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


Killing JokeKilling Joke

BACKSTORY: The postpunk legends’ fan-funded triple-album compilation of dub remixes, compiled by bassist Youth last year, gets a full commercial release this week in the U.K. in both 3CD and 3LP sets.


The Mighty Lemon DropsThe Mighty Lemon Drops

RELEASE: Uptight: The Early Recordings 1985/1986
BACKSTORY: Cherry Red this week will digs into The Mighty Lemon Drops’ early years with a new 24-track compilation of material culled from the indie-pop favorites’ early singles, demos, BBC radio sessions and  more.


The Flaming LipsThe Flaming Lips

RELEASE: Flaming Side of the Moon
BACKSTORY: Warner Bros. this past weekend announced a new Flaming Lips companion album to be played while listening to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon —  and while watching “The Wizard of Oz.”



RELEASE: The Burning World
BACKSTORY: The sixth studio album from Michael Gira’s Swans, originally released in 1989 and produced by Bill Laswell, is reissued this week in a limited-edition vinyl pressing by 1972 Records.


Athletico Spizz 80,Athletico Spizz 80

RELEASE: Do a Runner
BACKSTORY: The 1980 debut album from the U.K. punk/New Wave act is reissued this week in remastered form, paired with the band’s second album, Spikey Dream Flowers, which was released the following year.





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