10 Best Reissues of 2013

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

The Swimming Pool Q's, '1984-1986: The A&M Years'
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10. The Swimming Pool Q's, '1984-1986: The A&M Years'

Hailing from Atlanta, the Q's were literate and buoyant, a Dixie-noir blend of the B-52's, Sixties folk rock and the Velvet Underground circa Loaded. Lou Reed liked the Q's' first A&M LP so much he took them on tour. Never doubt his word.