Lethem in Details

This ain’t no party/ This ain’t no disco/ This ain’t no foolin’ around. No, this is music criticism, and in the right hands it’s serious business. The latest installment in the addictive 33 1/3 line of music books—each of which pairs an author with an iconic pop album—finds novelist Jonathan Lethem in deep consultation with his 15-year-old self over the secret messages hidden all over Talking Heads’ third album, Fear of Music. …When Lethem’s really on a roll, as he is through most of this, overthinking becomes contagious.”

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