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This review is from: Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3) (Paperback)
When I took Introduction to Aesthetics in college, I wish we had a text as smart, accessible, funny, and just plain awesome as this little book on Celine Dion to introduce us to the material. What Wilson has done here with his approach to the subject of taste and tackiness is nothing less than stunning. It is a must read for people who write about music and those that love to read about it.
Nota bene: You need not be a fan of Celine Dion to love this book.
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Initial post: Mar 6, 2008 7:07:28 AM PST
A. Keck says:
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2008 9:54:26 AM PDT
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E. Meyer says:
Keck: You appear to be missing quite a bit. The most obvious thing you are missing? The title of the book. "Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love: A JOURNEY TO THE END OF TASTE (caps mine). What can we extrapolate from this title? Well, I think we can safely assume that the author of the book does not regard Celine Dion's "Let's Talk About Love" album favorably.
If you still have not caught on, this is a book that examines a ubiquitous yet horrible collection of music. The author fully acknowledges the awfulness of the subject matter, yet looks in earnest at the phenomena that led to its success, and how this effected the pop cultural landscape at the time.
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