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#222: 'Colour Television' - Jonathan Boulet

Back in January of 2009, I found myself attending my second-ever Big Day Out festival. Featuring the likes of Neil Young and the Arctic Monkeys, it was an intriguing lineup that also featured a few Australian favourites like Children Collide, Died Pretty, and Fire, Santa Rosa! 361 more words

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#223: 'Caring Is Creepy' - The Shins

I remember the first time that I heard of The Shins was thanks to usage of ‘New Slang‘ in Zach Braff’s Garden State… 226 more words

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#224: 'Start Wearing Purple' - Gogol Bordello

Years ago, back in high school, I found myself exposed to the cult film, Wristcutters: A Love Story. While the film was a bit too bleak for my taste (yeah, the title didn’t give that one away), I did however find myself turning to the soundtrack, where I first discovered Gogol Bordello. 290 more words

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#225: 'Mr. Brightside' - The Killers

What can I say about ‘Mr. Brightside’ that hasn’t already been said? It’s such an iconic song for music-lovers of the early ’00s that its mere mention conjures up images of riotous singalongs, praising The Killers’ 2004 hit with such fervour that other anthems of the era feel overlooked. 331 more words

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#226: 'The Charles Atlas Way' - The Fauves

For as long as I live, I will maintain that The Fauves are one of the most overlooked bands in Australian history. With numerous albums over a 30 year career, and minimal chart success, the group are nothing but resilient, continuing to write, record, and tour for their eager fans. 244 more words

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#227: 'People Help The People' - Birdy

I’m not ashamed to admit that there a lot of songs that I’ve managed to discover thanks to cover versions. Sure, I like to say that I know all of the original songs before the covers came to prominence, but occasionally, there are plenty of cover songs that help me find some absolute gems. 272 more words

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#228: 'Rudderless' - The Lemonheads

I remember back in high school, I quickly became a firm fan of The Lemonheads, falling in love with them thanks to Car Button Cloth… 281 more words

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