodger (1979), plus the double-disc live album Stage, originally released in 1978.
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD box set)

 

The Wonder StuffARTIST : The Wonder Stuff
RELEASE: Oh No It’s… The Wonder Stuff
BACKSTORY: Miles Hunt and Co. return with their seventh studio album and first in seven years, an 11-track set of original songs paired with a CD featuring 10 covers of songs by the likes of The Primitives, Duran Duran and Pop Will Eat Itself. It was released in the U.K. in March.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital)

 

The Blow Monkeys, 'Feels Like a New Morning'ARTIST : The Blow Monkeys
RELEASE: Feels Like a New Morning
BACKSTORY: The U.K. sophistipop act follows up its 2012 double-disc reissues with a brand-new studio album that includes a bonus disc featuring 10 solo-acoustic performances of Blow Monkeys songs. It was released in the U.K. last month.
BUY: Amazon.com (CD, digital)

 

 

 

 

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