Ann Powers on Music and How We Consume It

Ann Powers writes about music the way I wish I could write about music. I recommend this article on how we’re consuming music now–instead of by traditional hard-copy means–and how these new ways of listening may change the ways in which we relate to the music itself.

“The most exciting music communicates the story of its own invention in ways that refresh themselves with every listen. That’s why we love to hear music played live, and it’s why moving beyond the confines of the album and the single can only intensify the influence of pop in our daily lives. Music becomes more to us in every moment that we live with it: more embedded in our psyches and more crucial to our communities and our privately constructed selves.”

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