Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Maxwell

  • Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite [Columbia, 1996] Dud
  • Embrya [Columbia, 1998] Choice Cuts
  • Now [Columbia, 2001] **
  • BLACKsummers'night [Columbia, 2009] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite [Columbia, 1996] Dud

Embrya [Columbia, 1998]
"Luxure: Cococure" Choice Cuts

Now [Columbia, 2001]
he can't outbeat D'Angelo, so he works on outsinging and outsonging him ("Temporary Night," "This Woman's Work," "Lifetime") **

BLACKsummers'night [Columbia, 2009]
Really believes that the quality of the sex is measured by its curlicues--and by how long it takes to come true ("Helpsomebody," "Badhabits"). *