Music posts

Staff music picks, free events & pre-order new Radiohead

PRE-ORDER OKNOTOK 1997-2017

Radiohead’s landmark album, OK Computer, is set to be rereleased in a special 20th anniversary pack on Friday 23 June, and our music and DVD manager Dave Clarke is extremely excited.

He writes: ‘The year is 1997. I have just turned 29, I am obsessed with something called Saturn Return’s, and with an album by English alternative rock group Radiohead. That album is O

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Staff music picks, upcoming bookshops gigs and 20% off vinyl

20% OFF VINYL THROUGHOUT APRIL

Record Store Day is officially on Saturday 22 April, but Readings is celebrating all month long with 20% off vinyl.

Handpicked by our passionate music team, our vinyl collection includes old favourites alongside terrific new releases. Come visit us in-store to chat with our specialists in person and complete your own collection.

The sale runs from 1 to 30 April…

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Three classical albums we’re loving this month

J.S. Bach: Trios by Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer (available 7 April)

For many people, the name Yo-Yo Ma immediately brings to mind the Bach Cello Suites and Ma’s bestselling album; the album that has defined many a young cellist’s ideas about the performance of the works. However, many discerning listeners also think ‘innovation’ when they hear or see his name, given the many differen…

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Eight Australian albums to check out in April

We recommend eight Australian albums to plug in your ears this month. We’re very pleased to share that our St Kilda shop will be hosting FREE bookshop gigs with two of the artists listed here. Come along to hear Charm of Finches on Wednesday 5 April and Rough River on Thursday 13 April. Staring at the Starry Ceiling by Charm of Finches

Staring at the Starry Ceiling is the debut album of in…

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Staff music picks of the month

We’re excited to have two terrific musicians dropping by our Carlton shop on Friday, 10 March.

At 12.30pm, Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright will chat with rock journalist Michael Dwyer. This special lunchtime event is free, but places are strictly limited. Find out more here.

At 6.30pm, singer and songwriter Rob Snarski will share tales from his new book, You’re Not Rob Sna

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Three classical albums we’re loving this month

Elena Kats-Chernin: Unsent Love Letters – Meditations On Erik Satie by Tamara-Anna Cislowska

‘Many years after Erik Satie’s death in 1925, friends gained access to his small and cluttered apartment where they found two grand pianos stacked on top of each other, a chair, a table, seven velvet suits, and hoards of unsent love letters. An apparently eccentric man, Satie lived a life of contradict…

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The 20 bestselling CDs at Readings in 2016

Here are our 20 bestselling CDs from the past year. (We’ve also compiled our 100 bestselling books of 2016 and our 20 bestselling DVDs of 2016.)

Our top 20 albums of 2016 include releases from some of the biggest names in music: Van Morrison, Radiohead, Joan Baez and the Rolling Stones; as well as local legends Paul Kelly, Nick Cave and Archie Roach. 2015’s number one bestselling album, 25 by…

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St Kilda music picks for summer road trips

by Amy Vuleta

The official first day of summer is tomorrow! In preparation, Readings St Kilda Shop Manager Amy Vuleta shares her best album picks to pack for a hot Aussie road trip. Hunky Dory by David Bowie

Kicking off with hits like ‘Changes’ and ‘Oh! you pretty things’, I challenge you not to have the best time cruising along the highway, just getting right into the best damn seat-dancing those passin…

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The best pop CDs of 2016

by Amy Vuleta

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 2016 here.) Lemonade by Beyoncé

Lemonade, another visual concept album, is as fierce and sexy as we’ve come to expect from…

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