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The Complicatist : Jackson C. Frank, Mark Kozelek

The love songs of the middle-aged mope

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Angel Olsen, William Tyler

Are you lonely too? Hi Five! So am I!

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Laneway, 2014

Likely highlights from the best on offer at Silo Park

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Deafheaven and Sunbather

This black metal / shoegaze hybrid is (almost) everyone’s pick as album of the year

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Listening To Breaking Bad

The use of music in Vince Gilligan’s great series

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Miley Cyrus, and Dancing About Architecture

Feet don’t fail my words

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Bobby Bland R.I.P., Laura Marling

Eagles may be high and free, but they’re also birds of prey

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Lil B, the Based God

The clown prince of hip hop comes to town

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Precious Bryant

Paying dues to the Piedmont style of blues

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Lee Moses, and Friends

More obscure soul music gems from the vaults

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Somewhere In Time

Celebrating the life and music of Gary Stewart

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Serengeti, Del Shannon, Lana Del Rey

Learning survival tactics from Brian Dennehy

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : The Spirit of Rockabilly

The sound of white trash contenders, from over 50 years ago…

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Music Gonna Shock You Like Electric

Celebrating Jamaica, and 50 years of independence

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Fiona Apple, appreciated

True, blue, and the art of getting over it

by Gordon Campbell
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Ghosts and Empty Sockets

Looking back at Paul Simon, Graceland and the end of apartheid

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist: El-P, Killer Mike

Philip K. Dick Meets the Rappers, Downtown

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Choirs Are Cool, Again.

From Sacred Harp music to doo wop, via Africa

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Songs About Money

The economics of rhythm and melody…..

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist: Alan Lomax

A biography of the man responsible for much of the folk, blues and subsequent pop music traditions we know today

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : The sounds of summer…and Bert Jansch, R.I.P

Laneways beats the Big Day Out, hands down

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Retromania ( yet again)

We’re all busy making plans for the past

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist: Love and Mining Disasters

The Complicatist : Love and Mining Disasters

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Thinking About Modest Mouse

Desperation has its funnier moments

by Gordon Campbell
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Love Amid The Ruins

Auckland singer songwriter Hollie Fulbrook (aka Tiny Ruins) makes her debut

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The Complicatist : Tyler the Creator, Tegan and Sara and Lars von Trier

Where to draw the line on when enough’s enough

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Music for Stoners

Drugs and music, pros and cons, highs and downers

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Look Ma, No Words

Doing it lyrically, but without lyrics

by Gordon Campbell
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The Complicatist : Lost Soul Classics, Old and New

How did Shreveport, Louisiana get to be the unknown soul capital of America?

by Gordon Campbell
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Record Shop R.I.P

A few seasonal thoughts on the demise of ye olde record store

by Gordon Campbell