Album Reviews

Album Reviews

Album Review: Yoko Zuna - Voyager (Loop)

NZ's best instrumental band transcend the magic of their live shows into a studio album
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Album Review: Julia Holter - Aviary (Domino Recording Company)

This is an album that would be termed “challenging” if it didn’t simply sound so drop-dead gorgeous.
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Album Review: Alae - Henry St (Alae Music Ltd)

Debut album from Auckland indie pop band, Alae
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Album Review: Racing - Real Dancing (Racing Music LTD)

Auckland four-piece bring a cocktail of sounds and riffs suitable for any party. 
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The Chills - Snow Bound (Fire)

Both Martin Phillipps and The Chills prove to be fighting fit. 
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Phosphorescent – C’est La Vie (Dead Oceans)

Not one of the catchiest names for a band, this latest outing is worth a second listen capturing influences of folk and pop surprisingly well.
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Paul Kelly - Nature (Universal Music)

Three ways to enjoy the iconic Aussie storyteller and his new album.
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Tash Sultana - Flow State (Mom + Pop Music)

DIY and self made pop artist fails to deliver on debut album
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Million Dollars To Kill Me - Joyce Manor (Epitaph)

Even emos have to grow up
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Sleaford Mods – Sleaford Mods (Rough Trade)

They may not be the Robin Hoods of the blue collar worker, but Sleaford Mods’ latest short outing continues the catch cry of the working class, in their typical angry style.
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Mudhoney- Digital Garbage (Sub Pop)

Grunge pioneers keep on rockin'.
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Low - Double Negative (Sub Pop)

Slowcore pioneers mark 25th year with 12th album
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Thrice – Palms (Epitaph)

It’s not three times lucky for this hard rock American band, but their 10th studio album has much to offer the head bangers and air guitar brigade.
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Dead Letter Circus - Dead Letter Circus (BMG)

Dead Letter Circus doesn't quite deliver
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Macy Gray - Ruby (Mac Avenue)

Macy's still letting us know how life is
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HIGH HØØPS– Seasons on Planet Earth (A Label Called Success)

Jordan Arts finally shoots the HØØPS
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Mitch James - Mitch James (Sony)

Mitch James sings about his ups and downs in self-titled debut album.
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Marc Ribot - Songs of Resistance 1942-2018 (Anti-)

Guitar ace employs famous friends for politically-charged history lesson
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Emma Louise - Lilac Everything; A Project By Emma Louise (Liberation Records)

Emma Louise debuts a new voice - and finds her own as an album maker in the process. 
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Crippled Black Phoenix – Great Escape (Season Of Mist)

Set your sights for the dark side of the moon.
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