Albums of the decade No. 3 – 2012

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Jacob Robinson continues his look back at the albums of this decade. See his Albums of 2010 and 2011 HERE alt-J – An Awesome Wave Few bands step as effortlessly to the pointy end of the music world as alt-J. Like any other UK alternative rock band with arty pretensions, they were hailed upon the release

Albums of the Decade No 2: 2011

Bon Iver
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Bon iver – bon iver It seems almost impossible to mention Bon Iver without recounting the story behind his debut album, 2007’s For Emma, Forever Ago. Following the break-up of his band and long-term relationship, man retreats to the woods alone and writes and records an entire album alone. The mythology of the album almost seemed to

Albums of the decade No 1: 2010

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The Five Best Albums of 2010 With the crepuscule of the decade approaching, Daily Review will cast its eye back across the years prior. Each month we’ll look at some of the best albums released each year, starting with 2010.  Arcade Fire – The Suburbs Arcade Fire’s lead singer, songwriter and band leader Win Butler always

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Live review (UNSW, Sydney)

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Melbourne’s King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard are a rare breed in that they are post-Generation X hard rockers who are actually doing interesting things. There are many fine younger musicians out there doing great work, but for whatever reason, little of it is happening in guitar-based rock. Evidence of this can be seen in the lack of

You should’ve been there: Glastonbury 2019

sigrid xx- the other stage - photo credit Alison Martyn
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Daily Review music writer Jacob Robinson and photographer Alison Martyn were there last weekend There is no more famous or important festival in music than Glastonbury. The festival is not only the biggest in the world, it is also the most storied. Casting an eye across the festival’s history is to gaze on the history of contemporary

The Top 10 Songs of 2018

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Another year, another bumper crop of tunes. But while some years display a discernable shift in musical trends or production styles, 2018 was a year of fragmentation. Great albums were peppered out throughout the year across a broad spectrum of genres.  Drake, George Ezra, Calvin Harris and Ariana Grande were among the familiar names to

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