Lost Notes: 1980
Critic Rating: 4.8/5
A collection of the greatest music stories never told. This season the poet and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib explores a single year: 1980 - the brilliant, awkward and sometimes heartbreaking opening to a monumental decade in popular music.
Ashley Lusk - Bello Collective - Dec 2, 2020
"Let Wonder be your gateway into Lost Notes: 1980, an expansive series about a decade that shaped and defined the generations of music that followed it."
Angie Fiedler Sutton - Contents May Vary - Nov 23, 2019
"It’s also a bit difficult for me to figure out what — outside of that general description — the podcast is trying to accomplish. But maybe that broadness is intentional. I mean, look at my own podcast and how broad my concept is. If you like music journalism, it’s definitely worth a listen — but more in a “dip your toes in and sample what interests you” more than “inhale the whole series”."
Brendan Mattox - PodcastReview.org - Sep 5, 2019
"It might yet be impossible to write about music without always returning to the forces outside of it that shape its production. Nevertheless, as a social history of marginalization at a particular moment in music history, Lost Notes is an unqualified success. You really ought to listen to it."
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