Australian politics, society & culture


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Jen Cloher’s self-titled album is a unique take on the trials of a touring musician
With their two new other-worldly albums, Shabazz Palaces continue to evade categorisation
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The Radiophonic Workshop, creator of those ‘Doctor Who’ sound effects, is back
A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane
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On George Michael, race and pop
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Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer
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Pop music is more than lyrics on a page
Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’
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Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ bemuses but rewards
National anthems reflect all the complexities – and oddities – of the countries they represent
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Angel Olsen’s ‘My Woman’ and Sarah Mary Chadwick’s ‘Roses Always Die’
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The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ isn’t the comeback we needed
Briggs on hip-hop, humour and a new generation of Aboriginal leaders
Beyoncé in Lemonade
Beyoncé’s powerful ‘Lemonade’
Anohni by Alice O'Malley
Beautiful suffering in PJ Harvey’s ‘The Hope Six Demolition Project’ and Anohni’s ‘Hopelessness’
The Drones
Gareth Liddiard on The Drones’ ‘Feelin Kinda Free’
Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ and Future’s ‘EVOL’
The Triffids’ ‘Born Sandy Devotional’ 30 years on