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It’s Not Me, It’s You: Lily Allen

Okay, so it’s pretty hard to be young and trying to follow up a worldwide smash hit album. Initially just ‘Dave Allen’s daughter on MySpace’, now she’s a global pop sensation. She’s had an alcohol-fu…

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Back To The River: Susan Tedeschi

Susan Tedeschi seems to be finally reaching an audience in Australia, about ten years after she first released an album. Now signed to the heavyweight Verve forecast label, she is benefiting from the…

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Spirit of Apollo: N.A.S.A.

N.A.S.A (North America/South America) is the brainchild and ongoing musical collaboration of Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon. The cast of artists assembled on Spirit of Apollo is nothing short of breath…

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War Child Heroes: Vol 1: Various

EMI are donating profits from this album to War Child’s work to protect the most marginalised children in war zones. The album concept sees the biggest heroes in music history select a personal favou…

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Written In Chalk: Buddy & Julie Miller

Buddy and Julie Miller have been partners in life and music for over twenty years, in which time they have treated listeners to some fantastic records both as solo artists and collaboratively. Their …

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Keep It Hid: Dan Auerbach

As one half of the Black Keys, Keep It Hid represents Dan Auerbach’s first solo record, away from the fuzzed-up blues his band has become so well known for. It’s somewhat of a stripped-back affair fo…

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Beware: Bonnie Prince Billy

Following up 2008’s acclaimed Lie Down The Light, Will Oldham enlists a team of mates, regular collaborators and colleagues such as Josh Abrams, Jennifer Hutt and Dee Alexander to deliver an album th…

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Testimony Vol 2: Love And Politics: India Arie

For her fourth album, it would appear that all is well with India Arie: it’s a beautifully crafted celebration of love, happiness and joy. Being the mistress of her own destiny by producing it hersel…

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Glass: A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts

One of my favourite musicians/composers of the past century was subject to a documentary film by Australia’s own Scott Hicks (Shine). It had a brief run at Carlton’s Nova cinema and was also recently…

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Bare Bones: Madeleine Peyroux

Ms. Peyroux has steadily grown in confidence with each of her recordings and this time she’s written her own songs just to prove it. We have an earthy, warm and introspective songwriter here, reveale…

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