By now, no one would bother questioning Eric Clapton’s place in rock history (and all going well, much more of its future). Old Sock, his 21st album, will do that legacy no harm at all, particularly among fans of his softer-rock leanings. Neither however, is it likely to send quivers of excitement through too many lovers of Clapton’s darker, rockier side.
Hot on the hind of their 2011 studio album The King Is Dead, Portland’s finest indi-folk folks The Decemberists deliver their first live album – two discs of highly literate down-home goodness.
Van Halen are back their twelfth album, and their first since 1998.
A lovely gift for that churchy aunty who keeps asking why you aren’t married yet.
Not someone usually thought of as a country musician, Lionel Richie can claim as much right as anyone to a bit of southern twang, being born and raised in Tuskagee, Alabama.
Brisbane’s resident maestros of fuzzed-up indie rock, Tape/Off, return with their second 5-track album, …And Sometimes Gladness, following 2010’s rambunctiously confident debut Unreel Unravel.
Brooklyn’s genre-bending Dirty Projectors team up with Bjork to produce a largely a cappella song cycle about whales and their displeasure about the badness of humanity.
Brisbane indie-pop visionary Tara Simmons gives us a tantalising taste of her forthcoming second album with lead single Be Gone.
With its spacey synths and long songs, Pink Floyd’s 1975 follow-up to the commercially colossal Dark Side of the Moon album proved to be a return to the band’s more explicitly prog-rock stylings of earlier works.
There’s little that hasn’t been said about Pink Floyd’s 1973 opus, The Dark Side of the Moon. It’s long been part of the classic rock canon, and deservedly so, especially if sales figures have anything to do with it. Not too many albums can boast an uninterrupted 15-year run on the UK Billboard charts.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since fans expecting another dose of echo-heavy spiritual earnestness from its chief purveyors were confronted with the shrill sounds of Zoo Station tearing out of their speakers.
Getting plenty of airplay and admiration at present, Sydney’s Bluejuice give us their third album, Company – twelve tracks of criminally catchy indy/disco/pop-rock.