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The 2019 Alegría album (by Cirque du Soleil) is one of my favorites, but for reasons that only make sense if you're familiar with the 1994 album of the same name. It conveys the feeling of wandering a neighborhood you knew when you were young and seeing most of it unrecognizable, and that's intended as a compliment.

It feels lonely and dark and rearranges the original themes into something that's looking back 25 years and seeing that things are different now, and then it discovers that, despite all the change, there is still joy to be had. That this could still be home.

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