Albums of the month: May/June 2021

The meaty part of the album release year has produced the goods in 2021 with some fantastic releases dropping. Once again, local releases have tended to outshine international albums, as was the case early in the year, however, a couple of international releases still managed to hog some of the limelight. Here are my picks … Continue reading Albums of the month: May/June 2021

Anniversary Albums: The Mint Chicks “Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (2006)

Episode Info: This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! the second studio album from the Mint Chicks. Released in 2006, this album became an indie classic and introduced the Mint Chicks to the mainstream.  Podcast Link: The Mint Chicks - Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! Tracks Played: Welcome to Nowhere  … Continue reading Anniversary Albums: The Mint Chicks “Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (2006)

Anniversary Albums: Herbs “Whats’ Be Happen? (1981)

Episode Info: This week, Sam and Geneva take a look at Whats' Be Happen? the debut album from Herbs. Released in 1981, this politically charged album became one of the most influential albums in New Zealand helping with the development of roots reggae.  Podcast Link: Herbs - Whats' Be Happen? Tracks Played: Azania (Soon Come) … Continue reading Anniversary Albums: Herbs “Whats’ Be Happen? (1981)