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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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The Proposition: Nick Cave’s savage outback western reveals ugly truths about Australia
Released in 2005, this brutal tale of sibling conflict is set against the backdrop of colonial racism, violence and misogyny

Adam Fleet

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Nick Cave gave me the chance to hear my dad’s voice one last time | Nick Buckley
As my tears swelled with the orchestra’s strings, and the crowd’s applause escalated, I encountered something miraculous

Nick Buckley

07, Dec, 2021 @1:10 AM

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PJ Harvey, Sonic Youth, Madonna: the unseen archives of rock photographer Tony Mott
He’s partied with Queen. Tom Petty had his email. Now one of Australia’s most accomplished rock photographers has been digging through his negatives

Kirsten Krauth, photography by Tony Mott

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Ben Lee, Lisa Mitchell, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: Australia’s best new music for October
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

07, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Warren Ellis on the performance that changed him: ‘The room transformed. I could see flames’
The Bad Seed and Dirty Three bandmember had a life-changing encounter with Nina Simone in 1999. At Guardian Australia’s monthly Zoom book club, he reflected on stealing her chewing gum – and its lingering significance

Michael Sun

01, Oct, 2021 @2:46 AM

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Guardian Australia’s Book Club: join Warren Ellis to discuss Nina Simone’s Gum
For this month’s Zoom book club, the acclaimed Australian musician will join us from his UK tour with Nick Cave to discuss his life, his career and his deeply original book with Andrew Stafford – and with you

Andrew Stafford

30, Sep, 2021 @5:21 AM

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Nick Cave to publish book about the years after his son’s death
Faith, Hope and Carnage will reflect on the singer’s experience of grief and tragedy after Arthur, his child, died aged 15 six years ago

Lucy Knight

17, Sep, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis review – not for the faint of heart
Touring songs from lockdown album Carnage and the grief-stricken Ghosteen, Cave and Ellis draw the audience headfirst into a maelstrom of emotions

Kitty Empire

11, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis review – showman regains strut in his step
Cave and Ellis’s serenely beautiful music may lack the melodrama of Bad Seeds shows but there was wit, rawness and love

Ian Gittins

05, Sep, 2021 @2:34 PM

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The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – Cumberbatch’s cat artist drowns in quirk
Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of eccentric Edwardian artist famed for his cute cats is brimful of star cameos but gets lost in mannered performances

Peter Bradshaw

03, Sep, 2021 @6:15 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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