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Still out there among the stars and the planets, exploring the mysterious, wondrous and enthralling sounds of the vast cosmos

This reviewer is happy to report that All India Radio's Martin Kennedy hasn't returned from space yet. Our cosmic traveller...

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Power-Pop musician Chris Price is an astute, skillful singer-songwriter

Do you like Power-Pop? Jason Falkner? The Grays? Big Star? Teenage Fanclub? Matthew Sweet? The Posies? Albert Hammond, Jr.? If so, it's very likely that you, too, ...

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Superb, distinguised solo album by the former Church guitarist

The otherworldly and fascinating music of guitarist Marty Willson-Piper's long-time band, excellent Australian cult legends The Church, tends to be a lot more adventurous than his own solo...

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The dazzling duo's sumptuous 5th official studio album

In 2007, The Church’s Steve Kilbey got in contact with All India Radio’s Martin Kennedy through his brother John Kilbey, who owned the now defunct Karmic Hit label, which...

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Electronic outfit All India Radio's adventurous musical journey into outer space

A Science Fiction fan ever since his mother took him to see 2001: A Space Odyssey in 1976, Australian musician/multi-instrumentalist/All India Radio...

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A solid, satisfying compilation by John Grant's former band The Czars

Before American singer-songwriter John Grant embarked on his creatively fascinating and critically acclaimed solo career, he spent all of nine years as...

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A career-high by Irish musician Frank Kearns and Australian singer-songwriter Steve Kilbey

If patience is a virtue, as they say, then Irish musician Frank Kearns (guitarist, songwriter) deserves a medal of honor...

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The American Alternative/Indie Rock group's vastly underrated and overlooked late-career triumph

R.E.M. band members guitarist Peter Buck and bassist Mike Mills are both self-proclaimed huge fans of The Beach Boys...

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An unexpected but welcome comeback just five years after the Norwegian trio's farewell tour

Once upon a long ago, there were three young Pop star wannabes from Oslo, Norway, of all places: They had a dream of...

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The Indie/Folk-Rock outfit take the listener on a mesmerizing, mystical journey

When L.A.-based Indie Folk-Rock outfit Lord Huron released their debut album Lonesome Dreams in 2012, the critics immediately drew comparisons to...

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Soul Power is a raw and real Soul record in the very best sense of the word: Soulful, heartfelt, proud, and powerful.

Looking at the bare-chested, Al Green-ish cover shot of Curtis Harding (think Al Green’s Greatest Hits), and the...

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The Australian duo's fourth album is a thing of rare beauty

By Steve Kilbey’s own admission, he and Martin Kennedy are very different individuals; he has described their personalities as: “Hedonistic, drug-addled singer meets up with quiet, reserved...

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The genius Beach Boys mastermind delivers a surprisingly satisfying late-career highlight

Despite the fact that The Beach Boys have always been the premier purveyors of sunny, feel-good music, dark clouds have often hung over their heads...

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The Americana singer-songwriter's accomplished and acclaimed homage to 1970s West Coast Rock

Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Adams’ self-titled thirteenth (official) full-length release wasn’t really supposed to be his follow-up to 2011’s...

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Powergaze trio's high-octane, energetic debut fuelled by a devil-may-care Garage Rock attitude

By today’s standard, Wray’s self-titled debut album, which contains just seven songs, is really more of a long EP. But as they...

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The Australian Alternative Rock legends' 25th album sounds vibrant and vital; it's up there with their greatest works

In late 2013, the Australian Alternative Rock band’s lead singer, bassist and lyricist, Steve Kilbey, made a public...

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American singer-songwriter Timothy Showalter's awe-inspiring musical reinvention

As the short, straightforward album title suggests, Strand of Oaks, a.k.a. Indiana-based singer/songwriter Timothy Showalter, has undergone...

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A great, lost Power Pop/Alternative Rock album long overdue for reappraisal

Released in the early 1990s, when R&B, Hip-Hop and Grunge ruled the airwaves and conquered the top of the charts, The Grays’ eclectic...

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The Australian Alternative-Rock legends' truly mesmerizing concert featuring a 67-piece orchestra

For years, fans of Australian Alternative-Rock band The Church fervently wished for -– and actively encouraged –- a...

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The King of Pop's second posthumous album - a focused, coherent and worthy collection of unreleased songs

With the release of Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album -– 2010’s sadly mediocre, critically-panned Michael...

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