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Record Rewind: Michael Jackson – Bad

December 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 1980s was certainly one of music’s most iconic eras. Those who lived in that decade would easily recall how the legendary pop singer Michael Jackson ruled music; he broke the record for the highest selling album of all time with Thriller in 1982, one of many successes to follow the eccentric superstar. For the album’s follow-up...

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Quintessential punk rockers Panic! At The Disco might have released their popular debut 10 years ago, but it still holds a firm place in the hearts of many former eyeliner aficionados. The time was 2005, a time where bangs were swept and eyes were over lined, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out was the go...

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Record Rewind: Utada – Exodus

December 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Asian crossovers into Western markets are a common thing in the modern age; whether it’s for further exposure or an emerging fan base in a foreign land. Utada Hikaru—Known professionally as Utada in English speaking countries—falls within the second category. Her pull in Japan is astounding; her debut album First Love sold 10 million copies...

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Evan Dando stands as one of contemporary alt rock’s true unsung geniuses, a musical polymath who was one of the first to recognise that when stripped down to their bare essentials, punk, country and pop all looked pretty much the same. Without ever getting bogged down in genre or other cosmetic elements of his sound,...

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Like orgasms and pain, the experience of listening to Swans is difficult to translate into words. The extremity of the sound bars the concept of a ‘casual’ listen; it’s not the kind of music one can pop on in the background during a dinner party, for example. It is the soundtrack for slaughter, and sacrifice....

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The Rolling Stones have just left my home town of Melbourne, Australia and I am on nothing short of a high. Obsessed doesn’t even begin to cover it. Never in my life would I have thought I would get to see what is in my opinion, the greatest band of all time, live. But I...

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Record Rewind: Coldplay – Parachutes

April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

When you think of the biggest bands in our current world it’s an immediate and easy list to make. U2. Foo Fighters. Coldplay. The lead of the latter, Chris Martin, broke my heart this week by alluding to the idea that their next and seventh studio album, A Head Full Of Dreams, may indeed be...

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Record Rewind: Janet Jackson – The Velvet Rope

February 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

By 1997, Janet Jackson seemingly had it all: three highly successful studio albums, two lucrative concert world tours, an Oscar nomination, a long-term boyfriend/husband, one of the biggest paid recording contracts of all time and millions of fans. It’s even arguable that it was her star power that resulted in Scream, the collaboration that marked...

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Record Rewind: Radiohead – OK Computer

January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After months of speculation, alt-rock legends Radiohead have finally returned to the studio to begin work on their highly anticipated ninth album. It now seems that a look back on their discography is well overdue and so we’ve decided to re-examine the one album that took them soaring to the top of the charts upon...

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Record Rewind: Britney Spears – In The Zone

January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

There’s often a bit of debate as to who really is the Queen of Pop. This prestigious title has been held back and forth by many, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Madonna – just to name a few. But to me, pop music would never be the same without Britney Spears. Back in her hey-day,...

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Record Rewind: No Doubt – Rock Steady

January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Over the years we have witnessed the evolution of many a band and many an artist, not only in their sound but also their style; originally one of the ska favourites of the 90s, No Doubt are certainly no exception to that metamorphosis. The world fell in love with their multi-platinum selling album Tragic Kingdom in...

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Record Rewind: The Clash – London Calling

December 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

‘The only band that matters’ became the group’s tagline as this album was released; this gives an insight into just how important this record was at the time, still managing to hold its own today with many bands citing the album as a huge influence. For any of you out there that still see The...

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It isn’t often something so singularly spectacular happens in the world of recorded music. Something that people will still talk about twenty years down the line. Something that holds its shape as an absolute art form through the years, rising above trends, fashion and whatever else televised singing contests throw at it. I am talking...

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