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Listen To Little Red: Little Red

Reviewed by Declan Murphy, Readings St Kilda

About a year ago I began to notice the consistency with which I was being asked a certain question: Have you seen Little Red? I eventually did, several times, and they rocked. So, having forged for t…

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Succumb: David Bridie

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

David Bridie could be the hardest working man in Australian music (he has now made over 20 albums). It may be five years since his last solo album but he has been keeping himself very busy. Overseein…

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Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes

Reviewed by Morgana Keating, Readings Hawthorn

O bearded ones! Lead the people to your land of indie-folk melody!

This young hirsute five-piece from Seattle calls it ‘baroque harmonic pop jams’, but I think it’s easier just to say Bloody Good R…

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Beck: Modern Guilt

Reviewed by Sid Grane, Readings Hawthorn

With the exception of last year’s Grammy-nominated, digital-only single ‘Timebomb’, Modern Guilt is the first new material Beck has written since the prolific stretch that produced 2005’s platinum Gu

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A Loud Call: Holly Throsby

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

A beautiful third album from this Australian singer-songwriter. Recorded in Nashville with Lambchop associate Mark Nevers, it really is a great step forward from her two previous, slightly more strai…

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Comme Si De Rien N'Etait: Carla Bruni

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

A slightly ironic album title, no? Now Mrs Sarkozy, the French President’s wife’s name is splashed all over the papers as her new album becomes global news. Which other president has his wife singing…

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Songs To Make You Smile: Justine Clarke

Reviewed by Dave Clarke, Readings Carlton

Justine Clark is the biggest name in kids music these days. Well known to pre-schoolers and early age school kids for her role in the much loved Play School program.

This is her second album of new…

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Stories From the Billabong: James Vance Marshall & Francis Firebrace

Reviewed by Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

James Vance Marshall, best known for the novel Walkabout, and subsequent film, has collected together 10 Dreamtime stories originally told by storytellers from the Yorta Yorta people. It is a wonderf…

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Big Kicks: Bob Kolar

Reviewed by Callie Martin, Readings St Kilda

Biggie Bear is a loner, a jazz playing, stamp-collecting, giant loner of a bear. Then one day he gets a knock on the door to come and play for the local soccer team. Biggie, being a loner (see above)…

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The Wish Pony: Catherine Bateson

Reviewed by Kathy Kozlowski, Readings Carlton

Magda, the mysterious new neighbour, came into Ruby’s life at just the right time. Ruby had just lost her best friend and her parents were preoccupied with her mother’s difficult pregnancy. So Ruby f…

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