[CD Review] SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival

Shinedown have a distinctive sound, from the beats of their drums, to the undeniable vocals of Brent Smith. While instantly recognising this trademark sound, Shinedown have challenged the norm enough to keep it interesting. ‘Cut the Cord’ is one of a Continue reading [CD Review] SHINEDOWN – Threat To Survival

[CD Review] THE JEZABELS – Synthia

A rich, deep vocal that penetrates your soul, Hayley Mary of The Jezabels is a shining beacon of the amazing musical talent Oz has to offer. Whether she’s emphasising her ocker accent while bantering through a track à la Courtney Barnett, Continue reading [CD Review] THE JEZABELS – Synthia

[CD Review] RÜFÜS – Bloom

A heavily anticipated second studio album from the dance trio RÜFÜS, Bloom is 11 bangers back to back. Tyrone’s melancholy tone is a smooth juxtaposition to the upbeat synth and bouncing percussion. Mixing broody with bright, the alternative dance tracks Continue reading [CD Review] RÜFÜS – Bloom

[CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar

Like many people, one of my favourite Bowie personas was Ziggy Stardust – an album that means dancing stupidly around the family room, squealing the lyrics into my dads face as he tapped his toes against the armchair, while mum Continue reading [CD Review] DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar

[CD Review] CITY & COLOUR – If I Should Go Before You

If I Should Go Before You marks the fifth studio album for Dallas Green, under alias City & Colour – not bad for the on-again, off-again (and on-again, again), side project of this alexisonfire vocalist. Completely different, in almost every Continue reading [CD Review] CITY & COLOUR – If I Should Go Before You

[CD Review] MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Are You Alone?

A beautiful and meditative album, Are You Alone? is suitably magical and properly mesmerizing. As background music for thinking, feeling or meditating, this album is peaceful and thoughtful. The lyrics are almost spoken, not sung, with echoing chorus and mellow Continue reading [CD Review] MAJICAL CLOUDZ – Are You Alone?

[CD Review] ED SHEERAN – X

‏There is one thing that Ed Sheeran does incredibly well, and that is love songs, and if you know you are good at something then why stop. With this album, Sheeran has produced another offering of tracks where he seemingly Continue reading [CD Review] ED SHEERAN – X

[CD Review] BEN ABRAHAM – Sirens

On only the most rare of occasions do I find myself in love with music! In his debut mainstream effort, Sirens, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ben Abraham offers a collection of songs that are beyond captivating. There is a depth to Abraham’s Continue reading [CD Review] BEN ABRAHAM – Sirens

[CD Review] THE TING TINGS – Super Critical

‏Some time has passed since The Ting Tings shot to fame with the incredibly catchy ‘That’s Not My Name’ bursting them into the stratosphere. Bouncing back from their second studio album, Sounds from Nowheresville – an album of inconsistent tracks, The Continue reading [CD Review] THE TING TINGS – Super Critical

[CD Review] THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – Get Hurt

‏Listen to any previous The Gaslight Anthem album and you could easily slot them in with other punk rock bands like Blink 182 or NOFX. Primarily they have always been classed as punk rock. ‏Listen to their fifth studio album Continue reading [CD Review] THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM – Get Hurt