Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Chess

Artists

  • Chuck Berry:
    • Back Home [1970] B
    • San Francisco Dues [1971] B-
    • Chuck Berry's Golden Decade Volume II [1972]
    • The London Chuck Berry Sessions [1972] C-
    • Chuck Berry's Golden Decade [1972]
    • Bio [1973] D+
    • Chuck Berry [1975] B-
    • The Great Twenty-Eight [1982]
  • Bo Diddley:
    • Got My Own Bag of Tricks [1972]
    • Where It All Began [1972] C+
    • The London Bo Diddley Sessions [1973] D+
    • His Greatest Sides, Vol. 1 [1984]
    • The Chess Box [1990] A+
  • Etta James:
    • Etta James [1973] B
    • Come a Little Closer [1974] B-
    • Etta Is Betta Than Evvah! [1976] B
    • Her Greatest Sides, Vol. 1 [1983]
    • The Essential Etta James [1993] A-
    • The Chess Box [2000] A
  • Laura Lee:
    • Love More Than Pride [1972] C+
  • Willie Mabon:
    • Blues Roots Volume 16 [1982] B+
  • Billy Stewart:
    • The Best of Billy Stewart: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection [2001] B+
  • Koko Taylor:
    • Basic Soul [1972] B
    • Koko Taylor [1972] B+
  • Muddy Waters:
    • The Best of Muddy Waters [1957]
    • The Real Folk Blues [1966]
    • Sail On [1969]
    • The London Muddy Waters Sessions [1972] B
    • Can't Get No Grindin' [1973] B+
    • Rare and Unissued [1984] A
    • Trouble No More: Singles (1955-1959) [1989]
  • Sonny Boy Williamson:
    • The Real Folk Blues [1966]
    • This Is My Story [1972]
    • The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson [1993] A
  • Howlin' Wolf:
    • Moanin' in the Moonlight [1958]
    • Howlin' Wolf [1962]
    • The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions [1971] A-
    • Chester Burnett A.K.A. Howlin' Wolf [1972]
    • The Back Door Wolf [1973] A-
    • Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog [1994] A-