Following on from yesterday's Top 75 new albums of 2012 post, here's our Top 30 compilations, reissues and box sets of 2012, with links to the original reviews where possible. Have a great Christmas and New Year, folks!

Following on from yesterday’s Top 75 new albums of 2012 post, here’s our Top 30 compilations, reissues and box sets of 2012, with links to the original reviews where possible.

Have a great Christmas and New Year, folks!



30 THE BEAT

I Just Can’t Stop It

EDSEL

29 BILLY BRAGG & WILCO

Mermaid Avenue

NONESUCH

28 SIMPLE MINDS

5 x 5

EMI

27 MICHAEL CHAPMAN

Rainmaker

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

26 VARIOUS ARTISTS

Make It Your Sound Make It Your Scene: Vanguard Records & The 1960s Musical Revolution

ACE

25 VARIOUS ARTISTS

Country Funk 1969-1975

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

24 DR FEELGOOD

All Through The City (With Wilko 1974-1977)

EMI

23 SENSATIONS’ FIX

Music Is Painting In The Air

RVNG INTL

22 ALEX CHILTON

Free Again: The 1970 Sessions

ACE

21 DAVID BOWIE

The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars

EMI

20 PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY

Ram

CONCORD

19 PALACE MUSIC

Viva Last Blues

DOMINO

18 VARIOUS ARTISTS

Personal Space: Electronic Soul 1974-84

CHOCOLATE INDUSTRIES

17 VARIOUS ARTISTS

Drive OST

SONY CLASSICAL

16 AR KANE

Complete Singles Collection

ONE LITTLE INDIAN

15 TERRY RILEY

A Rainbow In Curved Air

ESOTERIC

14 REM

Document

EMI

13 RIDE

Going Blank Again

RIDE MUSIC

12 JERRY LEE LEWIS

A Whole Lotta Jerry Lee Lewis

SALVO

11 T.REX

Electric Warrior: Deluxe Edition

A&M

10 THE KINKS

The Kinks At The BBC

UNIVERSAL

9 PAUL SIMON

Graceland

SONY

8 ROXY MUSIC

The Complete Studio Recordings 1972-1982

VIRGIN

7 LEE HAZELWOOD

A House Safe For Tigers

LIGHT IN THE ATTIC

6 VAN DYKE PARKS

Song Cycle

BELLA UNION

5 STEVE MILLER BAND

Number 5

EDSEL

4 THE VELVET UNDERGROUND & NICO

The Velvet Underground & Nico

UNIVERSAL

3 BLUR

21

PARLOPHONE

2 MY BLOODY VALENTINE

Loveless

SONY

1 CAN

The Lost Tapes

MUTE