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Jake Robinson: What Makes An Australian Sound?

April 17, 2013


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


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 […]

Jake Robinson: Charting Success

February 26, 2013


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 […]

Kicking off 2013 with Jake Robinson

February 12, 2013


2013 has already kicked off with the surprise announcement of David Bowie’s first new music in ten years. On top of that, seminal shoe-gazers My Bloody Valentine have taken the time to release their third long-player after a gap of 22 years; despite their prodigious absence from the airwaves, the band’s website server still crashed under the […]

Jake Robinson’s Top 50 Songs for 2012

January 31, 2013


First there was Triple J’s Hottest 100, and now there’s YDE’s Top 50. Join Jake for his eclectic countdown of 2012’s 50 best songs for Stereo In A Forest. 50           Bruce Springsteen – We Take Care of Our Own Another fist-pumping, stadium-sliced piece of America from the Boss. Like my other favourite moments of […]

Jake Robinson’s Stereo in a Forest

January 18, 2013


Hello and welcome to “Stereo in a Forest”, my new regular column revolving predominantly around music. A friend asked me this week “How can any one person really judge music?” And the very simple answer is “You can’t.” Each person has their own subjective tastes that are as equally as valid as the next person’s. […]