Anwen Crawford


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



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The Cure’s permanent twilight

Culture

Robert Smith and co. are celebrating 40 years of the band. Why do they still inspire such love?

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The Monthly music wrap: April 2018

Culture

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’ makes history

Zadie Smith’s ‘Feel Free’

Culture

In this collection of essays, Smith shines when she’s addressing the personal

Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’

Culture

The Scottish group’s third album proves they don’t sound like anyone else

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Primitive Motion’s ‘House in the Wave’ and Totally Mild’s ‘Her’

Culture

Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

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The xx’s polite party in Sydney

Culture

The British band bring their intimate sound to an expansive venue

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What happened to indie music

Culture

From Neutral Milk Hotel to Justin Timberlake

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The possible future

Culture

Björk moves towards renewal on ‘Utopia’

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The Monthly music wrap: October 2017

Culture

The intriguing Tetsuya Umeda, a marriage-equality mixtape, new releases from raven and Kelela, and Burial’s ‘Untrue’ ten years on

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