March 30, 2009 12:00 PM

>RADIOHEAD The Bends Some albums change the game. This one sure did in 1995, inspiring a generation of wannabe Radioheads (yes, you, Coldplay) with its mind-blowing mix of the anthemic and the atmospheric. For good measure, the reissue includes a bountiful disc of rarities like the dreamy “How Can You Be Sure?” OK Computer While the extras aren’t as rich on the two-CD reissue of this 1997 alt-rock masterpiece, the original work, way ahead of its time, still sounds fresh, continuing to reveal textures and nuances.

PEARL JAM Ten Always overshadowed by Nirvana’s Nevermind, 1991’s Ten stands as a grunge landmark in its own right. Indeed, it’s one of the great rock albums, period, of the last 20 years. It’s getting a reissue blowout with four different editions. Diehards will want to splurge on the Super Deluxe, which lives up to its billing.

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