The 100 Best Australian Albums

Author: John O'Donnell
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 174273555X
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The 100 Best Australian Albums from the Author: John O'Donnell. Australian music has a proud, colourful and successful history. In 2008, Australian rock and roll turned 50. This book names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. It places each album in order (from 1 u 100) and discusses why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage etc. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others. With 70 years of loving and writing about Australian music between us, we shamelessly believe we've earned the right to write this book. And we think we've got it right. Let the debate begin.o u John O'Donnell, April 2010 Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/ influential/essential Australian albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

The 100 Best Albums Of All Time

Author: John O'Donnell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781742703015
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The 100 Best Albums Of All Time from the Author: John O'Donnell. This book names the best albums of the last 50 years from across the globe. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/influential/essential albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

The Sell In

Author: Craig Mathieson
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781865084121
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The Sell In from the Author: Craig Mathieson. A juicy look at the Australian music scene in the nineties: the decade when indie became mainstream.

Noise In My Head

Author: James Kritzler
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ISBN: 9781922129352
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Noise In My Head from the Author: James Kritzler. The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, song writing, aesthetics, lives and struggles of 50 of Australia's most innovative and creatively significant bands and artists at the creative peak of their careers. The book provides a rare insight into the most 'happening' cult music scenes in Australia. The author, Jimi Kritzler is both a journalist and a musician and is personally connected to the musicians he interviews through his own involvement in this music sub culture. The interviews are extremely personal and reveal much more than any interview granted to street press or blogs. The interviews deal with not only the music and song writing processes of each band but in some circumstances their struggles with drugs, the death of band members and involvement in crime. The book is complimented by previously unpublished photographs of all the bands interviewed The Australian underground scene in the last five years has been heralded not only in Australia but also in Europe and particularly America. Known as the "Australian Invasion" in America, many of the bands interviewed in this book have received a great deal of hype and press in America with many of the bands signing to American record labels. Bands featured in the book like The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Royal Headache, Uv Race, Circle Pit, HTRK, Lost Animal, Oren Ambarchi, Total Control, Witch Hats, Deaf Wish, Blank Realm, New War, Holy Balm, Fabulous Diamonds, The Garbage and The Flowers, Straight Arrows, xNoBBQx, Naked on the Vague, Kitchens Floor and My Disco are all on American record labels and have all toured America at least once. Eddy Current Suppression Ring even lent their song 'Memory Lane' to an American telecommunications company advertisement, which was played repeatedly during the Super Bowl. Whilst that may indicate the influence of the band in America at the more mainstream end of the spectrum, at the other end, Eddy Current Suppression Ring are a culturally significant and revered underground band both in Australia and America who play to thousands of people at any given show. The bands in this book have dedicated fan bases both in Australia and America that recognise that this crop of bands are the most creatively important in the Australian music scene today. These are the bands that will be remembered in twenty years for having created seminal records. Already The Drones and Eddy Current Suppression Ring have won The Music Prize as well as both being named in the "100 Best Australian Albums of All-Time." The Author: James ( Jimi) Kritzler graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Journalism degree and an Honours Degree in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology. He is currently a feature writer, reviewer and contributor to Vice Magazine. He has written for The Courier Mail Newspaper (News Ltd, QLD), Timeoff Magazine, Rave Magazine and New York's 'SUP Magazine. Jimi also plays in Slug Guts (Sacred Bones Records-NYC) and White Hex (Avant Records -Euro/USA) & Nihilistic Orbs -Australia). Slug Guts have released four albums, toured Australia innumerable times as well as Japan and USA. He has been putting on shows for a decade including many for bands featured in this book

Playlisted

Author: Craig Mathieson
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 1742230172
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Playlisted from the Author: Craig Mathieson. Smart, funny, and often controversial, this entertaining look at Australia’s top bands confronts such topics as What went wrong with Silverchair? Why is Missy Higgins so well-loved? and Are Delta Goodrem concerts safe? Written by one of Australia's leading music critics, the book is aimed at older music fans who want a hipness infusion as well as younger fans who think they know everything. Neither encyclopedic nor heavy-handed, the discussion mixes together everyone from rock stars and pop princesses to artists and frauds, and there is no boring summing up. Instead there is a discussion of which artists matter right now and which ones are the victims of their own conventionality, followed by musings on the past, present, and possible future of the Australia music scene.

Hand Me Down World

Author: Lloyd Jones
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1459620062
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Hand Me Down World from the Author: Lloyd Jones. Haunting and beautiful, Hand Me Down World is the simply unforgettable story by the multi-award winning author of Mister Pip. A woman washes ashore in Sicily. She has come from north Africa to find her son, taken from her when he was just days old by his father and stolen away to Berlin. With nothing but her maid's uniform and a knife stashed in a plastic bag, she relies on strangers to guide her passage north. These strangers tell of their encounters with a quiet, mysterious woman in a blue coat each account a different view of the truth. And slowly these fragments of a life piece together to create a spellbinding story of the courage of a mother and the versions of truth we create to accommodate our lives. There are no easy answers in this thoughtful novel. Indeed, much of its intrigue and enjoyment comes from piecing together the story from the myriad voices. Humane and moving, it's a worthy successor to Jones's last novel, the Booker-shortlisted Mister Pip. Daily Mail

The Best Australian Bush Stories

Author: Jim Haynes
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1743314396
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The Best Australian Bush Stories from the Author: Jim Haynes. Stories that take us from the Mallee to the back of Bourke and beyond . an indispensable collection about the enduring appeal of the Australian bush.

Henry The Dog With No Tail

Author: Kate Feiffer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416916148
Size: 40.82 MB
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Henry The Dog With No Tail from the Author: Kate Feiffer. Envious of the other dogs that have tails, Henry, an Australian shepherd, goes in search of a tail of his own, but in the end he decides he is happy the way he is.

The Hundred Greatest Stars

Author: James B. Kaler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387216251
Size: 39.38 MB
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The Hundred Greatest Stars from the Author: James B. Kaler. While there are guides to the visible sky, this is the first book to encompass the most important stars known in the universe at a level accessible to the layperson. The noted astronomer James Kaler takes us on a tour of the 100 most interesting stars, describing their characteristics and importance in words and vivid pictures. James B. Kaler is an internationally recognized expert on stars and their formation. A professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois, he is the author of "Stars and Their Spectra" (Cambridge), "Stars" (Freeman/Scientific American Library), "Cosmic Clouds" (Freeman/Scientific American Library), and numerous articles for popular and professional astronomy magazines.

101 Best Australian Beaches

Author: Andrew Short
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 9781742233222
Size: 37.17 MB
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101 Best Australian Beaches from the Author: Andrew Short. Between them authors Andy Short and Brad Farmer have visited every one of Australia's 11,761 beaches, making them uniquely qualified to tell us which are the ones we have to see before we die.