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?”
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:13pm

You may not know this, since it’s hardly gotten any press at all, but we released a new Monkees album today.

We know we’re most likely completely blindsiding you with this information, as it’s only been discussed in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and basically every print and online publication that covers pop culture in even the slightest capacity, so our apologies if we’ve startled you. If you feel like you need to sit down for a moment, we’d understand.