Record Collection Review

Yep, I still buy albums on CD and Vinyl.  A lot of artists are still making good albums but I feel the past time of  enjoying a full LP is diminishing.

To be able to open that CD case or slip out that vinyl and see the liner notes, read the lyrics, enjoy the artwork and actually sit and listen from start to end, a journey that a musician is trying to take you on.

So I’ve set myself a challenge. I am going to listen to all the albums I own and review them all. I have some interesting stuff from Perth bands you would never heard of, to buskers in the French Metro, to the classic albums you all know and love. Check out the Review blog archive or search to see what you might find!

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Okay, there are some good songs on this album. In fact, Miracle is one of my favourite tunes of 2014 but having said that I don’t rate this album. Having not really heard much of her music I thought I’d grab “The Golden Echo” and give it a go. After all there was so much hype around Kimbra and she’d just won a bunch of music awards. It’s got to be good right…. right……….?

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I’m going to make a big statement here and say this is my favourite album of 2014! When I first heard the single King and Cross getting airplay on Triple J, I thought here we go. Another indi artist they’re going to stoke for a month until it’s dead. But they kept playing the song, and I liked it. So I went out on a whim and got the album.

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Antistatic were another Perth band whom which I had the pleasure of seeing many times in my late teenage years. The band was formed in 2003 but split up in 2007. Although the band was around for a relatively short time they achieved a lot, and in my opinion were one of the best Perth bands at the height of their career. Their 2006 EP, Stand Up In Disguise is a shining example of their great work and the massive sound this three piece produced.

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In 2013 I was doing some live mixing at the The Boulevard in Joondalup (formerly the GBT). There was a three piece who had a residency for a short while who did the usual three sets of covers throughout the night. I knew the guitarist, James Darnell from his old band The Floors, who I used to go see at the underage gigs at Leederville skate park.

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So here it is, the very first review. And what an interesting CD to start out with. I can’t tell you to much about this band because there isn’t much info left about them, so most of this will be what I recall from the live shows.

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