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Album Review: James Blake ‘James Blake’

I suppose you technically have to call James Blake’s music dubstep. But it’s not; not really. I prefer to think of it as minimalist music. It’s what happens when you strip away everything except a single pulsing bass beat, occasionally a bit of synth, and sparse vocals. It’s an antithesis to modern pop music, to grand arrangements and intricate instrumentation. And, as it turns out, it can be pretty damn powerful.

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Album Review: John Steel Singers ‘Tangalooma’

Brisbane’s John Steel Singers have been around for nearly five years now, but with their debut album ‘Tangalooma’ they have produced by far their most satisfying music to date that will no doubt see them find the much larger audience that they deserve.

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Album Review: Sufjan Stevens ‘The Age Of Adz’

I’ve put off reviewing this album for quite a while, because it is such a huge challenge to review your favourite singer/songwriter’s new work. Especially when it is an album like this. ‘The Age Of Adz’ is such a complete departure from Sufjan’s older full-length efforts that it seems rather foreign, however this doesn’t prevent […]

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Album Review: Hungry Kids Of Hungary ‘Escapades’

This debut album from Brisbane lads Hungry Kids Of Hungary has been a long time coming, but it manages to perfectly encapsulate everything that is great about their preceding EPs and their energetic live shows while still adding something new. In other words, it achieves everything that a debut album should.

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Album Review: Arcade Fire ‘The Suburbs’

I’ve come to realise that if I constantly compare Arcade Fire’s music to their debut album, I am only ever going to be disappointed by the new music of one of my favourite ever bands. For me personally, I don’t think anything they ever do will top that stunning debut record. Therefore, I’m going to […]

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Album Review: The Boat People ‘Dear Darkly’

The Boaties have been around the Australian music scene for a while now. In this time they’ve released two very solid and perhaps under-appreciated albums. ‘Dear Darkly’, their third full length effort, is not only their most complete offering to date, but should definitely see them break into a much wider audience.

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