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RECORD REVIEW: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – THIS IS HAPPENING
RECORD REVIEW: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM – THIS IS HAPPENING

James Murphy and his LCD Soundsystem are back with their third and possibly final album, This Is Happening. Having garnered massive acclaim around the traps, the LP has hit Billboard’s Dance/Electronica chart at number one knocking Gaga from her...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE NATIONAL – HIGH VIOLET
RECORD REVIEW: THE NATIONAL – HIGH VIOLET

It comes as little surprise that High Violet, The National’s fifth album has skyrocketed into the top echelons of the world’s mainstream album charts, currently sitting at number 3 in the US, number 2 in Canada and 5 in...

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RECORD REVIEW: FLYING LOTUS – COSMOGRAMMA
RECORD REVIEW: FLYING LOTUS – COSMOGRAMMA

There comes a point in time in the musical careers of but a few talented artists where they are at the height of their powers, and by that I mean they reach towering heights, not just measured against themselves,...

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RECORD REVIEW: CRYSTAL CASTLES – CRYSTAL CASTLES
RECORD REVIEW: CRYSTAL CASTLES – CRYSTAL CASTLES

Toronto’s Crystal Castles¬†have made huge waves on the indie circuit of late with their massive new LP ‘Crystal Castles II’¬†due to be released on May 24. Following the avalanche of interest on the web, with their myspace being inundated...

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RECORD REVIEW: BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – FORGIVENESS ROCK RECORD

BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE – Forgiveness Rock Record Arts & Crafts Buy here I saw Broken Social Scene when they played Australia’s premier indie music festival roadshow, St Jerome’s Laneway in Adelaide back in 2008. It was a pretty special...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE RADIO DEPT. – CLINGING TO A SCHEME

THE RADIO DEPT. – Clinging To A Scheme Labrador Buy here Four long years in the making, the new album from the fiercely independent The Radio Dept, Clinging To A Scheme, finally saw the light of day last week....

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RECORD REVIEW: CARIBOU – SWIM

CARIBOU – Swim Merge Buy here Like Kieren Hebden, Dan Snaith has become a most vital cog in the machine that is 21st Century electro-dance music second decade in. The shimmering sophisication of Swim, his third album under the...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – THE WILD HUNT

THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH – The Wild Hunt Gravitation/Dead Oceans Buy here In the folk genre generally, much if what is released these days follows a predictable vein where your hard pressed to find any artist that stands...

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RECORD REVIEW: FANG ISLAND – FANG ISLAND

FANG ISLAND – Fang Island Sargent House Buy here Opening and closing with bursts of pyrotechnics, Fang Island’s new album “Fang Island” is a short lived but highly worthwhile venture. At only thirty one minutes in length, we get...

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RECORD REVIEW: HIGH PLACES – HIGH PLACES VS. MANKIND

HIGH PLACES – High Places vs Mankind Thrill Jockey Buy here Alternating between a full on club experience, albeit one that’s not your usual fare and the experience of a morning after comedown, the second album from Los Angeles...

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