Anwen Crawford

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



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All veils and misty: Richard Lowenstein’s ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’

Culture

The insider documentary that wipes clear the myths obscuring the INXS singer

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An obscure celebration of ‘Disintegration’

Culture

The Cure at the Sydney Opera House, Vivid LIVE, May 27, 2019

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Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink

Culture

Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop

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Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy

Culture

What do we do with the music after ‘Leaving Neverland’?

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The Monthly music wrap: March 2019

Culture

Koffee’s debut EP brings a jolt of youthful energy, and new releases from local projects with global sensibilities

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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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