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'Stratoplay' Revels in the Delicious New Wave of the Revillos

Cherry Red Records' six-disc Revillos compilation, Stratoplay, successfully charts the convoluted history of Scottish new wave sensations.

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2006's 'Flat-Pack Philosophy' Saw Buzzcocks Determined to Build Something of Quality

With a four-decade career under their belt, on the sixth disc in the new box-set Sell You Everything, it's heartening to see Buzzcocks refusing to settle for an album that didn't try something new.

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On Their 2003 Self-Titled Album, Buzzcocks Donned a Harder Sound and Wore it With Style and Taste

Buzzcocks, the band's fourth album since their return to touring in 1989, changed their sound but retained what made them great in the first place

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'Modern' Is the Pinnacle of Post-Comeback Buzzcocks' Records

Presented as part of the new Buzzcocks' box-set, Sell You Everything, Modern showed a band that wasn't interested in just repeating itself or playing to nostalgia.

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Buzzcocks' 1996 Album 'All Set' Sees the Veteran Band Stretching Out and Gaining Confidence

After the straightforward and workmanlike Trade Test Transmissions, Buzzcocks continued to hone their fresh identity in the studio, as exhibited on the All Set reissue contained on the new box-set Sell You Everything.

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Buzzcocks' 1993 Comeback 'Trade Test Transmissions' Showed Punk's Great Survivors' Consistency

PopMatters' appraisal of Buzzcocks continues with the band's proper comeback LP, Trade Test Transmissions, now reissued on Cherry Red Records' new box-set, Sell You Everything.

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'Sell You Everything' Brings to Light Buzzcocks '1991 Demo LP' That Passed Under-the-Radar

Cherry Red Records' new box-set issued in memory of Pete Shelley gathers together the entire post-reunion output of the legendary Buzzcocks. Across the next week, PopMatters explores the set album-by-album. First up is The 1991 Demo LP.

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Pere Ubu 'Comes Alive' on Their New, Live Album

David Thomas guides another version of Pere Ubu through a selection of material from their early years, dusting off the "hits" and throwing new light on some forgotten gems.

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'Underground London' Dazzles with Its Scope and Anti-Establishment Music

Cherry Red issues a gargantuan collection of anti-establishment music associated with the 1960s London counterculture, a movement which challenged the norms and conventions of mainstream society by drinking from the well of psychedelia, free jazz, Beat poetry, musique concrete, electronics, and minimalism.

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Only After Dark: A Boxed Presentation of Mick Ronson's 1970s

The late David Bowie sideman, Mick Ronson may not have relished the solo spotlight but he still left behind a trove of rock goodies.

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At 60 Years Distance, Joe Meek's 'I Hear a New World' Still Sounds Unique

Joe Meek's vision of life on a different planet is placed in a fresh context by Cherry Red Records' three disc box-set treatment.

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Hawkwind Hit a Late-Career High With 'All Aboard the Skylark'

The nostalgia circuit will have to wait a while. Hawkwind have just released an album that borrows from the 1970s, but still sounds relevant in 2019.

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'Hand It Over' Is Dinosaur Jr.'s Magnum Opus -- Too Bad It Was Too Late

The last in Cherry Red Records' four Dinosaur Jr. album reissue series, Hand It Over, makes a clear case for the appraisal of an album that deserved far more than it received.

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Dinosaur Jr.'s 'Without a Sound Deserves' - and Gets - a Fresh Listen with Cherry Red's Reissue

Dinosaur Jr.'s last chance to bite at the apple of fame came in late 1994 with their album, Without a Sound. This expanded edition from Cherry Red Records makes the case for hearing it free of the baggage of that alt rock era.

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Dinosaur Jr.'s Reissued 'Where You Been' Is a Rough-Cut Diamond

One of alternative rock's key statements arrived in 1993 with Where Have you Been. It receives the definitive treatment from Cherry Red Records in the second of a four album reissue series encompassing all of Dinosaur Jr.'s major label releases.

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Dinosaur Jr.'s Reissued 'Green Mind' Is the Sound of a Singular Talent

A long-overdue reissue of Dinosaur Jr.'s Green Mind from Cherry Red Records wraps a superb album in top-notch outtakes, scorching live renditions, liner notes worth the price of admission, and great artwork.

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'C89' Documents a Creatively Fertile Period in British Rock Music

The fourth in Cherry Red's ongoing exploration of NME's influential C86 compilation and its aftermath, this Neil Taylor-curated collection mines the indie forbearers of the 90's Britpop explosion.

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'Gathered From Coincidence' Plugs the Gap Between Merseybeat and Psychedelia

Three CDs of obscure, left field British folk-pop? Who needs that? The answer my friend, isn't blowing in the wind... the answer is you.

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How the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Changed Rock Music Forever

Winds of Time is a three-CD collection of songs by bands that barely anyone outside the UK have even heard of. It's also the Rosetta Stone of thrash metal.

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Bow Wow Wow: Great in the '80s, and Even Better Now

For listeners weighed down by the cares of the world, there's no better medicine than Annabella Lwin's aggressively catchy, upbeat vocals and the delightfully irrepressible post-punk playfulness of Bow Wow Wow.

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Soon Is Never Soon Enough: Moose's '. . . Xyz', Remastered

Moose was really never shoegaze. In many ways, Moose was a much more successful band than Ride. Even though that claim is a bit strange, it's never too late to make it.


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