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Elbow @ Festival Hall, 21st Of March

There were a couple of strange things about Wednesday night’s Elbow show. Firstly, the band were returning to Australia despite touring as recently as mid-last year while playing Splendour In The Grass. Secondly, the choice of Festival Hall as a venue was very peculiar: it’s not exactly a mystery that it’s my least favourite music venue in Melbourne, and I would have far preferred to have seen Elbow at a venue such as The Palace or Forum. But, once the night’s music started none of this seemed to matter very much, because one thing that was very, very predictable about the gig was that Elbow were just fantastic.

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The Top 20 Songs Of 2011

Long-winded generic text about how it’s been a good year for music, Australian music in particular. Disclaimer that all lists such as this are inherently subjective and should be treated as opinion rather than fact. Media whore invite to please share this list with as many people as possible and/or to leave you opinion in the comments. Comparison to previous years. Snide joke at Pitchfork’s expense. Okay, that should just about cover it.

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Elbow And Bombay Bicycle Club Australian Tour

In the most exciting tour announcement in quite some time, UK band Elbow have revealed that they will be returning to Australia less than a year after absolutely killing it at Splendour In The Grass. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they are also bringing fellow UK band, the excellent Bombay Bicycle Club, with them for the series of shows. This is not a tour to be missed, and it looks like I may just have to break my ‘no festival hall gigs’ policy. Tickets are on sale December 6th.

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Splendour In The Grass Day Three Review

The final day of Splendour In The Grass is always bittersweet. But the Day Three timetable provided the prefect antidote to our premature feelings of loss, especially since it necessitated constantly moving between the three stages and deciding on a whole range of clashes. This was easily the busiest day of the festival for me, and even looking back now the amount of quality music I witnessed seems almost absurd.

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Splendour Spotlight

So we all know that Splenour In The Grass has some huge names in the lineup this year. But to me, the real strength of the festival lies in the quality of the smaller bands, both Australian and international. So whether you’re after acts to see earlier in the day, or want to avoid the enormous crowds that will inevitably flock to the bigger bands, here’s a bit of information on five Splendour bands you may not have heard of.

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The 20 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

Edit: See above “2010 Album Reviews” for reviews of many of these albums. I believe that 2009 was a great year for music. We saw what many people consider to be two of the greatest albums of the decade, ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ and ‘Veckatimest’, and even if I don’t completely agree, that is still pretty […]

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