Simon reynolds says pop music is stuck in a groove but does it matter wonders sukhdev sandhu. Music critic simon reynolds tackles just this question in his book retromania pop cultures addiction to its own past released in mid july focusing on music reynolds asserts that recycling the past is nothing new but that the vast digital advances of the most recent decade have caused the amount of unimaginative and static retro culture to . Retromania has 2045 ratings and 174 reviews antonomasia said 5 stars doesnt mean i agree with everything reynolds says about retro and the state of c. Read the kirkus review of retromania pop cultures addiction to its own past a leading british music critic argues that our fascination with the recent past has stifled innovation and originality in popular culture. One of the telegraphs best music books 2011 we live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration band re formations and reunion tours expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake crammed box sets remakes and sequels tribute albums and mash ups but what happens when we run out of past are we heading toward a sort of culturalecological catastrophe where the
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