Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Lindsay Buckingham

  • Law and Order [Asylum, 1981] B+
  • Out of the Cradle [Reprise, 1992] Dud
  • Under the Skin [Reprise, 2006] Dud

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Law and Order [Asylum, 1981]
This fluent, affluent rumination on the price of sin and the wages of success really isn't how they do it in L.A. anymore, which must be why I had such a hassle getting a handle on it. Moral signposts are provided by the covers: rock and roll "It Was I" (love is painful), pop "September Song" (and the most precious thing there is), country "A Satisfied Mind" (so be thankful for what you've got). Now if only Lindsey didn't spend so much time flexing his archness, all this might be perceptible to the naked ear. B+

Out of the Cradle [Reprise, 1992] Dud

Under the Skin [Reprise, 2006] Dud