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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: Vulnicura
BACKSTORY: The former Sugarcubes frontwoman this past week rush-released her new album digitally after it leaked online prematurely; the physical CD release is still due in March, as originally planned.


The CharlatansThe Charlatans

RELEASE: Modern Nature
BACKSTORY: The Charlatans return this week with their first album since the death of drummer Jon Brookes. Filling in on drums are New Order’s Stephen Morris, The Verve’s Pete Salisbury and Factory Floor’s Gabriel Gurnsey.


The PrimitivesThe Primitives

RELEASE: Galore: Deluxe Edition
BACKSTORY: The third and once-final album from The Primitives, originally released in 1991, is reissued this week in a 2CD set featuring singles, B-sides, mixes and 10 live tracks from that era.


Guided By VoicesGuided By Voices

RELEASE: Bee Thousand, King Shit & The Golden Boys
BACKSTORY: The classic 1994 album from Robert Pollard and Co., along with the band’s 1995 odds-and-ends compilation, are reissued this week in new “high quality virgin vinyl” pressings.




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