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The Top 20 Albums Of 2011

Because this is a personal site there are bound to be a few great albums missing from this list that I probably love, I just don’t know it. What I can say however is that many of the albums I did listen to properly I absolutely loved. It may not have been the best year ever in terms of new albums, but it certainly was a pretty good one. Anyway, now that I’m feeling suitably defensive, here are my favourite albums of the year. Set to shit haiku. Because why not?

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Big Day Out Sideshows

While I wasn’t personally a big fan of the Big Day Out lineup this year, and can’t really see myself braving that crowd again, there are definitely a few bands I would quite like to see at headline shows. With that in mind, here’s a bunch of Big Day Out sideshows that were just announced for Melbourne.

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Splendour In The Grass Day Two Review

While Day One of Splendour In The Grass had been full to the brim with amazing music, timetable clashes, and rushing between stages with very little down time, Day Two for me was much more relaxed. I do think there were perhaps a few timetabling issues that could have been handled better, but ultimately this was just a personal preference thing: there wasn’t a whole heap of music I wanted to see during Day Two. It certainly wasn’t a bad thing, as it allowed for time to fully explore the festival grounds and really take in the atmosphere.

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Gig Review: Foster The People @ The HiFi, 27th July

This review is going to be a bit different to usual, which probably just means that it’s going to be short enough so that you might actually finish it. I didn’t have a chance to write up Fotser The People’s Splendour sideshow before heading to Splendour itself, and now all my music brain space has been taken up by memories of the festival. But I’ll do my best anyway, because it was a show that deserves a writeup.

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Foster The People Remix Grouplove And Vice Versa

Possibly coming about from their mutual stint in Australia for Splendour In The Grass, two of the best new bands going around at the moment, Foster The People and Grouplove, have remixed each others’ signature track.

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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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