This Week's Voice: Chinese Democracy, Kanye West, New Column Lit Seen, Gus Van Sant's Milk, and More
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla says that Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy has amazing liner notes but isn't such a good record: "I look forward to re-reading these liners in Best Music Writing 2009; you will greatly prefer them, at least initially, to Chinese Democracy itself."
Tom Breihan catches a case of post-graduate depression writing about Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak.
Saul Austerlitz timidly regards David Bowie's bewildering music-video history at MOMA.
Ella Taylor welcomes you to Baz Luhrmann's not-quite-marvelous Australia.
Robert Wilonsky attends Four Christmases.