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We’re still talking about love…

What “BAD” music do you secretly adore? What album gets you in the mood for love but is perhaps something you’re not likely to admit to 10,000 of your closest friends on Twitter? Post your answer in the comments below for a chance to win a copy of the expanded edition of Let’s Talk About Love!

9781441166777By this point, you’ve probably come across Carl Wilson’s iconic book on Céline Dion in our 33 1/3 series. In case you haven’t, here is your chance to win a copy!

Carl Wilson went on a quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan and explore how we define ourselves by what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.At once among the most widely beloved and most reviled and lampooned pop stars of the past few decades, Céline Dion’s critics call her mawkish and overblown while millions of fans around the world adore her “huge pipes” and even bigger feelings. How can anyone say which side is right?This new, expanded edition goes even further, calling on thirteen prominent writers and musicians to respond to themes ranging from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. The original text is followed by lively arguments and stories from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others.

5 comments

  1. lilpeps

    I definitely like a lot of pop music that’s emotionally manipulative in particularly broad, unsubtle ways, like Total Eclipse of the Heart, but I am 100% not sorry.

  2. I don’t “secretly” adore bad music, I do it openly. I would like to mention that almost everything in the Spice Girls extended corpus of work makes me want to explode in colorful sparks and rainbows. Also, The Emancipation of Mimi, I think is exquisite and the best Mariah has/will/be ever.

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