Anwen Crawford


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



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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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The disappointment of The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ and Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

Culture

New albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Kanye West bare all yet share nothing

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Angélique Kidjo reinvents Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

Culture

This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

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Opportunity wasted in ‘Ocean’s 8’

Culture

The female-led blockbuster is a squandered chance to better represent women on screen

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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’

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Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

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