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Trojan Records
Relaunch

July 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Trojan Records Relaunch After an initial false start the year before, Trojan Records was launched in 1968 as a partnership with Island Records, Chris Blackwell’s powerhouse label

Simple Minds
Sparkle in the Rain

March 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain Released 31 years ago, Simple Minds’ seventh album, Sparkle in the Rain, remains an astounding work and the artistic pinnacle of the Glaswegian band’s

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
See the Fire

February 12th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry See the Fire Of all the bands to emerge from England’s teeming post-punk talent pool of the late ’70s and early ’80s, Leeds’ Red Lorry Yellow Lorry is perhaps one

Chavez
Gone Glimmering and Ride the Fader

February 3rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Chavez Gone Glimmering and Ride the Fader The great part about discovery is that there’s no expiration date. It’s the reason why ace reissue labels like Numero

David Bowie
Nothing Has Changed

November 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

David Bowie Nothing Has Changed If some desert island curse forced you to pick only one artist to listen to for the rest of eternity, you’d do well to choose David Bowie. His career-long sequence

The Pop Group
We Are Time and Cabinet of Curiosities

October 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Pop GroupWe Are Time and Cabinet of Curiosities Before Shazam, which has never worked for me, and Siri, people used to regularly serenade record store employees with off-key

Unwound
No Energy

October 27th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Unwound No Energy Chapter three, No Energy, in which Numero Group continues their quest to convince us of Unwound's undiminished greatness. Let me cut to the chase

Smashing Pumpkins
Adore: Super Deluxe Edition

September 30th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

Smashing Pumpkins Adore: Super Deluxe Edition As the massive Smashing Pumpkins reissue campaign begins to draw to a close, it’s time to look at one of the more polarizing records in the band’s catalog, Adore

The Gun Club
Fire of Love

July 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | Leave A Comment »

The Gun Club Fire of Love Between the mediocrity of the records he made while in decline and the overshadowing notoriety that comes from an early death, the music that

Various Artists
C86: 3-CD Deluxe Edition

June 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Past Perfect | 1 Comment »

Various Artists C86: 3-CD Deluxe Edition Throughout rock & roll’s varied permutations over the decades, there have been moments in time—years, days, fleeting instances—that have