Monday, January 9, 2012

THE BEST 17 REISSUES OF 2011

I always end up listening to more old music than new these days, I would say since about 2005 I really started turning up the heat on discovering music from the past and some years help that along by reissuing old records that needed a remastering job or maybe it's an anniversary and a lot of times it's just because those awesome old albums had gone out of print and a new generation needs better access to them. So here is my list of official reissues that came out this year. The styles are varied and the sounds are all incredible, enjoy and take a trip through time to the best reissues of 2011








ART OF NOISE-WHO'S AFRAID OF THE ART OF NOISE?(1984)
RIYL: Musique Concrete with a lot of added fun, Sampledelica, 80s



BEACH BOYS-SMILE(1967)
RIYL: Sunny psych pop, the Beach Boys at their weirdest while still being great



BITCH MAGNET-SELF TITLED(1989-1993)
RIYL: Slint, Jesus Lizard and pretty much any other hard hitting touch and go band you can think of



CAN-TAGO MAGO(1971)
RIYL: Krautrock, Funk, Precisely amazingly made ahead of it's time music



DISCO INFERNO-THE 5 EPS(1991-1994)
RIYL: The seeds of Animal Collective, Fiery Furnaces and a whole bunch of other modern indie acts



GRANDADDY-THE SOPHTWARE SLUMP(2000)
RIYL: Grandiose epic indie rock robot concept albums






THE LEFT BANKE-WALK AWAY RENEE/TOO(1967/1968)
RIYL: Baroque Pop, 60s rock, 60s weirdness



THE LOUVIN BROTHERS-SATAN IS REAL(1959)
RIYL: Gospel and the best religious songs you will ever hear



PAUL MCCARTNEY-2(1980)
RIYL: Paul at his weirdest influenced by both goofy new wave and weird electronic workouts



MERCURY REV-DESERTER'S SONGS(1998)
RIYL: The Flaming Lips doing the Soft Bulletin but just beating them out by 1 year



MICKEY NEWBURY-AN AMERICAN TRILOGY(1969-1973)
RIYL: Contemplative and trippy country folk






OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL-DUSK AT CUBIST CASTLE/BLACK FOLIAGE(1996/1999)
RIYL: Tripped out 60s rock done by a bunch of drugged out college kids in the 90s



QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE-SELF TITLED(1998)
RIYL: Awesome rawk!



SUPREME DICKS-BREATHING AND NOT BREATHING(1993-1996)
RIYL: Indie rock by way of experimentation and the midwest with ties to Sebadoh



TALK TALK-LAUGHING STOCK(1991)
RIYL: The most uplifting inspiring "adult-contemporaty" music ever made, oh yeah and they invented POST ROCK basically



ORCHESTRA PETER THOMAS-ORION 2000(1975)
RIYL: Space funk, Krautrock, Musique Concrete all rolled into one played in front of a crazy horn heavy orchestra











THROBBING GRISTLE-THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT/D.O.A. THE THIRD AND FINAL REPORT/20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS(1977-1979)
RIYL: Early Electronic music that inspired a 1000 nightmares

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