Album Reviews

Album review: Born to Dance OST

Stan Walker features prominently in the movie and on the official soundtrack for Born to Dance.

REVIEW: Little to fault on Born to Dance Official Soundtrack

Swift's Squad rules the world

Taylor Swift larking with her squad.

If you thought there was something amiss about Taylor Swift's exclusive girl 'squad' of celebrities, even a little creepy, you're not the only one.

Album Review: Janet Jackson, Unbreakable

Janet Jackson's Unbreakable is available on October 16.

REVIEW: Janet Jackson, don't you ever leave us again

Album review: Apolgues, Masayoshi Fujita

Masayoshi Fujita's Apologues is out now.

REVIEW: A disc of tranquility

Album Review: Low Down (Original Soundtrack)

Low Down features the music of jazz pianist Joe Albany.

REVIEW: Sweet Low Down sheds light on an unsung jazz pianist

Album review: Gil Scott-Heron

Gil Scott Heron's new album.

A re-release of a Gil Scott-Heron classic

Album review: Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett's The Silver Lining.

Tony Bennett makes a return to the cabaret style that made his name.

Album review: Tami Nielson

Tami Nielson's Don't Be Afraid.

Transplanted Canadian Tami Nielson continues her meteoric rise with Don't be Afraid

Review: Duran Duran, Paper Gods

Duran Duran's Paper Gods is out now.

REVIEW: Paper Gods still feels like Duran Duran at their 1980s peak.

Album Review: Gary Clark Jr

Gary Clark Jr's album, The Story of Sonny Bill Slim.

Gary Clark Jr's new album is an entrancing tour of black music history

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Kamasi Washington's The Epic

The Sunday Star-Times' weekly wrap of the latest album releases

Ryan Adams gives Swift's 1989 his own spin

Ryan Adams's 1989 is out now.

REVIEW: Taylor Swift's 1989 reimagined

Review: Briana Marela

Briana Marela's album All Around You.

Briana Marela's album All Around Us is a curious mix of Icelandic influence and a dash of Kate Bush weirdness.

Review: The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra plays Mozart.

Reviewing the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra playing Mozart

Album review: Donavon Frankenreiter

Donovan Frankenreiter's album, The Heart

Review: Donavan Frankenreiter's The Heart

Album of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey's new album is out now.

REVIEW: Only sparks of greatness on Lana Del Rey's latest

Sensitive soloist provides a romantic evening's highlight

The CSO were in fine form on Saturday night, delivering a memorable Romantics concert.

REVIEW: The CSO delivers rich romanticism

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Impending Adorations' Theshold

Impending Adorations

Album Review: Dave and Phil Alvin

Dave and Phil Alvin's Lost Time.

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin: Lost Time (Southbound)

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Gary Clark Jr's The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim

Gary Clark Jr

Album of the Week: Troye Sivan, WILD

Troye Sivan's latest EP Wild, is out now.

REVIEW: CD Review: Troye Sivan, WILD

CD Review: Carly Rae Jepsen, Emotion

Carly Rae Jepsen's Emotion is out now.

Carly Rae Jepsen's latest album just a bit too much sugary

A swag of fine guests bolster Buddy Guy's new album

Buddy Guy - Born to Play Guitar

REVIEW: Buddy Guy is now carrying the torch for classic blues.

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The Fall's Sub-Lingual Tablet

The Fall

Wellington's Eb & Sparrow soar on new album

Eb & Sparrow - Sun/Son

REVIEW: Kiwi alt country band Eb & Sparrow shine on Sun/Son.

Album of the Week: Halsey, Badlands

Halsey's Badlands is available now.

Halsey is definitely well worth a listen - just don't over-indulge

A catchy turn of phrase

The Blue Beaters - Everbody Knows

REVIEW: Ska will never die - as proved by The Bluebeaters.

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Silicon's Personal Computer

The Sunday Star-Times' weekly album reviews

Pere Ubu are near-perfect

Pere Ubu - Elitism for the People 1975-1978

REVIEW: The early days of Pere Ubu is nicely captured in new compilation.

Pioneering tango singer Carlos Gardel

The Rough Guide to Tango Legends: Carlos Gardel

REVIEW: Carlos Gardel shines on detailed compilation of his works.

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