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Top Reissues: 2007

By: Stylus Staff

Posted 10/30/2007 - 11:39:59 AM by boilingboy:
 Joy Division reissues?
Posted 10/30/2007 - 04:39:14 PM by Zarklephaser:
 Joy Division, yes. Also sorely missing: Seefeel, Quique.
Posted 11/02/2007 - 12:40:35 PM by cwperry:
 The Johnny Lunchbreak compilation is the worst piece of shit I've heard in 5 years. Numero Group is a great label, but they have really pulled on over on record fanatics with this absolute garbage. You know, I'm a reissue junkie like many people, but sometimes there is a reason that bands weren't signed, their albums weren't released, and no one ever knew about them. Johnny Lunchbreak is emblematic of all of this. This album should give pause to all record fanatics who think they have to snap up every "lost classic" they're told are cool by record companies. Johnny Lunchbreak is a tenth-rate bar band with shitty lyrics, shitty singing, and shitty songwriting that, if it weren't cloaked in cool packaging and put out by a cool label, most reasonable people would never give the time of day.
Posted 11/02/2007 - 12:40:53 PM by cwperry:
 That should read "pulled one over on record fanatics."