Simon Reynolds





Simon Reynolds


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June 19, 1963

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Simon Reynolds is one of the most respected music journalists working today, and his writing is both influential and polarizing. He draws on an impressive range of knowledge, and writes with a fluid, engaging style. His books Rip it Up and Start Again and Generation Ecstasy are well-regarded works about their respective genres, and RETROMANIA may be his most broadly appealing book yet. It makes an argument about art, nostalgia, and technology that has implications for all readerswhether diehard music fans or not. Its an important and provocative look at the present and future of culture and innovation."

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Loath as I
am to encourage anyone to buy a music book this season that isn't called Shock and Awe, it behooves me to note that at the moment there's a bumper crop - a bonanza - of books by mates (or near-mates).



First and
foremost, a brand new monographon the year 1996by my very old and very good mate David Stubbs. Not read it yet but I’m positive it'll be as rollickingly readable and Read more of this blog post »
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Rip it Up and Start Again

4.05 avg rating — 5,233 ratings — published 2005 — 17 editions
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Retromania: Pop Culture's A...

3.82 avg rating — 1,677 ratings — published 2010 — 15 editions
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Generation Ecstasy: Into th...

4.01 avg rating — 772 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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Totally Wired: Post Punk In...

3.89 avg rating — 263 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Sex Revolts: Gender, Re...

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Bring The Noise: 20 Years o...

3.61 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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Blissed Out

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Después del Rock: Psicodeli...

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Beijar o Céu

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“Time wounds all wholes. To exist in Time is to suffer through an endless exile, a successive severing from those precious few moments of feeling at home in the world.”
Simon Reynolds, Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

“The danger of restorative nostalgia lies in its belief that the mutilated 'wholeness' of the body politic can be repaired. But the reflective nostalgic understands deep down that loss is irrecoverable: Time wounds all wholes. To exist in Time is to suffer through an endless exile, a successive severing from those precious few moments of feeling at home in the world. In pop terms, Morrissey is the supreme poet of reflective nostalgia.”
Simon Reynolds, Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past

“The avant-garde is now an arrière-garde.”
Simon Reynolds, Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past
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