Anwen Crawford

Anwen Crawford
Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic. Her new book is No Document.

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Sally Seltmann’s ‘Hey Daydreamer’


The fourth solo album from the Sydney singer-songwriter

Review: All is Lost - Redford’s one-man disaster response


All Is Lost is director J.C. Chandor’s second disaster flick. His first, Margin Call (2011), was a chamber piece about the beginnings of the global financial crisis, set at a fictional Manhattan investment bank. Where that film …

Lorde performing at the Laneway Festival in Sydney. © Will Reichelt

Kids these days

Laneway, Lorde and other disappointments

Wally De Backer (aka Gotye) with a still from the ‘Somebody That I Used To Know’ video. © Mark Gamboni / ACMI

Music videos: a personal history

From Saturday-morning ‘Rage’ to ACMI’s ‘Spectacle’ exhibition

Nile Rodgers (second from left) and Chic, at the Palladium in New York City, 1979. © Waring Abbott / Getty

Nile Rodgers


From ‘Le Freak’ to ‘Get Lucky’

You Am I’s line-up, c.1990: Nik Tischler, Tim Rogers and Mark Tunaley © Tony Mott

You Am I and the new nostalgia

Australian rock music

The rise of heritage rock

Rihanna and pop music’s history of domestic violence

Is it really nobody’s business?

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Cyndi Lauper at 60


Cyndi Lauper, whose 1983 hit ‘Girls Just Want To Have Fun’ has soundtracked my life, is now 60 years old. In my head Lauper is still the young dervish photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the cover of her debut album, She’s So Unusual, …