Month: April 2017

Review: Sheryl Crow, ‘Be Myself’

Reportedly written after listening back to her early records in an attempt to figure out why they resonated with so many people, Be Myself has Sheryl Crow revelling in her age: hipsters are bad, comfy jeans are good, and nothing’s better than a beer and a great beat. These earthy mannerisms make Crow’s ninth album more country-rock than she might like, at a time when she’s distancing herself from country radio, but the no-frills approach has universal appeal. Switching between personal tragedy and empathising with a world in crisis, Crow hits all the marks for a record as intimate...

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Review: The Doomsday Kingdom, ‘The Doomsday Kingdom’

Leif Edling is best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for Sweden’s Candlemass – a band which, aside from Black Sabbath, is arguably the greatest doom metal group of our time. Edling is currently on leave as a touring member of Candlemass due to chronic fatigue syndrome, but this hasn’t stopped him from following his muse. The Doomsday Kingdom doesn’t find Edling straying too far from his roots, but his health concerns have no doubt added to the ominous, brooding feel of the album. Edling has dubbed himself ‘The Doomfather’ here, and there is no more fitting a...

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Q&A: Manu Bennett

We caught up with the Kiwi star of Spartacus, Arrow, The Shannara Chronicles and The Hobbit ahead of his appearance at Gold Coast Supanova this month. How’s the second season of The Shannara Chronicles coming along? The show looks amazing; it’s a great homage to the production quality coming out of New Zealand. The second series has gone in a very interesting, new and darker direction – The Wishsong of Shannara. For me it feels like an updated version of the first series; the fans are going to be very excited about this one. Tightening up character aspects and...

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Five wonderful La La Land prize-packs

Here’s your chance to win one of five La La Land prize-packs. Flick through your own La La Land flip-book while you watch the Oscar-winning movie, out now at JB Hi-Fi. Thanks to Entertainment One Entries close: May 31, 2017 Winners announced: June 12, 2017 To win: Five prizes each including a La La Land flip-book and DVD. Sorry. This form is no longer available. COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS These rules apply to all Australian competitions and prize promotions including free draws, prize competitions and instant win offers featured on the STACK website at where any other Terms and Conditions are...

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