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Mudcub's Best CD Reissues, Best CD Artwork, and Worst CD Artwork
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Here are some more lists I try to do every year: resissues and artwork. I love CD packaging. Even though purist may miss the larger size of record albums, I love what some artists are doing with the CD. And not just the cover, but the tray and the case and the top of the CD itself. It helps convey a whole atmosphere is the artist wants to - it's that little extra that can really make a CD "important". At the very least it shows that someone out there cares enough to a coherent package and vision.
 
Mudcub's Best Reissues of 2009
 
1. Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth" and "The Golden Age Of Wireless"
2. Duran Duran "Rio"
3. Ben Folds "Stems And Seeds"
4. Robyn Hitchcock "I Often Dream Of Trains In NYC"
5. Morphine "At Your Service"
6. Tom Waits "Glitter & Doom Live"
7. Nirvana "Live At Reading"
8. R.E.M. "Murmur" (Deluxe Edition) and "Live At The Olympia"
9. Eddie Rabbit "Rocky Mountain Music" and "Horizon"
10. R.O. Manse "R.O. Magic: The Best Of R.O. Manse"
(others)
Spinal Tap "Back From The Dead"
Drive-By Truckers "The Fine Print (A Collection Of Oddities And Rarities)"
Gogol Brodello "Live From Axis Mundi"
The Arctic Monkeys "Live At The Apollo"

Mudcub's Best CD Artwork of 2009
 
1. Blitzen Trapper "Furr"
2. Mastodon "Crack The Skye"
3. VNV Nation "Of Faith, Power, And Glory"
4. Groove Armada "Soundboy Rock"
5. Patrick Wolf "The Bachelor"
6. Julian Casblancas "Phrazes For The Young"
7. Flight Of The Conchords "I Told You I Was Freaky"
8. David Byrne And Brian Eno "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today"
9. Empire Of The Sun "Walking On A Dream"
10. Adam Lambert "For Your Entertainment"

Mudcub's Worst CD Artwork of 2009
 
1. Madonna "Celebration"
2. The Dodos "Time To Die"
3. Larry The Cable Guy "Tailgate Party"
4. The Bloody Beatroots "Romborama"
5. Bruce Springsteen "Working On A Dream"
(also)
Living Colour "The Chair In The Doorway"
Gus Gus "24/7"
Regina Spektor "Far"
The Prodigy "Invaders Must Die"
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