Retromania Asks Why We're All Nostalgia Junkies Now
In 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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