Interscope (2017, Reissue)
Source Tags & Codes is one of those albums that I just love. There's something epic, perhaps even pretentious about it, but that doesn't stop it from being a forceful piece of music that really just hits me. When I had read that they were reissuing it as a double LP with a few extra tracks, it seemed like a no brainer to pick up. Having received it, I wish I would have done a bit more research.
My main issue is the fact that pretty much all of the newly added tracks are just instrumental interludes tacked on to the existing album. I guess I was expecting real songs, but that's on me for not looking into what the new songs were before ordering it. I felt a little rushed as the blue vinyl had quickly sold out at one store so I was already on my back up. That's another thing, you'd hardly know this blue vinyl was actually blue without holding it up to the light.
Had I not already had an original pressing of this album already, this is a must purchase. It's just simply a wonderful and dynamic record filled with passionately played songs and just the right mix of rage and pop. If you already have the first pressing, there's nothing on this that really warrants picking up a second copy.
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes: