Music helps us escape from the present into the past

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They say that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. Well, the UK chart suggests otherwise.

Last week tickets for the Stone Roses sold out in 14 minutes. Noel Gallagher dominated album sales with his brand of Beatles tribute music and Dolly Parton is back.

In times of financial crisis, music helps us escape to the past. Dolly’s single, The Sacrifice, urges us to make our own luck.

‘I was going to get rich no matter how much it cost’, she croons, citing Jesus as her motivation.

Didn’t he say something about a camel getting through a needle easier than the rich man into heaven? Perhaps, with her legendary enhancements, Dolly has long since given up squeezing through any kind of opening.