Anwen Crawford

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



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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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Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’

Culture

Sentimentality ruins the magic of this otherwise unsettling and actively cruel film

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‘McQueen’: a vivid portrayal of a galvanising personality

Culture

The first feature documentary on fashion designer Alexander McQueen is unlikely to be the last

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Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Culture

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way

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Remembering Aretha Franklin

Culture

The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

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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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