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Jake Robinson: 20 Years of The Hottest 100

May 29, 2013

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Triple J’s Hottest 100 is the world’s biggest annual music poll is now 20 years old and to celebrate Triple J have been compiling a Hottest 100 that covers 1993-2012. Triple J has a unique place in how young Australians listen to music. In a country so geographically spread out, it’s remarkable that one radio […]

Will Kay: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 by Category

May 23, 2013

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Every year the Eurovision Song Contest never fails to entertain. While this year didn’t quite reach the heights of the previous few years, it did manage to deliver the mix of confusion, ironic pleasure and legitimate pleasure that is the hallmark of Eurovision. This year Eurovision was held in Malmo in Sweden after Sweden’s Loreen […]

Jake Robinson: The Empire Strikes Back! Empire of the Sun Is “Alive”

May 1, 2013

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Empire of the Sun’s new single “Alive” debut on the radio earlier recently, which stirred many thoughts and emotions for my good self. Early on the release day, I had heard the announcement of its incumbent premiere on triple J and diligently spent my afternoon glued to the radio. The anticipation of a music premiere […]

Jake Robinson: What Makes An Australian Sound?

April 17, 2013

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There is a difference between a artist who originates from Australia and one who makes Australian music. This difference could be seen through the simplistic lens of popularity. Silverchair and Powderfinger were two of the most popular and successful bands in Australia, yet they struggled to gain any real popularity overseas. It could be argued that […]

Jake Robinson: This Is It, The Return Of The Strokes

March 26, 2013

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The turn of the millennium appeared to be a bleak landscape for guitar-orientated rock music. The previous decade may have seen the dramatic Nirvana-inspired rise of grunge, but just a few years later this movement appeared to peter out. The Britpop scene had fallen off a cliff with its main proponent, Oasis, falling further down a chemically-induced […]

‘Pablo Honey’: The Beginnings of Radiohead’s Metamorphosis by Jake Robinson

March 13, 2013

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The 22nd of February marked the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s debut album, Pablo Honey. Released on the coattails of the breakout angst-ridden hit ‘Creep’, Pablo Honey was initially well received, further singles ‘Anyone Can Play Guitar’ and ‘Stop Whispering’ put the album on the path to platinum status. The album fleshed out with tracks such […]

Jake Robinson: Charting Success

February 26, 2013

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Last week the Billboard Hot 100—the chart that tracks the performance of music across the United States—announced that they would begin incorporating YouTube views into their chart calculations. While the Billboard Countdown differs from many other major international charts by not relying fastidiously on sales, the move marks an interesting shift in the popular music […]