Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: RCA Victor

Artists

  • Rick Astley:
    • Whenever You Need Somebody [1987] D+
  • Brian Auger's Oblivion Express:
    • Second Wind [1972] D+
  • Bobby Bare:
    • Lullabys, Legends and Lies [1973] C+
    • Cowboys and Daddys [1975] A-
  • Clint Black:
    • Killin' Time [1989] A-
  • David Bowie:
    • Hunky Dory [1971] A-
    • The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars [1972] B+
    • Aladdin Sane [1973] B+
    • Pin-Ups [1973] B-
    • Diamond Dogs [1974] C+
    • David Live [1975] C-
    • Young Americans [1975] B-
    • Changesonebowie [1976] A
    • Station to Station [1976] A
    • Low [1977] B+
    • "Heroes" [1977] B+
    • Stage [1978] B+
    • Lodger [1979] A-
    • Scary Monsters [1980] B+
  • Bow Wow Wow:
    • See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy [1981] B+
    • I Want Candy [1982] B-
    • The Last of the Mohicans [1982] B
    • When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going [1983] C+
  • Bobby Braddock:
    • Hardpore Cornography [1983] B+
  • Ray Charles/Cleo Laine:
    • Porgy and Bess [1976] B+
  • Guy Clark:
    • Old No. 1 [1975] B+
    • Greatest Hits [1983] B+
  • Steve Coleman and Five Elements:
    • Curves of Life [1995] Neither
  • Sam Cooke:
    • Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963 [1985] B
    • The Man and His Music [1986]
  • Cowboy Junkies:
    • The Trinity Session [1988] C+
  • Crazy Horse:
    • Full Moon [1978] C+
  • The Del Fuegos:
    • Smoking in the Fields [1989] C+
  • John Denver:
    • Poems, Prayers and Promises [1971] C
    • Rocky Mountain High [1972] C
    • John Denver's Greatest Hits [1973] B-
    • Back Home Again [1974] C+
    • Windsong [1975] C-
    • John Denver's Greatest Hits Volume 2 [1977] D+
  • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band:
    • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band [1976] A
    • Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band Meets King Penett [1978] B
  • Ducks Deluxe:
    • Ducks Deluxe [1974] B+
    • Don't Mind Rockin' Tonite [1978] A-
  • Dave Edmunds:
    • Subtle as a Flying Mallet [1975] B
  • Cass Elliott:
    • Don't Call Me Mama Anymore [1973] D
  • Eurythmics:
    • Sweet Dreams Are Made of This [1983] B
    • Touch [1984] B
    • Be Yourself Tonight [1985] B+
    • Revenge [1986] B+
    • Savage [1987] B+
  • The Everly Brothers:
    • Stories We Could Tell [1972] C
  • Marianne Faithfull:
    • 20th Century Blues [1997] Choice Cuts
  • Jose Feliciano:
    • Encore! [1971] C+
  • Carolyn Franklin:
    • Baby Dynamite! [1969] C+
  • Fresh:
    • Fresh Out of Borstal [1970] D+
  • Mark Germino:
    • London Moon and Backyard Remedies [1986] B+
  • Gichy Dan:
    • Gichy Dan's Beachwood No. 9 [1979] B+
  • Robert Gordon:
    • Rock Billy Boogie [1979] B
    • Bad Boy [1980] C+
    • Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die [1982] B-
  • The Guess Who:
    • Wheatfield Soul [1969] B-
    • American Woman [1970] B
    • Share the Land [1970] C+
    • The Best of the Guess Who [1971] B+
    • Flavours [1974] C
    • The Greatest of the Guess Who [1977] A-
  • Daryl Hall:
    • Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine [1986] C
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates:
    • Bigger Than Both of Us [1976] C+
    • Along the Red Ledge [1978] B
    • Voices [1980] C+
    • H2O [1982] B-
    • Rock'n Soul Part 1 [1983] B+
    • Big Bam Boom [1984] B
  • John Hartford:
    • John Hartford [1969] D+
  • Nona Hendryx:
    • Nona [1983] B+
    • The Art of Defense [1984] C+
  • Hoodoo Gurus:
    • Magnum Cum Louder [1989] B-
  • Bruce Hornsby and the Range:
    • The Way It Is [1986] B-
    • Scenes from the Southside [1988] C
  • Hot Tuna:
    • Hot Tuna [1970] B+
  • The Hues Corporation:
    • Freedom for the Stallion [1974] C
  • Imus in the Morning:
    • One Sacred Chicken to Go [1973] B-
  • D.D. Jackson:
    • Anthem [2000] Choice Cuts
  • Jefferson Airplane:
    • Surrealistic Pillow [1967] B+
    • Volunteers [1969] B
    • The Worst of Jefferson Airplane [1970] B+
  • Waylon Jennings:
    • Ladies Love Outlaws [1972] C
    • Lonesome, On'ry and Mean [1973] B
  • Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson:
    • Waylon and Willie [1978] B+
    • WWII [1983] B-
  • George Jones:
    • The Best of George Jones, Vol. 1 [1972] A-
  • The Judds:
    • Wynonna and Naomi [1984] A-
    • Why Not Me? [1984] B
    • Heart Land [1987] C
    • Greatest Hits [1988] B+
  • Jukin' Bone:
    • Way Down East [1972] B-
  • Paul Kantner:
    • Planet Earth Rock and Roll Orchestra [1983] D+
  • Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship:
    • Blows Against the Empire [1970] C+
  • Sarah Kernochan:
    • House of Pain [1973] C
  • Evelyn King:
    • Get Loose [1982] B-
  • The Kinks:
    • Muswell Hillbillies [1971] B+
    • Everybody's in Showbiz [1972] B+
    • Preservation Act I [1973] C+
    • Preservation Act II [1974] B-
    • Soap Opera [1975] C+
    • The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace [1975] C+
    • Celluloid Heroes [1976] B+
  • Labelle:
    • Pressure Cookin' [1973] B
  • Machine:
    • Machine [1979] B-
  • The Main Ingredient:
    • Greatest Hits [1973] C
  • Louise Mandrell & R.C. Bannon:
    • The Best of Louise Mandrell & R.C. Bannon [1983] B-
  • The Moonglows:
    • Return of the Moonglows [1972] C+
  • Lorrie Morgan:
    • Leave the Light On [1989] B
  • Elliott Murphy:
    • Lost Generation [1975] B
    • Street Lights [1976] C+
  • Willie Nelson:
    • Yesterday's Wine [1971] B+
  • Mike Nesmith & the First National Band:
    • Magnetic South [1970] B
    • Loose Salute [1970] B+
    • Nevada Fighter [1971] C+
  • Mike Nesmith & the Second National Band:
    • Tantamount to Treason Volume 1 [1972] C
  • Nilsson:
    • Harry [1969] B+
    • Nilsson Sings Newman [1970] B+
    • A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night [1973] C-
    • Pussy Cats [1974] A-
    • Duit on Mon Dei [1975] B-
    • Sandman [1975] B-
    • Greatest Hits [1978] B+
  • Harry Nilsson:
    • Nilsson Schmilsson [1971] A
    • Son of Schmilsson [1972] B+
  • Odyssey:
    • Odyssey [1977] B-
  • K.T. Oslin:
    • 80's Ladies [1987] B
    • This Woman [1988] B
  • Tom Pacheco:
    • Swallowed Up in the Great American Heartland [1976] C
  • Graham Parker:
    • The Mona Lisa's Sister [1988] C+
    • Human Soul [1989] C
  • Dolly Parton:
    • The Best of Dolly Parton [1970] A
    • Coat of Many Colors [1971] A-
    • Bubbling Over [1973] B
    • My Tennessee Mountain Home [1973] B+
    • Love Is Like a Butterfly [1974] B
    • Jolene [1974] B-
    • Best of Dolly Parton [1975] A+
    • Dolly [1975] C+
    • All I Can Do [1976] B+
    • New Harvest . . . First Gathering [1977] B-
    • Heartbreaker [1978] C
    • 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs [1981] B+
    • Heartbreak Express [1982] B-
  • Wilson Pickett:
    • Join Me and Let's Be Free [1975] C+
  • Buster Poindexter:
    • Buster Poindexter [1987] B+
    • Buster Goes Berserk [1989] B-
  • Polyrock:
    • Polyrock [1980] B
  • Iggy Pop:
    • The Idiot [1977] A-
    • Lust for Life [1977] A-
    • TV Eye [1978] C+
    • Choice Cuts [1984] A-
  • Elvis Presley:
    • From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis [1969] B+
    • That's the Way It Is [1970] C+
    • Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas [1971] B+
    • Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) [1971] B-
    • Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden [1972] C
    • He Touched Me [1972] B+
    • A Legendary Performer [1973] B
    • Good Times [1974] B-
    • Today [1975] B-
    • Promised Land [1975] B
    • Moody Blue [1977] B-
    • His Hand in Mine [1978] C
    • Our Memories of Elvis Volume 2 [1979] B+
    • This Is Elvis [1981] A-
    • Elvis: A Legendary Performer: Volume 4 [1983] B
    • Reconsider Baby [1985] A-
    • A Valentine Gift for You [1985] A
  • Charley Pride:
    • The Best of Charley Pride Volume 2 [1972] B
    • The Best of Charley Pride Vol. III [1976] B-
  • Jerry Reed:
    • Cookin' [1970] C+
    • The Best of Jerry Reed [1972] B-
    • Lord, Mr. Ford [1973] C-
  • Lou Reed:
    • Transformer [1972] B-
    • Lou Reed [1972] B+
    • Berlin [1973] C
    • Rock n Roll Animal [1974] A-
    • Sally Can't Dance [1974] B+
    • Metal Machine Music [1975] C+
    • Lou Reed Live [1975] B-
    • Coney Island Baby [1976] B+
    • Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed [1977] A-
    • The Blue Mask [1982] A
    • Legendary Hearts [1983] A
    • New Sensations [1984] A
    • Mistrial [1986] B
  • Vicki Sue Robinson:
    • Never Gonna Let You Go [1976] B
  • The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra:
    • Hooked on Classics [1982] B
  • The Sidewinders:
    • The Sidewinders [1972] B
  • Grace Slick:
    • Software [1984] C-
  • B.W. Stevenson:
    • My Maria [1973] C+
  • Gary Stewart:
    • Out of Hand [1975] A-
    • Steppin' Out [1976] B
    • Your Place or Mine [1977] A-
    • Little Junior [1978] B
    • Gary [1979] C+
    • Cactus and a Rose [1980] B-
    • Greatest Hits [1981] A
  • Gary Stewart & Dean Dillon:
    • Brotherly Love [1982] B-
  • Swampwater:
    • Swampwater [1971] B
  • Sylvain Sylvain:
    • Sylvain Sylvain [1980] C
  • Fonzi Thornton:
    • The Leader [1983] C+
  • Bonnie Tyler:
    • It's a Heartache [1978] C
  • Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton:
    • The Best of Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton [1971] B
  • War:
    • Outlaw [1982] B
  • Keith Whitley:
    • I Wonder Do You Think of Me [1989] A-
  • Wide Boy Awake:
    • Wide Boy Awake [1983] B+
  • The Deirdre Wilson Tabac:
    • The Deirdre Wilson Tabac [1970] C+
  • The Youngbloods:
    • Elephant Mountain [1969] C+
  • Zager & Evans:
    • 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) [1969] D-

Compilations/Soundtracks