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Iceland

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VII : Locations: Europe

The Continuum International, 2016

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... Guðmundsson: frequently, they wrote completely new lyrics instead of translating the originals; often they used ‘rock’ as a metaphor of modernity and change, and their best lyrics reflected the times more sharply than any other artistic genre....
... Icelanders started to consume American popular culture via movies and music, developing a social distance from older generations (Guðmundsson 2003). As in other Western countries, young people were increasingly growing up with the feeling...