Minion Music

The soundtrack to the fifth instalment of a kids movie franchise is not something that usually excites this bureau, but the soundtrack to The Rise of Gru could well be an exception due to it being so strange.

Featuring multi generational talents from Diana Ross to St Vincent and Tame Impala to, bureau favourite, H.E.R., the soundtrack consists of new versions of classic tracks.

It’s quite a bizarre mix, yet somehow it works – which is quite the rare occurance.

Prime Ministerial Record Exchange

New Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese met his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern last week. Apart from the usual pleasantries exchange, they also exchanged records.

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According to Prime Minister Ardern, Albanese gifted records by Spiderbait, Midnight Oil and Powderfinger while receiving some Flying Nun records in return.

That’s certainly a on key introduction.