Over the past few years, I have been lucky enough to attend some fantastic concerts all around the world. Radiohead and Coldplay are definitely two of the bands that were bucket list opportunities and memories that I will never forget as long as I live.
When you think about it, there are various reasons why Australia is the lucky country. You’ve got your sport fanatics who are always able to get their fill throughout the year, however, in terms of talking the music scene of Australia, we are pretty bloody lucky in that respect as well.
Well kids, it’s about that time of year where we start pulling out the Christmas Tree and all trounce into the backyard for a big game of cricket on Boxing Day. But before all that happens, there is a little business of choosing what the best albums of the year for 2015 are.
Most people when their favourite band of all time breaks up, close themselves off in a room and sit and cry for days and days on end. When you think about it, The Beatles are a massive case in point and although I was not alive in 1970, everybody would have mourned it like the Queen had just died. There has been news since the last issue of Forte went to print that 1D, or One Direction as it is alternatively known, are breaking up. Sad, I know right?
Over the years, there have been several albums that have been incredibly successful. That’s true primarily as the songs are great and the album to a certain extent has a journey and some continuity throughout the 45 minute collection of songs.
Over the past couple of weeks, you may or may not have noticed that our government have been saying things about musicians making money and how that they can ‘help’ us out. Well without this becoming a column aimed at slandering Tony Abbott and his ridiculous government that really can’t seem to get anything right – half the world has legalised gay marriage why can’t we!