Robert Forster

Robert Forster WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS

69 ENTRIES Robert Forster is a singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Go-Betweens. His collection of music criticism, The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll, was published in 2009.



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Worms don’t dance

Cat Power’s ‘The Greatest’ and Beth Orton’s ‘Comfort of Strangers’

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Welcome to the new Neil

Master producer Rick Rubin’s reinvention of Neil Diamond

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Nihilistic ear-worms

Franz Ferdinand, the band that changed the rock song

Satisfaction (I Can’t Get No)

When mention is made of a new Rolling Stones album the mind immediately races back to their golden period, that evocatively named series of records from Beggar’s Banquet in 1968 to Exile on Main St. in 1972. Before that were the singles: “Satisfaction”, …

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Soft touch

Falling for Nana Mouskouri

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‘Honeycomb’ by Frank Black

This is a Sunday afternoon barbecue record: people milling about, sausages turning, maybe some Mexican beer. “Who’s this?” someone asks. “It’s the guy who used to be in The Pixies,” someone else replies. There are blank looks until another …

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Red rage in the brambles

The strange and the strangely familiar lurk in ‘A River Ain't Too Much to Love’

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Day of the skinny insect

Ballads, blues, babes and a man still expressing himself: ‘B-sides and Rarities’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Delirium in the temple

‘I Am a Bird Now’ by Antony and the Johnsons