David Stubbs is a London-based journalist and author. He started working life at Melody Maker in 1986, joining the staff soon after. He was primarily responsible for the Talk Talk Talk section, and created the acclaimed and feared Mr Agreeable character, with his vituperative way of accentuating the negative in pop and rock. Since going freelance his work has also appeared in NME, The Wire, Uncut, Classic Rock, Record Collector, The Quietus, The Guardian, The Times/Sunday Times and The Independent. He is also a contributor to the satirical website The Daily Mash. He can also be heard on the Chart Music podcast, hosted by Al Needham.
David has written numerous books, including The Prince Charles Letters (Aurum), Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don’t Get Stockhausen (Zero), 1996 And The End Of History (Repeater), Future Days: Krautrock And The Building Of Modern Germany (Faber & Faber) and Mars By 1980: The Story Of Electronic Music (Faber & Faber). He lives in London with his conscience.