Is 10 years too soon for a re-release?
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