Archive for 'Brag 436 (October 31)'
Spank Rock Everything Is Boring And Everyone Is A Fucking Liar Pod/ Inertia *** He may have taken a fair break from his 2006 breakout album YoYoYoYoYo, but Spank Rock’s sophomore effort sees Naeem Juwan bring back the party-inspired beats with his brash lyrical style in check. Producer XXXChange is back on board, with German [...]
Eddy Current Suppression Ring So Many Things Fuse Music ***1/2 From the Americanised drawl of Chris Bailey’s The Saints, to Radio Birdman’s fronting by US medical student Deniz Tek, Australia’s major garage acts have had a long history of obscuring their locality. By the time You Am I used Mick Jagger’s cross-cultural singing as an [...]
360 Falling & Flying Soulmate/ EMI *** From humble beginnings as a rap battle MC whose mixtapes earned him underground buzz, Melbourne’s Matt Colwell – aka 360 – has emerged with a major label debut that announces him as a major player in the Aussie hip hop scene. It feels wrong to call this a [...]
Kimya Dawson Thunder Thighs Burnside ***1/2 In her 7th album, Kimya Dawson’s confessional style and lo-fi sound is very much intact. She’s always treated her audience like family, and the opening track, ‘All I Could Do’, is akin to a Christmas letter, letting everyone know what’s been happening since we last heard from her. The [...]
Album Of The Week: Tom Waits Bad As Me Warner Music ****1/2 Tom Waits is a one-man musical institution. Over the past twenty-two albums he has developed an audio aesthetic that is singularly his, and this latest release conjures all his favourite sounds: the wild horns, the trash-can percussion, the same ghost-like piano that’s tinkled [...]