Chad Parkhill

Chad Parkhill is a Melbourne-based cultural critic. His work has appeared in The Australian, Junkee, Kill Your Darlings, the Lifted BrowMeanjinOverland, and The Quietus, amongst others. He was the Program and Production Coordinator of the 2014 Emerging Writers’ Festival and the Festival Manager of the 2013 National Young Writers’ Festival. Chad was the Music Columnist for Killings in 2014. His website is chadparkhill.com

Books & Writing

On judging the Most Underrated Book Award

Music

Dumb Flesh, Rave Cave, and the Peril and Promise of Solo Side Projects

Music

Against the Album of the Year

Music

Mo money mo problems: The value of music in the age of streaming

Music

Who killed Amanda Palmer fandom?

Music

The not-so-universal language of mankind

Music

The music of exhaustion

Music

The Perpetual Undeath of Rock

Music

Calling out of context: The perennial appeal of Arthur Russell

Music

The carnival is over

Music

Why has Robin Thicke’s Paula flopped?

Music

Queering the Power: The Soft Pink Truth’s Why Do the Heathen Rage?

Music

Never Settled: The Knife’s Shaken-Up Versions

Music

Loving (and hating) Tori Amos

Music

Still climbing the ladder to God: Swans’ To Be Kind

Music

The critic as parasite

Music

Radical honesty: EMA’s The Future’s Void

Music

Do music critics need music theory?

Music

Drips, leaks, and spurts

Music

Singing out

Music

Something rich and strange: Beck’s Morning Phase

Music

The future isn’t what it used to be: Daft Punk, nostalgia, and musical conservatism

Music

That kind of racism just ain’t for us: Lorde’s ‘Royals’ and offence criticism

Film & TV

The slaughter to come: reading and watching The Counselor

Music

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 5

Music

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 4

Music

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 3

Music

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 2

Music

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 1

Media & Publishing

Worst. Review. Ever: On the pillorying of Jessica Andrews

Music

Meet Me on the Desertshore

Music

Claustrophobic and Bittersweet: Tristesse Contemporaine and The Music From the Balconies Nearby Was Overlaid by the Noise of Sporadic Acts of Violence

Music

Rendering unto Caesar: Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan

Music

‘It’s a natural fact that it’s good to be gay!’: Strong Love: Songs of Gay Liberation 1972–1981

Music

Unreal Love: The Magnetic Fields’ Love at the Bottom of the Sea

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