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Alternative Magazine Online: The Best of 2012 Awards

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following the success of the previous AMO awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present our top picks of the best films, books, graphic novels, video games and music reviewed on AMO in 2012!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Portal 2: Songs To Test By (Collector’s Edition)

By Marty Mulrooney

Portal 2 - Songs To Test By (Collector's Edition)

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Portal 2 in 2011, describing it as “one of the greatest video game sequels ever made.” Valve Corporation has now teamed up with small record label Ipecac Recordings to release Portal 2: Songs To Test By (Collector’s Edition), a physical 4-CD collection of the award-winning music of Portal 2 (with previously unavailable music from the original Portal featured as an added bonus).

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MUSIC REVIEW – She Never Sleeps EP by Zach Hurd

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online interviewed indie New York musician Zach Hurd in 2011, to coincide with the release of his first solo album Changing Landscapes. During the interview, it was revealed that he was working hard on a follow-up EP produced by Robert DiPietro, whose credits include Norah Jones, Jesse Harris and Josh Rouse. That EP has now arrived in 2012 – She Never Sleeps is a 6-track slice of pure Zach Hurd heaven.

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MUSIC REVIEW – The Last of the Analogues by Wilson T. King

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Follow Your First Mind by blues guitarist Wilson T. King in 2010, describing it as “a debut to be proud of, echoing the past whilst always managing to sound refreshingly contemporary.” The Last of the Analogues is Mr King’s second solo album, once again avoiding the cliché-ridden karaoke modern blues scene like the plague to hopefully offer something totally different from most modern offerings – real blues music that captures the heart and soul of the human performance.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Raleigh Holmes (Erica Reed, Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller)

By Marty Mulrooney

Raleigh Holmes Interview

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller – Episode 1: The Hangman, explaining how “Erica Reed is voiced to perfection (with an authentic Bostonian twang) by Raleigh Holmes, daughter of Robert Holmes, aka Jane Jensen’s husband.” Following on from our recent interview with Phoenix Online Studios CEO Cesar Bittar, AMO is proud to present yet another exclusive online interview, this time with the hugely talented actor, singer and songwriter Raleigh Holmes!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Making Mirrors by Gotye

By Marty Mulrooney

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Making Mirrors is the latest offering from Wouter De Backer, a Belgian born Australian recording artist who goes by the stage name Gotye. Released on 13th February 2012 in the UK, the album spawned the international hit ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ featuring Australian-New Zealand singer Kimbra, which reached #1 in the UK Singles chart. Making Mirrors is Gotye’s third studio album.

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Alternative Magazine Online: The Best of 2011 Roundup/Awards

By Marty Mulrooney

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Following the success of the previous AMO awards in 2009 and 2010, Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present our top picks of the best films, games, books, graphic novels and music of 2011!

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