culture

Ready steady gone

The passing of its figureheads underscores pop music’s waning influence on personal identity

The glass curtain

Classical music’s problem with women

Song sisters

The soundtrack to documentary ‘Brazen Hussies’ shows a breadth of feeling about women’s liberation in Australia

Family ties: ‘Crossover’ by Emma Donovan & The Putbacks

Straddling funk and soul, the singer/songwriter’s latest album has family and culture at its heart

The last days of disco: ‘Róisín Machine’

Róisín Murphy’s latest album is unusually mature pop driven by restlessness

Listening to Roberta Flack

‘First Take’, released 50 years ago, still echoes through the present

Soul music: Kev Carmody

The life of a great Australian songwriter

The shifting interior: Chris Smith’s ‘Second Hand Smoke’

The home-recording Melbourne guitarist’s first album in more than a decade is free-ranging yet ruminative

Hello, Nasty: Janet Jackson’s sound of rebellion

A new analysis of ‘The Velvet Rope’ shows the controversial artist in transition

Audio tapestry

A tangle of red tape is robbing us of music podcasts in Australia

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