Album Reviews

Album Review: Barbra Streisand's Encore

Barbra Streisand's Encore is a musical theatre lover's dream.

Babs is back and she's brought half of Hollywood with her.

Album Review: Banks & Steelz's Anything But Words

Rapped verses and sung choruses is an album theme on Banks & Steelz' Anything But Words

REVIEW: Wu Tang Clan's founder goes indie-rock in this album of half-baked goods.

Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka, Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka's Love and Hate is out now.

REVIEW: Danger Mouse is the key to the success Michael Kiwanuka's new album

Album review: Britney Spears - Glory

Britney Spears Glory album cover

This album plays out much like Britney's career so far - lots of highs and lows.

Album review: Frank Ocean - Blond

Blond is the hotly anticipated follow-up to Frank Ocean's stunning 2012 debut, Channel Orange.

REVIEW: Frank Ocean's new album is an emotionally taxing listen, but it's worth it.

Album Review: Young The Giant's Home of the Strange

Young the Giant's third album Home of the Strange is a delicious mixed-bag of modern rock sounds.

REVIEW: A mixed-bag of modern rock sounds, a delicious mixed-bag mind you.

Album Review: Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad album is heavily characterised by mixing rock and rap.

Should rock and rap ever mix? Suicide Squad reckons so.

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of new music.

Album review: Honne's Warm on a Cold Night

British electronic soul duo Honne, James (producer) and Andy (singer/producer).

This funk-influenced album is at times cheesier than fondue, but somehow it works.

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Alligator Record's 45th Anniversary Collection


Album Review: Aaradhna, Brown Girl

Aaradhna's track Brown Girl is a response to her experiences with racism.

Aaradhna 's cooking up a hot pot of soulful, spaghetti western pop.

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The Sunday Star-Times weekly wrap of new music.

Album Review: Christine and the Queens

Christine and the Queens' self-titled album cover.

Mixing French with Kanye West lyrics isn't the only risk paying off for this cool cucumber.

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Review: Blink-182's California

For California, Mark Hoppus isn't joined by fellow Blink-182 founding member Tom Delonge. He plays with Travis Barker ...

Blink-182 forget their age again with the new album, California.

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Review: Broods' Conscious

The single Free sets the tone for what is yet to come in Conscious, modern pop music with just the right amounts of ...

Shake off any lingering "folksy" ideas you've had about sibling bands, this is modern pop at its best.

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The Red Hot Chilli Peppers

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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Well Pleased and Satisfied

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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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