NME is reporting that the tenth anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s death (May 29, 1997) will be remembered with a new compilation

…of work that has already been released time and time again.

Listen, I’m a huge Jeff Buckley fan. I appreciate his artistry, his work and the fact that there was so much potential in “Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk.” I own and highly recommend “Dream Brother: The Lives and Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley.” I’ve listened to — and purchased — full-lengths and EPs, downloaded rarities and otherwise infused my musical collection with just about as much of his work as I’ve been able to.

But come on. This is getting more ridiculous than the 4 million different releases of Howie Day’s “Stop All the World Now.”

Any new listener who wants to get a taste of what Jeff Buckley music is will buy or listen to “Grace.” If that listener likes what he or she hears, she might try to get “Live at Sin-e,” then “Sketches” or a live release.

“So Real: Songs By Jeff Buckley” is just an attempt for the estate to cash in on the collectors who want to have every Buckley release — including the “Grace” Legacy Edition and “Songs To No One.”

There is only so much one can do with an artist who died relatively early in his career. That’s just how it is.

Let him rest in peace, already.

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