Just read: Rob Sheffield's 'Love Is A Mix Tape'

Just read: Rob Sheffield's 'Love Is A Mix Tape'

The idea is that, for some people (like Sheffield and his wife, who both consumed a crazy number of Pavement songs during the '90s), a certain song, or album, or mixtape can bring forward a rush of memories and emotions. Hearing one song, album or mix tape can instantly transport you to a certain place and time from the past, if you listened to it enough that you associate that time and place directly with that music. Here's a decent thesis: "Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they add up to the story of a life." 

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