Anwen Crawford


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



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A black woman in space: Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’

Culture

Songs distilled from the quiet expanses of high art and black culture

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The Monthly music wrap: February 2019

Culture

On the precarious state of live music in NSW and the impact of proposed festival-licensing laws

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Clicks, plinks, hoots and thuds: Matmos’s ‘Plastic Anniversary’

Culture

The American experimental duo embrace the ‘sounds’ of a ubiquitous material

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Female fandom and Jessica Leski’s ‘I Used to be Normal’

Culture

They’ve been dismissed and patronised, but Beatlemaniacs, Directioners and other fangirls are very self-aware about their boy band ‘affliction’

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Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’

Culture

Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film

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‘McQueen’: a vivid portrayal of a galvanising personality

Culture

The first feature documentary on fashion designer Alexander McQueen is unlikely to be the last

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Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Culture

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way

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Remembering Aretha Franklin

Culture

The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

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Tragedy eclipses talent in ‘Whitney’

Culture

Kevin Macdonald’s documentary inadvertently downplays Houston’s impact on pop music history

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