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Best Albums 2021
Dec31

Best Albums 2021

Our Favourite Releases 2021 Best Albums 2021 By Rob Dickens Another pandemic year. Another twelve months where the music industry has been battered, where it and other forms of entertainment are, to a too large extent, forgotten by the powers that be. The nature and economics of the live music experience is in total disharmony with the transmission of COVID-19 and its growing variants. Activities like top-line sport have the...

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Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time
Dec17

Courtney Barnett – Things Take Time, Take Time

Courtney Barnett Album Reviewed Courtney Barnett ‘Things Take Time, Take Time’ Via MIlk! Records By Manning Patston Garbage trucks. Mi Goreng-Noodles. Balls of cotton. Asthma puffers. All these mundane and seemingly unimportant targets have been explored by Courtney Barnett throughout her musicaljourney. Why? Via her deadpan accent and exceptional observation skills, these objects became poignant revealers of human...

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Albums Of The Month – December 2021
Dec01

Albums Of The Month – December 2021

Our Top Six Releases Dec 21 Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band Top Six Releases December 2021 Our Top Six Releases Dec 21 By Rob Dickens Chris Cavill Lionheart Independent 26 November 2021 Chris Cavill is one of Australia’s most underrated talents and Lionheart, his third studio album, is a heartfelt tribute to Cavill’s father who passed away in 2017 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Sclerosis.   The collection of nine...

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Asleep At The Reel Wait For No-One
Nov15

Asleep At The Reel Wait For No-One

Asleep At The Reel Reviewed Asleep At The Reel ‘Time and Tide An Authentic and Well-Conceived Folk Project By Rob Dickens No, it’s not the iconic Western Swing band based in Austin, Texas – Asleep At The Wheel. Nor does it relate to the angler’s lament of a lost catch. Asleep at the Reel in fact is a four piece outfit hailing from Brisbane Australia who have captured perfectly, on Time and Tide (a 2021...

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Albums Of The Month – November 2021
Nov01

Albums Of The Month – November 2021

Our Top Six Releases Nov 21 Eleanor Buckland – Photo: Listening Through The Lens Top Six Releases November 2021 Our Top Six Releases Nov 21 By Rob Dickens Eleanor Buckland You Don’t Have To Know Soundly Music 29 October 2021 I first saw Eleanor Buckland perform at an intimate house gig during Americanafest in 2019, as singer/guitarist of the Boston-based folk trio Lula Wiles. The group has released three albums but...

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Song To The Trees – Paula Punch
Oct29

Song To The Trees – Paula Punch

Paula Punch New Album Photo: Tim Bauer Paula Punch ‘Song To The Trees’ A Sweeping and Vivid Collection By Rob Dickens It might be a little frustrating for reviewers stumbling for adjectives, but it certainly pays off for anybody listening to this mature record. On Song To The Trees, Paula Punch has found a precious niche. That sweet spot where the music is hard to define, transcending genres and preconceptions. Is it folk,...

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