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The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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10 surefire highlights of Bonnaroo’s 16th anniversary this weekend

June 7, 2018

The 2018 edition of Bonnaroo is about to kick off with a lot of fresh new faces, big names and a huge dose of early 2000’s nostalgia. Muse, Eminem and The Killers were three of the biggest bands in the world 10 years ago and a decade later they will be headlining one of the […]

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Live Review: Anderson .Paak celebrates birthday early with The Free Nationals and a sold out Melbourne crowd

February 8, 2018

Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals would have been one of the only drawcards of this year’s Laneway Festival for me, with Malibu easily coming in as one of my favourite records of 2016. Thankfully, I was one of the few (well, one of almost 2000) who managed to secure a spot inside Melbourne’s 170 Russell […]

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Festival Photos: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – FCAC & The River’s Edge, Melbourne (03.02.18)

February 6, 2018

Saturday in Melbourne brought the sunshine and the great vibes down at Footscray’s Community Arts Centre and alongside the Maribyrnong River, as the St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival took hold for another year. Photos by Rochelle Flack. [print_gllr id=52370] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may […]

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Festival Review: Anderson .Paak rules, while Dream Wife & Father John Misty prove Laneway Festival highlights in Sydney

February 5, 2018

Returning once more to the Sydney College of the Arts, the Laneway Festival again made its presence felt throughout Sydney’s inner west. With a line up packed from front-to-back, it promised to be a stellar day as the early clouds cleared to a warm, but pleasant, Sunday afternoon. Obviously a cost cutting measure, having a single […]

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Festival Photos: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Sydney College of the Arts & Callan Park (04.02.18)

February 5, 2018

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival train rolled into Sydney on Sunday afternoon, taking the punters well into the evening with sets by the likes of Tokimonsta, Odesza, Dream Wife, Pond and more. Photos by Belinda Dipalo. [print_gllr id=52236] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors – […]

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Festival Review: Singapore welcomes a stellar line up as the 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicks off in style

January 30, 2018

Another year, another Laneway Festival has come and gone. With the closure of Neon Lights last year, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival remains the only up-and-running premiere indie festival in Singapore – surpassing the short-lived likes of counterparts Hostess Weekender, The Gathering, and Camp Symmetry. And yet, this year’s edition of Laneway presented a mixed bag. […]

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NxWorries lines up Yes Lawd! remixes; listen to the Knxwledge-reworked “Best One” today

October 24, 2017

Easily one of our favourite albums of 2016, Yes Lawd! by NxWorries brought together Grammy winning producer Knxwledge and Anderson .Paak together in a partnership that was quickly lauded as one of the best to come out of the States that year. This week, Inertia announced the Australian release of the Yes Lawd! Remixes, a complete reworking of the original […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen to This Week (#003)

March 9, 2017

We’re back for another week! Five new albums from five very different artists – check out why our crew think the likes of NAO, Fenech-Soler and NGAIIRE should be on your list of must-listens this week! FENECH-SOLER – Zilla (2017) By Michael Prebeg After disappearing for a while, Fenech-Soler are back with one of their most exciting records yet. They teased us […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called ‘mumble rap’ became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term ‘real Hip Hop’, championing newcomers like Lil’ Yachty and Lil’ Uzi Vert (who, like it or not, have been attached to the music and the culture) […]

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Why Austin City Limits is one of the greatest festivals in the world (and 3 artists I discovered while I was there)

October 14, 2016

Music has always served as one of the most important things in my life. It is an escape, a way to deal with your problems and serve as a reminder someone else understands. Live music brings that feeling to a level 10. Concerts and music festivals are spiritual experiences for me. It’s my favorite kind […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016 (So Far)

July 12, 2016

High profile releases from the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Beyoncé, plus show-stealers from Chance the Rapper, Skepta, Anderson .Paak and dvsn have fleshed out what has been a very strong six months for hip hop and R&B. We’ve also seen emerging talents like Gallant and Joyner Lucas, comebacks from Fat Joe and Maxwell, and […]

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The 3rd Annual AU Review SXSW Music Awards!

March 23, 2016

Another year at SXSW is behind us once more. From March 15th through until March 20th, we’ve seen Australian bands take their international profiles up another notch with impressive showcase performances. We’ve fallen in love with new artists and bands, and old favourites even more. We’ve participated in the classic SXSW traditions of waiting stupidly long in […]

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CHVRCHES, Vince Staples, Miguel and more to play the Spotify House at SXSW

February 23, 2016

The 2016 SXSW Spotify House has unveiled its roster of artists set to perform through SXSW Music this year and man, they’ve come out swinging! Last year saw the likes of Run the Jewels headline the house and this year, Spotify will be hosting acts including CHVRCHES, Miguel, Anderson .Paak, Vince Staples and more. The […]

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Bloc Party, Troye Sivan, MSTRKRFT & more to play the Pandora Discovery Den at SXSW!

February 17, 2016

Pandora have unveiled a good chunk of their 2016 program for the popular Pandora Discovery Den set to put up shop at SXSW this year! An incredibly popular fixture of SXSW Music in 2015, Pandora have once again come through with a diverse range of artists programmed to bring the party over four nights, showcasing […]

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The 50 Best Hip-Hop and R&B tracks of 2015: Part Two – The Top 25

December 23, 2015

It’s that time of the year again; we’ve already rounded up the full AU crew’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, but here’s something a bit different. The AU’s Chris Singh looks at the best hip-hop and R&B tracks of 2015 after countless hours (probably days; who knows) of picking apart the year’s best releases and […]

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One Day add their own live show to Sydney festival One Day Only

November 11, 2015

As Sydney hip hop collective One Day prep their first ever boutique festival One Day Only they’ve decided to jump on the line-up as a collective, meaning that we’ll get to see all seven members on stage performing tracks from last year’s epic Mainline, and hopefully some new material. This is, of course, in addition […]

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