Music from 2016

You Want It Darker

You Want It Darker

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, acclaimed composer of "Hallelujah," is releasing an album of haunting new songs at the age of 82, which the lucky few who have heard it, deem to be "a masterpiece" and "classic...

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 Read reviewLet Love Rule

Let Love Rule

Archie Roach

Archie Roach is a man of few words but when he speaks, or sings, those words lift you up, transport you and humble you. He is that rarest of beings; one that sees beyond race, religion, gender and ideology.It's...

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Hell or High Water - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hell or High Water - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis

Directed by David Mackenzie, 'Hell Or High Water' is a heist film starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges. The film is set in West Texas, in an area formerly known as Comancheria, and tells the story of two brothers...

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Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison

Let It Be: Black America Sings Lennon, McCartney and Harrison

Various Artists

John, Paul and George get soul with a little help from their friends.

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Blue and Lonesome (Jewel Case)

Blue and Lonesome (Jewel Case)

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones release 'Blue & Lonesome,' their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, 'Blue & Lonesome' takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music...

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Circling Strangers

Circling Strangers

Bowlines

Bowlines' debut CD Circling Strangers features Ernie Gruner (violin/viola), Heather Stewart (violin) and Jenny Thomas (viola). Elements of musical traditions such as classical, blues, or klezmer provide the raw materials for the...

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So Frenchy So Chic 2017

So Frenchy So Chic 2017

Various

This perennially popular annual compilation had Australia listening to Camille before she became a JJJ darling, to 'Fade Out Lines' before The Avener's remix topped charts across Europe, to Yael Naim's 'New Soul' before it was...

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Blue & Lonesome

Blue & Lonesome

Rolling Stones

Five Decades In The Making And Just Three Days To Record!

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Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg

Boots No. 1: The Official Revival Bootleg

Gillian Welch

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Gillian Welch's landmark debut album!Set as a companion to Revival, featuring 21 outtakes, alternate versions, and demos from the making of the album, including 8...

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Goodnight City

Goodnight City

Martha Wainwright

Esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Martha Wainwright releases Goodnight City.The 13-track album is confessional, impressionistic and dynamic - songs that twist and turn with a surging intensity,...

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Sleepless Girls

Sleepless Girls

Harry Howard and the NDE

Sleepless Girls is Harry Howard and the NDE's new LP and it continues the journey that began with the infectious naivety of Near Death Experience (2012) and the wider ranging Pretty (2014).<br...

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Black Peak

Black Peak

Xylouris White

Xylouris White - the collaborative duo comprised of Greek lute luminary George Xylouris and Dirty Three drummer Jim White - have announced the release details and unveiled the title track of their second studio full-length...

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ARIA Awards: 30th Anniversary (3CD)

ARIA Awards: 30th Anniversary (3CD)

Various Artists

The ARIA awards are 30 years old and this compilation features the Single and Album Of The Year winners of that period.A huge number of the artists are multi award winners, artists like John Farnham, Midnight Oil,...

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Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers

Lover, Beloved: Songs from an Evening with Carson McCullers

Suzanne Vega

One of contemporary music's most iconic singer/songwriters, Suzanne Vega, will celebrate the remarkable life of another distinguished writer, Carson McCullers, when she releases a new studio album inspired by the novelist...

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Head Carrier

Head Carrier

Pixies

Legendary American alt-rock band Pixies are gearing up for a triumphant return with their new album Head Carrier, out via Play It Again Sam / [PIAS]The new release from the band, known for iconic albums...

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Keepin' the Horse Between Me and the Ground

Keepin' the Horse Between Me and the Ground

Seasick Steve

This album is a celebration of being alive, still going strong, and loving every minute of it.Keepin' The Horse Between Me And The Ground has Steve in the saddle and holding the reins, so what you get here...

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57th & 9th

57th & 9th

Sting

Iconic singer-songwriter Sting returns with his hotly anticipated twelfth solo studio album, 57th & 9th.The album, produced by Martin Kierszenbaum, takes its title from the Manhattan street corner...

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Death's Dateless Night

Death’s Dateless Night

Paul Kelly & Charlie Owen

"Now can I drown an eye unused to flow For precious friends hid in death's dateless night""Charlie and I had talked over the years about making a record together but had never...

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A Seat At The Table

A Seat At The Table

Solange

Solange Knowles releases her anticipated new album  A Seat At The Table, via Saint Records / Columbia and Sony Music Entertainment Australia.Solange describes A Seat At The Table as...

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Led Zeppelin: The Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin: The Complete BBC Sessions

Led Zeppelin

Nearly 20 years ago, Led Zeppelin introduced BBC Sessions, an acclaimed two-disc set of live recordings selected from the band's appearances on BBC radio between 1969 and 1971. Later this year, the band will unveil...

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triple j - Like A Version 12

triple j - Like A Version 12

Various

Triple J's much-loved Like A Version series returns with its 12th instalment - featuring a host of local and international artists covering their favourite tunes live in the Triple J Studio!

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Hush Collection Volume 16: A Piece Of Quiet

Hush Collection Volume 16: A Piece Of Quiet

Lior, Idea of North, Elena Kats-Chernin

A Piece of Quiet is an album of unrivalled musical delight: a collection of songs featuring the words of Australian children, set to music and performed by Lior, The Idea of North and Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Secular Hymns

Secular Hymns

Madeleine Peyroux

Twenty years after her recording debut, Dreamland, Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy,...

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Faithful Satellite

Faithful Satellite

The Black Sorrows

In the music of The Black Sorrows there are consistent threads and themes, a faithfully consistent darkness that adds depth to every recorded outing. 'Faithful Satellite' is the successor to the band's last original and critically...

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Day Breaks

Day Breaks

Norah Jones

Norah Jones first emerged on the world stage with the February 2002 release of 'Come Away With Me,' her self-described "moody little record" that introduced a singular new voice and grew into a global phenomenon,...

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Things I Carry Around

Things I Carry Around

Troy Cassar-Daley

It is said that in art it takes a lifetime to make something appear extremely simple. Troy Cassar-Daley has honed and crafted his music so beautifully throughout the course of his career it is seemingly effortless, honest and...

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 Read reviewShine A Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Shine A Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry

Recorded while travelling across America by train Shine A Light features songs originally made famous by Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Glen Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot & more!<br...

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 Read reviewGolden Sings That Have Been Sung (Standard Edition)

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Standard Edition)

Ryley Walker

Golden Sings That Have Been Sung is the brand new full-length album from Ryley Walker, a one-of-a-kind troubadour from Illinois, USA. The album was recorded with Wilco's multi-instrumentalist LeRoy Bach,...

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Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts

Taasha Coates & Her Melancholy Sweethearts

Taasha Coates

Singer/songwriter Taasha Coates is better known as the voice of multi ARIA Award winning folk-rock darlings The Audreys.However with The Audreys currently on temporary hiatus, Taasha has released her very first...

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Nearness

Nearness

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau

Ahead of their October 2016 visit of Australia, long-time friends and collaborators Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau release their first duo album, Nearness, featuring a selection of duets recorded live during their...

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Skeleton Tree

Skeleton Tree

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds return with their sixteenth studio album, Skeleton Tree, released via Bad Seed Ltd. Skeleton Tree follows the Bad Seeds' most critically and commercially successful release of...

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Apache

Apache

Aaron Neville

Apache, is the new album from multiple Grammy award-winner Aaron Neville - member of the world-renowned Neville Brothers and one of the most recognisable voices in American music history. The album...

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Running The Voodoo Down: Explorations In PsychRockFunkSoulJazz 1967-80

Running The Voodoo Down: Explorations In PsychRockFunkSoulJazz 1967-80

Various Artists

Following on from previous Festival Records compilations including 'Heavy Soul,' 'Cosmic Country' and 'A Different Kind of Blues,' compilers Dean Rudland (of BGP/Kent/Ace Records fame) and Tony Harlow present another curated...

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Family Tree

Family Tree

Kylie Auldist

Australian vocalist extraordinaire Kylie Auldist releases her new electro-funk-boogie album 'Family Tree,' out via Family Tree Records AUS / Freestyle Records UK!Kylie Auldist possesses a voice that can run the...

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Painting With

Painting With

Animal Collective

Warm and personal, kaleidoscopic and high definition, concerned with art (cubism, Dadaism, and the distorted way those artists viewed the world) and the human experience, and the meeting of both - creating something elemental,...

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 Read reviewCivil Dusk: Standard Edition

Civil Dusk: Standard Edition

Bernard Fanning

'Civil Dusk' is the anticipated third solo album by multi ARIA and APRA Award winning singer-songwriter Bernard Fanning!Recorded at Byron Bay studio La Cueva, the album was produced, engineered and mixed by Nick DiDia...

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All The Bridges

All The Bridges

Liz Stringer

Partnering up with acclaimed producer Adam Selzer, acclaimed Melbourne singer-songwriter Liz Stringer's new album All The Bridges is a vibrant and assured tribute to the new West Coast and Americana sound, an album that...

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Blackstar

Blackstar

David Bowie

Blackstar (stylised as ★) is the twenty-fifth studio album by English musician David Bowie.

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Electronica 2: Heart Of Noise

Electronica 2: Heart Of Noise

Jean-Michel Jarre

Following on from the unprecedented success of Electronica Vol 1: The Time Machine, The Godfather of Electronic Music, Jean-Michel Jarre, now pulls back the curtain on the details for Vol 2 of his 'Electronica'...

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These People

These People

Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft returns with his fourth solo album These People, released on his new Righteous Phonographic Association label via Cooking Vinyl Records. These People is the first new album in...

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Adore Life

Adore Life

Savages

Savages' second album 'Adore Life' was recorded in RAK Studios, London in April 2015. Johnny Hostile was the producer and Richard Woodcraft the engineer. Anders Trentemøller took care of the mixing in Copenhagen.<br...

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case/lang/veirs

Neko Case, K.D. Lang, Laura Veirs

case/lang/veirs is a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs.The women wrote all...

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Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

Rufus Wainwright

Singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents his Shakespeare Sonnets, a collection of his own compositions on beloved texts by the most performed playwright in the world - William Shakespeare - who died 400 years ago on 23...

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Take Her Up To Monto

Take Her Up To Monto

Roisin Murphy

UK artist Róisín Murphy announces her new album Take Her Up To Monto, released via Play It Again Sam / [PIAS] Continuing the process of re-emergence that began with 2014's 'Mi Senti' EP and...

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The Source

The Source

Afro Celt Sound System

Twenty years since they were formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System have announced a new studio album The Source.The Source is undoubtedly...

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The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room

Tindersticks

The Waiting Room, Tindersticks' latest full-length, comes accompanied by a full brace of short films, one for each of the album's eleven tracks. These songs are thus suitably cinematic, grandly arranged but on an...

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Full Circle

Full Circle

Loretta Lynn

Full Circle is the first new studio album in over ten years from American music icon Loretta Lynn!

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Nyilipidgi

Nyilipidgi

David Yipininy Wilfred, Daniel Ngukurr Boy Wilfred, Paul Grabowsky, Monash Art Ensemble

Nyilipidgi lies north-east of Ngukurr, in Australia's Arnhem Land. At the heart of the ancient culture of the Wagilak people, who continue to care for these ancestral homelands, is the tradition of manikay: shared songs which...

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra

The Lumineers

The Lumineers are back! Following up their huge 2012 self-titled masterpiece, comes the brand new album, Cleopatra!

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You And I

You And I

Jeff Buckley

Recently discovered in the Sony Music archives during the research for the 20th anniversary edition of Buckley's 'Grace' album, the performances on 'You And I' are a revelation, an intimate portrait of the artist performing a...

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 Read reviewKidsticks

Kidsticks

Beth Orton

Beth Orton has been one of the most unique and beguiling voices in music for the past two decades. Her "folktronica" sound, mixing elements of folk and electronica, has re-emerged as she began experimenting with...

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Fallen Angels

Fallen Angels

Bob Dylan

Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters, Fallen Angels showcases Bob Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and...

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The Bashevis Singers

The Bashevis Singers

The Bashevis Singers

The Bashevis Singers are the children of generations of people who lived their lives in Yiddish. Gideon Preiss and his cousin Husky Gawenda are renowned Australian musicians and award-winning song-writers. They are the core...

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 Read reviewSeven Sonnets And A Song

Seven Sonnets And A Song

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly is one of Australia's pre-eminent singer-songwriters and wordsmiths, so it's no surprise that his most treasured possession is his 20kg three volumes of the 'Collected works of William Shakespeare.'<br...

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Livin' On A High Note

Livin' On A High Note

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples has been a soul and gospel music legend for more than 50 years. Her work fronting the legendary Staples Singers defined the sound of politically-committed soul and influenced generations of musicians. As a solo...

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Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 23 (Limited Edition)

Triple J Hottest 100 Volume 23 (Limited Edition)

Various Artists

Now in its 23rd year, triple j once again will once again provide the soundtrack to Australia Day, counting down the best songs of 2015 in another massive Hottest 100.

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American Tunes

American Tunes

Toussaint Allen

American Tunes is the final recording from the late New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint, who sadly passed away last November, just after completing the album.The collection features solo and band...

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 Read reviewDig In Deep

Dig In Deep

Bonnie Raitt

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt release Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, on Redwing Records, her own, independent label.The record follows Bonnie's hugely successful 2012 release...

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Molly: the soundtrack to the 7 mini-series

Molly: the soundtrack to the 7 mini-series

Various Artists

The two-part highly anticipated television mini-series MOLLY charts the birth of the Australian music scene and the rise of one of its most influential and powerful names - Molly Meldrum, the man who passion for music found him a...

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World Music

World Music

Joseph Tawadros

On his latest album World Music, Australian oud player and composer Joseph Tawadros enlists an array of intriguing instruments from across the planet to create richly textured global landscapes. Joined by his brother,...

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Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Willie Nelson

Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin is a brand new album of pop standards, penned by America's legendary songwriting duo George and Ira Gershwin.Among the 11 Gershwin classics recorded by Willie Nelson...

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Norman Jay MBE Presents: Good Times - Skank And Boogie

Norman Jay MBE Presents: Good Times - Skank And Boogie

Various Artists

Norman Jay MBE presents his latest compilation, titled 'Good Times - Skank & Boogie!'This is his first compilation since 2011's 'Good Times (30th Anniversary Edition),' and follows on from his hotly...

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Ouroboros

Ouroboros

Ray Lamontagne

Grammy Award winner Ray LaMontagne is set to release his sixth studio album, 'Ouroboros!''Ouroboros' was produced by Ray and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. The album was written by LaMontagne and will feature first...

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So Frenchy So Chic - The Best Of French Sounds

So Frenchy So Chic - The Best Of French Sounds

Various Artists

What started out as a compilation album project in 2005, has now developed into a full blown celebration of French music, food, wine and culture.

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Onwards To Mars!

Onwards To Mars!

Fanfare Ciocarlia

Hailing from a tiny village in Romania, gypsy brass legends Fanfare have topped the charts and conquered the world's stages. On Onwards To Mars!, the band both dig deep into their rural roots while demonstrating what they...

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Mundo

Mundo

Mariza

Portuguese fado artist Mariza returns with her sixth studio album, Mundo, her first new release in over 5 years. The new record, produced by Grammy award-winning Spanish producer Javier Limón, features 14 songs...

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