BEST OF 2009

Best Of 2009: Reissues/Collections


MAGNET editor Eric T. Miller picks his favorite reissues and collections: the Stone Roses (pictured), Big Star, Radiohead, the Feelies, the Jesus Lizard, Nick Cave and more.

1. THE STONE ROSES The Stone Roses [Sony Legacy]
2. RADIOHEAD The Bends, OK Computer, Kid A and Amnesiac [Capitol]
3. R.E.M. Reckoning [Universal]
4. NIRVANA Bleach [Sub Pop]
5. U2 The Unforgettable Fire [Universal]
6. THE FEELIES Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth [Bar/None]
7. THE JESUS LIZARD Goat and Liar [Touch And Go]
9. JAWBOX For Your Own Special Sweetheart [Dischord]
10. NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS Your Funeral … My Trial [Mute]

1. BIG STAR Keep An Eye On The Sky [Rhino]
2. 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS Sign Of The 3 Eyed Men [International Artists]
3. VARIOUS ARTISTS Where The Action Is!: Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 [Rhino]
4. RICHARD THOMPSON Walking On A Wire: 1968-2009 [Shout! Factory]
5. BLUR Midlife: A Beginner’s Guide To Blur [EMI]

6 replies on “Best Of 2009: Reissues/Collections”

Emmit Rhodes of “Glen Campbell Show” fame? My sister got all gaga over him and bought his first album. I eventually unceremoniously melted it on the picnic table in the hot July sun along with a copy of Lennon and Ono’s “Two Virgins”. I’d be rich if I still owned the latter!

What a pathetic year for re-issues and colletions. The aritsts here are all gerat, but this is nearly *everything* that was re-issued or collected in 2009 worth tracking down. Not so long ago, I could make a list of 50 re-issues/comps/box sets which intrigued me. Gone, apparently, are the days when labels like Rhino Records would release a plethora of amazing box sets. This year we get two. Another sign of the death of the CD, I guess.

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