The Vinyl Days: Mania and Despair 

(Review of _Daisy Jones & The Six_  by Taylor Jenkins Reid first published on


This absorbing production brought me back to the fervor of living for creative expression–music, poetry, dance–in early 80s’ Seattle. The music scene was exploding, we haunted Tower Records, and life was impromptu harmony: an exhilarating whirl of dancing all night, playing endless albums, writing lyrics and melodies, loving musicians and breaking hearts. We formed bands, followed bands, and never turned off the turntable. 

Drugs and alcohol were the shadow of this musical renaissance… I cried during this arresting performance for the memory of lovers lost, friendships ruined, a marriage wrecked on the rocks of unformed psyches and casual cruelty.

The author recreated the unforgettable highs and lows of the analogue days with great skill, sensitivity, and verisimilitude. I loved the immersive narration as well, an excellent illustration of the audiobook’s potential. You won’t regret this credit!🎶

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