#1222 Angus & Julia Stone – A Book Like This

This is nice indie folky pop, with close harmonies and acoustic guitars. It’s the debut record from the Australian brother and sister duo, released in 2007. Sometimes its hard to tell which one is singing on which song, their vocals sound so similar, but Julia often has an (at times annoying) whiny twang akin to … Continue reading #1222 Angus & Julia Stone – A Book Like This

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#323 Coldplay – Parachutes

Travelling across Asia, Australasia and beyond for two years from 2000-2002 meant that a missed many cultural phenomena that were gripping my home country of the U.K. In particular: the season finale of The X Files, Big Brother, the first few Harry Potter books and Coldplay. Having arrived in Australia in October 2000 to live … Continue reading #323 Coldplay – Parachutes

#654 Natalie Imbruglia – Left Of The Middle

This is a really good pop album. You’d expect it to be, it sold 7 million copies and led to three Grammy nominations. Not merely another Australian soap star trying to cash in on TV fame by recording someone else’s pop songs, Imbruglia can really sing, and has co-writing credit on all but one of … Continue reading #654 Natalie Imbruglia – Left Of The Middle

#37 The Apples In Stereo – The Discovery Of The World Inside The Moone

I associate this CD with Australia. There’s quite a few albums that for me have a strong Sydney connection, not because any of them are by Australian bands (except one) but because I discovered their music soon after we arrived in Australia in October 2000, after a long musical drought for 9 months whilst travelling … Continue reading #37 The Apples In Stereo – The Discovery Of The World Inside The Moone