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Music September 22, 2018
Liars’ new album of oblique rock, TWTWF, finds Angus Andrew lyrically exploring the departure of his long-time songwriting partner and sonically drawing on his natural surrounds.
Music August 11, 2018
Gabe Gurnsey and Rebel Yell
While Gabe Gurnsey’s Physical is a slow-burn techno album that evokes the unfolding of a big night out, Rebel Yell’s Hired Muscle delivers a sharp slap of industrial primitivism.
Music September 01, 2018
The Lemon Twigs’ ‘Go to School’
The two young brothers, Michael and Brian D’Addario, who make up The Lemon Twigs, deliver an improbable rock opera masterpiece about an ape raised by humans.
Music July 21, 2018
Punch Brothers’ ‘All Ashore’
Bravura five-piece Punch Brothers deliver a modern take on roots music, and their new album All Ashore has them setting their sights on the tumult of American politics.
Music June 16, 2018
An inspired project led by Brisbane songwriter Simon Munro pairs musicians with Australian poets, living and dead, to create an album of lyrical beauty
Music May 19, 2018
Courtney Barnett’s ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’
With her second album, Tell Me How You Really Feel, Courtney Barnett more than delivers on her promise, confirming her as one of the country’s finest songwriters.
Music May 05, 2018
William Crighton’s ‘Empire’
William Crighton delivers the year’s best album, Australian or international, with the charged rock and heartfelt lyrics of Empire.
Music April 14, 2018
Confidence Man and Space Invadas
Confidence Man and Space Invadas both deliver refurbished R&B, but one polishes vintage grooves and the other delivers a fun-packed take on a ’90s dancefloor.
Music March 17, 2018
New albums from Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko
Mia Dyson and Sarah Blasko’s sixth and career-best albums suggest neither of these accomplished songwriters has yet hit their peak.
Music March 02, 2018
Dick Stusso’s ‘In Heaven’
Nic Russo’s second album as ramshackle country bluesman Dick Stusso delivers melancholic wisdom found at the bottom of a bottle.
Music February 03, 2018
Hookworms’ third album Microshift sees the Leeds psych rockers take a krautrock turn to underpin lyrics that explore loss and trauma.
Music December 16, 2017
The 2017 Australian Music Prize
The chair of the Australian Music Prize judging panel presents his highlights of this year’s album longlist.