Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Island

Artists

  • C.C. Adcock:
    • C.C. Adcock [1994] Choice Cuts
  • King Sunny Ade and His African Beats:
    • Aura [1984] A
  • Anthrax:
    • I'm the Man [1987] B-
    • Attack of the Killer B's [1991] Dud
  • Art of Noise:
    • (Who's Afraid of?) The Art of Noise [1984] B
  • Sweet Pea Atkinson:
    • Don't Walk Away [1982] A-
  • Howie B.:
    • Music for Babies [1996] D
  • Daniel Bedingfield:
    • Gotta Get Thru This [2002] A-
  • Black Uhuru:
    • Chill Out [1982] B+
    • Anthem [1984] A
    • The Best of Black Uhuru: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection [2002] A
  • Bon Jovi:
    • Have a Nice Day [2005] C+
  • The Bravery:
    • The Bravery [2005] Dud
  • Burning Spear:
    • Marcus Garvey [1976] A-
    • Man in the Hills [1976] B+
    • The Best of Burning Spear: 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection [2002]
  • William S. Burroughs:
    • Dead City Radio [1990] Neither
    • Spare Ass Annie and Other Tales [1993] **
  • John Cale:
    • Fear [1974] A-
    • Slow Dazzle [1975] A-
    • Guts [1977] A
  • Mariah Carey:
    • E=MC2 [2008] Choice Cuts
    • Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel [2009] Dud
  • Joe Cocker:
    • Sheffield Steel [1982] B
  • Julian Cope:
    • Peggy Suicide [1991] Dud
  • The Cranberries:
    • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? [1993] A-
    • No Need to Argue [1994] **
    • To the Faithful Departed [1996] C+
    • Bury the Hatchet [1999] **
  • Sandy Denny:
    • Like an Old Fashioned Waltz [1974] C+
  • Deus:
    • In a Bar, Under the Sea [1996] Dud
  • Manu Dibango:
    • Afrovision [1978] B+
  • Swamp Dogg:
    • Have You Heard This Story? [1975] B+
  • Dru Hill:
    • Dru Hill [1996] Dud
  • Eddie and the Hot Rods:
    • Teenage Depression [1977] C+
    • Life on the Line [1977] B-
  • Eno:
    • Here Come the Warm Jets [1974] A
    • Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) [1975] A-
    • Another Green World [1976] A+
  • Brian Eno:
    • Before and After Science [1978] A-
  • Melissa Etheridge:
    • Yes I Am [1993] C+
    • Your Little Secret [1995] Dud
    • The Awakening [2007] Choice Cuts
  • E.U.:
    • 2 Places at the Same Time [1986] B
  • Marianne Faithfull:
    • Broken English [1979] A-
    • Dangerous Acquaintances [1981] B+
    • A Child's Adventure [1983] B+
    • Strange Weather [1987] A-
    • Blazing Away [1990] B-
    • Faithfull [1994] A-
    • A Secret Life [1995] Neither
    • A Perfect Stranger: The Island Anthology [1998] **
  • Fall Out Boy:
    • From Under the Cork Tree [2005] C+
    • Folie Deux [2008] B-
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood:
    • Welcome to the Pleasure Dome [1984] C
  • Free:
    • Heartbreaker [1973] C+
  • Gettovetts:
    • Missionaries Moving [1988] B+
  • The Gibson Brothers:
    • Cuba [1979] B+
  • Hanson:
    • This Time Around [2000] C-
  • PJ Harvey:
    • Man-Size [1993] ***
    • 4-Track Demos [1993] B+
    • To Bring You My Love [1995] A
    • Is This Desire? [1998] A-
    • Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea [2000] A+
    • Uh Huh Her [2004] **
    • White Chalk [2007] Choice Cuts
    • The Peel Sessions 1991-2004 [2008] ***
    • The Hope Six Demolition Project [2016] *
  • PJ Harvey & John Parish:
    • A Woman a Man Walked By [2009] A-
  • The Heptones:
    • Night Food [1976] B
  • Justin Hines & the Dominoes:
    • Jezebel [1976] B+
  • Insane Clown Posse:
    • The Amazing Jeckel Brothers [1999] C+
  • Janet Jackson:
    • Discipline [2008] Dud
  • Ronald Shannon Jackson:
    • Decode Yourself [1985] B+
  • Etta James:
    • Seven Year Itch [1988] B+
  • Linton Kwesi Johnson:
    • Making History [1984] A
  • Grace Jones:
    • Portfolio [1977] C+
    • Warm Leatherette [1980] B+
    • Nightclubbing [1981] B-
    • Living My Life [1982] B+
    • Island Life [1985] B-
  • Killers:
    • Hot Fuss [2004] *
    • Day & Age [2008] Dud
  • Tove Lo:
    • Queen of the Clouds [2014] ***
  • Local Boys:
    • Moments of Madness [1983] A-
  • Local H:
    • Ham Fisted [1995] ***
    • As Good as Dead [1996] A-
    • Pack Up the Cats [1998] A-
  • The Long Ryders:
    • State of Our Union [1985] B+
  • The Lounge Lizards:
    • Live in Tokyo/Big Heart [1986] A-
    • No Pain for Cakes [1987] B+
  • Evan Lurie:
    • Selling Water by the Side of the River [1990] A-
  • Shelby Lynne:
    • Love, Shelby [2001] Dud
  • Bob Marley & the Wailers:
    • Natty Dread [1975] A
    • Rastaman Vibration [1976] B+
    • Live! [1976] A-
    • Exodus [1977] B+
    • Kaya [1978] A-
    • Babylon By Bus [1978] B-
    • Survival [1979] B
    • Uprising [1980] A-
    • Confrontation [1983] B+
    • Legend [1984] A
  • Malcolm McLaren:
    • Duck Rock [1983] B+
    • Fans [1984] B+
  • The Meters:
    • Cissy Strut [1975] A-
  • Junie Morrison:
    • Evacuate Your Seats [1984] B-
  • Willie Nelson:
    • Spirit [1996] A-
    • Teatro [1998] **
    • Milk Cow Blues [2000] *
    • Rainbow Connection [2001] A-
  • Nico:
    • The End [1974] C
  • N.Y.C. Peech Boys:
    • Life Is Something Special [1983] B+
  • Robert Palmer:
    • Some People Can Do What They Like [1976] C+
    • Riptide [1985] C+
    • "Addictions" Volume 1 [1989] B-
  • John Parish and Polly Jean Harvey:
    • Dance Hall at Louse Point [1996] **
  • Phranc:
    • I Enjoy Being a Girl [1989] B
    • Positively Phranc [1991] Choice Cuts
  • The Pogues:
    • If I Should Fall from Grace With God [1988] B+
    • Peace and Love [1989] B
  • Buster Poindexter:
    • Buster's Spanish Rocket Ship [1997] ***
  • Public Image Ltd.:
    • Second Edition [1980] A-
  • Pulp:
    • His 'n' Hers [1994] Neither
    • Different Class [1996] A-
    • This Is Hardcore [1998] Choice Cuts
  • Marc Ribot:
    • Rootless Cosmopolitans [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Max Romeo:
    • War ina Babylon [1976] B+
  • The Royal Macadamians:
    • Experiments in Terror [1990] Neither
  • Salt:
    • Ausculcate [1996] Dud
  • Davitt Sigerson:
    • Falling in Love Again [1984] B+
  • Sly and Robbie:
    • Rhythm Killers [1987] A
    • Silent Assassin [1989] B+
  • Sparks:
    • Propaganda [1975] C-
  • Spell:
    • Mississippi [1994] B+
  • Spring Heel Jack:
    • Busy Curious Thirsty [1997] A
    • 68 Million Shades . . . [1997] A
  • Sum 41:
    • All Killer No Filler [2001] *
    • Chuck [2004] Dud
    • Underclass Hero [2007] Choice Cuts
  • Rachid Taha:
    • Diwn [1998] A-
  • Richard Thompson:
    • Live (More or Less) [1977] A-
  • Richard & Linda Thompson:
    • Hokey Pokey [1974] A
    • Pour Down Like Silver [1976] B+
  • Thrice:
    • Vheissu [2005] Dud
  • Thursday:
    • War All the Time [2003] Dud
    • A City by the Light Divided [2006] C+
  • Toots and the Maytals:
    • Funky Kingston [1975] A-
    • Reggae Got Soul [1976] B+
    • Time Tough: The Anthology [1996] A-
  • Traffic:
    • John Barleycorn Must Die [1970] C+
    • The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys [1971] B
    • Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory [1973] C
  • Tricky:
    • Maxinquaye [1995] A+
    • Pre-Millennium Tension [1996] A-
    • Angels With Dirty Faces [1998] A-
  • Tricky With DJ Muggs and Grease:
    • Juxtapose [1999] A-
  • Trouble Funk:
    • Saturday Night Live! From Washington D.C. [1985] B+
    • Trouble Over Here/Trouble Over There [1987] B
  • Ultravox:
    • Ultravox! [1977] B
  • U2:
    • Boy [1980] C+
    • October [1981] B-
    • War [1983] B+
    • Under a Blood Red Sky [1983] A-
    • The Unforgettable Fire [1984] B+
    • Wide Awake in America [1985] B
    • The Joshua Tree [1987] B
    • Rattle and Hum [1988] B+
    • Achtung Baby [1991] Dud
    • Zooropa [1993] B-
    • Pop [1997] Dud
    • The Best of 1980-1990 [1998] *
  • Bunny Wailer:
    • Blackheart Man [1976] A-
    • Protest [1977] B
  • The Wailers:
    • Catch a Fire [1972] A
    • Burnin' [1974] A
  • Tom Waits:
    • Swordfishtrombones [1983] A-
    • Rain Dogs [1985] B+
    • Franks Wild Years [1987] B
    • Big Time [1988] B
    • Bone Machine [1992] **
    • The Black Rider [1993] ***
    • Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years [1998] A-
  • Was (Not Was):
    • Was (Not Was) [1981] B-
  • Paul Weller:
    • Heavy Soul [1997] C
  • The Wild Tchoupitoulas:
    • The Wild Tchoupitoulas [1976] A
  • Steve Winwood:
    • Steve Winwood [1977] C-
    • Arc of a Diver [1980] B-
    • Talking Back to the Night [1982] C
    • Back in the High Life [1986] C
    • Chronicles [1987] C+
  • Andrew W.K.:
    • I Get Wet [2002] A-
    • The Wolf [2003] C+
  • Womack & Womack:
    • Conscience [1988] A-

Compilations/Soundtracks