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Retromania. Musica, cultura pop e la nostra ossessione per il passato

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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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"Amazing." --Bruce Sterling, Wired.com

"Looking back over the last 25 years you'd be hard pressed to name a music journalist more adept at tracking and defining the zeitgeist." --Dave Haslam, "The Guardian"

"Simon Reynolds, one of our most thoughtful music writers, poses a stark question for anyone who cares about the future of pop . . . A devastating critique of the way music is now consumed." --Patrick Sawer, "The Daily Telegraph"

"Bracingly sharp. As a work of contemporary historiography, a thick description of the transformations in our relationship to time--as well as to place--"Retromania" deserves to be very widely read." --Sukhdev Sandhu, "The Observer" (London)

"A provocative and original inquiry into the past and future of popular music." --"Booklist" (starred review)

"[A] mix of canny erudition, critical theory, stylish prose, and vibrant evocations." --Publishers Weekly

'For a long time, Simon Reynolds has been pretty much the most intelligent and thoughtful commentator on pop music around. Here, with rare brilliance, he investigates why, as a culture, pop is becoming obsessed with the past ... an excellent book, and not just about pop music.' --Evening Standard

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In Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to its Own Past, Simon Reynolds asks: could it be that the greatest danger to the future of our music culture is . . . its past?

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