10 Best Reissues of 2016

The year's best archival sets – from Pink Floyd's early odyssey to Bob Dylan's greatest tour, from deep funk to outlaw country

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Big Star, 'Complete Third'
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6. Big Star, 'Complete Third'

This three-CD set is the last word on one of the greatest – and most harrowing – rock albums ever made: demos, rough mixes, every final master. This is everything in nerve, sweat and tears that surviving Big Star members Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens and their producer Jim Dickinson gave on the way to this willful fusion of avant-pop exploration, rattling funk and brutally direct, romantic candor.

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