Starboy is hooky, and hypnotic, but is it enough?
“Perhaps the brightest hope in locally-produced hip hop right now.”
And how each song compares to other Metallica tunes that you (hopefully) know
“An album that is as weird as it is wonderful, and is sure to sit amongst some of the best end-of-year listening.”
Guilt, anguish, catharsis, realisation, forgiveness and release – Emeli Sandé’s ‘Long Live The Angels’ is a transfigurative divorce album.
“A wonderfully purposeful, full album experience.”
Kookaburras, a session of parliament and Tina Arena – Client Liaison’s debut album has everything we love about the Australiana-themed duo, and then some.
“Brace for the end of mum rock: Birds Of Tokyo have come home to roost with their heaviest album in close to a decade.”
Jack Grace’s ‘River’ is raw, brave and erratic, the unfurling of each song a series of sonic surprises. It is a precious first listen.
“Replete with synthetic textures, yearning, and downtempo neo-funk strollers, Soft Hair cuts a pure pop balance of melancholy and fun”
Nick Valensi’s first Strokes side-project foray sees him experiment with a new sonic identity as a lyricist and frontman.
“A punchy, eclectic mix of dance floor bangers, and the sassy, yet playful rhetoric of a home-grown star on the rise”
Drawing on emotional milestones in his life and the parachutes that got him through, Frank Iero’s new album is heartbreaking, vulnerable and utterly captivating.
“An eclectic mix of retro throwbacks, no-frills acoustics and western whimsy that shows Lady Gaga taking one of the biggest risks of her career.”
On their self-titled debut, LEISURE explore the deep and far-reaching realms of psych-rock, R&B, funk, blues, soul and so much more.
The Arizona quartet return with a familiar but more mature version of the pop punk that we’ve come to know and love.
In a world where far too often albums are able to be digested in 2-3 listens, Every Now & Then
rewards a dedicated listener with a fine-tuned ear.
On Northern Lights, Zeds Dead and their enviable list of collaborators explore all the possible realms of their sound, spanning a vast range of genre and style.
Although WALLS isn’t the album to send Kings Of Leon back to their chart-topping ways of old, it’s undoubtedly their best album in quite some time.
“This is a focused, assured effort from an artist that has made good on every past claim that bigger, better things were to come.”