This month marked the 20th anniversary of perhaps the most public bust-up in pop music history: what has become known as the ‘Battle of Britpop’.


After 16 years sitting behind the desk of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart signed off for the last time last Friday (Australian time). With the assistance of nearly every contributor to the show across his reign, video message taunts from some of his most notable targets, a Goodfellas-style narrated tour of his office and an […]

By Jacob Robinson Listening to music is an inherently subjective experience. But for some reason I feel an insatiable joy in poring over lists of publications ‘Best of’ lists. Partly this is through a genuine interest in finding music which I’ve overlooked throughout the year but partly it’s also because there’s a guilty joy in […]

By Will Vann I’ve taken the following approach: I have been captured by a sadistic but incredibly specific axe murder who has informed me that I can listen to between one and 25 songs before he murders me, provided that all the songs came were released in 2013. He has yet to decide how many […]

By Andy Lynch This year I’ve probably listened to less music than I have over the past five to six. Without doubt, I’ve been to fewer gigs than ever before though thankfully there have been lifelines (in particular the likes of Will Evans and the Facebook feed of the irrepressible reviewer and best internet users […]

This year The Cultural Labyrinth has put together three music lovers to share their favourite songs of the year. It’s completely subjective, but amazingly fun. Friday: Andy’s top 25. Saturday: Will’s top 25. Sunday: Jake’s top 25. It’s a brilliant ride which we’ve all enjoyed sharing in and we invite you to come along for […]

Televisions favorite serial killer is back as Dexter heads into its eight and final season. The first few seasons of Dexter remain as impressive as any in contemporary serial dramas. However the slide in quality after the unforgettable finale of season 4 was as dramatic in its abruptness as to the depths it has since […]

***WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS OF GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 EPISODE 10 ‘MHYSA’*** After the hysterics of last week Game of Thrones settled into a more considered tone for the last installment of season three. ‘Mhysa’ was a rather underwhelming conclusion to an inconsistent season of Game of Thrones. While it would be impossible to top […]

Happy public holiday for all my fellow Australians (except for West Australians). So please enjoy a few Queen related songs The Sex Pistols – God Save the Queen The Stone Roses – Elizabeth, My Dear The Beatles  – Her Majesty (long version) The Smiths – The Queen is Dead Queen – Killer Queen The Libertines […]

***WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM GAME OF THRONES SEASON 3 EPISODE 9 ‘THE RAINS OF CASTAMERE’*** After a few initial thoughts here is the full episode review of a classic installment of Game of Thrones While much can be said about the final shocking moments of ‘The Rains of Castamere’, these reactions have in many ways […]