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Acid Tongue: Jenny Lewis

Rilo Kiley front woman Jenny Lewis’ follow-up to her solo debut Rabbit Fur Coat may surprise a few people. Despite being recorded in just three weeks, it is a lot fuller than its sparsely beautiful p…

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Little Honey: Lucinda Williams

‘I’m in a different phase of my life, so there are more happy moments on this album,’ the singer-songwriter says of her ninth studio set. ‘Darkly introspective is one phrase people have used to descr…

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Watch Me Disappear: Augie March

Augie March is one of Melbourne’s most important musical entities. Over the course of twelve years and three albums they have created an enviable body of work. Watch Me Disappear is their latest and …

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The Holy Pictures: David Holmes

Well, this is certainly quite a different David Holmes from the one I remember. I had let my interest in David Holmes’s music wane over the past few years, while still retaining fond memories of his …

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Time The Conquerer: Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has helped define the genre of protest songs. His voice is still great, as is his backing grou…

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The Luxe: Anna Godberson

The Luxe, set in America in 1899, is a story of deception and love. Wealthy socialites Elizabeth and Diana Holland are about to have their world turned upside down. Follow them and their tight clique…

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Where The Streets Had A Name: Randa Abdel-Fattah

I find myself often questioning the place of empathy in the modern world. Not its necessity, but its importance. Especially when I feel myself glazing over at the latest reports on the Middle East. S…

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The Other Side Of The Island: Allegra Goodman

Sometime in the future after ‘The Flood’, ten year old Honor moves to Island 365 in the Tranquil Sea with her parents who are both free spirits refusing to conform to the bland controlled society whi…

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We Are All Born Free: Amnesty International

Sixty years ago The Universal Declaration of Human Rights arose from the experiences and atrocities of World War I and has become the most translated document in the world. Containing 30 articles or …

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Angelo: David Macaulay

In an old Italian town Angelo, a plasterer and restorer of buildings, rescues an injured pigeon and coaxes her back to health despite ‘his professional dislike for pigeons’. In turn, though she is a …

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