Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past
Faber & Faber, 5. jan. 2012 - 458 sider
The first book to make sense of 21st Century pop, Retromania explores rock's nostalgia industry of revivals, reissues, reunions and remakes, and argues that there has never before been a culture so obsessed with its own immediate past. Pulling together parallel threads from music, fashion, art, and new media, Simon Reynolds confronts a central paradox of our era: from iPods to YouTube, we're empowered by mind-blowing technology, but too often it's used as a time machine or as a tool to shuffle and rearrange music from yesterday.We live in the digital future but we're mesmerized by our analogue past.
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LibraryThing ReviewBrugeranmeldelse - TheAmpersand - LibraryThing
Fittingly, there's a lot in "Retromania" that will strike many readers as pretty familiar. Reynolds engages in some righteous boomer-hating, asking if we'll ever be free of sixties-era musicians and ... Læs hele anmeldelsen
Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own PastBrugeranmeldelse - Joshua Finnell - Book Verdict
In the 21st century, nostalgia is instantaneous. With childhood commercials a click away on YouTube and a huge world musical archive available for digital download, our thirst for the past is ... Læs hele anmeldelsen