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Present indicative: Daniel Johns’ ‘FutureNever’

The former Silverchair frontman’s second solo album lacks cohesion, but affords him space to excavate his past

Detail of cover of Simon Tedeschi’s ‘Fugitive’

Ghost notes: Simon Tedeschi’s ‘Fugitive’

A virtuoso memoir of music and trauma, and his experiences as a child prodigy, from the acclaimed Australian pianist

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

ANAM Set and music in lockdown

The project that commissioned 67 Australian composers to write for each of Australian National Academy of Music’s musicians in lockdown

Production still from ‘Watershed’

‘Watershed: The Death of Dr Duncan’ at Adelaide Festival

An oratorio commemorating 50 years since the infamous murder of a gay academic in Adelaide

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Once upon a time in Helsinki: Richard Dawson & Circle’s ‘Henki’

The Geordie singer-songwriter joins forces with Finnish experimental rock band Circle and invents “flora-themed hypno-folk-metal”

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New kid on the block: The Kid Laroi

How Australia has overlooked its biggest global music star, an Indigenous hip-hop prodigy

Bing Crosby and David Bowie on Bing Crosby’s Merrie Olde Christmas, circa 1977.

Oh, carols!

The music of Christmas, from the manger to the chimney

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Unfinished business

Every Paul Kelly song so far, from worst to best

Image of Lorde in the film clip for “Solar Power”. Source: Universal Music / YouTube

Mellow drama: Lorde’s ‘Solar Power’

The New Zealand pop star’s latest album is styled as self-aware but the result shows the trappings of self-indulgence

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Tip of the pops: ‘This Is Pop’ and ‘Song Exploder’

Two Netflix documentary series only manage to skim the surface of pop music history