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Kevin Draine's dramatic, growling narration makes this audiobook a true gem to listen to. There's not a dull moment, and listeners will be left reconsidering the grounds for their musical tastes. Perhaps that noise your next-door neighbors blare at night has something to it!
This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner Celine Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad; what we love and what we hate.
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By karltonwrites on 02-16-13
Let's Talk about Taste
Okay, first of all I used to describe Celine Dion as my "guilty pleasure" if I talked about liking her at all. I love her voice, which I fell in love with when she sang "Here, There, and Everywhere" on a George Martin tribute album. When I listened to her, which I did from time to time (taking a break from, say, the Radiohead or the Beatles), I would do so alone (and if I was on Spotify, I'd swich my session to "private" so that everyone on Facebook wouldn't know what I was listening to.
Why was I embarrassed to like Celine Dion? Carl Wilson (not the Beach Boy) explains why in this short book about aesthetics and pop culture. I have a better idea about why I do what I do, and other people like music I dont'. While I may still enjoy Celine, Barry Manilow on the private setting it is not because I am embarrassed, it is because all my friends haven't read this book.
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