Anwen Crawford


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



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A poetic tribute to My Kitchen Rules

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Home cooking. It’s our dream. It’s got to be perfect. Losing is not an option. We’ve got to nail these dishes. We’ve sacrificed so much to be here. This is our last chance. Simple ingredients. Luxe ingredients. Anything could happen. …

Record store day

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When I was a teenager I’d occasionally skip school, catching the train two hours into Sydney so that I could spend the day looking around the city’s record stores. This revelation will probably alarm my mother. My personal map of the city …

Kanye West at the Grammy Awards in 2006. © Kevin Winter / Getty.

The world’s biggest rock star

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Kanye West and ‘Yeezus’

The Muppets vs Wes Anderson

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Muppets Most Wanted and The Grand Budapest Hotel both have plots that involve wrongful imprisonments. I know who I felt most sorry for, and it wasn’t Ralph Fiennes as Monsieur Gustave H., a hotel concierge turned convict in Wes …

Noah: A catastrophic spectacle

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In the dark of the movie theatre I took notes on Noah. These read, in part: DOOM STRINGS Motley leathers That’s a lot of CGI for talking rocks Slave trade? Cannibalism? WTF?? Ray Winstone! STOP THE LOUD Alas, my caps-locked pleas …

‘True Detective’

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HBO / Foxtel Showcase

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Sally Seltmann’s ‘Hey Daydreamer’

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The fourth solo album from the Sydney singer-songwriter

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

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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

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