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Is there such a thing today as music that's meaningfully new? In our contemporary era of remixing and retro styles, cynics and romantics alike cry "It's all been done before" while record labels and media outlets proclaim that everything is new. Coded into our daily conversations about popular music, newness as an artistic and cultural value is too often taken for granted. ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 2nd 2017 by Continnuum-3PL
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Some good essays, great focus on a few philosophy concepts (“the event”!). Would be better coming in with more phil 101/201 knowledge
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Robert Loss is an assistant professor in the Writing, Literature, and Philosophy department at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. His music criticism and journalism have been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, Ghettoblaster, and PopMatters, where he writes a monthly column. He is currently working on another book of music criticism and a novel about a young rock musi ...more

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