Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Artists

  • Bryan Adams:
    • Reckless [1985] C-
    • Into the Fire [1987] C+
    • Waking Up the Neighbors [1991] Dud
  • Joan Armatrading:
    • Joan Armatrading [1976] B
    • Show Some Emotion [1977] B+
    • To the Limit [1978] B+
    • Me Myself I [1980] B+
    • Walk Under Ladders [1981] B-
    • The Key [1983] B
    • Track Record [1983] A-
    • The Shouting Stage [1988] B
    • Square the Circle [1992] *
    • Love and Affection: Classics (1975-1983) [2004]
  • Ass Ponys:
    • Electric Rock Music [1994] A-
    • The Known Universe [1996] **
  • David Baerwald:
    • Bedtime Stories [1990] Dud
    • Triage [1993] Neither
  • Joan Baez:
    • Come From the Shadows [1972] C+
    • Diamonds and Rust [1975] C
  • Marc Benno:
    • Ambush [1972] B+
  • Charles Bevel:
    • Meet "Mississippi Charles" Bevel [1973] A-
  • Black Eyed Peas:
    • Elephunk [2003] A-
    • Monkey Business [2005] ***
  • Blues Traveler:
    • Travelers and Thieves [1991] C-
  • The Brothers Johnson:
    • Right On Time [1977] C+
  • The Bunch:
    • Rock On [1972] B+
  • John Cale:
    • Honi Soit [1981] B+
  • The Captain and Tennille:
    • Love Will Keep Us Together [1975] D-
  • The Carpenters:
    • The Singles 1969-1973 [1973] C+
  • The Checkmates, Ltd.:
    • Love All We Have to Give [1969] C+
  • Jimmy Cliff:
    • Wonderful World, Beautiful People [1970] B+
  • Joe Cocker:
    • Joe Cocker! [1969] A
    • Mad Dogs and Englishmen [1971] B+
    • Joe Cocker [1972] B+
    • I Can Stand a Little Rain [1974] C
    • Jamaica Say You Will [1975] C
    • Stingray [1976] C+
    • Joe Cocker's Greatest Hits [1977] A-
  • Keyshia Cole:
    • The Way It Is [2005] **
  • Rita Coolidge:
    • Rita Coolidge [1971] C+
    • The Lady's Not for Sale [1972] C
    • Anytime . . . Anywhere [1977] C
  • Chris Cornell:
    • Euphoria Morning [1999] C+
  • Sheryl Crow:
    • Tuesday Night Music Club [1993] Neither
    • Sheryl Crow [1996] *
    • C'Mon, C'Mon [2002] C+
    • Wildflower [2005] Dud
  • Sheryl Crow and Friends:
    • Live From Central Park [1999] A-
  • The Cure:
    • Pornography [1982] C
  • Mike d'Abo:
    • Down at Rachel's Place [1972] D+
  • Danny and Dusty:
    • The Lost Weekend [1985] B+
  • David and David:
    • Boomtown [1986] A-
  • The Dickies:
    • The Incredible Shrinking Dickies [1979] C
    • Great Dictations: The Definitive Dickies Collection [1989] B-
  • Dillard and Clark:
    • Through the Darkness, Through the Night [1969] B-
  • The Dream Syndicate:
    • Medicine Show [1984] B-
  • Fairport Convention:
    • The Fairport Convention [1969] A-
    • Unhalfbricking [1970] A-
    • Liege and Lief [1970] B-
    • Fairport Chronicles [1976] A-
  • Mimi Farina and Tom Jans:
    • Take Heart [1971] C
  • The Feelies:
    • Only Life [1988] B+
    • Time for a Witness [1991] A
  • Fergie:
    • The Dutchess [2006] Choice Cuts
  • The Flying Burrito Brothers:
    • The Gilded Palace of Sin [1969]
    • Burrito Deluxe [1970] B+
    • The Flying Burrito Bros. [1971] C+
    • Last of the Red Hot Burritos [1972] B
    • Close Up the Honky Tonks [1974] B-
    • Farther Along: The Best of the Flying Burrito Brothers [1988] A
  • Peter Frampton:
    • Wind of Change [1972] B-
    • Frampton Comes Alive! [1976] B-
    • I'm in You [1977] C-
  • Frampton's Camel:
    • Frampton's Camel [1973] B-
  • Free:
    • Fire and Water [1970] B
    • Highway [1971] B
    • Free at Last [1972] B
    • The Best of Free [1975] B+
  • Gin Blossoms:
    • New Miserable Experience [1992] C+
  • Amy Grant:
    • Heart in Motion [1991] C
  • Al Green:
    • He Is the Light [1986] B+
    • Soul Survivor [1987] A-
    • I Get Joy [1989] B+
  • Patti Griffin:
    • Flaming Red [1998] Dud
  • Grin:
    • Gone Crazy [1973] B-
  • Henry Gross:
    • Henry Gross [1974] B
    • Plug Me Into Something [1974] C+
  • Murray Head:
    • Say It Ain't So [1976] B-
  • John Hiatt:
    • Bring the Family [1987] B-
    • Slow Turning [1988] B+
    • Perfectly Good Guitar [1993] Choice Cuts
    • Greatest Hits: The A&M Years '87-'94 [1999] *
  • Hoodoo Gurus:
    • Stoneage Romeos [1984] B+
  • Hudson-Ford:
    • Nickelodeon [1974] C
  • Human League:
    • Dare [1981] B-
    • Hysteria [1984] C
    • Greatest Hits [1988] B+
  • Humble Pie:
    • Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore [1971] C-
  • J.:
    • We Are the Majority [1992] Neither
  • Janet Jackson:
    • Control [1986] B
    • Rhythm Nation: 1814 [1989] A-
    • Design of a Decade 1986-1996 [1995] A-
  • Joe Jackson:
    • Look Sharp! [1979] B
    • I'm the Man [1979] C+
    • Joe Jackson's Jumpin' Jive [1981] B
    • Night and Day [1982] B-
    • Mike's Murder Soundtrack [1983] C+
    • Body and Soul [1984] B-
    • Small World [1986] B-
    • Will Power [1987] C+
  • Joe Jackson Band:
    • Beat Crazy [1980] B
  • Chas Jankel:
    • Questionnaire [1982] B
  • Garland Jeffreys:
    • Ghost Writer [1977] A-
    • One Eyed-Jack [1978] C+
    • American Boy and Girl [1979] B
  • Jesse Johnson:
    • Shockadelica [1986] C+
  • Jesse Johnson's Revue:
    • Jesse Johnson's Revue [1985] B-
  • Marti Jones:
    • Unsophisticated Time [1985] A-
    • Match Game [1986] B
    • Used Guitars [1988] C+
  • Paul Kelly & the Messengers:
    • Under the Sun [1988] B
  • Kiddo:
    • Kiddo [1983] B-
  • K'naan:
    • Troubadour [2009] A-
  • Kris & Rita:
    • Natural Act [1979] B
  • Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance:
    • Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance [1975] B+
  • Arthur Lee:
    • Vindicator [1972] B-
  • Charles Lloyd:
    • Waves [1972] B
  • Nils Lofgren:
    • Nils Lofgren [1975] B+
    • Cry Tough [1976] B-
    • I Came to Dance [1977] C
    • Nils [1979] C+
  • Andy Fairweather Low:
    • Spider Jiving [1974] A
    • La Booga Rooga [1975] A-
    • Be Bop 'n' Holla [1977] A
  • L.T.D.:
    • Togetherness [1978] B-
  • Lustre:
    • Lustre [1996] C-
  • The Mekons:
    • The Mekons Rock 'n' Roll [1989] A
    • F.U.N. '90 [1990] A-
  • Mental as Anything:
    • Creatures of Leisure [1983] B+
  • Lee Michaels:
    • Lee Michaels [1969] C
  • Monster Magnet:
    • Powertrip [1998] *
    • God Says No [2001] Dud
  • The Move:
    • Shazam [1970] B-
    • The Best of the Move [1974] B
  • Samantha Mumba:
    • Gotta Tell You [2001] Dud
  • The Neville Brothers:
    • Fiyo on the Bayou [1982] B+
    • Yellow Moon [1989] A
    • Brother's Keeper [1991] Dud
    • Family Groove [1992] B-
  • Phil Ochs:
    • Rehearsals for Retirement [1969] B
    • Greatest Hits [1970] B-
  • Oingo Boingo:
    • Only a Lad [1981] C
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark:
    • Junk Culture [1984] B
    • The Best of OMD [1988] B+
  • Jeffrey Osborne:
    • Don't Stop [1985] B+
    • Emotional [1986] B
  • Other Star People:
    • Diamonds in the Belly of the Dog [2000] Dud
  • Overweight Pooch:
    • Female Preacher [1991] *
  • Pablo Cruise:
    • Lifeline [1976] C-
    • A Place in the Sun [1977] C
    • Worlds Away [1978] C
  • Gram Parsons/The Flying Burrito Brothers:
    • Sleepless Nights [1976] B-
  • Passage:
    • Passage [1981] D-
  • The Persuasions:
    • I Just Want to Sing With My Friends [1974] B-
  • Willie Phoenix:
    • Willie Phoenix [1982] B-
  • The Police:
    • Outlandos d'Amour [1978] B+
    • Regatta de Blanc [1979] B-
    • Zenyatta Mondatta [1980] B
    • Ghost in the Machine [1981] B+
    • Synchronicity [1983] B+
    • Every Breath You Take: The Singles [1986] A-
  • Iggy Pop:
    • Blah-Blah-Blah [1986] C+
    • Instinct [1988] C+
  • Billy Preston:
    • The Kids and Me [1974] B-
  • Procol Harum:
    • A Salty Dog [1969] A+
    • Home [1970] C+
    • Broken Barricades [1971] C-
    • Live in Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra [1972] B-
    • The Best of Procol Harum [1973] B+
  • The Pussycat Dolls:
    • PCD [2005] *
  • The Raes:
    • Dancing Up a Storm [1979] C+
  • Gerry Rafferty and Joe Egan:
    • Stuck in the Middle With You: The Best of Stealers Wheel [1978] C+
  • Raheem:
    • The Vigilante [1988] C+
  • The Reds:
    • The Reds [1979] B+
  • Brenda Russell:
    • Greatest Hits [1992] Neither
  • Sad Cafe:
    • Misplaced Ideals [1978] C-
  • Sea Train:
    • Sea Train [1969] C-
  • Seduction:
    • Nothing Matters Without Love [1989] B+
  • Simple Minds:
    • New Gold Dreams (81-82-83-84) [1983] C+
    • Once Upon a Time [1985] B-
  • Soul Asylum:
    • Hang Time [1988] B-
    • And the Horse They Rode In On [1990] Dud
  • Soundgarden:
    • Louder Than Love [1989] C+
    • Badmotorfinger [1991] B-
    • Superunknown [1994] A-
    • Down on the Upside [1996] *
    • A-Sides [1997] ***
  • Split Enz:
    • Waiata [1981] C+
    • History Never Repeats (The Best of Split Enz) [1987] B-
  • Spooky Tooth:
    • Spooky Two [1969] C+
    • Tobacco Road [1971] B-
    • You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw [1973] C
  • Spooky Tooth Featuring Mike Harrison:
    • The Last Puff [1970] C+
  • Squeeze:
    • Cool for Cats [1979] B
    • Argybargy [1980] B-
    • East Side Story [1981] B+
    • Sweets From a Stranger [1982] B+
    • Singles -- 45's and Under [1982] A-
    • Babylon and On [1987] B-
  • Chris Stamey:
    • It's Alright [1987] B
  • Status Quo:
    • Piledriver [1973] C+
  • Stealers Wheel:
    • Stealers Wheel [1972] B
    • Ferguslie Park [1973] C+
  • Cat Stevens:
    • Mona Bone Jakon [1970] B-
    • Tea for the Tillerman [1971] B-
    • Catch Bull at Four [1972] C
    • Buddha and the Chocolate Box [1974] C-
    • Greatest Hits [1975] B-
  • Sting:
    • The Dream of the Blue Turtles [1985] C+
    • . . . Nothing Like the Sun [1987] B
    • The Soul Cages [1991] Dud
    • Ten Summoner's Tales [1993] Neither
    • Mercury Falling [1996] Dud
  • The Stranglers:
    • Rattus Norvegicus [1977] C
  • Strawbs:
    • Grave New World [1972] D
  • Styx:
    • Pieces of Eight [1978] C-
  • Supertramp:
    • Crime of the Century [1974] C+
    • Even in the Quietest Moments . . . [1977] C+
    • Breakfast in America [1979] C+
  • Therapy?:
    • Nurse [1993] ***
  • 38 Special:
    • 38 Special [1977] D+
    • Tour de Force [1983] C+
    • Flashback [1987] C+
  • The Tubes:
    • The Tubes [1975] B-
    • Young and Rich [1976] B-
    • Remote Control [1979] C+
  • Ike & Tina Turner:
    • River Deep--Mountain High [1969] A-
  • UB40:
    • Labour of Love [1983] A-
    • 1980-83 [1983] A-
    • Geffery Morgan [1984] A-
    • Little Baggariddim [1985] A-
    • Rat in the Kitchen [1986] B+
    • UB40 CCCP--Live in Moscow [1987] B
    • UB40 [1988] B+
  • U.K. Squeeze:
    • U.K. Squeeze [1978] B
  • Gino Vannelli:
    • The Gist of the Gemini [1976] D
  • Suzanne Vega:
    • Suzanne Vega [1985] B-
    • Solitude Standing [1987] C+
    • Days of Open Hand [1990] B-
    • Songs in Red and Gray [2001] Dud
  • Barry White:
    • The Icon Is Love [1994] *
  • David Wilcox:
    • The Very Best of David Wilcox [2001] Choice Cuts
  • Paul Williams:
    • Here Comes Inspiration [1974] B-
  • Kelly Willis:
    • Fading Fast [1996] ***
  • Gary Wright:
    • Extraction [1971] C+
    • Footprint [1971] B

Compilations/Soundtracks