This year was full of wonderful expansive editions, reissues, remastered versions of classic albums from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. The Smashing Pumpkins dominated this list with their reissued versions of their albums. Many included bonuses such as rare bsides, live dvds, etc... These are mostly for diehard fans who were already fans of the album, but it's a nice intro to new fans as well. Check it out.
10. Smashing Pumpkins - Pisces Iscariot
09. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights
Brooklyn-based Interpol get a 10 year anniversary reissue for their debut album Turn on the Bright Lights. This album was one of the most acclaimed of the early 2000s. The band has released ok to downright unlistenable albums since then, but this remains their shining hour. Along with the original remastered album, is a 2nd disc of b-sides, demos and an early EP.
08. Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
One of the most important records of the 90s. This marks the bands 20 year anniversary for this album and it comes in the form of this remastered album. Disc 1 has the remastered album and disc 2 contains bsides from that era, and early demo tracks. It's a nice look into songs like Bombtrack and Killing in the Name. Also included is a DVD with live concert footage and music videos.
07. REM - Document/Life's Rich Pageant
06. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
Perhaps the most influential band in history, behind the Beatles, The Velvet Underground return this year with a reissue of their acclaimed 1967 album. Yes, it has been reissued before, but this 6 disc version has a little bit of everything from this era. You get the stereo and mono mixes from the album, Nico's Chelsea Girl album, the Scepter Studios Sessions, which includes demos of the songs from the album, and the last two discs includes a live concert from this era, which is a rarity. A very extensive box set from a legendary band.
05. Sugar - Copper Blue
04. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
03. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
02. The Smiths - Complete
01. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish/Siamese Dream