New Releases — August 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

New CDs: INXS ‘Platinum’ best-of, Ministry ‘Molé’ mixes, Ian Astbury fronts Boris

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

INXS, 'Platinum: Greatest Hits'ARTIST: INXS
RELEASE: Platinum: Greatest Hits
BACKSTORY: The new 16-track best-of released digitally earlier this year arrives on CD this week as a pricey Australian import; unfortunately, it’s a one-disc affair and doesn’t include Seriously Live, the 26-song double live album that was bundled with the hits collection online (see more details and full tracklist here).
BUY IT: Platinum: Greatest Hits via

Ministry, 'MiXXXes of the Molé'ARTIST: Ministry
RELEASE: MiXXXes of the Molé
BACKSTORY: Despite shelving the industrial-metal juggernaut two years ago,  Al Jourgensen continues to release fresh material, with the latest being this week’s track-by-track “trance metal” remix of the band’s 2004 album Houses of the Molé. The disc features 10 all-new remixes by Blownload frontman Erie Loch (see full tracklist here).
BUY IT: MiXXXes of the Molé via

Boris and Ian Astbury, 'BXI'ARTIST: Boris and Ian Astbury
BACKSTORY: The lead singer of The Cult joins the Japanese noise-rock outfit for this new four-song EP, which drops this week. The disc includes three new Astbury-sung compositions (“Teeth and Claws,” “We Are Witches” and “Magickal Child”), as well as a cover of the Cult’s 1985 single “Rain” — sung instead by Boris’ Wata.

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