20 Best Reissues of 2014

The Beatles in mono, Led Zep's alternate takes, history's greatest bootleg and more of the year's best boxes rereleases and excavations

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The Seeds, 'Singles A's and B's 1965-1970'

9. The Seeds, 'Singles A's and B's 1965-1970'

This Los Angeles band stretched the pummeling minimalism of its signature mantra "Pushin' Too Hard" — cut in September of '65, issued twice on 45, finally a Top 40 single in February, 1967 — over nearly a dozen hot, terse singles. The group made uneven albums but excelled in the concise, magnetic repetition of "Out of the Question" (1965) and "Satisfy You" (1968). This set follows singer-leader Sky Saxon as he loses more and more of the plot, along with the Seeds' original lineup, while cutting odd, harder rock like 1969's "Wild Blood," which sounds like the kind of crusty mischief Iggy Pop would later get up to on Kill City.

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