By Carl Wilson
At as soon as one of the most generally loved and such a lot reviled and lampooned pop stars of the previous few a long time, Céline Dion's critics name her mawkish and overblown whereas hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts worldwide adore her "huge pipes” or even higher emotions. How can an individual say which facet is true?
This new, improved version is going even extra, calling on 13 admired writers and musicians to answer issues starting from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. the unique textual content is by means of vigorous arguments and tales from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others.
In a brand new afterword, Carl Wilson examines contemporary cultural alterations in love and hate, together with the influence of know-how and social media on how style works (or does not) within the twenty first century.
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