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Is pop music stuck in the past?

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Take a look at the rock and pop charts and you will find scores of bands and singers, everyone from Adele to new band Alabama Shakes, making music heavily influenced by the past.

So, has pop run out of ideas, or is the internet and new technology to blame for contemporary culture's obsession with past decades.

Mark Coles investigates.


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