10 Best Reissues of 2013

David Fricke's look back at the year in re-releases

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Public Image Ltd., 'First Issue'

Public Image Ltd. First Issue
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records

PiL's 1978 debut LP was John Lydon's scabrous repudiation of punk's already calcifying remains. "Theme" and "Annalisa" are naked, barely riffing fury, scoured by Keith Levene's rusty-treble guitar, Lydon howling at the rear as if drowning in the tumult and echo.

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