February 9, 2008

Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love (2007)

I loved this book. I may read it again, soon. It's always a pleasure to read a book that incorporates cultural theory into a well-written and lively narrative on popular culture, in this case to support a discussion about aesthetics. It probably helps that Carl Wilson is not an academic, but a music critic. The book really gets going around chapter 7 when he starts discussing taste and who has bad taste and it never lets up after that. It doesn't matter if you like, dislike or don't care about Celine Dion; the book is more focused on taking a closer look at your own tastes and what shapes them.


awmercy said...

I still say this was one of the best books on music that I've ever read. A must read.