Review: Record Store Day 2020 seems to have gone on for months, and months, and months. Roxy Music fans won't be complaining though as one of the many million special releases is this, the final piece of the Roxy Music debut album celebration jigsaw. Steven Wilson's stereo mix of the fabled original album was meant to come out as part of 2018's huge box set and has been much debated online ever since. Now, after the band have given it their full blessing, it finally arrives on strictly limited clear wax, and has been specially mastered for vinyl by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.
Review: Beastie Boys Music is a new greatest hits compilation album that serves as a companion to 2020's Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys Story and 256-page photo book, Beastie Boys Book. The double vinyl affair takes in 20 classic tracks that span the iconic group's more than 30 year career, with the biggest of the big such as 'No Sleep', 'Sabotage' and 'Intergalactic' all making the cut. By now these are well worn classics, but their impact on rap cannot be overstated, and the tunes still get any party banging thanks to the immediacy of the beats and sharpness of the rhymes.