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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 9:59am
Given the title of their new compilation, it may not be entirely shocking news that Air are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their international debut, but they are, and their anniversary present to their fans is an anthology of their best work.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 3:20pm

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. These are the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

The World Won’t Listen: During the course of their career, The Smiths released a trifecta of compilation albums which every fan worth their salt felt obliged to own, even though two of them were originally only available in the UK and one was only available in the US. The first of the UK-only releases was the immortal Hatful of Hollow, and the other was this one, which came out on February 23, 1987, and was intended as a collection of the band’s singles and B-sides released between 1985 and 1987. In the end, it actually ended up featuring a couple of other tracks, too: “You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby,” which was intended as a single but ended up being passed over in favor of “Shoplifters of the World Unite,” and “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out,” which was talked up as a single from The Queen Is Dead but never materialized as such.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:43pm

Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You're welcome.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 11:23am

When a duo has sold an estimated 75 million records worldwide over the course of their career, you might be surprised that they even feel the need to get out of bed in the morning, let alone continue to release new material. As such, let’s all raise our glasses to Roxette: after going their separate ways from 2001 to 2011, Per Gessle and Marie Frederickson reunited to release a new album in 2011 (Charm School), which was followed by another new album in 2012 (Travelling), and as of today they’ve added still another new album to the mix.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 10:20am
If you’re American, then you may not have heard that Dexys Midnight Runners have dropped the “Midnight Runners” from their name and simply go by Dexys now. In addition, you may have read the preceding sentence and thought, “Wait, Dexys Midnight Runners are still together?”