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Defensive Modernism

Defensive Modernism in art and architecture is a reaction against the chaotic, frightening aspects associated with a modern, urban milieu (ex: Art Nouveau).

Defensive Modernist art has a tendency to reject the uncertainty of modern times, favoring a more halcyon past time.

The four songs below deal with Defensive Modernist themes:

“My Apartment” by Ben Kweller:

“Modern Day Love Song” by Bethany Sharayah:

“End of An Era” by The Like:

“Execution Of All Things” by Rilo Kiley:

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