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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 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 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 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.
Music October 03, 2015
Julia Holter, ’Have You In My Wilderness’
Julia Holter threads a range of literary and historic influences into her new abstract chamber pop album.
Music September 19, 2015
Gold Class, ‘It’s You’
Gold Class’s post-punk debut It's You leaves space for lyrics with angry bite and a queer perspective.
Music August 22, 2015
Jess Ribeiro’s ‘Kill It Yourself’
Jess Ribeiro’s new album features dreamlike stories from growing up in a country town and living in the Top End.
Music August 15, 2015
Szymon’s ‘Tigersapp’ — a shortened life’s work
Newcastle musician Szymon seemed to have a stellar career ahead. But tragically the sublime album Tigersapp is to be his sole recording.
Music July 11, 2015
The Chemical Brothers’ Born in the Echoes
The Chemical Brothers return to their block rockin’ best on Born in the Echoes.
Music June 20, 2015
Oh Mercy’s ‘When We Talk About Love’
An ill-fated move to the US left Oh Mercy's songwriter emotionally shattered, but was grist for a heartfelt album of regret and loneliness.