Disclaimer: I’ve probably never heard a Grateful Dead song in my life. At least not knowingly. This is an unfortunate position for me to be in, considering I am reviewing an album containing 59 covers of songs by the Grateful Dead. Just so you know. In 2009, the Red Hot Organization, fighting AIDS through pop […]
If you were one of the 165,000 people from 190 countries who paid us a visit during 2015, thanks, we really appreciate it. We hope you found something you enjoyed reading and we hope to see you back in 2016. These were the all-important, ten most read articles of the year (for posts written during […]
By Josh Liam Score: 1.3 There was a time in the early 2000s when I enjoyed the ratings of Pitchfork and I agreed with their reputation as “the most trusted voice in music”. I would revel in their musings as they held strong opinions and opened my mind to new music. But then around 2004, […]
By Scott Creney Ask anyone who’s ever worked for a literary magazine, democracy is a shitty way to evaluate art. The polarizing stuff rarely makes it through. Instead you end up with a bunch of B-plus material—competent, workmanlike. Or in the case of this week’s Pitchfork Top 200 Singles of the 80’s, you end up […]
Many years ago, a great schism occurred in the history of popular music. As amps got louder and concerts got bigger, new groups responded by creating a heavier kind of music that relied on sheer sonic power as opposed to the lighter sounds of early sixties pop. Rock music broke away from pop and in […]
I like this description. I think it must be from the press release, it’s popped up in so many reviews. The 12-track Everlast focuses on “the corruption of organized religion, gender discrimination and technological advancements leading to human over-dependence”. I like this a lot. I like the album even more. It has an unsettling, darkly […]
Words: Darragh Murray Photos: Mino Peric There’s a brief moment between ‘Before We Run’ and ‘Deeper Into the Movies’ when I start to feel all tingly-like, strange and light. If you’ve listened to enough music, you’ll probably know what I’m talking about. It’s that familiar but often elusive feeling of pure engagement, that deep emotional […]
You want to get paid for music writing? You’re pretty soon going to find out that you are in a world that has nothing to do with music or writing. It’s about executing PR campaigns.
I’m just trying to capture a mood, a nagging insistence.
I actually thought that great Australian music begins and ends with the twin cultural hotspots of Hobart and Brisbane