Theodore Adorno – On Popular Music

I just got done reading this essay by Theodore Adorno. According to wikipedia, he “was a German-born international sociologist, philosopher, musicologist, and composer“. But who cares, right?!

stop being so cool, ted!

The essay is called “On Popular Music”. Basically… it’s an essay written in 1941 about “popular” music compared to “serious” music. It starts of as just a sort of comparison of the two, but ends up as an analysis of the popular music industry and its consumers. Although I don’t agree with everything he states, I found the whole thing to be an interesting read.


(and then we’ll have a scholarly discussion in the comments section)


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