Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste
Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love:
A Journey to the End of Taste (33 1/3)
by Carl Wilson
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It would seem to be a novel stunt: A working music critic, versed in historically vested value systems and steeped in subcultural arcana, stoops to listen to a colossal pop star and pledges to dissect the cult she inspires. The scenario only ripens when the pop star in question is Céline Dion, an enigma who tends to be critically regarded with a mix of contempt and confusion when critically regarded at all.
Not so, when the critic is Carl Wilson. A music writer for the Toronto newspaper Globe and Mail, Wilson begins Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste with an honest and engaging inventory of the cultural assumptions he himself harbored before Dion struck him as a worthy subject. The story starts at the 1997 Academy Awards, where the singer shared a stage with Elliott Smith as nominees for Best
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