Also Steely Dan, The Replacements, and the Magnolia soundtrack. (Apparently he only listened to that last one while writing Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs.) Klosterman's top ten writing-conducive albums are on Flavorwire today, and the list offers some unique insight into his writing process and his tastes in general.
I can't say I'm shocked that Amos's album Little Earthquakes made the list (the track "Winter" makes Klosterman "want to pet a cat," which seems writerly enough), but some of the louder albums make you rethink what sorts of sound stimulate creative thought. The quieter and more ambient selections -- Aimee Mann and My Bloody Valentine in particular -- seem totally writing-conducive. Black Sabbath ... not so much. Different strokes, I guess. I'll be sticking to my Erik Satie and CFCF until something better comes along.