The Best Reissues of 2017
Five favorites from this year that had a story to tell and music to back it up.
“Two Rungs Above Being A Pimp”: The Rock and Soul of Post-War Nigeria
Uchenna Ikonne on the little-known Nigerian rock scene of the 1970s.
The Magnetic Fields, “69 Love Songs” [vinyl reissue]
Clichés are clichés for a reason, so where’s the space between a fake love song and a real one? On 69 Love Songs, it’s often clear, but the places where it isn’t make this an essential set of throwaway love songs.
Flaming Lips Reissuing “Clouds Taste Metallic” as Massive Deluxe Boxed Set
Gonna need a lot of gummy skulls to contain this thing.