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The Pogues' 'The BBC Sessions 1984-1986' Honors Working-Class Heroes

The Pogues' BBC Sessions 1984-1986 is a welcome chapter in the musical story of these working-class heroes, who reminded listeners of the beauty and dignity of the strong, sooty backs upon which our industrialized world was built.


Bad Company's Classic Catalog Gets the Retrospective Treatment

Bad Company's albums have been fairly and consistently good -- all of them crucial to the development and popularity of album-oriented rock. The Swan Song Years is a perfect and convenient way to get all of the band's first six albums in one package.


The B-52s 30-year Anniversary Re-Issue of 'Cosmic Thing' Keeps the Party Going

With Cosmic Thing, the B-52s launched into the big time, shooting up the national album and singles charts with "Channel Z", followed by "Love Shack" and "Roam".


Chapter One of Curtis Mayfield's Solo Career Gets a Much-Needed Makeover

Rhino has remastered Curtis Mayfield's first four albums, a politically conscious, progressive-soul tetralogy that has stood the test not just of time but also changing tastes and fashions, and come out sounding stronger than ever.


Lindsey Buckingham Gets Anthologised By Rhino

Coinciding with Lindsey Buckingham's sudden exile from Fleetwood Mac comes this three-disc round-up, Solo Anthology: The Best of Lindsey Buckingham.


Stumbling Into Town Like a Sacred Cow: 'Loving the Alien' Chronicles David Bowie in the '80s

The fourth in a series of David Bowie boxed sets, Loving the Alien (1983-1988) covers a period in the late artist's career than many hardcore fans would prefer to forget. Time for a reassessment.


Aretha Franklin: The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970

Aretha Franklin's The Atlantic Singles Collection 1967-1970 documents how the Queen of Soul earned her crown.


'The Song Remains the Same' Remains an Essential Led Zeppelin Listen

Decades later, Led Zeppelin's The Song Remains the Same is still beguiling and definitive, and it sounds better than ever with this Rhino remaster.


Take a Dive Into the Flaming Lips' Salad Days with 'Seeing the Unseeable'

As part of Rhino's series of reissues and compilations dedicated to the Flaming Lips, Seeing the Unseeable is a look at the band's early full-length albums.


With Rainbow Colors Blended: The Grateful Dead's 'Anthem of the Sun' at 50

Anthem of the Sun is where things really took off for the Grateful Dead. Rhino's new deluxe edition is a reminder of how explosive and musically adventurous this band already was back in those early days.


Two Thousand Miles I Roamed: Otis Redding's 'Dock of the Bay Sessions'

Twelve previously released tracks from Otis Redding's final recording sessions hang together beautifully as a posthumous masterpiece.


Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).


The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys [Deluxe Edition]

Though Rhino Record's Deluxe Edition of Three Imaginary Boys has a few of the goods, the definitive document of early Cure is still the US cassette edition of Boys Don't Cry.

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