Saturday, December 30, 2006

Deconstructing a pop culture deconstructionist

Chuck Klosterman may be one of the greatest unsung journalists in rock and roll. Of course, Chuck Klosterman may also be one of the most overated journalists in rock and roll. Mostly because he tends to set up sentences just like those two. Two sentences that contradict each other in a way that, when you read a single article by him, you think "interesting." But when you read 8 stories by him in a row, you think "I smell one-trick pony."

Of course, he's good for the occasional gem (In this case, Lez Zeppelin, an all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band.)

And that's why I like him, all his irritating paradoxes aside. Every now and then he unearths a truly unique point of view, even if his own has started to feel old hat.

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