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You Get Me, Rob Sheffield
"For me, there’s nothing more nostalgia-inspiring than pop music. In particular, the pop music of the ‘80s. Someone once told me that what you listen to at age thirteen makes an indelible mark on you. It will forever be a permanent part of your identity. This is certainly true for me—despite decidedly choosing to "leave childish things behind" and moving on to newer music, the syncopated bass in Duran Duran’s "Planet Earth" is seared into my brain, and my heart still jumps a little bit when I hear the synthy, pan-flute opening of "Save a Prayer." (Although I no longer cry, as I did at thirteen). Rob Sheffield understands this—he just gets me! He has his finger on the pulse of the soundtrack of my early-teens, and beyond. It’s not just his deep knowledge of the bands, and the music, and the scene, but also what we all felt on the inside while listening. In all of his writing he makes it personal and reminds us of just how ridiculously, naively, and intensely we love these artists. And in the end that’s what it’s all about. Love. The loves of our lives and the love of our thirteen-year-old selves." —Tricia, Audible Editor