culture

A bigger, shinier cage: Julia Holter’s ‘Aviary’

A classically schooled composer seeks shelter from the cacophony of modern life

Eternally Cher

The queen of reinvention turns her attention to the works of ABBA

The Monthly music wrap: October 2018

Charli XCX explores pop’s frontiers, new releases from Kim Petras and Robyn, and soundtracks to ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Suspiria’

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

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

Curing Clarksdale’s blues

A music-loving Melbourne economist is revitalising a Mississippi town

The Monthly music wrap: April 2018

Gurrumul’s ‘Djarimirri’ makes history

Young Fathers’ ‘Cocoa Sugar’

The Scottish group’s third album proves they don’t sound like anyone else

Primitive Motion’s ‘House in the Wave’ and Totally Mild’s ‘Her’

Two Australian groups use vocals to swoon-worthy effect

Mona Foma: Dark Mofo’s sunnier sister

A particularly genteel and suitably confusing festival

What happened to indie music

From Neutral Milk Hotel to Justin Timberlake

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