Album Reviews

Review: RHCP's The Getaway

Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on stage at Coachella.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' mildest album, this could be what modern easy listening sounds like.

Album Review: Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger

Paul Simon's Stranger to Stranger is out now.

REVIEW: Paul Simon is an artist who produces work of exquisite lines and arrangements that must be heard in situ.

Album Review: Kutiman's 6am

Kutiman, the Israeli producer who mashes the videos from unsuspecting YouTubers to create music.

The Middle East meets The Black Keys in this psychedelic rock n' roll gem.

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Foy Vance 

Album Review: Roxette's Good Karma

Swedish pop duo Roxette, Marie Freriksson and Per Gessle, just released their 10th album, Good Karma.

Remember belting 'It Must Have Been Love' and 'Listen to Your Heart?' Yep, that's these guys.

Album review: Flume's Skin

Flume performs in Dunedin, Auckland, and Christchurch in July, 2016.

Flume finds his home somewhere between experimental music and commercial dance.

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Joe Blossom

Album review: Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group's Three is out now.

Does Blue Man Group's music stand up without the live show?

Album Review: Bob Dylan, Fallen Angels

Bob Dylan's Fallen Angels is out now.

REVIEW: Dylan's latest proves just how grateful we remain that Bob is still eternally restless.

Review: Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman

Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman album.

The starlet gives all genres a go in her seductive third album.

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Kevin Morby

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Radiohead 

Cyndi Lauper's country Detour

It might be enough to send loyal country fans into a tizz of disapproval, but there is a sense that the 62-year-old was ...

The new album shows you can take the singer out of the 80s, but you can't take that 80s out of the singer.

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Odessey and Oracle

Review: Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals video

The Innocent Criminals have removed Harper from that music realm he and Jack Johnson dominated for so many years, and ...

They postponed their New Zealand tour dates to complete the album, was it worth it?

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly round-up of new music.

Album of the Week: PJ Harvey, The Hope Six Demolition Project

PJ Harvey's The Hope Six Demolition Project is out now.

REVIEW: There's a disconnect between the subject matter and the songs on PJ Harvey's latest

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly round-up of new music.

Review: All Saints's Red Flag video

All Saints' come-back album Red Flag is a lot better than you might expect.

Never ever have you ever thought All Saints could make a good comeback, but they have.

Album Review: Lukas Graham

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REVIEW: Deeply personal and poetic storytelling is the highlight in Lukas Graham's "ghetto pop".

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of new music.

Birdy soars into pop realm

Birdy's new album Beautiful Lies.

REVIEW: The Skinny Love singer's set for some big, fat success.

Album review: Hollie Smith, Water or Gold

Hollie Smith's Water or Gold is out now.

REVIEW: Hollie Smith's Water or Gold feels like her most personal album yet

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Miike Snow

Album Review: Zayn, Mind of Mine

Zayn's Mind of Mine is out now.

REVIEW: Zayn's debut album certainly goes off in a new direction

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of new music.

Album review: Gwen Stefani, This Is What The Truth Feels Like

Gwen Stefani's This is What the Truth Feels Like is out now.

REVIEW: This is not what we hoped for from Gwen Stefani

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly round-up of new music.

Review: Miike Snow's iii brings fun back to pop video

Miike Snow's Nick Zinner, Henrik Korpi Joachim Belaieff.

Take Timberlake circa 2006, Jamiroquai and MGMT, and you might have something sounding a little like this.

Album Review: Ray Lamontagne, Ouroboros

Ray Lamontagne's Ouroboros is out now.

REVIEW: Ray Lamontagne's Ouroboros - a mix of the ethereal and the heavy

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