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The Road to Freedom

The Road to Freedom

Ricki-Lee has just announced that her new album will be titled Fear and Freedom and will be released on August 17. Given the success of the singles Raining Diamonds and Do it Like That, this will be album to look out for. OUTinPerth caught up with Ricki-Lee during a recent whirlwind promotional trip to Perth. […]

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CD Review: Odd Future

CD Review: Odd Future

The OF Tape Vol 2 (OF) Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA), to use their full name, is certainly one of the most interesting hip hop collectives around. Collective member Tyler the Creator has released a succession of albums and Syd tha Kyd and Max Martin’s album as The Internet is an OIP […]

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CD Review: The Good, the bad and the awkward

CD Review: The Good, the bad and the awkward

The Good, the bad and the Awkward (ABC Classics) Sally Whitwell follows up her ARIA awarding tribute to Philip Glass with a new collection of recordings, the common theme all the pieces have been featured in films. The range of tunes covered is diverse taking in the classic’s like Shubert, Satie Hydn and Debussey alongside […]

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CD Review: Cold Specks

CD Review: Cold Specks

I Predict a Graceful Expulsion (Mute) Cold Specks album I Predict a Graceful Expulsion is the latest offering from Canadian singer-songwriter, Al Spx. It’s a deep soulful album, with Spx’s powerful voice shining through the beautiful harmonies and multi-layered arrangements. The album also features a number of musicians who utilise a whole gamut of instruments […]

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CD Review: The Civil Wars

CD Review: The Civil Wars

Barton Hollow (Sony) Upon first listening, you would be forgiven for thinking that Joy Williams and John Paul White are a couple. The harmonies intertwine beautifully as they trace each other’s melodies with the kind of familiarity usually reserved for lovers. Barton Hollow, the studio debut album of Nashville-based duo The Civil Wars is an […]

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CD Review: Damon Albarn

CD Review: Damon Albarn

Dr Dee (EMI) After a plethora of albums under different guises ranging from being the front man of Blur, the genius behind The Gorillaz and handful of other bands, it’s surprising to see Damon Albarn put out a record under his own name. More surprising it’s a collection of folk fuelled opera based on the […]

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CD Review: Alison Wonderland

CD Review: Alison Wonderland

Welcome to Wonderland (EMI) A rather interesting and eclectic pre-mixed CD encompassing some of the greatest songs to hit alternative and commercial radio all in one place.  From Arrested Development to Chemical brothers then a little 360 Ft. Gossling just for good measure.  The thing that strikes me the most about this album is the […]

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Jay Brannan: Creatively Focused

Jay Brannan: Creatively Focused

Jay Brannan first came to people’s attention when he appeared in John Cameron Mitchell’s provocative film Short Bus, whether you remember him for his tender singing or his memorable threesome scene, Short Bus got Brannan international attention. The inclusion of his songs on the films soundtrack got him into our record collections and now his […]

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Melissa Etheridge: Forever Fearless

Melissa Etheridge: Forever Fearless

Oscar and Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge is set to return to Australia and New Zealand in 2012. This will be her first appearance in Australia since 1996. Since her gripping 1988 debut, Etheridge’s life and music have captivated us. Her musical interpretation of her personal story has had the unique and rare quality of […]

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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society (Concord Music) Radio Music Society—Esperanza Spalding’s most diverse and ambitious album yet—is star packed, featuring Algebra Blessett, Lionel Loueke, Joe Lovano and Lalah Hathaway. It leans a little more towards pop than previous albums, but Experanza’s staggering and varied talent and broad view are still evident, with horns, organ, R&B […]

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