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MUSIC / Everything Old is Regrooved Again: Vaporwave Aesthetics / Kent Macaskill

Earlier societies could look both ways to escape the suffocating present — they could enjoy an idealized past but also imagine and play with what an idealized future might look like. It was fantasy but somewhat healthy, perhaps necessary and very human. We do not get that option. We can only mine the past.

Damn Near Perfect: A Love Letter to My Musical Soul Sister
Nicole Lewis

I don’t know if a perfect album exists.

It’s quite possible I’m being picky. After all, I’ve basically been reading since I emerged from the womb, and it took me 17 years to pick a favorite book—I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. Even then, it took another 8 or 9 years to realize I thought it was a perfect book. (For me, anyway. I’m not going to make any promises to you.)