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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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RECORD REVIEW: WHITE HINTERLAND – KAIROS

WHITE HINTERLAND – Kairos Dead Oceans Buy here In Greek Kairos, the title of White Hinterland’s new album means literally “supreme moment’, one which exists in a sort of suspended animation where time is cyclical not linear and from...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE BESNARD LAKES – THE BESNARD LAKES ARE THE ROARING NIGHT

THE BESNARD LAKES – THE BESNARD LAKES ARE THE ROARING NIGHT Outside/Jagjaguwar Buy here The Montreal indie music scene is a diverse and prolific one, giving us such gems as Plants and Animals, Wolf Parade and Arcade Fire. The Besnard Lakes are no...

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RECORD REVIEW: THE GO FIND – EVERYBODY KNOWS IT’S GONNA HAPPEN ONLY NOT TONIGHT

THE GO FIND – Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight Morr Music Buy here The third album by Belgian electronica wiz Dieter Sermeus Everybody Knows It’s Gonna Happen Only Not Tonight can seem a little underwhelming at...

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RECORD REVIEW: JOANNA NEWSOM (USA) – HAVE ONE ON ME
RECORD REVIEW: JOANNA NEWSOM (USA) – HAVE ONE ON ME

Label: Drag City Release Date: February 23, 2010 The new triple album from Joanna Newsom, Have One On Me, all things being fair and equal, should put her high up among the very best solo artists of all time....

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