Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Columbia

Artists

  • Gregory Abbott:
    • Shake You Down [1986] B+
  • Roy Acuff:
    • Columbia Historic Edition [1985] A-
  • Aerosmith:
    • Get Your Wings [1974] B-
    • Toys in the Attic [1975] B+
    • Rocks [1976] A-
    • Draw the Line [1977] B-
    • Night in the Ruts [1979] C+
    • Greatest Hits [1980] A-
    • Classics Live II [1987] B+
    • Gems [1988] B
    • Nine Lives [1997] Neither
    • Just Push Play [2001] Choice Cuts
  • Afghan Whigs:
    • 1965 [1998] Neither
  • Alice in Chains:
    • Dirt [1992] B
    • Jar of Flies [1994] Neither
  • Eric Andersen:
    • Blue River [1972] C
  • Anjani:
    • Blue Alert [2006] Choice Cuts
  • Aorta:
    • Aorta [1969] E-
  • Artful Dodger:
    • Honor Among Thieves [1976] B+
    • Artful Dodger [1976] B
    • Babes on Broadway [1977] C+
  • Chet Atkins/Mark Knopfler:
    • Neck and Neck [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Aster Aweke:
    • Kabu [1992] Choice Cuts
  • Hoyt Axton:
    • My Griffin Is Gone [1969] D+
  • Katy B:
    • On a Mission [2011] ***
    • Little Red [2014] ***
  • Burt Bacharach:
    • At This Time [2005] C-
  • Philip Bailey:
    • Chinese Wall [1984] B+
  • Moe Bandy:
    • The Best of Moe Bandy [1977] A-
  • Moe Bandy & Joe Stampley:
    • Just Good Ol' Boys Featuring "Holding the Bag" [1979] B
  • The Bangles:
    • All Over the Place [1984] A-
    • Different Light [1986] B
    • Everything [1988] B-
    • Greatest Hits [1990] A-
  • Bobby Bare:
    • Sleeper Wherever I Fall [1979] C+
  • The Beat:
    • The Beat [1979] B
  • Tony Bennett:
    • MTV Unplugged [1994] Neither
  • Beyoncé:
    • Dangerously in Love [2003] *
    • B'Day [2006] A-
    • Beyoncé [2013]
    • Beyoncé (Platinum Edition) [2014] A
    • Lemonade [2016] A-
  • Big Audio Dynamite:
    • This Is Big Audio Dynamite [1985] B-
    • Megatop Phoenix [1989] C+
  • Big Brother and the Holding Company:
    • Big Brother & the Holding Company [1967]
    • Be a Brother [1970] A-
    • How Hard It Is [1971] C
  • Tony Bird:
    • Tony Bird [1976] B+
    • Tony Bird of Paradise [1978] B
  • Black Kids:
    • Partie Traumatic [2008] A-
  • Blood, Sweat & Tears:
    • 3 [1970] C-
    • B, S, & T; 4 [1971] C-
    • Greatest Hits [1972] C
  • Blue Oyster Cult:
    • Blue Oyster Cult [1972] B+
    • Tyranny and Mutation [1973] B+
    • Secret Treaties [1974] B
    • On Your Feet or on Your Knees [1975] C+
    • Agents of Fortune [1976] B+
    • Spectres [1977] B
    • Mirrors [1979] C
  • Arthur Blythe:
    • Lenox Avenue Breakdown [1979] A
    • Da-Da [1986] B
  • Michael Bolton:
    • Soul Provider [1990] C-
    • Time, Love and Tenderness [1991] Dud
  • Karla Bonoff:
    • Karla Bonoff [1977] B-
  • The Boomtown Rats:
    • A Tonic for the Troops [1979] B+
    • The Fine Art of Surfacing [1979] B-
    • Greatest Hits [1987] B-
  • Bonnie Bramlett:
    • Sweet Bonnie Bramlett [1973] C+
  • Delaney Bramlett:
    • Some Things Coming [1973] D+
  • Broken Bells:
    • Broken Bells [2010] **
  • David Bromberg:
    • Wanted Dead or Alive [1973] B+
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet:
    • Jazz Goes to College [1989] A
  • B.T. Express:
    • Greatest Hits [1980] B
  • Jeff Buckley:
    • Live at Sin-é [1993] Dud
    • Grace [1994] C
  • Buckshot Le Fonque:
    • Buckshot Le Fonque [1994] Dud
  • T-Bone Burnett:
    • The Talking Animals [1988] B-
  • Kate Bush:
    • The Sensual World [1989] B
    • The Red Shoes [1993] Neither
    • Aerial [2005] Dud
  • The Byrds:
    • The Byrds' Greatest Hits [1967]
    • Younger Than Yesterday [1967] B-
    • Sweetheart of the Rodeo [1968]
    • The Notorious Byrd Brothers [1968]
    • Ballad of Easy Rider [1969] B+
    • (Untitled) [1970] C+
    • Farther Along [1971] C
    • Byrdmaniax [1971] B-
    • The Best of the Byrds: Greatest Hits Volume II [1972] B
  • John Cale:
    • Vintage Violence [1970] C+
  • John Cale and Terry Riley:
    • Church of Anthrax [1971] C
  • Stacy Dean Campbell:
    • Lonesome Wins Again [1992] A-
    • Hurt City [1995] *
  • C+C Music Factory:
    • Gonna Make You Sweat [1990] ***
  • Canyon:
    • High Mountain [1970] B
  • Mariah Carey:
    • Mariah Carey [1990] C
    • Emotions [1991] Dud
    • Music Box [1993] Dud
    • Butterfly [1997] Dud
    • #1's [1998] Choice Cuts
    • Rainbow [1999] **
  • Mary Chapin Carpenter:
    • A Place in the World [1996] B-
    • Party Doll and Other Favorites [1999] Dud
  • Johnny Cash:
    • Johnny Cash at San Quentin [1969] B-
    • Greatest Hits Volume 3 [1978] B-
    • Rockabilly Blues [1980] B-
    • Columbia Records 1958-1986 [1987] A-
    • The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 [1992] A
  • Johnny Cash/Jerry Lee Lewis/Carl Perkins:
    • The Survivors [1982] B-
  • Rosanne Cash:
    • Right or Wrong [1979] B
    • Seven Year Ache [1981] B+
    • Somewhere in the Stars [1982] B+
    • Rhythm and Romance [1985] A-
    • King's Record Shop [1987] A-
    • Hits 1979-1989 [1989] A-
    • Interiors [1990] A-
    • The Wheel [1993] A-
  • The Chambers Brothers:
    • Love, Peace, and Happiness [1969] C-
  • Champaign:
    • How About Us [1981] B-
    • Modern Heart [1983] B+
  • Ray Charles:
    • Wish You Were Here Tonight [1983] B
  • Doc Cheatham:
    • The Eighty-Seven Years of Doc Cheatham [1993] **
  • Cherub:
    • Year of the Caprese [2014] **
  • Chicago:
    • Chicago [1969] D+
    • Chicago at Carnegie Hall [1971] C-
    • Chicago VI [1973] C
  • The Chimes:
    • The Chimes [1990] Dud
  • Clams Casino:
    • 32 Levels [2016] **
  • David Clayton-Thomas:
    • David Clayton-Thomas [1972] C
  • Clear Light:
    • Clear Light [1967] D-
  • Jimmy Cliff:
    • The Power and the Glory [1983] C+
  • Clipse:
    • Til the Casket Drops [2009] **
  • Adam Cohen:
    • Adam Cohen [1998] Dud
  • Leonard Cohen:
    • Songs of Love and Hate [1971] A-
    • Live Songs [1973] B+
    • New Skin for Old Ceremony [1974] A-
    • The Best of Leonard Cohen [1975] A-
    • Recent Songs [1979] B
    • I'm Your Man [1988] A-
    • The Future [1992] A-
    • Cohen Live! [1994] Neither
    • Field Commander Cohen: Tour of 1979 [2001] Choice Cuts
    • Ten New Songs [2001] A-
    • The Essential Leonard Cohen [2002] A
    • Dear Heather [2004] B
    • Live in London [2009] A
    • Old Ideas [2012] A-
    • Popular Problems [2014] B+
  • Bootsy Collins:
    • What's Bootsy Doin'? [1988] A-
  • Chi Coltrane:
    • Chi Coltrane [1972] C-
  • Shawn Colvin:
    • Fat City [1992] C
    • Whole New You [2001] Dud
  • Harry Connick Jr.:
    • Blue Light, Red Light [1991] Choice Cuts
    • She [1994] C+
  • The Coral:
    • The Coral [2002] *
  • Elvis Costello:
    • My Aim Is True [1977] B+
    • This Year's Model [1978] A
    • Armed Forces [1979] A-
    • Taking Liberties [1980] B
  • Elvis Costello and the Attractions:
    • Get Happy! [1980] B
    • Trust [1981] A
    • Almost Blue [1981] B-
    • Imperial Bedroom [1982] B+
    • Punch the Clock [1983] B+
    • Goodbye Cruel World [1984] B+
    • The Best of Elvis Costello and the Attractions [1985] A-
    • Blood and Chocolate [1986] A-
  • The Costello Show (Featuring Elvis Costello):
    • King of America [1986] A-
  • Court Yard Hounds:
    • Court Yard Hounds [2010] Choice Cuts
  • Rodney Crowell:
    • Life Is Messy [1992] Neither
    • The Outsider [2005] ***
  • Daft Punk:
    • Random Access Memories [2013] *
  • Terence Trent D'Arby:
    • Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby [1987] B+
    • Neither Fish Nor Flesh [1989] A-
    • Symphony or Damn [1993] Choice Cuts
  • Mac Davis:
    • Greatest Hits [1979] D
  • Miles Davis:
    • Miles Davis at Fillmore [1970] B
    • Bitches Brew [1970] A-
    • Jack Johnson [1971] A+
    • Live-Evil [1971] A-
    • On the Corner [1972] B+
    • Miles Davis in Concert [1973] A-
    • Get Up With It [1974] A-
    • Big Fun [1974] A-
    • Agharta [1976] A
    • Water Babies [1978] B+
    • Circle in the Round [1979] B+
    • Star People [1983] A-
    • Decoy [1985] B+
    • Pangaea [1990] **
    • Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 [1998] A
  • Miles Davis/Various DJs:
    • Panthalassa: The Remixes [1999] **
  • Jackie DeShannon:
    • New Arrangement [1975] B-
  • Destiny's Child:
    • The Writing's on the Wall [1999] B+
    • Survivor [2001] **
  • D-Generation:
    • No Lunch [1996] Dud
  • Neil Diamond:
    • Beautiful Noise [1976] C+
  • Joe Diffie:
    • Regular Joe [1992] Choice Cuts
  • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band:
    • Voodoo [1989] B
  • Sweet Linda Divine:
    • Sweet Linda Divine [1969] D+
  • Willie Dixon:
    • I Am the Blues [1970] B
  • Dr. Feelgood:
    • Malpractice [1976] B
  • Dr. Hook:
    • Revisited [1976] B-
  • Dreams:
    • Dreams [1970] C-
  • Dudes:
    • We're No Angels [1975] B+
  • Bob Dylan:
    • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan [1963]
    • Bringing It All Back Home [1965]
    • Highway 61 Revisited [1965]
    • Blonde on Blonde [1966]
    • John Wesley Harding [1968]
    • Nashville Skyline [1969]
    • Self-Portrait [1970] C+
    • New Morning [1970] A-
    • Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits Volume II [1972] A
    • Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid [1973] C+
    • Dylan [1973] E
    • Desire [1975] B-
    • Blood on the Tracks [1975] A
    • Hard Rain [1976] B-
    • Street-Legal [1978] C+
    • Bob Dylan at Budokan [1979] C+
    • Slow Train Coming [1979] B+
    • Saved [1980] C+
    • Shot of Love [1981] B-
    • Infidels [1983] B-
    • Real Live [1984] B
    • Empire Burlesque [1985] B+
    • Knocked Out Loaded [1986] B
    • Down in the Groove [1988] C+
    • Oh Mercy [1989] B
    • Under the Red Sky [1990] A-
    • The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 (Rare and Unreleased) [1991] **
    • Good As I Been to You [1992] B+
    • World Gone Wrong [1993] A-
    • Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 [1994] B+
    • Unplugged [1995] *
    • Time Out of Mind [1997] A-
    • Love and Theft [2001] A+
    • Modern Times [2006] A+
    • Christmas in the Heart [2009] *
    • Together Through Life [2009] B+
    • Tempest [2012] B+
    • 1965-1966: The Best of the Cutting Edge [2015] *
  • Bob Dylan/The Band:
    • The Basement Tapes [1975] A+
  • Jakob Dylan:
    • Seeing Things [2008] Dud
    • Women + Country [2010] Dud
  • Dylan & the Dead:
    • Dylan & the Dead [1989] C-
  • Earth, Wind & Fire:
    • Last Days and Time [1972] C+
    • Head to the Sky [1973] B-
    • Open Our Eyes [1974] A-
    • Gratitude [1975] B
    • That's the Way of the World [1975] B+
    • Spirit [1976] B
    • All 'n All [1977] B+
    • The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. 1 [1978] A-
    • I Am [1979] B
    • Raise! [1981] B+
    • Powerlight [1983] A-
    • Electric Universe [1983] B
    • Touch the World [1987] B+
    • The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II [1988] A-
  • Easterhouse:
    • Contenders [1986] B
  • Dave Edmunds:
    • D.E. 7th [1982] B+
    • Information [1983] B-
  • The Emotions:
    • Flowers [1976] B
    • Rejoice [1977] C+
  • E.S.T.:
    • Somewhere Else Before [2001] Choice Cuts
  • Fania All-Stars:
    • Delicate and Jumpy [1976] C-
  • Dionne Farris:
    • Wild Seed--Wild Flower [1994] Dud
  • W.C. Fields:
    • The Further Adventures of Larson E. Whipsnade and Other Taradiddles [1974] A-
  • Firehose:
    • Live Totem Pole EP [1992] Dud
    • Mr. Machinery Operator [1993] Dud
  • Firehouse:
    • Hold Your Fire [1992] C-
  • Firesign Theatre:
    • How Can You Be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere At All [1969] A+
    • Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers [1970] A+
    • I Think We're All Bozos on This Bus [1971] B-
    • Everything You Know Is Wrong [1974] A-
  • Fishbone:
    • Fishbone [1985] B+
    • In Your Face [1986] B-
    • It's a Wonderful Life (We Gonna Have a Good Time) [1987] B+
    • The Reality of My Surroundings [1991] Dud
    • Give a Monkey a Brain . . . and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe [1993] Dud
  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones:
    • Outbound [2000] C
  • Flo & Eddie:
    • Illegal, Immoral and Fattening [1974] C-
  • Lefty Frizzell:
    • Lefty Frizzell's Greatest Hits [1966]
    • Columbia Historic Edition [1982]
  • Full Force:
    • Full Force [1985] B-
  • Garfunkel:
    • Angel Clare [1973] C
  • Marvin Gaye:
    • Midnight Love [1982] A-
    • Dream of a Lifetime [1985] C+
    • Romantically Yours [1986] C+
  • Glasvegas:
    • Glasvegas [2009] A
  • Gogol Bordello:
    • Trans-Continental Hustle [2010] ***
  • Dexter Gordon:
    • Homecoming [1977] B+
  • The Go! Team:
    • Thunder, Lightning, Strike [2005] A-
  • Boris Grebenshikov:
    • Radio Silence [1989] C
  • Nina Hagen:
    • Nunsexmonkrock [1982] C+
  • Merle Haggard/Willie Nelson:
    • Pancho and Lefty [1982] B+
  • Haim:
    • Days Are Gone [2013] **
  • Herbie Hancock:
    • Thrust [1974] C+
    • The Best of Herbie Hancock [1979] C+
    • Future Shock [1983] B+
    • Sound-System [1984] A-
    • Perfect Machine [1988] C+
  • Sophie B. Hawkins:
    • Tongues and Tails [1992] Dud
    • Whaler [1994] Dud
  • The Highwaymen:
    • Super Hits [1999] Dud
  • Lauryn Hill:
    • MTV Unplugged 2.0 [2002] D-
  • Susanna Hoffs:
    • When You're a Boy [1991] Dud
  • Hooters:
    • Nervous Night [1985] C+
  • Hounds:
    • Unleashed [1978] C+
  • Helen Humes:
    • The Talk of the Town [1975] B+
  • Alberta Hunter:
    • Amtrak Blues [1980] A
    • The Glory of Alberta Hunter [1982] A-
    • Look for the Silver Lining [1983] B-
  • Ian Hunter:
    • Ian Hunter [1975] B
    • All-American Alien Boy [1976] B-
    • Shades of Ian Hunter: The Ballad of Ian Hunter and Mott the Hoople [1979] A-
  • Janis Ian:
    • Between the Lines [1975] B-
    • Aftertones [1976] B-
  • Iggy and the Stooges:
    • Raw Power [1973] B+
  • The Internet:
    • Ego Death [2015] A-
  • Irakere:
    • Irakere [1979] A-
  • Mark Isham:
    • Miles Remembered: The Silent Way Project [1999] B+
  • It's a Beautiful Day:
    • It's a Beautiful Day [1969] D
  • Mick Jagger:
    • She's the Boss [1985] C
    • Primitive Cool [1987] B-
  • The Jayhawks:
    • Smile [2000] C
  • Wyclef Jean:
    • The Ecleftic: 2 Sides II a Book [2000] A-
    • Masquerade [2002] **
  • Lyfe Jennings:
    • Lyfe Change [2008] Dud
  • Billy Joel:
    • Piano Man [1973] C
    • Streetlife Serenade [1974] C
    • Turnstiles [1976] C+
    • The Stranger [1977] B-
    • 52nd Street [1978] B-
    • Glass Houses [1980] B-
    • The Nylon Curtain [1982] B
    • An Innocent Man [1983] B+
    • Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 and 2 (1973-1985) [1985] A-
    • The Bridge [1986] B
    • Storm Front [1989] B
    • River of Dreams [1993] Dud
  • Janis Joplin:
    • I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! [1969] A-
    • Pearl [1970] A-
    • Joplin in Concert [1972] A-
    • Janis Joplin's Greatest Hits [1973] A
    • Janis Joplin [1975] C+
    • Farewell Song [1982] B-
  • Journey:
    • Frontiers [1983] D+
  • Jules and the Polar Bears:
    • Got No Breeding [1978] B
  • Junie:
    • Bread Alone [1980] B+
  • Ini Kamoze:
    • Here Comes the Hotstepper [1995] **
  • Kandi:
    • Hey Kandi . . . [2000] **
  • Kassav':
    • Vini Pou [1988] B
    • Majestik Zouk [1989] B
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts:
    • Private Waters in the Great Divide [1990] B+
    • You Shoulda Told Me You Were . . . [1991] A-
  • Angelique Kidjo:
    • Black Ivory Soul [2002] Dud
  • Gladys Knight & the Pips:
    • Visions [1984] B
    • Life [1985] B-
    • The Best of Gladys Knight & the Pips: The Columbia Years [1988] B
  • Reggie Knighton:
    • Reggie Knighton [1975] C+
  • Kokomo:
    • Kokomo [1975] C+
  • Al Kooper:
    • You Never Know Who Your Friends Are [1969] D
    • A Possible Projection of the Future/Childhood's End [1972] B+
  • Ernie Kovacs:
    • The Ernie Kovacs Album [1977] C+
  • Kreayshawn:
    • Somethin 'Bout Kreay [2012] **
  • Kris Kristofferson:
    • Songs of Kristofferson [1977] C
  • Kula Shaker:
    • K [1996] C
  • Miranda Lambert:
    • Revolution [2009] A-
  • Kenny Lattimore:
    • From the Soul of Man [1998] Choice Cuts
  • Alvin Lee:
    • In Flight [1974] B-
  • John Legend:
    • Once Again [2006] *
  • LeRoi Brothers:
    • Forget About the Danger Think of the Fun [1984] B+
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam:
    • Spanish Fly [1987] C+
  • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force:
    • Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam With Full Force [1985] C+
  • Nils Lofgren:
    • Flip [1985] C+
  • Kenny Loggins:
    • Keep the Fire [1979] C+
    • Vox Humana [1985] C+
  • Loggins and Messina:
    • Sittin' In [1972] C
    • The Best of Friends [1976] C+
  • The London Suede:
    • Suede [1993] A-
  • Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz:
    • Make It Reign [1998] Choice Cuts
  • Love:
    • Forever Changes [1967] A-
  • Love/Hate:
    • Black Out in the Red Room [1990] Dud
  • Loverboy:
    • Get Lucky [1981] C+
  • Nick Lowe:
    • Pure Pop for Now People [1978] A
    • Labour of Lust [1979] A
    • Nick the Knife [1982] B+
    • The Abominable Showman [1983] B+
    • Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit [1984] B+
    • The Rose of England [1985] B+
    • Pinker and Prouder Than Previous [1988] B+
    • Basher: The Best of Nick Lowe [1989] A-
  • Loretta/Dolly/Tammy:
    • Honky Tonk Angels [1993] Neither
  • Maddox Brothers and Rose:
    • Columbia Historic Edition [1985] B+
  • Taj Mahal:
    • Taj Mahal [1968]
    • The Real Thing [1971] B
    • Happy Just to Be Like I Am [1971] B+
    • Sounder [1972] C+
    • Recycling the Blues and Other Related Stuff [1972] B
    • Ooh So Good 'n Blues [1973] A-
    • Mo' Roots [1974] B+
    • Music Keeps Me Together [1975] C+
    • Satisfied 'n Tickled Too [1976] B-
    • The Taj Mahal Anthology: Volume 1 [1977] A-
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra/John McLaughlin:
    • The Inner Mounting Flame [1971] A
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra:
    • Birds of Fire [1973] A-
    • Between Nothingness and Eternity [1973] B+
    • Apocalypse [1974] C
    • Visions of the Emerald Beyond [1975] C+
  • Mahavishnu Orchestra/John McLaughlin:
    • Inner Worlds [1976] B-
  • Barbara Mandrell:
    • The Best of Barbara Mandrell [1977] C+
  • Manhattans:
    • Greatest Hits [1980] A-
  • Jon Mark:
    • Songs for a Friend [1975] D-
  • The Mark & Clark Band:
    • Double Take [1977] D-
  • Branford Marsalis:
    • Royal Garden Blues [1986] B+
  • Wynton Marsalis:
    • J Mood [1985] B+
  • Dave Mason:
    • It's Like You Never Left [1973] C
  • Matching Mole:
    • Matching Mole's Little Red Record [1973] C+
  • Johnny Mathis:
    • The Ultimate Hits Collection [1998] A-
  • Maxwell:
    • Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite [1996] Dud
    • Embrya [1998] Choice Cuts
    • Now [2001] **
    • BLACKsummers'night [2009] *
  • John Mayer:
    • Battle Studies [2009] **
    • Born and Raised [2012] ***
  • Paul McCartney:
    • McCartney II [1980] C
    • Tug of War [1982] B
    • Pipes of Peace [1983] B-
  • Roger McGuinn:
    • Roger McGuinn [1973] B
    • Peace on You [1974] C+
    • Roger McGuinn & Band [1975] C
    • Cardiff Rose [1976] B-
    • Thunderbyrd [1977] B
  • Nellie McKay:
    • Get Away From Me [2004] A-
  • John McLaughlin:
    • Electric Guitarist [1978] B+
  • John McLaughlin with the One Truth Band:
    • Electric Dreams [1979] B-
  • James McMurtry:
    • Too Long in the Wasteland [1989] B+
  • John Mellencamp:
    • Trouble No More [2003] Dud
  • Melton, Levy and the Dey Brothers:
    • Melton, Levy and the Dey Brothers [1972] C
  • Men at Work:
    • Business as Usual [1982] B+
    • Cargo [1983] B
    • 12 Songs [2005] Dud
  • MGMT:
    • Oracular Spectacular [2007] ***
    • Congratulations [2010] C+
  • George Michael:
    • Faith [1987] B+
    • Listen Without Prejudice: Vol. 1 [1990] C+
  • Lee Michaels:
    • Tailface [1973] B+
  • Midi, Maxi and Efti:
    • Midi, Maxi and Efti [1992] **
  • Midnight Oil:
    • 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 [1983] C+
    • Diesel and Dust [1987] B+
    • Blue Sky Mining [1990] Dud
  • Roger Miller:
    • Dear Folks Sorry I Haven't Written Lately [1973] D-
  • Moby Grape:
    • Moby Grape [1967] A-
    • Truly Fine Citizen [1969] C+
  • Eddie Money:
    • Eddie Money [1978] C-
  • Montgomery Gentry:
    • Carryin' On [2001] B-
    • You Do Your Thing [2004] Dud
  • Mott the Hoople:
    • All the Young Dudes [1972] A-
    • Mott [1973] A-
    • The Hoople [1974] B
    • Greatest Hits [1976] A-
  • Alison Moyet:
    • Alf [1985] C+
  • Shawn Mullins:
    • Soul's Core [1998] C+
  • Eddie Murphy:
    • How Could It Be [1985] C-
    • So Happy [1989] B+
  • Elliott Murphy:
    • Just a Story from America [1977] C-
  • Mutiny:
    • Mutiny on the Mamaship [1979] A-
  • Nas:
    • Illmatic [1994] A-
    • It Was Written [1996] Neither
    • I Am . . . [1999] B-
    • Nastrademus [1999] Neither
    • Stillmatic [2001] Dud
    • God's Son [2002] ***
    • The Lost Tapes [2002] B+
    • Street's Disciple [2004] A-
  • Youssou N'Dour:
    • Eyes Open [1992] B+
  • Ned's Atomic Dustbin:
    • God Fodder [1991] Dud
  • Tracy Nelson/Mother Earth:
    • Poor Man's Paradise [1973] C+
  • Willie Nelson:
    • Red Headed Stranger [1975] B-
    • The Sound in Your Mind [1976] B-
    • To Lefty from Willie [1977] B+
    • Stardust [1978] A-
    • Willie Nelson Sings Kristofferson [1979] B-
    • Somewhere Over the Rainbow [1981] B+
    • Willie Nelson's Greatest Hits (and Some That Will Be) [1981] B+
    • Tougher Than Leather [1983] C+
    • Without a Song [1983] C+
    • Me and Paul [1985] A-
    • A Horse Called Music [1989] B
    • Across the Borderline [1993] ***
  • Willie Nelson with Waylon Jennings:
    • Take It to the Limit [1983] B-
  • Willie Nelson & Roger Miller:
    • Old Friends [1982] B
  • Willie Nelson & Webb Pierce:
    • In the Jailhouse Now [1982] A-
  • Willie Nelson & Ray Price:
    • San Antonio Rose [1980] B+
  • Willie Nelson & Leon Russell:
    • One for the Road [1979] B-
  • Willie Nelson & Hank Snow:
    • Brand on My Heart [1985] A
  • New Kids on the Block:
    • Hangin' Tough [1988] C+
  • New Riders of the Purple Sage:
    • New Riders of the Purple Sage [1971] B+
    • Powerglide [1972] C-
    • The Adventures of Panama Red [1973] C-
    • The Best of New Riders of the Purple Sage [1976] D+
  • New York Shakespeare Festival:
    • Threepenny Opera [1976] A-
  • Northern State:
    • All City [2004] A
  • NRBQ:
    • NRBQ [1969] A-
  • Laura Nyro:
    • Christmas and the Beads of Sweat [1970] C+
    • Gonna Take a Miracle [1971] B-
    • Smile [1975] B-
    • Season of Lights: Laura Nyro in Concert [1977] B-
    • Mother's Spiritual [1984] C+
  • The Offspring:
    • Ixnay on the Hombre [1997] Dud
    • Americana [1998] A-
    • Conspiracy of One [2000] Neither
    • Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace [2008] Dud
  • Jane Olivor:
    • First Night [1976] C-
  • Pacific Gas & Electric:
    • Pacific Gas & Electric [1969] A-
    • Are You Ready? [1970] B
  • Leon Parker:
    • Belief [1996] A-
  • Dolly Parton:
    • White Limozeen [1989] B
    • Eagle When She Flies [1991] Neither
    • Slow Dancing With the Moon [1993] Dud
  • Carl Perkins and NRBQ:
    • Boppin' the Blues [1969] B-
    • Carl Perkins and NRBQ [1970] B
  • Steve Perry:
    • Street Talk [1985] C
  • PG&E:
    • The Best of PG&E [1973] B-
  • Pink Floyd:
    • Wish You Were Here [1975] A-
    • Animals [1977] B+
    • The Wall [1979] B-
    • A Collection of Great Dance Songs [1981] B+
    • The Final Cut [1983] C+
    • A Momentary Lapse of Reason [1987] C
    • Delicate Sound of Thunder [1988] C
    • The Division Bell [1994] Dud
  • Pistol Annies:
    • Hell on Heels [2011] A
  • Poi Dog Pondering:
    • Poi Dog Pondering [1989] B+
  • Andy Pratt:
    • Andy Pratt [1973] C
  • The Presidents of the United States of America:
    • The Presidents of the United States of America [1995] *
  • Ray Price:
    • Super Hits [1997] *
  • Prince:
    • Musicology [2004]
  • The Psychedelic Furs:
    • The Psychedelic Furs [1980] A-
    • Talk Talk Talk [1981] A
    • Forever Now [1982] A-
    • Mirror Moves [1984] B+
    • Midnight to Midnight [1987] B
    • All of This and Nothing [1988] A
    • Book of Days [1989] C+
    • World Outside [1991] Dud
    • Should God Forget: A Retrospective [1997] A-
  • Shabba Ranks:
    • As Raw As Ever [1991] Dud
  • The Rascals:
    • Peaceful World [1971] C+
    • The Island of Real [1972] B-
  • Raury:
    • All We Need [2015] **
  • The Raveonettes:
    • Chain Gang of Love [2003] Choice Cuts
  • Collin Raye:
    • In This Life [1992] Choice Cuts
  • Return to Forever:
    • Romantic Warrior [1976] D+
  • Terry Riley:
    • A Rainbow in Curved Air [1967] A-
  • Maggie and Terre Roche:
    • Seductive Reasoning [1975] B+
  • Rockpile:
    • Seconds of Pleasure [1980] A-
  • Tom Rush:
    • Tom Rush [1970] B-
  • Raphael Saadiq:
    • The Way I See It [2008] A
    • Stone Rollin' [2011] A-
  • Santana:
    • Santana [1969] C-
    • Abraxas [1970] C+
    • Santana III [1971] B
    • Caravanserai [1972] B-
    • Welcome [1973] B+
    • Borboletta [1974] C+
    • Santana's Greatest Hits [1974] B-
    • Amigos [1976] B
    • Festival [1977] C+
    • Moonflower [1977] B+
    • Inner Secrets [1978] C+
    • Marathon [1979] C
  • Carlos Santana:
    • Havana Moon [1983] B+
  • Carlos Santana/Mahavishnu John McLaughlin:
    • Love Devotion Surrender [1973] B-
  • Devadip Carlos Santana:
    • Silver Dreams Golden Reality [1979] B-
  • Devadip Carlos Santana/Turiya Alice Coltrane:
    • Illuminations [1974] C-
  • Savage Garden:
    • Savage Garden [1997] **
    • Affirmation [1999] Choice Cuts
  • Boz Scaggs:
    • Moments [1971] B
    • Boz Scaggs & Band [1971] B+
    • My Time [1972] B
    • Slow Dancer [1974] B-
    • Silk Degrees [1976] A-
    • Down Two Then Left [1978] B
    • Middle Man [1980] B-
    • Hits! [1980] B+
    • Some Change [1994] Neither
  • Scandal Featuring Patty Smyth:
    • Warrior [1984] C
  • Gunther Schuller:
    • Country Fiddle Band [1976] B+
  • Patti Scialfa:
    • Play It as It Lays [2007] Choice Cuts
  • The Earl Scruggs Revue:
    • Rockin' Cross the Country [1974] B-
  • Bobby Sichran:
    • From a Sympathetical Hurricane [1994] Choice Cuts
  • Stanley Silverman:
    • Elephant Steps [1974] C-
  • Simon & Garfunkel:
    • Bridge Over Troubled Water [1970] B
  • Paul Simon:
    • Paul Simon [1972] A+
    • There Goes Rhymin' Simon [1973] B+
    • Paul Simon in Concert: Live Rhymin' [1974] C+
    • Still Crazy After All These Years [1975] B
    • Greatest Hits, Etc. [1977] A
  • Jessica Simpson:
    • Sweet Kisses [2000] D
  • The Sinceros:
    • The Sound of Sunbathing [1979] B-
  • Bessie Smith:
    • The Essential Bessie Smith [1997] A-
  • Carl Smith:
    • Columbia Historic Edition [1984] A-
  • Patti Smith:
    • Trampin' [2004] B+
    • Twelve [2007] ***
  • Will Smith:
    • Big Willie Style [1997] Choice Cuts
    • Willennium [1999] Neither
  • Patty Smyth:
    • Never Enough [1987] B-
  • Phoebe Snow:
    • Second Childhood [1976] B
    • It Looks Like Snow [1976] B+
    • Never Letting Go [1977] B
    • Against the Grain [1978] C+
    • The Best of Phoebe Snow [1981] A-
  • Soft Machine:
    • Third [1970] B
    • "Fourth" [1971] B
    • Six [1973] B-
    • "7" [1974] C+
  • Soul Asylum:
    • Grave Dancers Union [1992] *
    • Let Your Dim Light Shine [1995] B+
    • Candy from a Stranger [1998] Dud
  • Sparks:
    • Introducing Sparks [1977] B
  • Alexander Spence:
    • Oar [1969] C-
  • Dusty Springfield:
    • A Very Fine Love [1995] Neither
  • Bruce Springsteen:
    • The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle [1973] A-
    • Greetings from Asbury Park NJ [1973] B+
    • Born to Run [1975] A
    • Darkness on the Edge of Town [1978] B+
    • The River [1980] A-
    • Nebraska [1982] A-
    • Born in the USA [1984] A+
    • Tunnel of Love [1987] A
    • Chimes of Freedom [1987] B-
    • Lucky Town [1992] Neither
    • Human Touch [1992] *
    • The Ghost of Tom Joad [1995] *
    • Tracks [1998] Choice Cuts
    • Live in New York City [2001] Choice Cuts
    • The Rising [2002] Choice Cuts
    • Devils and Dust [2005] A-
    • Born to Run (30th Anniversary Edition) [2005]
    • We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions [2006] B
    • Magic [2007] **
    • Bruce Springsteen and the Session Band Live in Dublin [2007] **
    • Working on a Dream [2009] Choice Cuts
    • Wrecking Ball [2012] A-
    • High Hopes [2014] *
  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band:
    • Live/1975-1985 [1986] A-
  • Chuck Stanley:
    • The Finer Things in Life [1987] B
  • Stephen Stills:
    • Stills [1975] C
  • Streisand/Kristofferson:
    • A Star Is Born [1977] D+
  • Barbra Streisand:
    • The Way We Were [1974] B-
    • Guilty [1980] C+
    • The Broadway Album [1986] C
  • Sunscreem:
    • O3 [1993] Neither
  • Super Cat:
    • Don Dada [1992] Neither
    • The Struggle Continues [1995] Neither
  • Surface:
    • The Best of Surface . . . A Nice Time 4 Lovin' [1991] Dud
  • Billy Swan:
    • Four [1977] C
  • Earl Sweatshirt:
    • Doris [2013] *
  • Switchfoot:
    • The Beautiful Letdown [2004] *
  • James Taylor:
    • JT [1977] B
    • Flag [1979] C+
    • New Moon Shine [1991] Dud
    • Hourglass [1997] Choice Cuts
  • Johnnie Taylor:
    • Eargasm [1976] C+
  • Ten Years After:
    • A Space in Time [1971] B-
    • Rock & Roll Music to the World [1972] B
    • The Classic Performances of Ten Years After [1976] B
  • Henry Threadgill:
    • Where's Your Cup? [1997] Neither
  • Floyd Tillman:
    • Columbia Historic Edition [1984] A-
  • The Ting Tings:
    • We Started Nothing [2008] **
    • Sounds From Nowheresville [2012] *
  • Libby Titus:
    • Libby Titus [1977] B
  • Mia Doi Todd:
    • The Golden State [2002] Dud
  • Topaz:
    • Topaz [1977] D+
  • Peter Tosh:
    • Legalize It [1976] B
    • Equal Rights [1977] B+
  • Toto:
    • Toto IV [1982] B-
  • Train:
    • Drops of Jupiter [2001] C-
  • Translator:
    • Everywhere That I'm Not--A Retrospective [1986] C+
  • Travis:
    • The Man Who [2000] B-
  • Tanya Tucker:
    • Would You Lay With Me (in a Field of Stone) [1974] B-
    • Tanya Tucker's Greatest Hits [1975] B+
    • Super Hits [1998] ***
  • James Blood Ulmer:
    • Free Lancing [1981] B+
    • Black Rock [1982] A-
    • Odyssey [1983] A
  • The Vaccines:
    • Come of Age [2012] *
  • Ricky Van Shelton:
    • Wild-Eyed Dream [1987] B
    • Greatest Hits Plus [1992] ***
  • The Vibrators:
    • Pure Mania [1978] A
  • Loudon Wainwright III:
    • Album III [1972] A-
    • Attempted Mustache [1973] A-
    • Unrequited [1975] A-
  • David S. Ware:
    • Surrendered [2000] A-
  • Warrant:
    • Cherry Pie [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Roger Waters:
    • Radio KAOS [1987] B
  • Mike Watt:
    • Contemplating the Engine Room [1997] C+
  • The Weather Girls:
    • Success [1984] B+
    • Big Girls Don't Cry [1985] B
  • Weather Report:
    • Weather Report [1971] B
    • I Sing the Body Electric [1972] B
    • Sweetnighter [1973] B
    • Mysterious Traveler [1974] B
    • Tale Spinnin' [1975] B-
  • Wham!:
    • Make It Big [1984] B
  • Wheatus:
    • Wheatus [2000] *
  • Chris Whitley:
    • Living With the Law [1991] Neither
    • Din of Ecstasy [1995] Dud
  • Deniece Williams:
    • I'm So Proud [1983] B
  • Pharrell Williams:
    • Girl [2014] ***
  • Tony Williams:
    • The Joy of Flying [1979] B-
  • Wings:
    • Back to the Egg [1979] C
  • Johnny Winter:
    • Johnny Winter And [1970] B+
    • Live [1971] B-
    • Still Alive and Well [1973] B+
    • Saints and Sinners [1974] B
  • Bill Withers:
    • Making Music [1975] C+
    • Naked and Warm [1976] B
    • Menagerie [1977] C+
    • 'Bout Love [1978] C
  • Wood:
    • Songs from Stamford Hill [1999] Dud
  • Ron Wood:
    • Gimme Some Neck [1979] B-
  • The Woodentops:
    • Giant [1986] B
  • Xzibit:
    • Man Vs. Machine [2002] **
  • Pete Yorn:
    • Musicforthemorningafter [2001] B-
  • Paul Young:
    • No Parlez [1984] B+
    • The Secret of Association [1985] B+
  • Zebrahead:
    • Playmate of the Year [2000] Dud

Compilations/Soundtracks