#BestOf 2013 – Best Compilations & Reissues


After looking back at our favourite music of 2013, it’s time now to review the best not new music also released during the year. A treasure trove of reissues, anthologies; box sets, as well as the various artists compilations that have brought some added interest (some would say have saved) to these rather weak twelve months.

Among them a number of recent classics celebrating their 10th anniversary with their correspondent flashy new editions; some great discoveries from around the globe; a few record labels’ anthologies and a couple of excellent soundtracks.

Check out our favourite reissues and compilations of the year here.

los planetas 1-LOS PLANETAS
Una Semana En El Motor De Un Autobús (Edición 15 Aniversario)

william oneyabor 2-WILLIAM ONEYABOR
World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is...?
(Luaka Bop)

the clash 3-THE CLASH
Sound System

boards of canada 4-BOARDS OF CANADA
Complete Discography

after dark 2 5-VARIOUS
After Dark 2
(Italians Do It Better)

scared to get happy 6-VARIOUS
Scared To Get Happy: A Story Of Indie-Pop 1980-1989
(Cherry Red)

L.A.M.F (The Definitive Edition)

the beta band 8-THE BETA BAND
The Regal Years (1997-2004)

lee hazlewood 9-LEE HAZLEWOOD
There's A Dream I've Been Saving 1966-71
(Light In The Attic)

music for autobahns 10-VARIOUS
Gerd Janson Presents Musik For Autobahns
(Rush Hour)

the breeders 11-THE BREEDERS

Live From KCRW
(Bad Seed)

django unchained 13-OST
Django Unchained
(Visiona Romantica)

the postal service 14-THE POSTAL SERVICE
Give Up (10th Anniversary Edition)
(Sub Pop)

change the beat 15-VARIOUS
Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1979-1987

talulah ghost 16-TALULAH GHOST
Was It Just A Dream?
(Damaged Goods)

chic 17-VARIOUS
Nile Rogers Presents The Chic Organization: Up All Night

cosmic machine 1-VARIOUS
Cosmic Machine: A Voyage Through French Cosmic & Electronic

steve earle 19-STEVE EARLE
The Warner Bros Years

trevor jackson 20-VARIOUS
Trevor Jackson Presents Metal Dance 2

traxbox 21-VARIOUS
(Trax Records)

los nugetz 22-VARIOUS
Los Nugetz: '60 Garage & Psych From Latin America
(Rock Beat)

shuggie otis 23-SHUGGIE OTIS
Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love

purple snow 24-VARIOUS
Purple Snow: Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound
(The Numero Group)

herbert complete 25-MATTHEW HERBERT
Herbert Complete

magnolia electric 26-SONGS:OHIA
Magnolia Electric Co (10th Anniversary Edition)
(Secretly Canadian)

assault on precint 13 27-OST/JOHN CARPENTER
Assault On Precint 13
(Death Waltz)

sly and family stone 28-SLY & THE FAMILY STONE

saada bonaire 29-SAÂDA BONAIRE
Saâda Bonaire
(Captured Tracks)

in utero 30-NIRVANA
In Utero (20th anniversary Super Deluxe) (Self-released)

the clean 31-THE CLEAN
(Flying Nun)

van morrison 32-VAN MORRISON
Moondance (Deluxe Edition)
(Warner Bros)

devo 33-DEVO
Hardcore Vols 1 & 2
(Devo Inc.)

patrick cowley 34-PATRICK COWLEY
School Daze
(Dark Entries)

roky erickson 35-ROKY ERICKSON
The Evil One/Don't Slander me/Gremlins Have Pictures
(Lights In The Attic)

Reverse Shark Attack
(In The Red)

u-ziq 37-U-ZIQ
Somerset Avenue Tracks (1992-1995)
(Planet Mu)

rodion 38-RODION G.A.
The Lost Tapes

mountain goats 39-THE MOUNTAIN GOATS
All Hail West Texas

music for sut-ins 40-VARIOUS
Music For Shut-Ins

grizzly bear 41-GRIZZLY BEAR
Shields B Sides

four tet 42-FOUR TET
Rounds (10th Anniversary Edition)

jd twitch 43-VARIOUS/JD TWITCH
Optimo: The Underground Sound Of Glasgow
(Glasgow Underground)

the kinks 44-THE KINKS
Muswell Hillbillies (Sanctuary)

the traditional fools 45-THE TRADITIONAL FOOLS
The Traditional Fools
(In The Red)

volume 5 46-DUR-DUR BAND
Volume 5
(Awesome Tapes From Africa)

death cab for cutie 47-DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE
Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition)

master plan inc 48-MASTER PLAN INC.
Master Plan Inc.

don & stevie 49-DON & STEVIE
Don & Stevie
(Finders Keepers)

kiki gyan 50-KIKI GYAN
24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82