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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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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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