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
RELEASE: The Smiths, Meat Is Murder, The Queen Is Dead, Strangeways, Here We Come, Hatful Of Hollow, The World Won’t Listen, Louder Than Bombs, Rank
BACKSTORY: 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: Amazon.co.uk (see links above)
ARTIST : Ministry
BACKSTORY: 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: Amazon.com (CD, download)
ARTIST : Grinderman
RELEASE: Grinderman 2 RMX
BACKSTORY: 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 Yeahs, UNKLE and Queens of the Stone Age (stream the album here).
BUY: Amazon.co.uk (CD)
ARTIST : Paul Weller
RELEASE: 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).
BUY: Amazon.com (CD)