This week’s new releases: Soft Cell box set, plus Spiritualized, Durutti Column, Posies

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.


Soft Cell

RELEASE: Keychains & Snowstorms: The Soft Cell Story
BACKSTORY: The classic synthpop due this week releases, in the U.K., a massive, 9CD/1DVD career-spanning box set, to be followed later this month by a single-disc hits compilation that features two brand new songs.
BUY:,, uDiscoverMusic, iTunes



RELEASE: And Nothing Hurt 
BACKSTORY: Jason Pierce returns this week with his eighth album under the Spiritualized banner, a nine-song record recorded largely at home by himself. Features the songs “The Morning After,” “Let’s Dance” and “A Perfect Miracle.”
BUY:,, iTunes


The Durutti Column

RELEASE: Without Mercy
BACKSTORY: Vini Reilly and Co.’s 1984 album is expanded into a 4-disc set. Bonus tracks include the original recordings of several songs, plus a companion EP and two previously unreleased live sets.


The Posies

RELEASE: Frosting on the Beater
BACKSTORY: The alt/power-pop outfit’s third album, originally released in 1993, is reissued this week in a 2CD package with with 31 bonus tracks, 15 of which are previously unreleased. Contains demos, alternate versions and more.






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  • UE405

    Posies’ “Frosting On the Beater” crushes anything Nirvana ever put out. Best Seattle-scene record from that period by a mile.



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