MUSIC

BEST ALBUMS OF BEST OF 2008 LIST

  This year’s collection of last year’s best albums is characterised by its consensus and its diversity. Not to mention the list of luminary musical notables … Read more

BEST BLUES

Jungle Blues – CW Stoneking He was my album of the year in 2006, with a great take on authentic Delta blues from the 20s … Read more

BEST ROCK

Dear Science – TV On The Radio Fourth album from US band that has re-made what we can call rock by blurring the lines separating … Read more

BEST WORLD

The Mande Variations – Toumani Diabaté I may have grown up wishing i could play the guitar like Jimi Hendrix (and bat like Don Bradman), … Read more

BEST ALBUMS OF 2008

This year’s collection of last year’s best albums is characterised by its consensus and its diversity. Not to mention the list of luminary musical notables … Read more

BEST LOCAL

Havilah – The Drones Snarling and howling, it’s as if contemporary Australian music’s balls just dropped. Dissonant passion, blistering energy and lyrical intelligence to boot. … Read more

Francoiz Breut – A L’Aveuglette

A L’Aveuglette – Francoiz Breut By Chris Peken Step aside, make room, i know it’s crowded here in the “Chanteuse Room”, but make way for … Read more

Heidi Elva – Ships and Trees

Ships and Trees – Heidi Elva By Chris Peken Heidi Elva’s debut Ships and Trees evokes the sound of the last moments of twilight, just … Read more

Greg Coffin Trio – It’s Neither Either or, It’s Both and.

It’s Neither Either or, It’s Both and. – Greg Coffin Trio By Chris Peken There is jazz and there is jazz. Thesis’ have been written … Read more

Jay Reatard – Matador Singles ’08

Matador Singles ’08 – Jay Reatard by Aidan Roberts This prolific Tennessean punk-rocker has spent all of 2008 recording and releasing a series of high-powered … Read more