Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Subjects for Further Research [1980s]: I could be wrong, but I'm not physically attracted to soca. I find that unlike competing Caribbean grooves--from Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Antilles, Haiti, Jamaica for damn sure, though maybe not the Dominican, there's something in the up-up-up of merengue that hits me the same way--it has no give in it. That's why I never followed up the middecade foray into the style that taught me to love Sparrow, and also why the attempted U.S. breakthrough of this strong-voiced, weak-minded Trinidadian left me lukewarm lukewarm lukewarm.