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Ridiculously Long Reviews Become Hottest New Music Trend


Fresh off of our 1200 word review of Kanye West's newest release, 808s and Heartbreak, comes Chuck Klosterman's 1700 word opus to the much-anticipated Guns and Roses album, Chinese Democracy.

Klosterman writes with the confidence you would expect from a man who is continually hailed as the nation's go-to guy when it comes to anything pop culture. He is also a lifelong G&R fan, which also definitely helps. It's a perceptive and witty review, but let's just say I am thankful I didn't have to copy-edit this. My favorite line: "A song like 'Shackler's Revenge' is initially average, until you get to the solo—then it becomes the sonic equivalent of a Russian robot wrestling a reticulating python." I have no idea what this means, but I am definitely intrigued.


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