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How Pop Music Smooths Out Life's Bumps
"Music makes life melodious--assuming that the music has a melody. But life is often jarring. Pop music suggests, by its easy, pleasurable repetitions, that life makes sense. We can pretend, for the duration of a song, that there is harmony in our lives. Life makes some sense to Beethoven and Coltrane, but it is a difficult, remote way that is not available to all and that can wink out in an instant." Chronicle of Higher Education 06/03/12
Posted June 8, 2012 07:59 AM




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