Music

The intangible beauty of The Clientele’s ‘Music for the Age of Miracles’
By Anwen Crawford
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Stephin Merritt brings his ‘50 Song Memoir’ to the Melbourne Festival
By Darryn King
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Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point
By Darryn King
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Reviving a century of Indigenous music through the Mission Songs Project
By Zoë Morrison
The majesty of Björk, new releases from Ibeyi and The Orbweavers, and more
By Anwen Crawford
Lana Del Rey gets a little happier on ‘Lust for Life’
By Anwen Crawford
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Sophia Brous assembled another magnificently eclectic program for her festival’s second outing
By Jenny Valentish
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Jen Cloher’s self-titled album is a unique take on the trials of a touring musician
By Anwen Crawford
Vale Simon Holmes and Dr G Yunupingu
By Anwen Crawford
With their two new other-worldly albums, Shabazz Palaces continue to evade categorisation
By Anwen Crawford
Jennifer Peedom’s ‘Mountain’ is a meditation on the allure of the climb
By Sebastian Smee
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Venezuela’s Simón Bolívar String Quartet meet some of Melbourne’s youngest musicians
By Chloe Hooper
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The return of Lorde, Frank Ocean and Radiohead live in Denmark, ‘OK Computer’ at 20, and more
By Anwen Crawford
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The Radiophonic Workshop, creator of those ‘Doctor Who’ sound effects, is back
By Anwen Crawford
A new compilation celebrates the devotional music of jazz legend Alice Coltrane
By Anwen Crawford
With his new album, ‘Damn’, Kendrick Lamar cements his status as the world’s reigning hip-hop artist
By Anwen Crawford
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On George Michael, race and pop
By Anwen Crawford
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Russian piano superstar Daniil Trifonov teaches a masterclass in Melbourne
By Chloe Hooper

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