Diggin’ in the Crates

How M.I.A.’s Polyglot Pop Montage Was First Hatched by Japanese Duo Frank Chickens

It's easy, maybe even accurate, to think of M.I.A. as the definitive musical artist of our time, in the sense that only the 21st Century's…
Chuck Eddy / November 18, 2013

Best Reissues of August 2012: Flatlanders, Frank Zappa, Blur, Dead C, and more

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention We’re Only In It for the Money (10) Zappa Records With nearly 100 albums under his belt (including…
Mike Powell / September 10, 2012

Best Reissues of July 2012: Fat Boys, English Beat, and More

Fat Boys Fat Boys (8) Traffic Entertainment Yes, they were sort of a novelty act, but at the root of novelty is a desire to…
Mike Powell / July 20, 2012

Best New Reissues: Codeine, fIREHOSE, Pantera, and More

Codeine Frigid Stars (7) Barely Real EP (7) The White Birch (9) (Numero Group) Codeine's jagged, exquisitely slow music is the embodiment…
Mike Powell / April 23, 2012