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The Essential Listening Of 2011 Up To Now

I’ve never been a big fan of these halfway-through-the-year lists, but it’s been such a diverse and fast-moving few months for music that I felt it might be a good idea to just sit back for a while and decide on the songs from the first half of 2011 that I would classify as truly essential listening. Some of these are just great individual tracks, while others are indicative of a fantastic overall album. Either way though, I believe these are just some of the artists that have done exciting things so far this year and that everyone should be listening to.

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The Essential EPs Of The Year

This will be my last end of year list, I promise. But when I was sorting out my favourite albums of the year, I realised that much of the music I have listened to this year has beenĀ  in the form of EPs rather than albums, especially when it came to Australian music. I won’t […]

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My Favourite Gigs Of The Year

So yeah, I really like my best of lists. I’ve been lucky enough to go to some truly remarkable shows and festivals this year. When 2010 began, I could have never in my wildest dreams imagine that throughout the year I would go to a grand total of 47 gigs, ranging from the best weekend […]

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The Best Albums Of 2010

This was a surprisingly difficult list to put together. Despite 2010 being an undeniably amazing year for music, I found that there were very few albums that I absolutely and unreservedly loved. This being said, there were some stunning records released this year, with a large percentage of these coming from already established international bands. […]

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The Best Songs Of 2010

This has been one hell of a year for music. Plenty of enduring acts have released some of their best work to date, other up and coming bands have established themselves with strong debut albums, and a ton of new and exciting acts have also emerged both from the international scene and in Australia. It’s […]

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