SPIN’s Best Box Sets and Expanded Editions of 2013
From Dilla to Dylan, a feast of extravagantly packaged excess
As William Faulkner once wrote after receiving a three-CD 20th-anniversary edition of In Utero as a Christmas gift, “The past isn’t dead. It isn’t even past. And this new Steve Albini mix is incredible.” So it goes for Lee Hazlewood, Fleetwood Mac, the Clash, Bob Dylan, and more stars of this year’s vault-ransacking crop of box sets and epic compilations and what have you. Happy listening.