Expectations were exceedingly high—and critics were quick to say they were not met. The A. Long gone is the Conor Oberst capable of turning whiskey-scented words of longing into grand, fiery statements, ones that inflamed the selfish and angry nodes of sadness. To help you cut through all the noise, every week The A. Club is rounding up A-Sides , five recent releases we think are worth your time.
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Andrew McCormack: Solo review — prepare to be seduced 4 out of 5 stars. Published: PM. Home listening Classical home listening: Mozart, Brahms and to the movies…. Bully: Sugaregg review — melody and candour in the great grunge tradition 4 out of 5 stars. Published: AM. Percussionist and trumpeter create sparkling musical conversations across disparate cultural backgrounds, recalling Miles Davis, Afrobeat and more. Early 20th-century works are immaculately played by the Sydney-based quartet and pianist Piers Lane, though the music itself is oddly uninspiring. Alexis Petridis's album of the week The Killers: Imploding the Mirage review — an urge to surge 3 out of 5 stars.
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