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 & Publishing

On judging the Most Underrated Book Award

Culture

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

Culture

Against the Album of the Year

Culture

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

Culture

Who killed Amanda Palmer fandom?

Culture

The not-so-universal language of mankind

Culture

The music of exhaustion

Culture

The Perpetual Undeath of Rock

Culture

Calling out of context: The perennial appeal of Arthur Russell

Culture

The carnival is over

Culture

Why has Robin Thicke’s Paula flopped?

Culture

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

Culture

Never Settled: The Knife’s Shaken-Up Versions

Culture

Loving (and hating) Tori Amos

Culture

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

Culture

The critic as parasite

Culture

Radical honesty: EMA’s The Future’s Void

Culture

Do music critics need music theory?

Culture

Drips, leaks, and spurts

Culture

Singing out

Culture

Something rich and strange: Beck’s Morning Phase

Culture

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

Culture

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

Culture

The slaughter to come: reading and watching The Counselor

Culture

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 5

Culture

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 4

Culture

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 3

Culture

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 2

Culture

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Banger: Part 1

Books & Publishing

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

Culture

Meet Me on the Desertshore

Culture

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

Culture

Rendering unto Caesar: Dirty Projectors’ Swing Lo Magellan

Culture

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

Culture

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

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