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Late Night Thoughts on Tyler the Creator’s Album Artwork

Elektra Flaskas-Troaditis

Completely intrigued at how he explains his interest in character development, I can’t help but voice my completely biased opinions on the way he creates a different persona in each album cover and reinvents his sound without sacrificing his radical edge. However, there is a real aesthetic consistency to this artistry, as he possesses an innate capacity to work with a complex and multi-faceted character within his extensive body of creative work.

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Top 10 Bops of 2018

Trent Vu It’s nearing the end of the year. It’s getting too hot for my liking. I’ve even started to see some people in my neighbourhood putting up Christmas lights. …

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12 Best Songs to Cry to

CW: death, AIDS, suicide By Trent Vu I’m a crier. I cry at everything. I’ll immediately start bawling my eyes out when I’m thrown the slightest inconvenience. Whenever I receive …

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Modjo and the Heyday of Nu-Disco

Matilda Morley The much-fabled death of disco was perhaps one of the most heinous musical crimes of the twentieth century, and no sooner than its bedazzled casket was lowered into …

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Best Albums of the Year (So Far)

The first half of 2018 has been an interesting one in the music world. The Carters in true Carter style dropped an album out of nowhere, old faithful Brit rockers …

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20 Forgotten Songs from the ’00s

by Trent Vu There are some songs that stand the test of time—Celine Dion’s heart-wrenching power ballad My Heart Will Go On, Britney Spears’ iconic bop Toxic, Toto’s meme-tastic Africa. …

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Autechre Melbourne Live Review

By Troy Cameron Awe-Tech-Err. (/ɔːˈtɛkər/) Autechre is an electronic duo from Rochdale, England, with one of the most diverse discographies of any recent artist. Informally meeting and beginning to make …

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Every Little Mix Single Ranked

By Trent Vu Anyone who knows me will have copped an earful about my love of the British girl group Little Mix. I love them. I’m obsessed with them. They’re …

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Oh Wonder at The Forum

by Lucette Moulang The hum of energy was electric as fans lined the outside wall of the Forum, craning their necks to glimpse the doorway and a possible sighting of Oh …

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Interview: Scrimp Shrampi’s Jake Fossey

Alex Epstein Content Warning: this interview contains descriptions of abusive relationships and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Jake Fossey is the guitarist, vocalist, and frontman of Scrimp Shrampi, a local …

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New Releases Round-Up Review

Claire Longhouse Once again this time of year is inundated with an insane amount of great Aussie music. There were too many albums I wanted to review as my first …

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8 Iconic Bops From 2008

Trent Vu At 21 years of age, I wouldn’t consider myself old. But recently, as I’ve commenced the fourth year of my Arts degree, I’ve definitely begun to feel time …

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Interview: FOLEY!’s Mick Porter

Alex Epstein On the 6th of February, I spoke with Mick Porter of FOLEY! over the phone. FOLEY! are an energetic posi-emo three-piece who play a bunch of shows all around Melbourne, …

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Album Review: Lomelda – Thx

Alex Epstein I wish it wasn’t a hilarious cliché for music writers to misuse the word “angular”, because that’s exactly what this album sounds like: unpredictable and sharp, with acute …

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Alex’s Top Ten of 2017

Alex Epstein 2017 was an awful year for pretty much everybody, but as always, it could have been much worse. It isn’t technically over yet, but I’m planning on sleeping for …

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Mouth Moods is extremely good

Alex Epstein Neil Cicierega’s 2017 album Mouth Moods seems, on its face, a continuation of the usual treatment of music as meme. Anyone remotely familiar with ‘meme culture’ knows what …

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Luciferian Towers: Post-Rock and the Apocalypse

  Alex Epstein Listen to “Undoing A Luciferian Towers” here. Montréal post-rock icons Godspeed You! Black Emperor (colloquially, “Godspeed” or “GY!BE”) have vowed to return on September 22nd, 2017, with …

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The Modern Lullaby

Matilda Morley “Curating a Musical Midnight Remedy” The first time I fell asleep to a dedicated sleep playlist I was fifteen. Earlier that day I had checked in for my …

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The Round-Up: Aussie Edition

Claire Longhouse  The past few weeks in the Australian music industry has been exceptionally generous. The new King Gizzard just dropped, as well as the new Gold Class album. It’s …

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Synthesisationality

       Alex Epstein        thefreedictionary.com defines a synthesiser as an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods. In many ways they are correct but in many …

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Life in High Fidelity

    Alex Epstein “‘Have you got any soul?’ a woman asks the next afternoon. That depends, I feel like saying; some days yes, some days no.” High Fidelity is …

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HAIM- Something to Tell You

Claire Longhouse  HAIM’s waited return offers a tracklist that seems to be ‘Days Are Gone 2.0’, however this time their unrelenting pop sound lacks the charm and freshness that everyone …

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Best Albums of 2017 So Far

Claire Longhouse  And so begins another semester. Another awkward introduction at the first tutorial, another dash between classes for a fix of caffeine, and another few months of pretending to …

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Tunes to get you through the Winter

Claire Longhouse We’re lucky here in Melbourne. We get seasons. Who wants to soak up beautiful sunshine all day every day? Not I. Who wants the opportunity to wear pretty …

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Record Store Day 2017

Claire Longhouse  It may be a little late to post this, but if you have a free couple of hours tomorrow, why not check out what’s on offer at this …

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What’s on this weekend?

Short answer: quite a bit. A Week in Melbourne Music  Take a well-earned study break, and venture into one of the best live music cities in the world. THIS Week… …

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The Round-Up: March 6th-20th

When trying to figure out which album to review for you this week, it struck me just how overwhelmingly generous the industry has been lately. The past fortnight has seen new …