Anwen Crawford is The Monthly’s music critic. Her new book is No Document.
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A way home: Archie Roach
The writer of ‘Took the Children Away’ delivers a memoir of his Stolen Generations childhood and an album of formative songs
The transcendent ‘Amazing Grace’
After languishing for decades, the Aretha Franklin documentary is a revelation
Clang, clang, clang: ‘Judy’
The Judy Garland biopic confuses humiliation for homage
How can we be transformed by music if online platforms mean we will always remain ourselves?
Jane Austen as reviewed by men on Goodreads
The strange thing about ‘Stranger Things’
On the show’s exhaustive and exhausting nostalgia
Happy trails: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’
The gay country-rapper exposes the complex play of identity, algorithms and capitalism
Meritocracy rules in ‘Booksmart’
Those who work hard learn to play hard in Olivia Wilde’s high-school comedy
All veils and misty: Richard Lowenstein’s ‘Mystify: Michael Hutchence’
The insider documentary that wipes clear the myths obscuring the INXS singer
An obscure celebration of ‘Disintegration’
The Cure at the Sydney Opera House, Vivid LIVE, May 27, 2019
Seoul trained: K-pop and Blackpink
Trying to find meaning in the carefully formulated culture of K-pop
Starstruck: Reckoning with Michael Jackson’s legacy
What do we do with the music after ‘Leaving Neverland’?
The Monthly music wrap: March 2019
Koffee’s debut EP brings a jolt of youthful energy, and new releases from local projects with global sensibilities
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