Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • The 18th Letter: The Book of Life [Uptown/Universal, 1997] **
  • The Master [Universal, 1999] *
  • The Archive: Live, Lost & Found [Fast Life Music, 2008] Dud
  • The Seventh Seal [SMC, 2009] *

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Consumer Guide Reviews:

The 18th Letter: The Book of Life [Uptown/Universal, 1997]
his canon has a clarity his comeback can't match ("When I'm Flowin'," "It's Been a Long Time") **

The Master [Universal, 1999]
The classicism that had better be its own reward ("Strong Island," "When I B on Tha Mic"). *

The Archive: Live, Lost & Found [Fast Life Music, 2008] Dud

The Seventh Seal [SMC, 2009]
Essential things his specialty ("Holy Are You," "Dedicated"). *