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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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Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer
By Anwen Crawford
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Pop music is more than lyrics on a page
By Anwen Crawford
Australian hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza brings a lifetime on the move to her debut album, ‘Tkay’
By Anwen Crawford
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Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ bemuses but rewards
By Anwen Crawford
National anthems reflect all the complexities – and oddities – of the countries they represent
By Andrew Ford
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Angel Olsen’s ‘My Woman’ and Sarah Mary Chadwick’s ‘Roses Always Die’
By Anwen Crawford
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The Avalanches’ ‘Wildflower’ isn’t the comeback we needed
By Anwen Crawford

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