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After first bursting onto the scene with their massively popular debut album A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out in 2005, two subsequent albums, line-up changes and dropping then re-instating the exclamation mark in their name, Panic! At The Disco return with Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! The trio from Las Vegas are...

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In 1973, ABBA was just the name of a Swedish canned fish company and Ring Ring was released as the first album of a group project called ‘Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Frida’: the names of four minor celebrities in Sweden. Björn and Benny had been in separate bands, and decided to try writing, producing and...

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Album Review: Lorde – Pure Heroine

October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

It would be incredibly easy to accredit Lorde with exceeded amounts of praise, given her tender age of 16. Yup, you read correctly, she is but only 16, and Lorde – real name Ella Yelich-O’Connor – already has a respectably successful EP and a number 1 single behind her. The single in question, Royals, shot...

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Album Review: Danny Brown – Old

October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Danny Brown is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan with a somewhat colourful past. He claims his first words were in rhymes thanks to his 17 year old mother reading him Dr. Suess books, and after a few years dealing drugs and a stint in prison, he finally broke onto the rap scene, his lifelong...

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Album Review: Jessie J – Alive

October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was a little trepidatious about sitting through a Jessie J album – mainly because the lady makes me do a great big eye role whenever she mentions her ‘haters’. I want to be clear – I was never a ‘hater’; maybe just a get-over-it-er. But luckily Alive focuses less on this overused motif, and...

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Having opened for acts such as Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello and Norah Jones, Amos Lee has been buzzing around music legends for a while now.  But it’s one thing to open for an array of renowned artists and another to actually carve out a career for yourself which will stand the test of time.  With...

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Album Review: Miley Cyrus – Bangerz

October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

The past year has seen Miley Cyrus become one of the most talked-about celebrities of recent times as we’ve watched her publicly re-invent herself both musically and personally. The 20-year old from Nashville keeps finding new ways to surprise us and her new album Bangerz is no exception. Bangerz is a special type of album...

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Album Review: Jessica Mauboy – Beautiful

October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some call her the Australian version of Beyoncé Knowles and without a doubt, Jessica Mauboy proves this with her latest release of Beautiful. Jessica has since then continued her musical journey from being the sweet, little sixteen year old  Australian Idol Runner-Up into a Pop/RnB sensation. 6 years ago, she auditioned with the song I Have Nothing by...

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After several radio and TV specials, fictional radio and TV presenter Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) now has his own movie. In Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Partridge finds himself in the middle of a siege after his radio station is taken over by a media conglomerate. The soundtrack mixes the odd quote from the film, some...

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Album Review: St Lucia – When the Night

October 9, 2013 | 2 Comments

St Lucia’s debut album When the Night is easily one of the best albums of 2013. It’s an expertly crafted album, and it’s outrageously clear that the members of St. Lucia are passionately devoted to their musical craft. This album has been a long time coming, but its arrival feels just right.  St. Lucia is...

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Album Review: Morcheeba – Head Up High

October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

In an age where musical stylings, genres and scenes are an ever changing factor, bands do often struggle to remain sounding relevant and find themselves under a constant pressure to reinvent themselves. Heck, bands find it hard to keep popularity after a couple of albums nowadays, its a tough business. Its this that makes it...

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It’s a difficult task commenting on the merits and demerits of a recording of a live performance at which you were not present. It is impossible, whilst sitting here at my desk with a cup of tea, to listen to Megadeth thrash through a set on their recent Countdown to Extinction: 20th Anniversary Tour and...

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Abum Review: Eliza Doolittle – In Your Hands

October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Eliza Doolittle burst onto the musical scene with her debut, self-titled album in 2010. She was dubbed ‘the new Lily Allen’, and with her fresh-face, hot pants and trainers, she took the UK pop charts by storm. Now, a bit older and with some life experience under her belt, she returns with her second album,...

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