Here it is ladies and gentlemen, our Top 50 Albums of 2013. You might not agree but we think these were the best of the best from Australia and around the world.
The Cat Empire returned to Adelaide to a sell-out Thebarton Theatre crowd who were ready to dance from the moment they arrived. Support act Tin Pan Orange (featuring Harry's wife ? As lead vocalist, knew what to expect and had the crowd eating out of the palm of their hand starting with the theme song from Round The Twist. Finishing up with Harry coming out and blasting away with his horn for the finale, they will have earned themselves some fans after tonight's efforts. It was over quickly though and on to the main act, The Cat Empire. Consummate professionals and well-travelled performers, this is a group you know what to expect from and who never disappoint. Tonight was no different.
'Steal The Light' sees The Cat Empire return with their sixth album and there is a lot here which should keep critics, the group's fans and newcomers happy. The reappearance of Harry James Angus as a leading influence, with his trumpet and most prominently on this album with his vocals, is a welcome one after his limited visibility on 2010's 'Cinema'. In fact it is his contributions as lead singer which stand out on this album and which will remain on the group's tour set lists for the longest time to come.
We were amazed when children's author Graeme Base revealed his artwork for The Cat Empire's new album. We can't help thinking he should have a second job designing album covers. Remembering how good he is with animals, we have come up with a few albums we think he should have been used for.
The forecast for Easter Sunday was a wet and wild one and it was certainly that. King Cannons brought a little bit of wild to Bluesfest again with their second set of the festival. The most tattooed group at the festival, they've got some grit and they proved it with another rocking show that despite