New Releases — March 26, 2012 at 7:52 am

New releases: The Smiths reissues, plus Ministry, Nick Cave’s Grinderman, Paul Weller

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


ARTIST : The Smiths
The SmithsMeat Is MurderThe Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come, Hatful Of HollowThe World Won’t ListenLouder Than Bombs, Rank
  Rhino Records this week releases, in the U.K., the individual album reissues that made up last year’s Complete box set. A U.S. release of the individual albums follows on April 3.
BUY: (see links above)


ARTIST : Ministry
RELEASE: Relapse
 Al Jourgensen this week releases his first album in five years under the once-retired industrial juggernaut’s moniker, a 10-track set available on CD and as a digital download  — with vinyl and special “fan box” editions arriving next month, the latter of which comes with a custom poker card game, Zippo lighter, booze flask and more.
BUY: (CD, download)


ARTIST : Grinderman
Grinderman 2 RMX
 Nick Cave says goodbye to his garage-blues side project Grinderman with the release this week in the U.K. (and April 17 in the U.S.) of a 12-track remix album, collecting mixes of cuts from the band’s sophomore album by members of the Yeah Yeah YeahsUNKLE and Queens of the Stone Age (stream the album here).


ARTIST : Paul Weller
 Sonik Kicks
BACKSTORY: The former Jam leader this week releases his 11th solo album in the U.S., a 14-track record featuring appearances by Noel Gallagher and Graham Coxon. The album, featuring lead-off single “That Dangerous Age” and the already released track “Around the Lake,” was be released in the U.K. last week (see full tracklist here).




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