Dave Faulkner
is a musician best known as frontman of Hoodoo Gurus. He is The Saturday Paper’s music critic.

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Music May 28, 2016

Car Seat Headrest’s ‘Teens of Denial’

Car Seat Headrest’s Teens of Denial is not just the rock album of the year, but may be the emergence of a new musical genius.

Music April 30, 2016

PJ Harvey’s ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ and Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’

New albums from PJ Harvey and Anohni address personal anguish over global political failures with unusual directness.

Music April 02, 2016

Summer Flake’s ‘Hello Friends’

Summer Flake’s Stephanie Crase has made good on all the promises of her first album with a sound that is pensive and intricate.

Music March 11, 2016

Underworld’s ‘Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future’

Unbound from dance floor imperatives, techno legends Underworld’s first album in six years weaves a seductive spell.

Music February 13, 2016

The 11th Australian Music Prize nominees

Chair of the Australian Music Prize judging panel Dave Faulkner provides a rundown of this year’s eclectic shortlist of albums.

Music January 30, 2016

John Cale rerecords ‘Music For a New Society’

The iconoclastic John Cale has rerecorded his notoriously difficult LP, Music for a New Society.

Music December 12, 2015

Benjamin Clementine’s ‘At Least For Now’

Once homeless in Paris, Benjamin Clementine has taken influences from Orwell to Satie to deliver a startling blend of fitful piano and voice.

Music November 14, 2015

Bill Ryder-Jones’s ‘West Kirby County Primary’

A breakdown forced Bill Ryder-Jones to quit music at 25, but he's back with a brilliantly understated new solo album.

Music October 31, 2015

Warumpi Band, ‘Warumpi Band 4 Ever’

A new compilation confirms Warumpi Band's status as one of Australia’s great rock acts, led by the volatile George Rrurrambu.