The Weekend Australian - Review

06. Music reviews

VARIOUS ARTISTS ABC Music/Universal

- Cat Woods

Why Foo Fighters’ latest album, Medicine at Midnight, is a two-star let down

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On the third album in the Deadly Hearts series, some of Australia’s best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reimage iconic Australian songs, delivering rawness and relevance. Gamilaroi artist Kobie Dee raps melodicall­y about being “a young black man” in A Long Way Away From My Country. Miiesha’s dreamy, melting-marshmallo­w voice sweetens Neon Moon. Neil Morris, known as DRMNGNOW, applies his poetic, soulful touch to a piano-based groove on Get Back to the Land. Gamilaraay language is a joyous surprise on Mitch Tambo’s didgeridoo-spiked take on Absolutely Everybody. Stan Walker and Isaiah duet over the lo-fi Don’t Dream It’s Over, weaving between languages seamlessly. A vibrant celebratio­n of culture and talent: deadly, indeed.

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