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Our final show for 2020 with our Top 30 albums.

Playlist for Off The Record – 26 December 2020
  • Holdin' It Down (U Kin B The Sun)Frazey Ford
  • Witches (St Cloud)Waxahatchee
  • Zephaniah Ohora (Listening To The Music)Listening To The Music
  • Help (Private Lives)Low Cut Connie
  • Song For Sam Cooke (here In America) with Paul Simon (Blues With Friends)Dion
  • Womankind (The Land That Time Forgot)Chuck Prophet
  • Hungry Heart (Push The Blues Away)Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald
  • Where Do We Go (Valentine)Bill Frisell
  • Lovefear (LP: Shelby Lynne)Shelby Lynne
  • Little Victories (LP: XOXO)The Jayhawks
  • When Love Pans Out (Hermitage)Ron Sexsmith
  • The Screw Ups Part 1 (Dreamboat)Luluc
  • Fierce (Fallow)Fanny Lumsden
  • Dig (Fallow)Fanny Lumsden
  • Slow Ride Argument (Album: The Unraveling)Drive By Truckers
  • Blow By Blow (LP: Song For Our Daughter)Laura Marling
  • A Child's Claim To Fame (R.Furay) (Have Harmony Will Travel Vol.2)Carla Olson (with Timothy Schnit)
  • Wind In My Head (with Kev Carmody & Sammy Butcher) (The Makaratta Project)Midnight Oil
  • Beautiful ChildArchie Roach
  • You Better Watch Yourself (Little Walter) (Rosary Of Tears)Joey Vincent's Bakelite Radio
  • I Want To Know (You Be The Lightning)Tracy McNeil & The Good Life
  • One Minute You're Here (A Letter To You)Bruce Springsteen
  • The World Goes On Without Us (Ghosting)Van Walker
  • Hometown (World On The Ground)Sarah Jarosz
  • I'm Gonna Get Over This Some day (Logan Ledger, Prod. T Bone Burnett)Logan Ledger
  • Try (Dark Matter)Shane Howard
  • Against My Will (Slow Dawn)Mark Seymour & The Undertow
  • American Childhood II: Little Puppet Thing (Just Like Moby Dick)Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
  • When The Way Gets Dark (Good Souls Better Angels)Lucinda Wiliams
  • The Dolphins (Fred Neil) (The Third Mind)The Third Mind
  • Goodbye Jimmy Reed (Rough and Rowdy Ways)Bob Dylan
  • How Long? (Single available on Bandcam))Iris DeMent
  • South Gotta Change (Single - Bandcamp)Adia Victoria
  • You Rascal You, I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (I'd Rather Lead A Band)Loudon Wainwright III
  • What's Going On (EP: Emergency Coverage)Teddy Thompson
  • The Speed of The Sound of Loneliness (John Prine) (Speed Sound Lonely KV EP)Kurt Vile
  • Sam Stone (They'll Never Keep Us Down)Kelsey Waldon
  • Champagne Corolla (JT Earle)Steve Earle & The Dukes
  • Jesus On The Mainline (Sunday: The Gospel According To Iso)Vika & Linda
  • Living In A Child's Dream (Msters Apprentices) (LP: Down At The Shops, due early 2021)Even

About this program

'More old-fashioned than ever before.' John Cooper Clarke 2007

'The older I get, the better I was!' Van Dyke Parks

A music program featuring a weekly special with news, interviews, reviews and regular local and overseas correspondents including Billy Pinnell.

Off The Record won the InPress Writers' Poll for Best Radio Program in Melbourne for 2011 and 2005 and was runner-up for 2006 and 2008!! Off The Record also won the PPCA Award for Excellence In Music Programming at the 2005 National Conference of the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia for a Ry Cooder interview special about his album Chavez Ravine. The program was also a finalist in the category in 2012. A weekly one hour version of the program is broadcast on the satellite network of the CBAA to more than 45 stations across Australia.

Brian is the Founding & Editor of Rhythms Magazine (which he founded in 1992). You can visit the magazine at and read about what Brian is up to outside Triple R.



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