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Stargazing?

I actually wanted to write about the new Antlers, which will probably happen eventually, but then I discovered this album. For those of you not familiar with the stargazing music genre, think electronica meets indie meets pop-folk. Think Galaxie 500, Luna, Wondermints, Young Galaxy – even Grandaddy. All great bands. I don’t know why I haven’t heard about Wild Light before – Adult Nights was released back in 2009, and what a cool album indeed. Apparently one of Paste magazine’s … Continue reading

The Naked And Famous: 2011’s Sonic BOOM!

New Zealand’s The Naked and Famous are, so far, my favourite new band of 2011. Their debut album Passive Me, Aggressive You pulls together everything that’s good about popular music at the moment, while at the same time not coming across as commercial. Whether you hear their first single “Young Blood” in a club, at a friend’s house or on 5FM, the track is the epitome of cool every time. Their sound is a mixture of dreamy dance-pop, dark sonic … Continue reading

Hummingbird’s Best Albums of 2010

1. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs They can’t set a foot wrong, and their third full studio album is full of surprises that continue to set them apart as a serious creative force in music. The Suburbs kicks against the boredom and mediocrity that is middle class whilst experiencing the realisation that the kids in Funeral have become those having kids in The Suburbs. An entire story about where we were and where we’re going is played out in ups … Continue reading

Relaunch!

So a new 52Weeks team is in the process of pulling their bootstraps up for a site relaunch. We are now headed into a new era of album reviews. New, old, epic, boring – Anything we listen to could end up smeared on these pages. We will be biased. We will be opinionated. We will be honest. We will rip each other apart, and  hopefully all learn something in the process. Should be fun.