Stephen Malkmus reveals that he loves fantasy sports more than he loves Pavement.
Chuck Klosterman reviews a new box set by “a 1960s band so obscure that their music is not even available on iTunes.” 1967 proved to be a turning point for the Beatles—the overwhelming lack of public interest made touring a fiscal impossibility, subsequently forcing them to focus exclusively on studio recordings. Spearheaded by the increasingly … Continue reading Klosterman vs. Beatles
For reasons you don’t care about, Chuck Klosterman asked a bunch of German students to write an essay about who they considered to be “the most interesting twentieth-century American — not necessarily the most historically important, but the individual you find most personally compelling,” and the responses are amusing. Especially this one: Someone selected Ryan … Continue reading Ryan Adams: the most interesting twentieth-century American
In an article called Me, On Shuffle for Esquire magazine, Chuck Klosterman compiles “all the best parts of all the rock songs I consistently enjoy the most, in the hope of figuring out whatever they have in common” to define “a unified field theory that defines what I like about sound.” Turns out, not much. … Continue reading Klosterman Wonders What He Likes
Klosterman gets heavy in his final column for Spin. Also: why he left. One more thing: Chuck’s review of Chinese Democracy. April Fool!
Klosterman in Spin: “I sometimes think it would be to my benefit if I never listened to any album until two years have passed since its release date. I suspect I would avoid a lot of crap whose only value is that most people haven’t heard it (yet).”
Why Americans don’t care about the Darkness: Irony Maidens by Chuck Klosterman, the guy who wrote Fargo Rock City.