April 13, 2008

Perfect From Now On: How Indie Rock Saved My Life (2007)

John Sellers is just about as opinionated as Chuck Klosterman, just less convincing, likely because he's more self-deprecating and less confident. He takes us through his journey of musical (and female) obsessions, some of which are oddly similar to some of my closest friends (in particular The Smiths, Joy Division, and Guided By Voices). He's a conversational writer and includes numerous asides manifested as multiple-paged footnotes. Oh, and he loves lists, which are included in the appendices. Basically, it's the fun, witty, and ridiculous diary of an obsessed indie music snob.