This year saw the release of many truly stellar box sets and re-issues from the Holy Grail of Western pop music (the earliest Louis Armstrong recordings and the Beatles remasters on vinyl) to indie heroes like Sugar and folk pioneer Woody Guthrie. Here's ten of our faves.
Warranting renewed attention following the release of remastered material by this early '90s alt-rock trio last month, the heartbreak and heartache expressed by this acoustic breakup ballad are universal.
Well-positioned after the ascension of the Alternative Nation, Bob Mould's post-Hüsker Dü band managed two great albums (and an EP) in its short lifespan. Now here's the perfect chance to dig into its tiny catalog.