Boxed sets are awesome because by definition they come in boxes. And there's something undeniably cool about holding this big, lumpy box in your hands. I'm not even a big Judas Priest fan, but when I hold Metalogy in my hands with its studded sides I feel like a better person, a valuable member of society. My vote counts. Ditto that Talking Heads box, not to mention all those boxed sets of old folkies singing about black lung and bluesmen whose women keeping leaving them for dudes with money. I can't tell any of it apart--and neither can you--but the presentation makes it better music!
So with that in mind, I went looking through the past year for boxed sets that make me a better person and could in turn make you better as well. Self-betterment, finding a cure for cancer and outlawing trans fats remains the common goals of this column.
Five Boxed Sets that would look swell in your collection:
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