Album Reviews

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Estère – My Design, On Others’ Lives

Some albums perk you up in the morning, some made to help you cry through the bad break ups, others filled with vignettes from someone else’s life… Estère’s much anticipated double...
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Okkervil River – In The Rainbow Rain

Okkervil River is undoubtedly Will Sheff’s brain child, but the last two years saw him parting ways with many of his band members. You would imagine In The Rainbow Rain to be a 10 ...
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Carnivorous Plant Society – The New King

For an album where the last line is “and the pussycat died miserable”, The New King is a pleasant gentle listening experience. The second full-length from Auckland’s Carnivorous Pl...
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Leon Bridges - Good Thing

Three years ago, Texan soul man Leon Bridges arrived on the scene with a beautiful retro soul album Coming Home which took things back to basics in a glorious fashion.
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Sandy Mill - A Piece Of Me

A Piece of Me feels like a celebration and, dare I say it, a little bit of a relief for singer songwriter Sandy Mill. This is the first time she has stepped up to the microphone in...
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Belly - Dove

It’s been 23 years since Tanya Donelly and crew walked away from their highly successful indie pop venture, Belly. Finally, they’ve found the guts to return, bringing with them a s...
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Wax Chattels - Wax Chattels

Wax Chattels made a name for themselves for their raw and visceral live shows. With their self- titled debut, the band have cemented themselves as one of New Zealand’s most excitin...
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Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

“I’ve got a lot on my mind/but I don’t know how to say it” sings Courtney Barnett on Sunday Roast. Coming at the end of an album called Tell Me How You Really Feel, it’s an almost ...
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Ray LaMontagne – Part Of The Light

If you’re looking for Trouble you’ve come to the wrong place, Ray LaMontagne is on a musical odyssey and Part Of The Light is some trip. 
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Kody Nielson – Birthday Suite

Kody Nielson is a musical chameleon. Throughout his fifteen-year professional music career, he has moved from angsty punk rock with the Mint Chicks, to alt-pop with Opossom, and el...
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Review of Born Under A Bad Sign on RadioLIVE by Marty Duda (Listen Here)

Marty Duda and Mitch Harris check out Albert King‘s second studio album, Born Under A Bad Sign, regarded as one of the most influential blues albums of all-time.
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Review of Blood, Sweat & Tears on RadioLIVE by Marty Duda

Marty Duda and Mitch Harris check out the 1968 self titled album by Blood, Sweat & Tears that won Album of the Year at the 1970 Grammy Awards.
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Review of Naturally by JJ Cale on RadioLIVE by Marty Duda (Listen Now)

Marty Duda and Mitch Harris check out the 1972 album Naturally by JJ Cale, a debut album that inspired many other great musicians including Eric Clapton and Dr Hook.
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Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer (Bad Boy Records)

Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer is a well-crafted and polished musical extravaganza. Dedicated to anyone struggling with their identity and I assume also willing to embrace bugs and...
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