Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Arista

Artists

  • Ace of Base:
    • The Sign [1993] ***
  • The Allman Brothers Band:
    • Hell & High Water [1994] Neither
  • The Alpha Band:
    • The Alpha Band [1976] B+
    • Spark in the Dark [1977] B+
    • The Statue Makers of Hollywood [1978] B+
  • Keith Anderson:
    • Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll [2005] Choice Cuts
  • The A's:
    • The A's [1979] B
  • Babyface:
    • Face 2 Face [2001] A-
    • Grown & Sexy [2005] ***
  • Bay City Rollers:
    • Bay City Rollers [1975] C
    • Rock 'n' Roll Love Letter [1976] C+
    • Greatest Hits [1978] C+
  • Dickie Betts & Great Southern:
    • Dickey Betts & Great Southern [1977] C+
  • The Box Tops:
    • The Best of the Box Tops: Soul Deep [1996] ***
  • Brand Nubian:
    • Foundation [1998] ***
  • Anthony Braxton:
    • New York, Fall 1974 [1975] B+
  • Toni Braxton:
    • More Than a Woman [2002] **
  • BR5-49:
    • BR5-49 [1996] **
  • Brooks & Dunn:
    • Brand New Man [1992] Dud
    • The Greatest Hits Collection [1997] *
  • Koffee Brown:
    • Mars/Venus [2001] ***
  • Bus Boys:
    • Minimum Wage Rock & Roll [1980] B+
    • American Worker [1982] B+
  • Cam:
    • Untamed [2015] **
  • Blu Cantrell:
    • So Blu [2001] **
    • Bittersweet [2003] Choice Cuts
  • Eric Carmen:
    • Eric Carmen [1975] C+
  • Cee-Lo:
    • Cee-Lo Green and the Perfect Imperfections [2002] ***
    • Cee-Lo Green . . . Is the Soul Machine [2004] B+
  • The Church:
    • Starfish [1988] B
  • Commander Cody:
    • Rock 'n Roll Again [1977] C
  • Crash Test Dummies:
    • God Shuffled His Feet [1993] Neither
  • Rick Danko:
    • Rick Danko [1977] B
  • Dido:
    • Life for Rent [2003] Choice Cuts
  • Dion and the Belmonts:
    • 24 Original Classics [1984]
  • DJ Quik:
    • Balance and Options [2000] ***
  • Lee Dorsey:
    • Holy Cow! The Best of Lee Dorsey [1985] A
    • Wheelin' and Dealin': The Definitive Collection [1996] A
  • Dungeon Family:
    • Even in Darkness [2001] B+
  • Eurythmics:
    • We Too Are One [1989] C+
    • Greatest Hits [1991] A-
  • Exposé:
    • Exposure [1987] B-
    • Exposť [1993] Dud
  • Fela:
    • Black President [1981] B+
  • David Forman:
    • David Forman [1976] B
  • Aretha Franklin:
    • Aretha [1980] B-
    • Love All the Hurt Away [1981] A-
    • Jump to It [1982] B+
    • Get It Right [1983] B+
    • Who's Zoomin' Who? [1985] A
    • Aretha [1986] B-
    • One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism [1988] B+
    • Through the Storm [1989] B+
    • What You See Is What You Sweat [1991] Dud
    • Greatest Hits (1980-1994) [1994] A
    • A Rose Is Still a Rose [1998] A
    • So Damn Happy [2003] B+
    • Jewels in the Crown . . . All-Star Duets With the Queen [2007] Choice Cuts
  • Jerry Garcia:
    • Cats Under the Stars [1978] C+
  • Terry Garthwaite:
    • Terry [1975] A-
  • GQ:
    • Disco Nights [1979] B
  • Grateful Dead:
    • Wake of the Flood [1973] B-
    • Terrapin Station [1977] B
    • Shakedown Street [1978] C
    • Go to Heaven [1980] C
    • Reckoning [1981] B+
    • In the Dark [1987] C+
    • Built to Last [1989] C+
    • Hundred Year Hall [1995] Neither
    • Dozin' at the Knick [1996] A-
    • The Arista Years [1996] Neither
  • Haircut One Hundred:
    • Pelican West [1982] C+
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates:
    • Ooh Yeah! [1988] C+
  • Anthony Hamilton:
    • Comin' From Where I'm From [2003] *
  • Heaven 17:
    • Heaven 17 [1982] B+
    • The Luxury Gap [1983] B+
  • Whitney Houston:
    • Whitney Houston [1984] C
    • Whitney [1987] C+
    • I'm Your Baby Tonight [1990] Neither
  • Jennifer Hudson:
    • Jennifer Hudson [2009] Choice Cuts
  • Icicle Works:
    • Icicle Works [1984] C+
  • Jack Frost:
    • Jack Frost [1991] Choice Cuts
  • Alan Jackson:
    • Don't Rock the Jukebox [1991] Choice Cuts
    • The Greatest Hits Collection [1995] Choice Cuts
    • Under the Influence [1999] Dud
    • Drive [2001] ***
    • Greatest Hits Volume II [2003]
    • What I Do [2004] Choice Cuts
  • Jermaine Jackson:
    • Jermaine Jackson [1984] B-
    • Don't Take It Personal [1989] C-
  • Kashif:
    • Kashif [1983] C+
  • The Kinks:
    • Sleepwalker [1977] B-
    • Misfits [1978] B
    • Low Budget [1979] B-
    • Give the People What They Want [1981] C+
    • Come Dancing With the Kinks/The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986 [1986] B-
  • The KLF:
    • The White Room [1991] A-
  • Avril Lavigne:
    • Let's Go [2002] Choice Cuts
  • Annie Lennox:
    • Diva [1992] C+
    • Medusa [1995] Neither
  • LFO:
    • LFO [1999] Choice Cuts
  • Melissa Manchester:
    • Melissa [1975] B+
    • Better Days and Happy Endings [1976] C-
    • Melissa Manchester [1979] C-
  • Barry Manilow:
    • Tryin' to Get the Feeling [1975] C-
    • Live [1977] C-
    • Singin' With the Big Bands [1994] C
  • Sarah McLachlan:
    • Surfacing [1997] C-
  • Milli Vanilli:
    • Girl You Know It's True [1989] C
  • Monica:
    • The Boy Is Mine [1998] *
  • The Movement:
    • The Movement [1992] *
  • Nerf Herder:
    • Nerf Herder [1997] Dud
  • Next:
    • Rated Next [1997] **
    • Welcome II Nextasy [2001] Dud
  • Billy Ocean:
    • Greatest Hits [1989] B
  • Ohio Players:
    • Everybody Up [1979] C+
  • Beth Orton:
    • Central Reservation [1999] *
  • OutKast:
    • Big Boi & Dre Present . . . OutKast [2001] B+
    • Speakerboxx/The Love Below [2003] A-
  • The Outlaws:
    • The Outlaws [1975] C-
  • Brad Paisley:
    • Who Needs Pictures [1999] **
    • Mud on the Tires [2003] **
  • Graham Parker:
    • Another Grey Area [1982] B
    • The Real Macaw [1983] B+
  • Graham Parker and the Rumour:
    • Squeezing Out Sparks [1979] A
  • Ray Parker Jr.:
    • The Other Woman [1982] A-
    • Greatest Hits [1982] A-
    • Woman Out of Control [1983] B
    • Chartbusters [1984] B-
    • Sex and the Single Man [1985] B-
  • Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio:
    • Two Places at the Same Time [1980] C+
    • A Woman Needs Love [1981] B+
  • Lee Roy Parnell:
    • Hits and Highways Ahead [1999] Choice Cuts
  • The Alan Parsons Project:
    • I Robot [1977] C
    • Eve [1979] D
  • Pink:
    • Missundaztood [2001] A
    • Try This [2003] **
  • The Pop:
    • Go! [1979] B+
  • Iggy Pop:
    • New Values [1979] B+
    • Soldier [1980] B+
    • Party [1981] C+
  • Prince:
    • Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic [1999] **
  • Pulnoc:
    • City of Hysteria [1991] A-
  • James & Bobby Purify:
    • The Best of James & Bobby Purify: Do It Right! [1985] B+
  • Q-Tip:
    • Amplified [1999] A
  • Suzi Quatro:
    • Your Mama Won't Like Me [1975] B-
  • Raydio:
    • Raydio [1978] A-
    • Rock On [1979] B+
  • Real McCoy:
    • Another Night [1995] A-
  • Lou Reed:
    • Rock and Roll Heart [1976] B-
    • Lou Reed Live: Take No Prisoners [1978] C+
    • Street Hassle [1978] B+
    • The Bells [1979] B+
    • Growing Up in Public [1980] B
    • Rock and Roll Diary 1967-1980 [1980] B
    • City Lights [1985] B+
  • The Rumour:
    • Frogs Clogs Krauts and Sprouts [1979] B-
  • Santana:
    • Supernatural [1999] Choice Cuts
  • Gil Scott-Heron:
    • Real Eyes [1980] B+
    • Reflections [1981] B+
    • Moving Target [1983] B
    • The Best of Gil Scott-Heron [1984] A-
  • Gil Scott-Heron/Brian Jackson:
    • From South Africa to South Carolina [1975] B+
    • It's Your World [1976] A-
    • Bridges [1977] B
    • Secrets [1978] B+
    • 1980 [1980] A-
  • Gil Scott-Heron, Brian Jackson and the Midnight Band:
    • The First Minute of a New Day [1975] B
  • Pete Shelley:
    • Homosapien [1982] B+
  • Carly Simon:
    • The Bedroom Tapes [2000] Dud
  • Sleeper:
    • Smart [1995] *
  • Patti Smith:
    • Horses [1975] A
    • Radio Ethiopia [1976] A-
    • Easter [1978] A-
    • Wave [1979] B+
    • Dream of Life [1988] A-
    • Gone Again [1996] ***
    • Peace and Noise [1997] *
    • Gung Ho [2000] **
    • Land [2002] A-
  • Snap:
    • World Power [1990] A-
    • Welcome to Tomorrow [1995] Dud
  • Spiritualized:
    • Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space [1997] *
    • Let It All Come Down [2001] Dud
  • Lisa Stansfield:
    • Affection [1990] A-
    • Real Love [1992] Choice Cuts
    • Lisa Stansfield [1997] Dud
  • Jermaine Stewart:
    • Frantic Romantic [1986] C+
  • Jack Tempchin:
    • Jack Tempchin [1978] B
  • The Thompson Twins:
    • Into the Gap [1984] B-
    • Here's to Future Days [1985] C+
    • Greatest Mixes/The Best of Thompson Twins [1988] B
  • Pam Tillis:
    • Homeward Looking Angel [1992] Dud
  • TLC:
    • Oooooooohhh . . . On the TLC Tip [1992] Neither
  • Dwight Twilley:
    • Twilley [1979] C+
  • Dwight Twilley Band:
    • Twilley Don't Mind [1978] B
  • Carrie Underwood:
    • Storyteller [2015] A-
  • Usher:
    • Confessions [2004] Choice Cuts
  • Loudon Wainwright III:
    • T Shirt [1976] B+
    • Final Exam [1978] B+
  • Dionne Warwick:
    • Dionne [1972] C+
    • Dionne [1979] C+
  • Bob Weir:
    • Heaven Help the Fool [1978] C+
  • Joel Zoss:
    • Joel Zoss [1976] C+

Compilations/Soundtracks