Music posts

The best classical albums of 2019

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Mari by Mari Samuelsen

Mari – Norwegian violinist Mari Samuelsen’s first solo recording for Deutsch…

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The best pop albums of 2019

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop albums of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, music & DVDs of 2019 here.) Designer by Aldous Harding

At first glance, this could be labelled an album of background music, but it’s…

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Receive 20% off vinyl in October

Readings is offering 20% off all full-priced vinyl for the month of October.

Handpicked by our music specialists, our vinyl collection includes old favourites and exciting new releases, rediscovered esoterica and popular icons.

For some of our St Kilda music buyer Declan’s recent picks, click here and for what our staff are listening to, click here.

If you’re building your own collection fro…

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Staff recommend Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander voices

Our staff share their favourite books by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander authors, including prize-winning fiction, biography, essays, non-fiction, memoir and books for kids of all ages, from babies through to teens. Today is Indigenous Literacy Day and Readings will be donating 10% of our book sales to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF), on top of our ongoing support. The ILF does am…

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Special offers at Readings in September

It’s a bumper crop of special offers that we have for you this September – from a huge sale on classical music and Lonely Planet books, to our brand-new Kids’ Book Subscription service. CLASSICAL MUSIC SALE

The Readings classical music sale is on again, with discounts of up to 60% on CDs, classical box-sets and DVDs. This year’s sale includes recordings from Australia’s own ABC Classics lab…

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What’s Declan from St Kilda listening to?

The world is populated by so much good music and so many talented musicians – if you’re trying to broaden your tastes, it can be impossible to know where to start. Luckily, we have a team of very knowledgeable and very insightful music buyers who can help you out. We had a chat with Declan Murphy, the music buyer at our St Kilda store, to see what artists he’s been enjoying lately. Read on for h…

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Our top music selections of the year so far

We’re at the halfway point through the year (if you can believe it), so we had a chat to some of our wonderful music staff about the new releases they’ve really enjoyed and would most recommend so far this year. Alexandra Mathew, classical music specialist, Readings Carlton and Readings State Library Marina Thibeault and Marie-Ève Scarfone – Elles

To coincide with International Women’s D…

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The 10 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2018

Here are our 10 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2018 and our 10 bestselling DVDs of 2018.)

A range of talented artists feature in our bestselling music from 2018. Homegrown favourites include acclaimed songwriter Paul Kelly, operatic soprano Greta Bradman and Indigenous Australian musician Gurrumul. International stars include Norwegian ja…

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The best pop CDs of 2018

by Ellen Cregan

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 pop CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts

With Wide Awake!, New York’s Parquet Courts have given us a lively punk masterpi…

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The best classical CDs of 2018

by Alexandra Mathew

Every year our staff vote for their favourite books, albums, films and TV shows of the past 12 months. Here are our top 10 classical CDs of the year, voted for by Readings' staff, and displayed in no particular order. (You can find all our best picks for books, CDs & DVDs of 2018 here.) re:member by Ólafur Arnalds

In re:member, Ólafur Arnalds blends ambient and contemporary classical music…

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