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Aug
15
2017

Meg Mac album

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LOW BLOWS (littleBIGMAN) 7.5/10 Her rise from Triple J’s 2014 Unearthed winner to US touring was meteoric, but were any confirmation needed that Meg Mac is the real deal this debut album is it. She has eschewed the surgical layering of sounds in favour of a live-in-the-studio rawness that suits the edge to her voice, […]

Aug
9
2017

John Harkins Trio album

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (www.johnharkinsjazz.com) 7.5/10 The perception that just about everything that could be said on the most standard of standards had already been said combined with a vague sense that the truly grown-up jazz improviser should also be capable of writing his or her own material. The upshot across the last half century […]

Aug
8
2017

Dan Sultan album

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KILLER (Liberation) 7/10 To become exceptional all artists must learn to see the world through others’ eyes while simultaneously becoming more perspicacious and honest about themselves. Several tracks on Killer confirm Dan Sultan (with help from multiple song-writing collaborators) has arrived there. Drover, for instance, which is set during the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off (and […]

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