This week’s new releases: Breeders, Buffalo Tom, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise and more

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.

 

The Breeders

RELEASE: All Nerve
BACKSTORY: Kim Deal’s Breeders return this week with their fifth studio album, and first in a decade — and their first with the classic Last Splash-era lineup since, well, Last Splash was released 25 years ago.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

Buffalo Tom

RELEASE: Quiet and Peace
BACKSTORY: The Bill Janovitz-led Buffalo Tom returns this week with the band’s third post-reunion album, an 11-song collection of new songs that also includes a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Only Living Boy in New York.”
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes.com

 

Pet Shop Boys

RELEASE: PleaseActually, Introspective
BACKSTORY: The latest batch of Pet Shop Boys reissues arrives this week, with each featuring a brand-new remaster of the original album and the 2001 Further listening bonus disc with remixes, demos and more.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

The Art of Noise

RELEASE: In Visible Silence
BACKSTORY: The Art of Noise’s second studio album receives an expanded 2LP reissue on blue vinyl, with the second record featuring 17 additional tracks, some of which are previously unreleased.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

Annie Lennox

RELEASE: Diva, Medusa
BACKSTORY: The former Eurythmics frontwoman’s first two solo albums — 1992’s Diva, featuring the hits “Why” and “Walking On Broken Glass,” and 1995’s Medusa — are reissued this week in new vinyl pressings.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

 

UB40

RELEASE: A Real Labour of Love
BACKSTORY: The U.K. reggae act — featuring Ali Campbell, Mickey Virtue and Astro — this week releases yet another collection of covers, this time of classic reggae artists such as Gregory Isaacs and Barrington Levy.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes

 

 

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