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Retromania Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

Retromania Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

Author: Simon Reynolds
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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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Could it be that the greatest danger to the future of our music culture is ... its past?

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General Fields

  • : 9780571232093
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : Faber and Faber
  • : August 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Simon Reynolds
  • : Paperback
  • : 312
  • : 300