Category Archives: Music

5 Reasons Why ‘Gulp’ by ECHO KID is One of the Best Albums You’ve Never Heard

They’ve received hardly any radio airplay. They’ve only ever played one show. There aren’t any physical copies of their recordings available anywhere. And they have so few Facebook followers that the whole lot of them could probably fit comfortably in … Continue reading

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Top 15 Albums of All Time

It’s the 15th of ’15, which means it’s time for me to join a handful of other bloggers in listing my 15 favourite albums (check out the other blogger’s lists here). Please enjoy and feel free to share your own list … Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Songs by The Eels

I recently made a big career change. It’s scary and exciting, but I can tell that it’s mostly exciting, because whenever I think about it, this song pops into my head … “I’m tired of the old shit. Let the … Continue reading

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Hottest 100 Votes – 2013

January is here, which means it’s time to choose my 10 favourite songs of the year and vote in the JJJ Hottest 100 !! The Drones – Why Write A Letter That You’ll Never Send My favourite track of the year. … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Super Rat!

I’ve always enjoyed making silly little animations and videos. I remember being in high school, wasting hours and hours moving Clip Art images around when I was supposed to be working on computing projects. More recently I discovered that the songs … Continue reading

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The 10 Best Songs from Perth

In the Pines (the music festival put on each year by RTR FM) is arguably the biggest day on the Perth musical calendar. This weekend it celebrates its 20th birthday with an old-school line up featuring many bands who’ll be reforming … Continue reading

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So Many Gigs!

I’ve been to some amazing gigs in the last few months. I’ve been too lazy to review them but here’s a quick retrospective, complete with the bad photos I took on my phone and cheap digital camera … So we … Continue reading

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Hottest 100 Votes – 2012

Of all the songs I listened to last year, only about 0.2% of them were actually released in 2012. As much as I want to deny it, the truth is it has nothing to do with the quality of music being … Continue reading

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I <3 ‘Downers’ by Mile End

We rock music fans like a bit of professionalism. Most of us love watching a set where the playing is spot-on, the songs flow on seamlessly and the crowd interaction can’t be faulted.  But for a lot of us – … Continue reading

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Hail to the Tribute Review

I really like Radiohead. Maybe you’ve figured that out already. So when I heard a bunch of bands were going to play Radiohead covers at the Rosemount Hotel, I was super keen despite already having tickets to the real thing … Continue reading

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I <3 Dan Kelly’s Dream

All the reviews I can find of this album focus on how strange, complex and quirky it is – but not in a good way. “It’s confusing!” they say. “It’s silly! The music is too busy!” Some reviews have a palpable undercurrent … Continue reading

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10 Great Songs on Triple J Unearthed

Every week, Triple J compile a playlist of 20 featured Australian artists and put it on their Unearthed page. I’ve listened through the playlists most weeks for the past year or so. It doesn’t necessarily keep me up to date with the … Continue reading

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A 90’s Kid Chooses His Favourite 80’s Songs – Part 2

10. Sonic Youth – Trilogy: The Wonder (1988) The closing track on Sonic Youth’s much-loved Daydream Nation is fourteen minutes of noisy, guitar rock bliss. See Also: Total Trash, ‘Cross the Breeze 9. Michael Jackson -Billie Jean (1982) This list may … Continue reading

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A 90’s Kid Chooses His Favourite 80’s Songs – Part 1

When I think of 80’s music I think of hair metal bands, synthesisers and hair metal bands playing synthesisers. I’m not a big fan of any of those things so naturally I don’t care much for 80’s music. You can … Continue reading

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In the Pines 2012

Watching a band at a festival is rarely as enjoyable as watching that same band at their own show. Blame it on the light-show-ruining daylight, the shorter sets, the long lines at the bar, the inevitably inferior sound from the … Continue reading

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