Is 10 years too soon for a re-re­lease?

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC -

Does the year 2007 really seem like a dif­fer­ent cul­tural coun­try? This month, Kate Nash is plan­ning on re-re­leas­ing her al­bum Made of

Bricks, 10 years af­ter it in­tro­duced her to the world. You could ar­gue about whether we need an­other trip down Nash’ s mu­si­cal mem­ory lane. It cer­tainly stood out from its peers on re­lease– but are there any al­bums that really need are boot a mere decade later?

That wasn’t a bad year for mu­sic. Kan ye West un­veiled Grad­u­a­tion to not-in­con­sid­er­able crit­i­cal ac claim, with­out quite con­quer­ing all be­fore it. But few would ar­gue that it’s one of his clas­sics, and it’ s this year’ s Kan ye that you can blame for those shut­ter shades still be­ing ev­ery­where.

Ar­cade Fire gave us Neon Bi­ble, their sec­ond al­bum and a huge com­mer­cial hit, thanks to tracks such as Black Mir­ror and Keep the

Car Run­ning. Much like Grad­u­a­tion, it was a grandiose project, and won most crit­ics’ hearts. LCD Sound sys­tem gave us the cracker that was

Sound of Sil­ver, while MIA re­leased K ala and Ra­dio head fired out In Rain­bows. All good al­bums, and well worth as pin? But 10 years seems too short a time to be re-re­leas­ing your records. Ra­dio head waited 20 years be­fore giv­ing OK Com­puter an over haul. Let’ s hope they wait an­other10 be­fore re­gloss­ing their Rain­bows. Lau­rence Mackin

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