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The Overrated Book

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The Overrated book is brought to you by the staff of Chunklet Magazine, a paragon of satire for the holy cows of underground music and culture. Since the early 90s, the magazine has mercilessly lampooned the music industry, and is one of the most loved reads for the hippest bands and music aficionados. In recent issues, the magazine has an official guide of what music not ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Last Gasp
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Jan 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This looked like it would be really awesome, and has it's awesome moments- Patton Oswalt promising that this book will cure cancer in the intro, a review of Portishead that "trance is the mime of the 90's", but in the end it's just a bunch of stuff crammed into a book. Spent a fair amount of time in my bathroom.
Jul 17, 2007 rated it liked it
chunklet is weird because, as elitist as they come off most of the time, a surprising amount of the jokes they make are predictable and/or stupid and could just as well have come out of the mouths of a VH1 talking head or a typical unhip college kid, or any other number of the kinds of people chunklet hates on. a lot of the time though, it IS funny.
Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like their humor dry to the point of dehydration
If you have sacred cows, you might want to skip this one. Otherwise, it's just a lot of thumbing of noses at targets big and small. If you're not offended by anything here, well, you probably have a life and wouldn't recognize 91% of what's in here. But your life probably isn't too funny.
Nov 23, 2007 rated it liked it
from the zine chunklet, a guide to everything overrated. but mainly just music, and by music i mean mainly just dudes with guitars. enjoyable for having next to the shitter, but hardly a book to read cover-to-cover.
Jun 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: music
true, true, and true.
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