November 21, 2008

“…more like reviewing a unicorn”

Chuck Klosterman reviews Chinese Democracy:

I’ve been thinking about this record for 15 years; during that span, I’ve thought about this record more than I’ve thought about China, and maybe as much as I’ve thought about the principles of democracy. This is a little like when that grizzly bear finally ate Timothy Treadwell: Intellectually, he always knew it was coming. He had to. His very existence was built around that conclusion. But you still can’t psychologically prepare for the bear who eats you alive, particularly if the bear wears cornrows.”

Read it and weep (and by weep I mean laugh until you weep)

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  • Personally, I've never been into GNR, nor do I really care for Chinese Democracy, but his review is so hilarious that it makes me curious. haha

    Thanks for this post, Heather, I've been a Chuck Klosterman fan for a long time…since his Spin days. And if it hadn't been for you pointing out his review, I wouldn't have found out about his new book. Next stop: Barnes & Noble! :D

    Sally Jo — November 21, 2008 @ 6:16 pm

  • I couldn’t get past track 6. it’s currently streaming on the MySpace. I guess before it’s released worldwide. and frankly, I much preferred the Use Your Illusions and Appetite for Destruction.

    Asian Kid A — November 21, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

  • Brilliant writing, except that the conclusion reinforces Axl’s mono-mania. He needs shock therapy more than encouragement methinks…

    Jim — November 22, 2008 @ 5:14 am

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