Nearing perfection

The Guardian‘s guide to the world’s greatest music acts beginning with C features Flying Nun luminaries The Chills. The band’s 1994 best-of, Heavenly Pop Hits, is recommended to first-time listeners. The Guardian: “Set apart by geography, New Zealand produced a remarkable number of remarkable groups in the 80s. They all signed to the Flying Nun label, they all listened to a lot of 60s music, and their records were full of melancholy beauty. The Chills were the best of the lot, and their Best Of is near perfect.” Other C majors include Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Cee-Lo, Neneh Cherry and The Cramps.


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…