Rich family estates may be nothing more than signifiers of gratuitous wealth, but there’s still an undeniable beauty to be found in the old structures dotting the countryside of wider Europe. Each contains volumes upon volumes of history – generations of life, death, memory, and dynasty all condensed and soaked into the worn walls and […]
Joanna Newsom plays the last show of her 2016 Australian tour, in support of her Divers album, at Brisbane’s QPAC.
Sun isn’t as haunting as Moon Pix, but it’s every bit as full. It’s the first Cat Power album that isn’t afraid to look you in the eye. You can dance to it. It’s sexy and confident in a way that makes you feel sexy and confident. It’s a personal triumph as much as a musical one.
You could hop over stepping stones on a stream with your children to this.
Sometimes it’s just fine to have good old-fashioned fun at the seaside.
I’m a tastemaker, right? How can I make taste if everyone’s beating me to the punch?
You just have to wonder how much of ‘popular’ music’s ongoing canon is being written by a very narrow range of music reviewers.
A band like Arcade Fire has a hell of a lot more in common with Katy Perry than it does with Daniel Johnston.
The kitchen-sink clattering of Youth Novels has been replaced by enormous thunderous drums, multi-tracked heavenly choirs, and melodies that come in great trembling reverberations.
There’s been a focus on reviews this week. And not much dialogue going on. So the chart reflects that.