Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford was The Monthly’s music critic from 2013–21.

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A bellyful: ‘The Trip to Greece’


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

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Teen sensation


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’


A big year turned on its head for the Melbourne band

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Wage fright


COVID-19 isolation rules have seen artists’ livelihoods disappear

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Grime boss: Stormzy


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

Coronavirus: cancelling culture


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

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The future was foreclosed: Post-punk and Use No Hooks’ ‘The Job’


Energetic cross-genre experiments power a scant retrospective from members of Melbourne’s ‘little band’ scene

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The king in exile: Gordon Koang


The music of the South Sudanese star and former refugee offers solace and a plea for unity

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‘I’m with the Band: Nasty Cherry’


This Netflix series pays lip service to female empowerment in the music industry, but ultimately reinforces its limits