Simon Reynolds: Retromania-Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

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book.jpgThe Bookworm learns about retro culture from a master of rock criticism. In Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past (Faber and Faber), Simon Reynolds meditates on the aspects of global music that have led to endless recycling. Where will the soul-altering new originality come from?

Read an excerpt from Retromania.

Credits

Host:
Michael Silverblatt

Producer:
Connie Alvarez