New Releases — December 7, 2009 at 11:16 pm

New releases: Lloyd Cole’s ‘Rattlesnakes’ reissued, Depeche Mode double A-side single

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, reissues and/or box sets.

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions, 'Rattlesnakes: Deluxe Edition'ARTIST: Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
RELEASE: Rattlesnakes: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: It’s taken five years, but the expanded, 2CD 20th anniversary reissue of Cole’s classic debut album finally arrives in the U.S. this week. Released in the U.K. in 2004, the remastered set features a second disc with 18 live tracks, singles, B-sides and rare session recordings. And, hey, now it’s a 25th anniversary edition.
BUY IT: Rattlesnakes: Deluxe Edition via

Depeche Mode, 'Fragile Tension'/'Hole to Feed' ARTIST: Depeche Mode
RELEASE: “Fragile Tension”/”Hole To Feed”
BACKSTORY: The third single from this year’s Sounds Of The Universe is an eight-song split featuring remixes of the two title tracks, plus album tracks “Come Back” and “Perfect.” It’s only the third double A-side single from Depeche Mode, following 1984’s “Blasphemous Rumors”/”Somebody” and 2006’s “John the Revelator”/”Lilian.”
BUY IT: “Fragile Tension”/”Hole To Feed” via

Not much out this week, so be sure to check out the Slicing Up Eyeballs Gift Guide.

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