Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years [Box Set] Image
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  • Artist(s): Joe Strummer, Joe
  • Summary: The four-disc box set features remastered albums from the post-Clash career of Joe Strummer with The Mescaleros: 1999's Rock Art and the X-Ray Style, 2001's Global A Go-Go, the 2003 posthumous album Streetcore, plus a disc of 15 rare tracks and demos.
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  1. Sep 21, 2022
    90
    Joe Strummer 002 is worth its weight simply for containing remastered versions of all three Mescaleros albums, but the copious liner notes, ephemera, and bonus disc of demos and rarities make it essential.
  2. Sep 21, 2022
    90
    Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years gets to the heart of this matter comprehensively, dishing up all three albums and a modest peek behind the curtain. The packaging is lovely, and the Mescaleros never made a bad album.
  3. Mojo
    Sep 21, 2022
    80
    Music ripe for reappraisal. [Nov 2022, p.98]
  4. 70
    From the fourth set of bonus tracks, Fantastic is a swelling resolution to see in a new century. Strummer commits to a ‘ramshackle parade’, but sadly he would see little of it. Nevertheless, the music seems to resonate more than ever.