Miranda La Fleur

Miranda La Fleur works as a books and music buyer at Readings St Kilda.

Reviews

Comedown Machine by The Strokes

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

After The Strokes’ phenomenal debut album Is This It (2001), fans of the New York outfit have had understandably high expectations for their subsequent releases, which have, more often than not, been…

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The Messenger by Johnny Marr

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

After his legendary guitar and songwriting work for bands such as The The, The Smiths, Electronic, The Pretenders, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, Johnny Marr has released his debut solo album,* The Mess…

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Fade by Yo La Tengo

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

Renowned for their wistfully melodic guitar rock, American indie band Yo La Tengo have developed a strong cult following since their formation in 1984. They are frequently compared to The Velvet Unde…

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Brother Sinner & The Whale by Kelly Joe Phelps

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

Washington-based guitarist and singer-songwriter, Kelly Joe Phelps’s style is an impressive fusion of blues, folk, jazz, country and gospel, and he has played alongside the likes of Martin Simpson an…

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The Key of Sea: Volume 2

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

The Key of Sea is a fantastic collaborative project that pairs many of Australia’s finest established artists with talented musicians who have brought their cultural heritage to our shores, escaping …

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The Devil You Know by Rickie Lee Jones

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

Rickie Lee Jones is known for her interpretive work, and here we have a new collection of covers of songs that she loves and loves to sing. The Devil You Know features intimate and relatively stark v…

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Born To Sing: No Plan B by Morrison Van

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

This is Van Morrison’s 34th studio album and his first since Keep It Simple in 2008. Self-produced, the album features a six-piece band with Morrison on vocals, piano, guitar and alto-saxophone. It i…

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Lawless by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

After collaborating to produce the remarkable soundtracks to director John Hillcoat’s The Road and The Proposition, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have teamed up once again for Hillcoat’s latest, Lawless

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Sun by Cat Power

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

Singer/ songwriter Chan Marshall, who performs under the alias ‘Cat Power’ has released an exciting new record of original material, which arrives four years after her covers album Jukebox, and six y…

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Anastasis by Dead Can Dance

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

It has been 16 years since the recently reunited group Dead Can Dance released their last album, Spiritchaser. The core, founding members of the group, Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrrad, say the title f…

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Among the Leaves by Sun Kil Moon

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur

This is the fifth piece from California-based singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek under the Sun Kil Moon moniker.

Among The Leaves retains many elements of its impressive predecessor Admiral Fell Promise

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Sweet Heart Sweet Light by Spiritualized

Reviewed by Miranda La Fleur, Readings St Kilda

This is the seventh studio album for Spiritualized’s J. Spaceman, and it was written on the road by the band in 2010 while touring to perform their classic 1997 album Ladies and gentleman we are floa

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