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10 Best Reissues of 2013

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Public Image Ltd., 'First Issue'


Public Image Ltd. First Issue
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
7/10

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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