MUSIC

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

MUSIC: XENAKIS & REICH BY SYNERGY PERCUSSION

With bongos, congos, bass drums, timpani and marimbas, this weekend Synergy Percussion will be sharing the energy, power and rhythmic dexterity of selected rare 20th … Read more

MUSIC: KRISTIN BERARDI BAND

Songstress Kristin Berardi has assembled some of the finest players in Sydney to record her band’s debut album, which will be unveiled this weekend. Berardi’s … Read more

MUSIC: BEAU MONDE

“No way! It’s not a pornstar name!” snaps Nancy Vice, mock-horrified at the suggestion. “It’s just a silly stage name. Nancy’s my grandma’s name, and … Read more

AC Newman – Get Guilty

Get Guilty – AC Newman By Chris Peken With so many different outputs for his musical talents, and an equally impressive record for releasing new … Read more

Blacklevel Embassy – ASP

ASP – Blacklevel Embassy by Aidan Roberts There are many minions in the army that follows the punk movement. Here, from Melbourne, we have another … Read more

Howling Bells – Radio Wars

Radio Wars – Howling Bells by Aidan Roberts Are the Howling Bells engaging in a radio war’ If so then it’s likely they’re going to … Read more

Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light

The Crying Light – Antony & The Johnsons By Chris Peken Wow. I hold high expectations of a new offering from the distinct and unique … 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