Best Of 2010: Reissues/Collections

MAGNET editor Eric T. Miller picks his favorite reissues and collections: Galaxie 500 (pictured), Pavement, the Soft Boys, Syd Barrett, R.E.M., Elliott Smith, Superchunk and more.

A disclaimer: Of course, no reissues/collections lists from 2010 would be complete without the likes of the Rolling StonesExile On Main St., the Beatles1962-1966 and 1967-1970, George Harrison‘s All Things Must PassRichard And Linda Thompson‘s Shoot Out The Lights, David Bowie‘s Station To Station, Paul McCartney & WingsBand On The RunT.Rex‘s The Slider, Bruce Springsteen‘s The Promise, the Who‘s Live At Leeds and the absolutely amazing John Lennon campaign undertaken by Capitol Records (I’ve listened to more solo Lennon this year than most of the other stuff here combined), but for the following two lists, I decided to concentrate solely on reissues and collections by the kind of artists we have always made the focus of MAGNET’s editorial coverage. Like Lou Barlow once sang, just gimme indie rock.

Reissues
1. GALAXIE 500 Today, On Fire and This Is Our Music [20/20/20]
2. THE SOFT BOYS Underwater Moonlight and Can Of Bees [Yep Roc]
3. R.E.M. Fables Of The Reconstruction [Capitol/IRS]
4. SUPERCHUNK No Pocky For Kitty and On The Mouth [Merge]
5. ROBERT WYATT Rock Bottom, Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard, Nothing Can Stop UsOld Rottenhat, Dondestan, Schleep, EPs, Cuckooland and Theatre Royal Drury Lane [Domino]
6. THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION Extra Width, Orange, Now I Got Worry, AcmeControversial Negro and Year One [Majordomo]
7. NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS Tender Prey, The Good Son and Henry’s Dream [Mute]
8. THE CURE Disintegration [Rhino]
9. THE DREAM SYNDICATE Medicine Show [Water]
10. ROYAL TRUX Thank You [Plain]

Collections
1. PAVEMENT Quarantine The Past [Matador]
2. SYD BARRETT An Introduction To Syd Barrett [Capitol]
3. ELLIOTT SMITH An Introduction To… [Kill Rock Stars]
4. ORANGE JUICE Coals To Newcastle [Domino]
5. THE CHURCH Deep In The Shallows: 30th Anniversary Definitive Singles Collection [Second Motion]
6. CROWDED HOUSE The Very Very Best Of Crowded House [Capitol]
7. LEONARD COHEN Songs From The Road [Sony Legacy]
8. THE UNDERTONES The Best Of The Undertones [Union Square]
9. BLACK TAMBOURINE Black Tambourine [Slumberland]
10. TOMMY KEENE Tommy Keene You Hear Me: A Retrospective 1983-2009 [Second Motion]

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