The search for the ‘ideal’ Christmas song crosses a very broad range of genres and artists.
From outright celebration, through charity to explicit political salvos – is there such a thing as the ‘ultimate’ Christmas pop song?
Missy Higgins is aiming for the heart with her protest song Oh Canada.
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A short tour of Australia’s protest song history shows that protest music didn’t so much disappear as morph from the mainstream. In other words, it’s still very much with us.
Tim Minchin’s song-craft is direct yet sophisticated, and artfully constructed.
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Tim Minchin’s latest musical offering, Come Home Cardinal Pell, is provoking strong reactions because of its blunt and direct message to Cardinal George Pell. But in terms of song-craft, it’s a winner.