Author: Jake Cleland

Sum 41, ‘Order in Decline’ review

Deryck Whibley has seen the news, and if you too tune your feeds to a relentless stream of cynicism, falsehoods, and corruption, you’ll likely find a lot of catharsis in Order in Decline. An almost unyielding torrent of...

Alex Lahey @ The Forum – live review

Alex Lahey at The Forum, Melbourne, Saturday June 22, 2019. In a recent BuzzFeed interview, Carly Rae Jepsen was asked to rank her own songs. In every bracket where a song featuring saxophone went against one without, Jepsen...

Madonna, ‘Madame X’ review

Contrary to the EDM and trap sounds that defined 2015’s Rebel Heart and squarely targeted radio trends, Madame X feels a lot more inquisitive. Inspired by the experiences Madonna had after moving to Portugal in 2017, there’s...

Flying Lotus, ‘Flamagra’ review

Flying Lotus has always felt like jazz for the internet era – a bewildering scramble of styles and influences that somehow coagulate into something recognisable. His music shares the spirit of some of that humour, as well; it...

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