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Retromania Asks Why We're All Nostalgia Junkies Now

nostalgia_blog.jpgIn Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (Faber and Faber, $16), the British music critic Simon Reynolds worries that we've become addicted to the past. It's one part cultural observation (connecting everything from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to underground cassette collectors), one part jaded polemic, and one part the author's cri de coeur about growing old. In other words, a book-length version of the LCD Soundsystem song "Losing My Edge."

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past is available tomorrow for $18 at booksellers and www.amazon.com.

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