culture

A black woman in space: Solange’s ‘When I Get Home’

Songs distilled from the quiet expanses of high art and black culture

Clicks, plinks, hoots and thuds: Matmos’s ‘Plastic Anniversary’

The American experimental duo embrace the ‘sounds’ of a ubiquitous material

The Monthly music wrap: March 2019

Koffee’s debut EP brings a jolt of youthful energy, and new releases from local projects with global sensibilities

The Monthly music wrap: February 2019

On the precarious state of live music in NSW and the impact of proposed festival-licensing laws

Low’s ‘Double Negative’: studies in slow transformation

Twelve albums in, the Minnesota three-piece can still surprise in their unique way

Leonard Bernstein: show tunes and symphonies

Centenary celebrations highlight the composer’s broad ambitions and appeal

Remembering Aretha Franklin

The Queen is dead; long live the Queen

The disappointment of The Carters’ ‘Everything Is Love’ and Kanye West’s ‘Ye’

New albums from Beyoncé and Jay-Z and Kanye West bare all yet share nothing

Angélique Kidjo reinvents Talking Heads’ ‘Remain in Light’

This remake of the 1980 classic insists on the connections between musical traditions

Dark Mofo: an easy cell

Incarceration is a recurring theme at Mona’s 2018 winter arts festival

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