10 Best Reissues of the Year

Archers of Loaf, 'Icky Mettle'
American indie rock band Archers of Loaf (L - R) bassist Matt Gentling, guitarist Eric Johnson, drummer Marc Price, and lead vocalist/guitarist Eric Bachmann New York City in April of 1995. Bob Berg/Getty10/10

10. Archers of Loaf, 'Icky Mettle'

The spiked-guitar chaos and pop-wise confrontation are so fluid and bracing, it’s still hard to believe that this 1993 release was the Archers’ debut album. Remember alt-rock this way, and learn from it.

Jon Dolan's Original Review: Archers of Loaf's 'Icky Mettle' Reissue