Elijah Wald Explains How the Uncool Music of Yesteryear Shapes Today's Tunes

Sandrine Sheon
Chicago Reader | June 15, 2009
No one makes music in a vacuum, completely detached from the pop mainstream and his or her potential audience. Wald argues that nobody should be trying to, since how many people music appeals to in its own time is at least as important as how many rock writers it appeals to in 30 years.

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