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2017 Top 5 Compilation Albums

posted 8 Jan 2018, 04:15 by Scene Alba Magazine   [ updated 8 Jan 2018, 04:54 ]

5. C88
A state of the nation address for all matters indie in 1988. Edgy to floral, angular to baggy rising, no stone is left unturned in this glorious snap-shot of late eighties alternative music.

4. James - Just Hipper
Showing the amazing burst of creativity the Manchester heroes had at the beginning of their career and how it shaped them into the huge band that they would become in a few short years.

3. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
The 1986 masterpiece from Morrissey and Marr. this re-issue comes with demos, B-sides and alternative takes. Also in the box set version is a live set of the band at their heights recorded in Boston.

2. David Bowie - A New Career in a New Town
The third of the Bowie retrospective box sets this time covering the artistically charged Berlin records to the eighties rebirth of 'Scary Monsters' a bracing stroll through one of pop's most eloquent singers.

1. Manchester North of England
Cherry Red's reissue masterpiece "Manchester North of England" is an excellent trawl through the hits and misses of Manchester's rich heritage of music from punk to the dance days. it's an excellent showcase of the talent that still lurks under the wonderfully wet skies of Manchester.