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Best Music of 2020

The 40 Best International Tracks of 2020

December 15, 2020

Yesterday, we shared the 40 best Australian tracks of 2020, and now as the AU team heads out on a Summer Break, it’s time to count down the best 40 tracks from the rest of the world that made their mark. As we touched on in that article, it’s been an incredible year of music […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2020

December 10, 2020

the AU review is proud to announce The 40 Best Albums of 2020, from Australia and around the world. Who will top our 12th annual list? Read on to find out, and enjoy streams of the records as you scroll through. 40. San Cisco – Between You & Me After more than a decade together, San […]

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Ultra Mono

Album of the Week: IDLES are just as angry and forceful on Ultra Mono (2020 LP)

September 24, 2020

Ever seen a band post about current affairs on their socials, and then read comments where morons say something to the effect of “stick to music”? There’s a very good chance you have. IDLES are the type of band that this would occur to regularly. They’ve built a platform on their anti-establishment themes, lyrics, persona and […]

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Track of the Day: IDLES “Model Village” (2020)

August 19, 2020

Today’s track of the day is “Model Village” by British punk group IDLES. On the track, singer Joe Talbot spouts criticisms of the supposedly “idyllic” English lifestyle, framing the issues through the lens of a model village. “I hated growing up in a city that was really a town that was really a fishbowl” elaborates […]

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Review: Primavera Sound in Barcelona cements itself as the world’s finest music festival

June 8, 2018

Over the weekend, I made my way to Barcelona in Catalonia for the second time; a return to the iconic festival Primavera Sound, a sprawling four day event that showcased the finest acts in the world, alongside the hottest, buzziest new acts to watch. With the main music starting around 7pm and running all the […]

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