Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted.
The Dead Milkmen
RELEASE: Welcome to the End of the World
BACKSTORY: The Philly punk combo returns with its first new music in two years, a six-song EP that’s out now in both digital and vinyl formats. We premiered one of the songs off the new EP back in July; have a listen.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, thegivinggroove.com
RELEASE: Alf, Raindancing, Hoodoo, Essex
BACKSTORY: Former Yazoo singer Alison Moyet’s first four solo albums — originally released between 1984 and 1994 — are reissued this week on vinyl with remastered audio, though no bonus material.
BUY: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
RELEASE: Welcome to the Pleasuredome
BACKSTORY: FGTH’s 1984 debut sees a single-disc reissue this week as part of BMG’s “The Art of the Album” series. The disc, which has no bonus material, is encased in a hardbound book and comes with new liner notes.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- This week’s new releases: The Smiths, The The, The Jam and Pet Shop Boys
- This week’s new releases: Squeeze, Nine Inch Nails, The Residents, Bob Marley and the Wailers
- This week’s new releases: The Replacements, The Church, The Blow Monkeys, a-ha
- This week’s new releases: Giant David Bowie box set — plus Depeche Mode, The Cravats