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VINYL PICKS

YOUR VINYL COLLECTION IS NEVER COMPLETE.


There’s always a new release or reissued classic album to add to your collection. That’s why we are on a mission to ensure you don’t miss a release.


In this week’s Last Word, we look at spring’s biggest vinyl releases you need to know about.


DAVID BOWIE - BERLIN ERA REMASTERS

David Bowie’s time in Berlin was fraught with controversy and hazy in nature. He was living with Iggy Pop during the 70s behind the Wall, so it was hardly going to be straightforward was it? However, this environment stirred something in Bowie, creating arguably his most creative and varied run of albums. Low, Lodger, "Heroes" and Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) have been given a brand new remaster, meaning whether you’re exploring this period of Bowie’s work for the first time or revisiting, this release is one not to be missed..


THE VACCINES - COMBAT SPORTS

Since they burst onto the scene at the turn of the decade, The Vaccines have been one of the most reliable forms of three-minute guitar pop around. Little is known of new album Combat Sports beyond the tracklist and a few live recordings, however if it’s anything like the band’s debut, we’ll be in for a treat.


GAZ COOMBES - WORLD’S STRONGEST MAN

Everyone likes Gaz Coombes. It’s impossible not to. From his days as head honcho in Supergrass to his recent criticallyacclaimed solo albums, Coombes is a national treasure. His latest release, World’s Strongest Man, is apparently inspired by Grayson Perry and Frank Ocean. We can’t wait to hear how he brings this to life.


DEMON RECORDS - NORTHERN SOUL ANTHEMS

You can never have too many Northern Soul compilations. This spring, Demon Records has compiled two 12” slices of the Northern Soul tracks that defined an era. Pressed onto heavy 180g vinyl, everyone from Judy Street and Little Richard to Will Green and Al Scott are present and correct.


SUNFLOWER BEAN - TWENTYTWO IN BLUE

Sunflower Bean have became firm favourites of the BBC 6Music clan since their psych-fuelled debut hit the shelves a few years ago. For fans of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, the new record from the Brooklyn-based trio promises to develop the rich sound of their debut even further.

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