2008 Year End List Mentions: Anthologies/Reissues

These are records that show up in various year-end lists, except new releases. The focus is on new releases, so the following are incidental pickups. Those in blue are ones I have in more/less final form. Those in green I have as stripped down promos or don't have but have managed to hear somehow. The numbers in {} are the number of mentions.

Various Artist Anthologies

  1. A-Square (Of Course): The Story of Michigan's Legendary A-Square Records: AM
  2. Awake My Soul [Awake]
  3. Ayombe: The Heart of Columbia's Mussica Vallenata [Smithsonian/Folkways]
  4. The Best of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol. 2 [Chrome Dreams]: BL:****
  5. Black Orpheus [Verve]: AM
  6. Bollywood Steel Guitar [Sublime Frequencies]
  7. Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano [Mosaic Select]
  8. Break-A-Way: The Songs of Jackie DeShannon [Ace]: AM
  9. Camp Rock [Original Television Soundtrack] [Walt Disney]: AZ
  10. Channel 1 Story Chapter Two: AM
  11. The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 9: 1969 [Hip-O Select]: RS:****
  12. The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 10: 1970 [Hip-O Select]: AM
  13. Conquer the World: The Lost Soul of Philadelphia International Records: BL:****
  14. Crunk Hits Vol. 4: RS
  15. Dancehall: The Rise of Jamaican Dancehall Culture [Soul Jazz]
  16. Dirty Edits Vol. 2 [Dirty]
  17. Disco Not Disco [1974-86, Strut/!K7]: AM, TH:**
  18. Don Letts Presents: The Mighty Trojan Sounds: AM
  19. Don't Press Your Luck! The In Sound of 60's Connecticut: AM
  20. Don't Stop: Recording Tap [Numero]: AM
  21. Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples from the Blue Note Lab [Blue Note]: TH:C+
  22. Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels [Numero]: AM
  23. El Barrio: Latin Funk: AM
  24. El Barrio: Sounds from the Spanish Harlem Streets: AM
  25. An England Story: The Culture of the MC in the UK 1984-2000 [Soul Jazz]
  26. Everything That Happens Will Happen Today: RS:****
  27. Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 [Strut]: AM
  28. Fuse Presents Adam Beyer [NEWS]: MM:48
  29. The George Mitchell Collection: Volumes 1-45 [Fat Possum, 6CD]
  30. The Golden Age of American Popular Music: The Folk Hits: AM
  31. 2008 Grammy Nominations [Hip-O]: AZ
  32. Highlife Time! Nigerian & Ghanaian Sound from the 60's and Early 70's [Vampi Soul]
  33. Honeydripper [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [Rhino]: JG:4
  34. The House That Al Built: The Alegre Records Story 1957-1977: AM
  35. I'll Give You My Heart, I'll Give You My Heart: The Cherry Red Records Singles Collection 1978-1983 [Cherry Red, 8CD]
  36. The Imus Ranch Record [New West] {2}: AZ
  37. It Came From the Beach: Surf, Drag and Rockin' Instros: AM
  38. Juno [Music From the Motion Picture] [Rhino -07] {3}: AZ
  39. Le Tour du Monde Vol. 4, 5, and 7 [musicophilia.wordpress.com]
  40. Lead With the Bass, Vol. 3: AM
  41. Love Train: The Ultimate Sound of Philadelphia [Sony]: AM
  42. Mamma Mia! [Decca]: AZ
  43. Micron Music Presents: Every Mouth Must Be Fed: AM
  44. Moneyland [McCoury Music]: TH:***
  45. Never Ever Land: 83 Texan Nuggets from International Artists Records: AM
  46. Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974-79 [Soundway]: TH:*
  47. Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970 Nigeria [Soundway]: TH:**
  48. Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro-Funk [Strut] {2}: PM, TH:A-
  49. 1970's Algerian Proto-Rai Underground [Sublime Frequencies]
  50. Notwave [Rong/DFA]
  51. OMFGG - Original Music Featured on Gossip Girl, No. 1 [Atlantic]
  52. Poplife Presents Poplife Sucks [NEWS]: MM:2
  53. Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians [Asphalt Tango]: TH:A-
  54. Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia [1998-2008, Putumayo World Music] {2}: TH:A-
  55. Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific (The New Broadway Cast) [Sony Classics]: AZ
  56. The Rough Guide to Australian Aboriginal Music [World Music Network]: PM
  57. The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party [World Music Network]: RC:(20)
  58. The Rough Guide to Congo Gold [1949-93, World Music Network] {3}: BL:****(*), RC:A, TH:A
  59. The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan [World Music Network]: AZ
  60. Sex and the City: Music From the Original Motion Picture [New Line]: AZ
  61. Sing Me a Rainbow: A Trident Anthology 1965-1967: AM
  62. 60 Minutes of Fear [Rvng Intl]
  63. Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel: AM
  64. Son House & the Kings of the Delta Blues: AM
  65. Sounds Eclectic: The Next One: NYP
  66. Stax Does the Beatles: RS
  67. Strictly the Best, Vol. 39: AM
  68. Take Me to the River: A Southern Soul Story 1961-1977: AM
  69. Theme Time Radio Hour: With Your Host Bob Dylan: AM
  70. Titan: It's All Pop! [Numero Group] {2}: AM, TH:B-

Artist-Specific Anthologies/Reissues

  1. Nat Adderley: Work Song [1960, Riverside]: TH:A-
  2. Christina Aguilera: Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits [RCA] {2}: AM
  3. Air: Moon Safari [10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] [Astralwerks] {2}: AM, BL:****
  4. Amon Amarth: Twilight of the Thunder God [Deluxe Edition] [Metal Blade] {2}: AM, PM
  5. Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works 85-92/Classics [R&S]
  6. Arabian Prince: Innovative Life: The Anthology 1984-1989 [Stones Throw]: AM
  7. Art Ensemble of Chicago: Fundamental Destiny [AECO]
  8. Ashford & Simpson: The Warner Bros. Years: Hits, Remixes & Rarities [Warner Bros./Rhino]
  9. David Axelrod: Seriously Deep [Dusty Groove] {2}: AM
  10. Balla & Ses Balladins: The Syllophone Years [Sterns Africa]
  11. Buju Banton: Inna Heights [10th Anniversary Edition]: BL
  12. Bobby Bare: Bare/Sleeper Wherever I Fall: AM
  13. Ray Barretto: The Other Road: AM
  14. Basic Channel: BCD-2 [Basic Channel]
  15. Basic Replay: Basic Replay [Basic Replay]
  16. BBC Radiophonic Workshop: A Retrospective [The Grey Area]
  17. Beck: Odelay [Deluxe Edition] [Geffen] {4}: AM, BL, RS
  18. Belle & Sebastian: The BBC Sessions [Deluxe Edition] [Matador]: AM
  19. Dierks Bentley: Greatest Hits: Every Mile a Memory: AM
  20. Chuck Berry: Johnny B Goode: The Complete 50s Chess Recordings [Hip-O Select] {2}: AM, RS:****(*)
  21. Big Dipper: Supercluster: The Big Dipper Anthology [Merge]: AM
  22. Birdsongs of the Mesozoic: Dawn of the Cycads [Cunieform]
  23. Black Sabbath: The Rules of Hell [Rhino]: BL
  24. Art Blakey and the Giants of Jazz: Live at the 1972 Monterey Jazz Festival [Monterey Jazz Festival] {4}: TH:***
  25. Paul Bley Trio: Closer [1965, ESP-Disk] {2}: TH:A-
  26. Blondie: Parallel Lines (Deluxe Collector's Edition) [Capitol/EMI]: BL:****(*)
  27. Blue Ash: No More, No Less [Collectors Choice]
  28. Blue Mountain: Dog Days [Roadrunner]
  29. Blue Notes: The Ogun Collection [Ogun, 5CD]
  30. David Bowie: Live in Santa Monica [1972, Virgin/EMI] {3}: AM, BL, RS, TH:A-
  31. Anthony Braxton: The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton [1974-80, Mosaic, 8CD] {7}: AM, TH:A-
  32. Dennis Brown: The Best of Dennis Brown: The Niney Years: AM
  33. The Browns: The Complete Hits [Collectors' Choice Music]: AM
  34. Dave Brubeck: 50 Years of Dave Brubeck: Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival 1958-2007 [Monterey Jazz Festival]: TH:A-
  35. Bullwackies All Stars: Black World Dub [Wackies]
  36. William S Burroughs: Real English Tea Made Here: W:8
  37. Henry Butler: Pianola Live [Basin Street]
  38. Terry Callier: Occasional Rain: AM
  39. Johnny Cash: At Folson Prison [Legacy Edition] [Columbia/Legacy] {3}: PM
  40. Cause Co-Motion!: It's Time! Singles & EPs 2005-08 [Slumberland] {2}: AM, MM:23
  41. The Charlatans UK: You Cross My Path [Deluxe Edition] [Cooking Vinyl]: AM
  42. Cheap Trick: At Budokan: 30th Anniversary Collectors Edition [Epic/Legacy]: AM
  43. The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood (The Best Of) [Astralwerks]: BL
  44. Don Cherry: Live at Cafe Montmartre 1966, Vol. 2 [ESP-Disk]: TH:B
  45. Gene Clark: Silverado '75: Live & Unreleased [Collectors' Choice Music]: AM
  46. The Clash: Live at Shea Stadium [Epic/Legacy] {3}: AM, BL
  47. The Coasters: There's a Riot Goin' On [Rhino Handmade] {2}: AM, BL:****(*)
  48. Cocoa Tea: The Sweet Sound of Cocoa Tea: AM
  49. Ornette Coleman: Art of the Improvisers [Atlantic]
  50. Ornette Coleman: Town Hall, 1962 [ESP-Disk] {3}: TH:***
  51. Albert Collins: Live at Montreux 1992: AZ
  52. Commander Cody: The Early Years 1967-1970 [Blue Label]: AM
  53. Ry Cooder: The Ry Cooder Anthology: The UFO Has Landed [Rhino]: AM
  54. Elvis Costello: This Year's Model [Deluxe Edition]: RS:*****
  55. Robert Cray: Live at the BBC: AM
  56. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup: Gonna Be Some Changes, 1944-56: AM
  57. The Crusaders: Pass the Plate: AM
  58. Curlew: 1st Album/Live at CBGB [1980-81, DMG/ARC, 2CD]: TH:A-
  59. Cymande: Renegades of Funk [Newhouse]: BL
  60. Karen Dalton: Cotton Eyed Joe: SP:****
  61. Karen Dalton: Green Rocky Road: SP:****(*)
  62. D'Angelo: The Best So Far . . . [Virgin/EMI]: BL
  63. Reverend Gary Davis: Manchester Free Trade Hall 1964: AM
  64. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue [50th Anniversary] [Legacy] {2}: PM
  65. Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition [ECM]
  66. Peter Delano: For Dewey [Sunnyside] {2}: TH:***
  67. Bo Diddley: The Definitive Collection [Geffen -07] {2}: BL:*****, TH:A
  68. Bo Diddley: Road Runner: The Chess Masters 1959-1960 [Hip-O Select]: AM
  69. Fallou Dieng: African Classics: Fallou Dieng [Sheer Sound]
  70. Disney's The Little Mermaid [2008 Original Broadway Cast]: Disney [AZ]
  71. Eric Dolphy: Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Vol. 1 [Prestige]
  72. Lucky Dube: Retrospective [Rykodisc]
  73. George Duke: Faces in Reflection [Verve] {2}: AM
  74. George Duke: My Soul: The Complete MPS Fusion Recordings [MPS/Universal]
  75. Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs - Rare and Unreleased 1989-2006 [Columbia/Legacy] {10}: AM, AZ, BL, RS:2, TH:A-
  76. Steve Earle: Copperhead Road [Deluxe Edition] {2}: AM, RS
  77. The Eels: Meet the Eels: Essential Eels Volume 1 (1996-2006) [Geffen]: BL
  78. 808 State: 90/ex:el/Gorgeous/Don Solaris [ZTT]: PM
  79. Bill Evans Trio: Portrait in Jazz [1959, Riverside]: TH:A-
  80. Bill Evans Trio: Sunday at the Village Vanguard [1961, Riverside]: TH:A
  81. Fairport Convention: Unhalfbricking [Water]
  82. The Fleshtones: Take a Good Look [Yep Roc]
  83. Flipper: Generic Flipper Album [Water]
  84. Eddie Floyd: Eddie Loves You So [Stax]: AM
  85. Rosie Flores: Rosie Flores [American Beat]
  86. The Flying Lizards: The Flying Lizards [Caroline]: BL:****(*)
  87. The Flying Lizards: Fourth Wall [Caroline]: BL
  88. Foreigner: No End in Sight: The Very Best of Foreigner [Rhino]: BL
  89. Franco: Francophonic: A Retrospective Vol. 1: 1953-1980 [Sterns Africa, 2CD] {4}: CM; BE:9, RC:A+(1)
  90. French Frith Kaiser Thompson: Live, Love, Larf & Loaf [Fledg'ling]
  91. Free Blood: The Singles [Rong Music/DFA]: AM
  92. Bill Frisell: Rambler
  93. Lefty Frizzell: Steppin' Out: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: AM
  94. Gas: Nah und Fern [Kompakt]
  95. Marvin Gaye: Hear, My Dear [Expanded Edition] [Hip-O Select] {2}: AM, BL:****
  96. Charles Gayle: Touchin' on Trane [1991, Jazzwerkstatt]: CM
  97. Genesis: Genesis 1970-1975 [Rhino] {2}: AM
  98. Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Joe/Touch 'Em With Love: AM
  99. Dizzy Gillespie: The Cool World: AM
  100. Dizzy Gillespie Big Band: Showtime at the Spotlite [1946, Uptown]: TH:B
  101. Philip Glass: Glass Box [Nonesuch] {3}: BL
  102. Globe Unity Orchestra: 40 Years [Intakt]
  103. Gore: Hart Gore/Mean Man's Dream [1987-87, Southern Lord]
  104. Grateful Dead: Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings [Grateful Dead Productions] {2}: BL:****, RS:****
  105. A Guy Called Gerald: Black Secret Technology [1995, A Guy Called Gerald Music]
  106. Charlie Haden: The Private Collection [NAIM]
  107. Merle Haggard: Hag: Concepts, Live & the Strangers: The Capitol Recordings 1968-1976 [Bear Family] {2}: AM
  108. Roy Harper: Stormcock [Harvest] {2}: PM
  109. Gene Harris: Tone Tantrum: AM
  110. Gene Harris Quartet: Live in London [1996, Resonance] {2}: TH:***
  111. Jon Hassell: Power Spot [ECM]
  112. Coleman Hawkins: The Hawk Flies High [1957, Riverside]: TH:A-
  113. Eddie Henderson: Heritage: AM
  114. Woody Herman: Thundering Herd, 1960s [Mosaic Select]
  115. Joe Higgs: Life of Contradiction {2}: AM, RS:****
  116. Andrew Hill/Chico Hamilton: Dreams Come True [Joyous Shout] {2}
  117. Hitmen: Hitmen {2}: RS
  118. Shirley Horn: Live at the 1994 Monterey Jazz Fetival [Monterey Jazz Festival] {2}: TH:***
  119. Bobbi Humphrey: Fancy Dancer [Blue Note] {2}: AM
  120. Hybrid Kids: Hybrid Kids [Cherry Red]
  121. The Impressions: This Is My Country/The Young Mods' Forgotten Story [American Beat]
  122. The Individuals: Fields/Aquamarine [Bar/None] {2}: AM, BL
  123. Michael Jackson: Thriller [25 Deluxe Edition] {3}: AM, BL:****, RS:*****
  124. The Jacksons: Destiny [Epic/Legacy]: BL
  125. Bob James Trio: Explosions [ESP-Disk]: TH:***
  126. Jan & Dean: The Complete Liberty Singles [Collector's Choice]: AM
  127. Jazz Crusaders: Pass the Plate [Verve]
  128. The Jesus and Mary Chain: The Power of Negative Thinking: B-Sides & Rarities [Blanco Y Negro/Rhino]: AM
  129. Billy Joel: The Stranger [30th Anniversary Edition] [Columbia/Legacy, 2CD] {3}: AM, BL:****, RS:****
  130. David Johansen: David Johansen [American Beat]
  131. Elton John: Tumbleweed Junction [RS:****(*)]
  132. George Jones: The Hits . . . Then 'Til Now [Time Life]: BL:****
  133. Toby Keith: 35 Biggest Hits [Show Dog/Universal] {3}: AM, AZ, BL
  134. Kelis: The Hits [Jive]
  135. Kid Creole: Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1976-1983 [Strut] {4}: AM, CM, RC:A-, TH:A-
  136. King Crimson: The Collectable King Crimson Volume Three [OGM Live]
  137. The Kingston Trio: Once Upon a Time: AM
  138. Mark Kozelek: The Finally LP [Caldo Verde]
  139. Kris Kristofferson: Live at the Philharmonic [Sony]
  140. La Dusseldorf: Viva [Water]
  141. La Oreja de Van Gogh: LOVG: Grandes Exitos: AM
  142. Steve Lacy: The Forest and the Zoo [ESP-Disk]: TH:A-
  143. Lady Ga Ga: The Fame {3}: AM
  144. Yusef Lateef: Complete Yusef Lateef 1957 Sessions With Hugh Lawson [Fresh Sound]
  145. David Liebman: Pendulum: Live at the Village Vanguard [Mosaic] {2}
  146. Liquid Liquid: Slip In and Out of Phenomenon [1981-83, Domino] {2}
  147. Little Caesar: Your On-The-Hour Man: Modern, Dolphin and Downey Recordings: AM
  148. Little Richard: The Very Best of Little Richard [Specialty]: BL:*****
  149. The Lollipop Shoppe: Just Colour: AM
  150. Love: Forever Changes [Rhino] {2}: BL, PM
  151. Nick Lowe: Jesus of Cool [Yep Roc] {5}: RS, TH:A
  152. Gabi Lunca: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 5 [1956-78, Asphalt Tango]: TH:A-
  153. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors [Deluxe Edition] {2}: RS
  154. Magic Slim: Midnight Blues
  155. Samba Mapangala & Virunga: African Classics: Samba Mapangala & Virunga [Sheer Sound]
  156. Arif Mardin: Journey: AM
  157. Charlie Mariano: Helen 12 Trees [Promising Music/MPS]
  158. Mars: Mars LP [No More]: AM
  159. Derrick May: Innovator [1998, R&S]
  160. Curtis Mayfield: Curtis [Rhino]
  161. Skeets McDonald: Heart Breakin' Mama: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight: AM
  162. Brother Jack McDuff: Gin and Orange: AM
  163. Pat Metheny: Question and Answer [Nonesuch]
  164. Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath: Eclipse at Dawn [Cuneiform] {2}: TH:*
  165. Sarah McLachlan: Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan [Arista]: BL
  166. Lydia Mendoza: The Best of Lydia Mendoza: La Alondra de la Frontera [Arhoolie]
  167. Memphis Minnie: Hoodoo Lady: AM
  168. Frankie Miller: Blackland Farmer: The Complete Starday Recordings: AM
  169. Mission of Burma: Signals, Calls and Marches [Definitive Edition] [Matador] {2}: AM, PM, TH:**
  170. Mission of Burma: Vs. [Definitive Edition] [Matador] {3}: AM, PM
  171. Mission of Burma: The Horrible Truth About Burma [Definitive Edition] [Matador]: PM, TH:B
  172. Blue Mitchell: Blue Soul [1959, Riverside] {2}: TH:A-
  173. Roscoe Mitchell: Nonaah [Nessa]
  174. Hank Mobley Quintet: Hank Mobley Quintet [Blue Note]
  175. Mo-Dettes: The Story So Far [Cherry Red]
  176. Mogwai: Young Team [Deluxe Edition] [Chemikal Underground]: PM
  177. Grachan Moncur III: Evolution [Blue Note]: TH:B+
  178. Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners [Riverside] {3}: TH:A
  179. Wes Montgomery: Incredible Jazz Guitar [1960, Riverside]: TH:A-
  180. Brew Moore: The Kerouac Connection: AM
  181. Van Morrison: Veedon Fleece: RS:****
  182. Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter: Old Records Never Die: The Mott the Hoople/Ian Hunter Anthology [Shout! Factory] {2}: AM
  183. Mount Vernon Arts Lab: The Séance at Hobs Lane [Ghost Box]
  184. The Move: Anthology 1966-1972: AM
  185. Mudhoney: Superfuzz Bigmuff [Deluxe Edition] [Sub Pop] {2}: AM, BL
  186. Mudhoney: The Lucky Ones [Sub Pop] {2}: AM, SP
  187. Muslimgauze: Armsbazzar [Essence Music]
  188. Willie Nelson: One Hell of a Ride [Columbia/Legacy] {4}: AM, BL:****, RS:****
  189. The Nerves: One Way Ticket [Alive]
  190. New Order: Brotherhood
  191. New Order: Low-Life
  192. New Order: Movement
  193. New Order: Power Corruption & Lies
  194. New Order: Technique
  195. New York Art Quartet: New York Art Quartet [ESP-Disk]: TH:A-
  196. New York Dolls: Live at the Fillmore East [Sony BMG]
  197. Larry Norman: The Anthology: RS:****
  198. Gary Numan/Tubeway Army: Replica's Redux [1979, Beggars Banquet]
  199. Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll [Legacy]: AM
  200. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Cotonou: The Voudun Effect 1972-1975, Funk and Sato From Benin's Obscure Labels [Analog Africa]
  201. Orchestre Super Jheeves des Paillotes: African Scream Contest: Raw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds [Analog Africa] {3}: BE:10
  202. Mike Osborne: All Night Long [Ogun]
  203. Buck Owens: Act Naturally: The Buck Owens Recordings 1953-1964 [Bear Family] {2}: AM
  204. Augustus Pablo: The Mystic World of Augustus Pablo [Shanachie] {2}: AM
  205. Charlie Parker: Bird in Time 1940-1947 [ESP-Disk]
  206. Johnny Pate: Outrageous: AM
  207. John Patton: Soul Connection [1983, Just a Memory]: AM, TH:**
  208. Pavement: Brighten the Corners [Deluxe Edition] [1997, Matador] {4}: PM, CM
  209. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art, Vol. III: The Croydon Concert, May 14, 1981 [1981, Widow's Taste] {3}: TH:A-
  210. Pere Ubu: Dub Housing
  211. Lee "Scratch" Perry: Chicken Scratch [Deluxe Edition]: AM
  212. Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville [ATO] {5}: AM, BL, RS, CM
  213. Webb Pierce: High Gear Daddy [Bear Family]
  214. The Pogues: Just Look Them Straight in the Eye and Say .. . Pogue Mahone!! [Rhino UK]
  215. Pole: 1/2/3 [1998-2000, Scape] {2}: PM
  216. Popguns: Another Year, Another Address (Best Of) [Cherry Red]
  217. Elvis Presley: The Complete '68 Comeback Special: 40th Anniversary Edition [RCA/Sony BMG]: AM
  218. The Prodigy: Experience Expanded: Remixes & B-Sides [1992, XL]
  219. Professor Longhair: The London Concert [JSP]
  220. Tito Puente: The Complete 78s, Vol. 1: AM
  221. Q65: Nothing But Trouble: The Best of Q65: AM
  222. Sun Ra & His Arkestra: Some Blues But Not the Kind That's Blue [Atavistic -07] {3}: AM, TH:A-
  223. Rail Band: 2 Mansa [Sterns]
  224. Enrico Rava: The Pilgrim and the Stars: AM
  225. Jay Reatard: Singles 2006-2007 [In The Red] {3}: AM, BL, SP
  226. Jay Reatard: Matador Singles '08 [Matador] {4}: AM, F:6
  227. Otis Redding: Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul [Collector's Edition] [Rhino] {3}: AM, BL:****, RS:*****
  228. Otis Redding: Live in London and Paris [1967, Stax]: AM, TH:**
  229. REM: Murmur [Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition] [IRS/Universal] {2}: AM
  230. The Replacements: Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash [Deluxe Edition] [Twin/Tone/Ryko/Rhino] {2}: AM
  231. The Replacements: Stink [Rhino] {2}: BL
  232. The Replacements: Hootenanny [Deluxe Edition] [Twin/Tone/Ryko/Rhino] {2}: AM, BL
  233. The Replacements: Let It Be [Deluxe Edition] [Twin/Tone/Ryko/Rhino] {2}: AM, BL:*****, RS:****
  234. The Replacements: All Shook Down [Expanded Edition] [Sire/Reprise/Rhino]: AM
  235. The Replacements: Pleased to Meet Me [Expanded Edition] [Sire/Rhino] {2}: AM
  236. The Replacements: Tim [Expanded Edition] [Sire/Rhino] {2}: AM
  237. Return to Forever: The Anthology [Concord]
  238. Jason Ringenberg: Best Tracks and Side Tracks 1979-2007 [Yep Roc] {2}: AM
  239. Bruce Robison: The New World/His Greatest [Perfect]
  240. David Rodigan: Real Authentic Reggae, Vol. 1: AM
  241. Rodriguez: Cold Fact [Light in the Attic]: BL
  242. Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite [1958, Riverside]: TH:***
  243. Sonny Rollins: Road Shows, Vol. 1 [Doxy/Emarcy] {9}: TH:A-
  244. Diana Ross: Supreme Rarities: Motown Lost & Found [Hip-O Select] {2}: RS
  245. Arthur Russell: Love Is Overtaking Me Audika [AM, PF, W] {6}
  246. Saint Etienne: Boxette [Foreign Office]
  247. Heikki Sarmanto: Moonflower: AM
  248. Serengeti: Dennehy (Lights! Camera! Action!) [Audio8]
  249. Gene Shaw: Break Through: AM
  250. Sahib Shihab: Complete Sessions 1956-1957 [Fresh Sound] {2}
  251. Shining: In the Kingdom of Kitsch/Grindstone [Rune Grammofon]
  252. Ben Sidran: Don't Let Go: AM
  253. Horace Silver: Live at Newport '58 [1958, Blue Note] {2}: TH:A-
  254. Simon & Garfunkel: Live 1969 [Columbia/Legacy] {2}: RS
  255. Nina Simone: To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story [1957-93, RCA/Legacy, 3CD+DVD]: TH:**
  256. Frank Sinatra: Nothing but the Best [Reprise]: AZ
  257. Byther Smith: Blues on the Moon, Live at the Rhythm Social Club: AM
  258. Louis Smith: Here Comes Louis Smith [Blue Note]: AM
  259. The Smiths: The Sound of the Smiths [Rhino]: AM
  260. The Soprano Summit: In 1975 and More [1975-79, Arbors, 2CD]: TH:A-
  261. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes: Fever! The Anthology, 1976-1991: AM
  262. Steinski: What Does It All Mean? 1983-2006 Retrospective [Illegal Art] {9}: AM, BL, MC, RS, CM, RC:A(15), TH:A
  263. Andy Stott: Unknown Exception: Selected Tracks Vol. 1 (2004-2008) [Modern Love]: MM:16
  264. Stuff: Live at Montreux 1976 [Eagle]
  265. Swamp Dogg: Blame It on the Dogg: The Swamp Dogg Anthology 1968-1978: AM
  266. Rachid Taha: Rock el Casbah: The Best of Rachid Taha [Wrasse]
  267. Art Tatum: Piano Starts Here: Live at the Shrine [Sony Classics] {2}
  268. Harry Taussig: Fate Is Only Once [Tompkins Square]
  269. Teenage Jesus and the Jerks: Shut Up and Bleed [Atativistic]: TH:*
  270. Richard Thompson: Henry the Human Fly [Fledg'ling]
  271. The Three Sounds: Soul Symphony: AM
  272. Charles Tolliver: Mosaic Select: Charles Tolliver [Mosaic, 3CD]: AM
  273. Toots & the Maytals: The Sensational Maytals: AM
  274. Truckee Brothers: Double Happiness [Popluxe]
  275. 23 Skidoo: Seven Songs [LTM]: AM
  276. Gary Usher: Barefoot Adventure: The 4 Star Sessions 1962-66 [Sundazed]: AM
  277. U2: Boy [Deluxe Edition] [Island] {3}: AM, BL, RS
  278. U2: October [Island] {2}: BL, RS:****
  279. U2: War [Island] {2}: BL:*****, RS:****(*)
  280. U2: U2 Deluxe Edition Box Set [Island] {2}: AZ
  281. Victor Uwaifo: Guitar Boy Superstar 1970-1976 [Soundway] {2}: AM, RC:A-, TH:U
  282. Porter Wagoner & the Wagonmasters: Cold Hard Facts of Life [Bear Family] {2}: AM
  283. Grover Washington Jr: Soul Box: AM
  284. Whiskeytown: Stranger's Almanac [Deluxe Edition] {2}: AM, RS
  285. Hank Williams: The Unreleased Recordings [Time Life] {5}: AM, PM, TH:U
  286. Dennis Wilson: Pacific Ocean Blue and Bambu [The Caribou Sessions] [1977, Caribou/Epic/Legacy] {4}: AM, BL, RS
  287. Reuben Wilson and the Cost of Living: Got to Get Your Own: AM
  288. Robert Wyatt: Drury Lane [Domino]
  289. Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom [Domino]
  290. Robert Wyatt: Ruth Is Stranger Than Richard [Domino]
  291. Robert Wyatt: Nothing Can Stop Us [Domino]
  292. Robert Wyatt: Old Rottenhat [Domino]
  293. Robert Wyatt: Dondestan (Revisited) [Domino]
  294. Robert Wyatt: Shleep [Domino]
  295. Robert Wyatt: EPs [Domino]
  296. Robert Wyatt: Cuckooland [Domino]
  297. The Yardbirds: Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 1964-1968: AM
  298. Susumu Yokota: The Skintone Collection [Lo]: PM
  299. Lester Young: With Count Basie (1936-1940): Classic Columbia, Okeh, and Vocalion [Mosaic] {2}
  300. Neil Young: Sugar Mountain: Live at Canterbury House 1968: MC:5
  301. Warren Zevon: Warren Zevon [Collector's Edition] [Rhino]: AM
  302. John Zorn: News for Lulu [Tzadik]
  303. ZZ Top: Eliminator [Warner Bros]: BL

Lists Consulted

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