The Smiths famously addressed the music industry’s desire to “Reissue! Repackage! Repackage!” music with their classic song Paint A Vulgar Picture, yet, ironically, compilations such as The World Won’t Listen allowed the group’s fans to round up songs they may otherwise have struggled to source. Even in the digital age, many serious music fans still demand physical product from their favourite bands, and diligently compiled reissues can help us all plug significant gaps in our collections. With that in mind, this year’s already looking exciting on the rediscovery front, so Dig! flick through the racks and pick out the best reissues of 2022.
Best Reissues Of 2022: 10 Essential Releases Of The Year So Far
40: Third Eye Blind: ‘Third Eye Blind’ (2LP)
San Francisco act Third Eye Blind’s angsty, post-grunge sound fitted the US alt-rock scene like a glove during the latter half of the 90s, so it’s no surprise their self-titled 1997 debut album and its immediate follow-up, Blue, both enjoyed multi-platinum sales. The hits-stuffed Third Eye Blind marked its 25th anniversary in September 2022 with a deluxe two-disc vinyl reissue; all five of its US smashes, including Graduate and the band’s highest-charting single, Semi-Charmed Life, also formed the backbone of the group’s recent anthology, A Collection, which features all the best Third Eye Blind songs in one place.
Must hear: Semi-Charmed Life