Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs.
RELEASE: I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss
BACKSTORY: Sinead O’Connor returns with her 10th studio album and first in two years, and a high-profile makeover. Tracks include “How About I Be Me,” “Dense Water Deeper Down” and “Your Green Jacket.”
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RELEASE: “Every Everything: The Music, Life and Times of Grant Hart”
BACKSTORY: Gorman Bechard’s documentary on Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart comes to DVD this week with a host of extras, including two additional hours of interview footage with Hart.
RELEASE: The Virgin Years: 1980-1985
BACKSTORY: John Foxx this week releases a 5CD box set including the four albums he released between 1980 and 1985, with B-sides and outtakes added to each album and on a bonus fifth CD called Fusion/Fission.
RELEASE: Close Up Series
BACKSTORY: Suzanne Vega this week releases a 5CD/1DVD box set rounding up the Close Up albums of her re-recorded catalog originally released between 2010 and 2012, with a disc of bonus material and a live DVD.
BACKSTORY: The new project from Wax Trax! Records mainstay Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry, etc.) and Acumen Nation’s Jason Novak releases its nine-track debut this week. Front 242’s Richard 23 guests.
Stiff Little Fingers
RELEASE: No Going Back
BACKSTORY: The punk legends return with their 10th studio album and first in 11 years, a 12-song collection that includes tracks such as “Liar’s Club,” “My Dark Places,” “When We Were Young” and more.