Album Reviews

Album review: Kunvuk – Immute:Jackals – The heaviest, craziest album of 2010

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November 23, 2010
Kunvuk - Immute:Jackals

Title: Immute:Jackals Artist: Kunvuk Label: The Light of Damnation Records Released: 31 September 2010 In one word: Insane Nuvkuk? Kunfuk? Nunchuks? Nunavut? Kunvuk may well have a name which is a bit of a nightmare to remember for anyone with dyslexia, and depending on how delicate your sensitivities are that might...
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Album review: Destineak – Sirens

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November 8, 2010
Destineak - Sirens

Title: Sirens Artist: Destineak Label: Moshpit Productions Released: 31 August 2010 In one word: Atrocious Electronic duo’s are sprouting up everywhere these days. In Canada alone we have Crystal Castles, Woodhands and Thunderheist, to name just three of the best. And that’s limiting it to groups who have just two members....
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Album Review: That 1 Guy – Packs A Wallop!

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November 4, 2010
Album Review: That 1 Guy – Packs A Wallop!

Title: Packs A Wallop! Artist: That 1 Guy Label: MGM / Pop Ten Released: 6 November 2010 (Australia) In one word: Gobsmacking Okay, so it took me a merry while to get around to it, but I finally, “properly” checked out an artist I’ve been meaning to for some time.  So...
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DVD review: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones

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November 3, 2010
The Rolling Stones - photograph ™ Ethan Russell, All Rights Reserved

Title: Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones Artist: The Rolling Stones Label: Eagle Rock Entertainment Released: October 2010 In One Word: Authentic In 1974 it was named the  “…the most powerful rock film ever made” and many Rolling Stones fans consider it to be the finest Stones performance that was ever...
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Album review – The Black Walls EP

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October 27, 2010
Album review – The Black Walls EP

Title: The Black Walls EP Artist: The Black Walls Label: Independent Released: 20 September 2010 In one word: Snarling Brisbane band The Black Walls are what I imagine Tool might sound like if:  a. there were more synths (always a plus in my book), b. they were a bit more “rock”-y,...
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Album Review: Interpol – Interpol

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October 21, 2010
Interpol - Interpol album cover

Title: Interpol Artist: Interpol Label: Matador/Soft Limit Released: 7 September 2010 In one word: Hmmm What the..?  An almost “upbeat” Interpol album?  What next, a “goth” album from The Spice Girls?!  Dearie me. Not that Interpol have only ever been purveyors of Doom ‘n’ Gloom:  They’ve certainly always had a “groovy”...
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Album Review: Less Than Jake – TV/EP

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October 13, 2010

Title: TV/EP Artist: Less Than Jake Label: Sleep It Off Released: 12 October 2010 In one word: Fun Floridian ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake return with their latest effort, a covers album of TV theme songs and commercial jingles. With its 16 tracks spanning only 13 minutes, this is a quick-fire...
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Album Review: Tin Horn Prayer – Get Busy Dying

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October 11, 2010

Title: Get Busy Dying Artist: Tin Horn Prayer Label: Bermuda Mohawk Productions Released: 24 August 2010 In one word: Diverse Here we are with another “Country and Midwestern” band comprised on current/former punk rockers. Flavour of the month as these bands may be, one shouldn’t discount relative newcomers Tin Horn Prayer...
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Album Review: Laneous & The Family Yah – Found Things

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October 6, 2010
Laneous and The Family Yah - Found Things

Title: Found Things Artist: Laneous & The Family Yah Label: Birdfire Records (Australia) Released: 1 October 2010 In one word: Groovy Who was it said that Motown is dead?  It sure as heck ain’t in Laneous & The Family Yah’s neck-of-the-woods.  Nor, it seems, is Zappa, or older-school rap, or upon...
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Album Review: Black Country Communion – Black Country

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October 5, 2010
Black Country Communion - Black Country

Title: Black Country Artist: Black Country Communion Label: Mascot (UK)/Universal Music (Canada) Released: 20 September 2010 In one word: Patchy Black Country Communion are less arthritic than your average supergroup. Oh hang-on… the S word: isn’t it about time we put that descriptor to bed? It’s old. If comparing the differences...
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