Anwen Crawford

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

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Twisted sisters: Luca Guadagnino’s ‘Suspiria’


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

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‘McQueen’: a vivid portrayal of a galvanising personality


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


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

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Remembering Aretha Franklin


The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

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Tragedy eclipses talent in ‘Whitney’


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’


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’


This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

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Opportunity wasted in ‘Ocean’s 8’


The female-led blockbuster is a squandered chance to better represent women on screen

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The Cure’s permanent twilight


Robert Smith and co. are celebrating 40 years of the band. Why do they still inspire such love?