Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Matador

Artists

  • Algiers:
    • Algiers [2015] **
  • Arsonists:
    • As the World Burns [1999] Neither
  • Babylon Dance Band:
    • Four on One [1994] Dud
  • Belle and Sebastian:
    • The Boy With the Arab Strap [1998] A-
    • Tigermilk [1999] A-
    • The Life Pursuit [2006] *
  • Bettie Serveert:
    • Palomine [1992] **
    • Kid's Alright [1993] Neither
    • Lamprey [1995] Neither
    • Dust Bunnies [1997] **
  • R.L. Burnside:
    • A Ass Pocket of Whiskey [1996] Neither
  • Car Seat Headrest:
    • Teens of Style [2015] **
    • Teens of Denial [2016] A
  • Cat Power:
    • Moon Pix [1998] C+
    • The Greatest [2006] *
    • Sun [2012] **
  • Chelsea Light Moving:
    • Chelsea Light Moving [2013] B+
  • Come:
    • Eleven: Eleven [1993] C+
  • Condo F---s:
    • F---book [2009] *
  • Cornelius:
    • Fantasma [1998] Neither
  • Demolition Doll Rods:
    • T.L.A. [1999] *
  • Dust Devils:
    • Struggling Electric and Chemical [1990] Dud
    • Geek Drip [1990] Neither
  • Mark Eitzel:
    • Caught in a Trap and I Can't BackOut 'Cause I Love You Too Much, Baby [1998] Dud
  • Jad Fair & Yo La Tengo:
    • Strange But True [1998] **
  • The Fall:
    • The Infotainment Scan [1993] ***
    • Middle Class Revolt [1994] Neither
  • Fuck:
    • Pardon My French [1997] Dud
  • God Help the Girl:
    • Stills [2009] ***
    • God Help the Girl [2009] A-
  • Guided by Voices:
    • Alien Lanes [1995] Dud
  • Guitar Wolf:
    • Jet Generation [1999] *
  • Helium:
    • Pirate Prude [1994] Dud
    • The Dirt of Luck [1995] Choice Cuts
  • Interpol:
    • Turn On the Bright Lights [2002] C+
    • Antics [2004] Choice Cuts
  • Jaguar Love:
    • Jaguar Love [2008] A-
    • Take Me to the Sea [2008] Choice Cuts
  • Large Professor:
    • 1st Class [2002] **
  • Stephen Malkmus:
    • Stephen Malkmus [2001] A-
    • Face the Truth [2005] B+
  • Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks:
    • Pig Lib [2003] ***
    • Real Emotional Trash [2008] ***
  • Mecca Normal:
    • Sitting on Snaps [1995] Dud
    • The Eagle and the Poodle [1996] C
  • Mission of Burma:
    • On Off On [2004] **
    • The Obliterati [2006] **
    • The Sound the Speed the Light [2009] *
  • Mogwai:
    • Come On Die Young [1999] C
  • Thurston Moore:
    • Demolished Thoughts [2011] A-
    • The Best Day [2014] **
  • A.C. Newman:
    • The Slow Wonder [2004] ***
    • Get Guilty [2009] **
  • The New Pornographers:
    • Electric Version [2003] B+
    • Twin Cinema [2005] **
    • Challengers [2007] B+
    • Together [2010] *
    • Brill Bruisers [2014] A-
  • Pavement:
    • Slanted and Enchanted [1992] A
    • Watery Domestic [1992] A-
    • Gold Soundz [1994] Dud
    • Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain [1994] A
    • Wowee Zowee [1995] A
    • Rattled by La Rush [1995] Choice Cuts
    • Pacific Trim [1996] B+
    • Brighten the Corners [1997] A
    • Shady Lane [1997] A-
    • Terror Twilight [1999] A-
    • Major Leagues [2000] Neither
    • Crooked Rain Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins [2004] ***
  • Liz Phair:
    • Exile in Guyville [1993] A
    • Whip-Smart [1994] **
    • Juvenilia [1995] A-
  • Pizzicato Five:
    • Made in USA [1994] B
  • The Ponys:
    • Turn the Lights Out [2007] **
  • Railroad Jerk:
    • Railroad Jerk [1990] *
    • One Track Mind [1995] Neither
    • The Third Rail [1996] B+
  • Lee Ranaldo:
    • Between the Times and the Tides [2012] A-
  • Lee Ranaldo and the Dust:
    • Last Night on Earth [2013] A-
  • Jay Reatard:
    • Matador Singles '08 [2008] B+
    • Watch Me Fall [2009] A-
  • Run On:
    • Start Packing [1996] Choice Cuts
  • The San Francisco Seals:
    • Nowhere [1994] Neither
  • S.F. Seals:
    • Baseball Trilogy [1993] *
    • Truth Walks in Sleepy Shadows [1995] *
  • The Shams:
    • Quilt [1991] Choice Cuts
    • Sedusia [1993] A-
  • Shearwater:
    • The Snow Leopard [2008] Choice Cuts
    • Rook [2008] C-
  • Solex:
    • Solex Vs. the Hitmeister [1998] Dud
  • Sonic Youth:
    • The Eternal [2009] A-
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion:
    • Orange [1994] B-
    • Now I Got Worry [1996] Dud
  • Sportsguitar:
    • Happy Already [1998] *
  • Superchunk:
    • Superchunk [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Teenage Fanclub:
    • God Knows It's True [1990] B+
  • Thinking Fellers Union Local #282:
    • Lovelyville [1991] B-
  • Times New Viking:
    • Rip It Off [2008] *
  • Yo La Tengo:
    • Painful [1993] A-
    • Tom Courtenay [1995] Dud
    • Electr-O-Pura [1995] A
    • Camp Yo La Tengo [1995] Choice Cuts
    • Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo [1996] Neither
    • I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One [1997] A
    • And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out [2000] B+
    • Nuclear War [2002] **
    • Summer Sun [2003] A
    • Today Is the Day [2003] *
    • Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003 [2005]
    • I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass [2006] A-
    • Popular Songs [2009] **
    • Fade [2013] A-
    • Stuff Like That There [2015] A