Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic.



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The heat of a moment: Ziggy Ramo’s ‘Black Thoughts’

Culture

A debut hip-hop album that calls for a reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and invites the listener to respond

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Moral bankruptcy

Politics

Robodebt stemmed from the false ideological division between the deserving and undeserving poor, but the government still clings to moralistic language

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Snap-back: Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’

Culture

The British singer’s serendipitous album delivers shining pop with a reigning attitude of fortitude

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A bellyful: ‘The Trip to Greece’

Culture

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continue to charm in their final food odyssey

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Teen sensation

Culture

In the midst of a pandemic, people are reverting to the music they loved – and found solace in – as teenagers

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The ripple effect: Cable Ties’ ‘Far Enough’

Culture

A big year turned on its head for the Melbourne band

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Wage fright

Culture

COVID-19 isolation rules have seen artists’ livelihoods disappear

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Grime boss: Stormzy

Culture

The rapper and MC’s second album ‘Heavy Is the Head’ is another triumphant step bringing black British culture forward

Coronavirus: cancelling culture

Culture

How the COVID-19 crisis could be catastrophic for Australia’s already vulnerable arts sector

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