January 26, 2023
Essential reissues, box sets, and represses this month.
Featuring Cloud Nothings, Tori Amos, Fela Kuti and more.
Attack On Memory (10th anniversary edition)
Cloud Nothings’ visceral third album was an explosion of post-punk ennui and frustration that catapulted the Ohio act into cult band status. Produced by Steve Albini, Attack On Memory is well worth a revisit thanks to Dylan Baldi’s anthemically angsty lyricism and the band’s steady, pummeling live sound. Ten years on, Attack on Memory has plenty to offer a generation desperately seeking the ability to disengage.
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Atlantic has issued a special reissue of Tori Amos’ Little Earthquakes this month. Remastered by Jon Astley at Abbey Road Studios, this cola bottle clear vinyl edition of Amos’ ground-breaking debut is an opportunity to spend time with a project that opened doors for emotionally driven singer-songwriters to this day.
Nimrod (25th Anniversary Edition)
Despite not reaching the commercial heights of their major-label debut Dookie, Green Day’s Nimrod is one of the pop-punk stalwart’s most varied and ambitious releases. Birthing graduation day and bedroom-angst anthem “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”, Nimrod is an encapsulation of an act moving and maturing beyond its more juvenile beginnings. This 25th anniversary edition of Nimrod is a treasure trove for Green Day fans, offering extra demos and live recordings in a memorabilia heavy package.
Coexist (10th Anniversary Edition)
The xx’s Coexist celebrates ten years with this special clear vinyl reissue. A minimalist transition from the trio’s impressive 2009 debut, Coexist was a subtle release that laid the groundwork for their future projects as well as solo pursuits by Jamie xx.
Lowlife (Definitive Edition)
A completionist piece for hardcore New Order fans. Lowlife (Definitive Edition) is a box set featuring a 180g vinyl LP, two CDs, two DVDs and a book. The DVDs hold footage from performances at the Whistle Test at the Hacienda, The Manhattan Club and Rotterdam Arena.
Partisan Records releases a 5oth anniversary edition of Fela Kuti’s 1972 album, Shakara. Made up of two cuts, created with Kuti’s Africa 70 band, the original release was recorded in Lagos. This edition comes with a bonus yellow 7″ with covers of “Lady” and “Shakara” by Ezra Collective.
Dive (10th Anniversary Edition)
Tycho’s blissful sophomore album Dive receives a reissue from experimental powerhouse Ghostly after years out of print. This reissue is available on orange and red marbled vinyl, a fitting colour for an album that sounds like the peaceful, nostalgia-soaked early evenings of yesteryear.
The Youth Are Getting Restless
Serving effectively as a Bad Brains greatest hits compilation, The Youth Are Getting Restless captures the punk band live at the Paradiso in Amsterdam in 1987. Featuring Bad Brains classics such as “I” alongside a medley of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Youth Are Getting Restless is a definitive collective, remastered for a new audience.