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Dark Was The Night: Various

The ultimate in indie collections, this 2 CD set is part of the Red Hot series, which has been collecting money for AIDS charities for 20 years now. Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National…

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Middle Cyclone: Neko Case

The wonderful Neko Case can do no wrong. This new album sees her picking up where she left off on Fox Confessor Brings the Flood and develops a more spiritual sound, a sound with definite gospel root…

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Vacilando Territory Blues: J Tillman

Is there something in the air in Seattle? Really, there must be something magic going on, because the city just keeps on producing amazing musicians. This album is just gorgeous, and it makes sense…

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Quiet Nights: Diana Krall

It’s a love letter to my husband – just an intimate, romantic album says Diana. Upon listening to this album I almost feel like I’m eavesdropping on a very personal conversation. Diana Krall has prod…

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Tonight: Franz Ferdinand

For their third album, Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have come up with something new and very retro. Showing a range of influences, including dub reggae and electronica, the band has certainly live…

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The Kindly Ones: Jonathan Littell

A provocative and gripping pseudo-memoir, Jonathan Littell’s The Kindly Ones is the story of Dr Maximilien Aue, a former Nazi officer who now owns a lace factory in France. Aue tells us how he became…

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Thanks For The Mammaries: Sarah Darmody (Ed)

This represented an interesting project for a girl who’s mother placed vocab restrictions on this particular part of the anatomy. One has ‘breasts’ or ‘bosoms’, never ‘boobs’ or heaven forbid, ‘tits’…

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Crims In Grass Castles: Keith Moor

The presumed murder of aspiring politician and whistleblower Donald Mackay in the Griffith Hotel car park is one of the most infamous episodes in Australian criminal history, an episode that eventual…

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Hold Time: M Ward

After a few side projects here and there M.Ward returns with a host of friends including Lucinda Williams (smouldering vocals highlight the country heartbreak of Oh Lonesome Me) and fresh from their …

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Years Of Refusal: Morrissey

The great man is back with his first studio album since 2006 and it’s a timely reminder of why his influence remains so far-reaching. With his long-term band sounding thoroughly pumped, this is a pun…

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