Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Atlantic

Artists

  • Abba:
    • Greatest Hits [1976] C+
    • Arrival [1977] C
    • Greatest Hits Vol. 2 [1979] C
  • AC/DC:
    • Back in Black [1980] B-
    • Dirty Deeds Done Cheap [1981] C+
    • For Those About to Rock We Salute You [1981] C
    • Who Made Who [1986] B
    • Blow Up Your Video [1988] C+
  • Tori Amos:
    • Little Earthquakes [1991] C+
    • Crucify [1992] Dud
    • Boys for Pele [1996] Dud
    • From the Choirgirl Hotel [1998] Dud
    • Strange Little Girls [2001] Choice Cuts
  • Steve Arrington:
    • Dancin' in the Key of Life [1985] A-
    • The Jammin' National Anthem [1986] B
  • Steve Arrington's Hall of Fame:
    • I [1983] B+
    • Positive Power [1984] B
  • Art Ensemble of Chicago:
    • Bap-Tizum [1973] C-
  • Athenaeum:
    • Radiance [1998] Dud
  • Attitude:
    • Pump the Nation [1983] B
  • Average White Band:
    • Average White Band [1974] A-
    • Cut the Cake [1975] C+
    • Feel No Fret [1979] C
  • Average White Band & Ben E. King:
    • Benny and Us [1977] B
  • Baby Bird:
    • Ugly Beautiful [1997] **
  • Bad Company:
    • 10 From 6 [1985] B+
  • Bad Religion:
    • Stranger Than Fiction [1994] *
    • The Gray Race [1996] *
    • No Substance [1998] Dud
    • The New America [2000] Dud
  • Lullaby Baxter Trio:
    • Capable Egg [2000] Dud
  • Maggie Bell:
    • Queen of the Night [1974] C+
  • The Beloved:
    • Happiness [1990] Neither
  • Big City Rock:
    • Big City Rock [2006] Dud
  • Björk:
    • Volta [2007] ***
  • Black Oak Arkansas:
    • Keep the Faith [1971] C-
    • High on the Hog [1974] D
  • Bloc Party:
    • Intimacy [2008] Dud
  • Blues Brothers:
    • Briefcase Full of Blues [1978] C+
  • The Bottle Rockets:
    • 24 Hours a Day [1997] A-
  • Brandy:
    • Brandy [1994] Neither
    • Never Say Never [1998] **
    • Full Moon [2002] Dud
  • Toni Braxton:
    • Pulse [2010] Dud
  • The Brides of Funkenstein:
    • Never Buy Texas from a Cowboy [1979] A-
  • Zac Brown Band:
    • The Foundation [2008] *
  • Clarence Carter:
    • The Best of Clarence Carter [1971] A-
  • James Carter:
    • The Real Quietstorm [1995] A
    • Conversin' With the Elders [1996] A
    • In Carterian Fashion [1998] A-
    • Chasin' the Gypsy [2000] A
    • Layin' in the Cut [2000] A
  • The Jimmy Castor Bunch:
    • E-Man Grooving [1976] B
  • Change:
    • Miracles [1981] B+
  • Ray Charles:
    • What'd I Say [1959]
    • True to Life [1977] A-
    • Love and Peace [1978] B-
    • Ain't It So [1979] B+
    • Brother Ray Is at It Again! [1980] B+
    • The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings, 1952-1959 [1991]
  • Chic:
    • Chic [1977] B-
    • C'est Chic [1978] B
    • Risque [1979] A-
    • Les Plus Grands Succes de Chic/Chic's Greatest Hits [1979] A-
    • Real People [1980] A
    • Take It Off [1981] A-
    • Tongue in Chic [1982] A-
    • Believer [1983] B+
    • The Best of Chic: Dance, Dance, Dance [1991] ***
  • Chops:
    • Chops [1984] C+
  • The Clovers:
    • Down in the Alley [1991] A
  • The Coasters:
    • Young Blood [1982]
  • Billy Cobham:
    • Spectrum [1973] C+
  • Marc Cohn:
    • Marc Cohn [1991] C+
  • Collective Soul:
    • Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid [1994] C-
  • Phil Collins:
    • No Jacket Required [1985] C
  • Alice Cooper:
    • Welcome to My Nightmare [1975] B-
  • David Crosby:
    • If I Could Only Remember My Name [1971] D-
    • Thousand Roads [1993] C-
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash:
    • Crosby, Stills & Nash [1969] B+
    • CSN [1977] D+
  • Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
    • Deja Vu [1970] B-
    • 4-Way Street [1971] B-
    • So Far [1975] B-
    • American Dream [1988] C+
  • King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree:
    • Blues at Montreux [1973] B+
  • Dambuilders:
    • Against the Stars [1997] Choice Cuts
  • Olu Dara:
    • In the World: From Natchez to New York [1998] Dud
    • Neighborhoods [2001] B+
  • The Darkness:
    • Permission to Land [2003] *
  • Death Cab for Cutie:
    • Plans [2005] Choice Cuts
    • Narrow Stairs [2008] **
    • The Open Door [2009] A-
  • Def Jef:
    • Soul Food [1991] *
  • Jackie DeShannon:
    • Jackie [1972] B
  • Manu Dibango:
    • Soul Makossa [1972] A-
    • Makossa Man [1974] B+
  • Bo Diddley:
    • A Man Amongst Men [1996] Neither
  • Die Toten Hosen:
    • Learning English: Lesson One [1994] Dud
  • The Donnas:
    • Spend the Night [2002] A-
    • Gold Medal [2004] *
  • The Drifters:
    • The Drifters' Golden Hits [1968]
    • Golden Hits [1969]
  • Francis Dunnery:
    • Tall Blonde Helicopter [1995] *
  • Bernard Edwards:
    • Glad to Be Here [1983] B+
  • Elastica:
    • The Menace [2000] A-
  • Electric Angels:
    • Electric Angels [1990] Dud
  • Eleventh Dream Day:
    • Beet [1989] C+
    • Lived to Tell [1991] A-
    • El Moodio [1993] ***
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer:
    • Works: Volume 2 [1978] C+
  • Eugenius:
    • Oomalama [1992] ***
    • Mary Queen of Scots [1994] Neither
  • Everything but the Girl:
    • Walking Wounded [1996] Neither
  • Bryan Ferry:
    • "These Foolish Things" [1974] A-
    • Another Time, Another Place [1974] B+
    • Let's Stick Together [1976] B
    • In Your Mind [1977] B+
    • The Bride Stripped Bare [1978] B+
  • Lupe Fiasco:
    • Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor [2006] A-
    • The Cool [2007] A-
    • Lasers [2011] *
    • Food and Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 [2012] **
    • Tetsuo & Youth [2015] A-
  • Firefall:
    • Luna Sea [1977] C
    • Elan [1978] B-
  • Five-O:
    • Everything but the Girl Vs. Drum n' Bass [1997] Neither
  • Roberta Flack:
    • Quiet Fire [1971] C
    • Killing Me Softly [1973] C
    • The Best of Roberta Flack [1981] C
    • Roberta [1994] **
  • Foreigner:
    • Foreigner [1977] C
    • Double Vision [1978] C-
    • Head Games [1979] C
  • Fotomaker:
    • Fotomaker [1978] D+
  • Fountains of Wayne:
    • Fountains of Wayne [1996] A-
    • Utopia Parkway [1999] A-
  • Aretha Franklin:
    • I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You [1967] A
    • Aretha's Gold [1968]
    • This Girl's in Love With You [1970] B+
    • Spirit in the Dark [1970] A
    • Aretha Live at Fillmore West [1971] B
    • Aretha's Greatest Hits [1971] B+
    • Young, Gifted and Black [1972] A
    • Amazing Grace [1972] B+
    • Hey Now Hey (the Other Side of the Sky) [1973] B-
    • Let Me in Your Life [1974] B+
    • With Everything I Feel in Me [1974] B+
    • You [1975] B-
    • Sparkle [1976] B
    • Sweet Passion [1977] C+
    • Almighty Fire [1978] C+
    • La Diva [1979] B
    • 30 Greatest Hits [1985]
  • Mitchell Froom:
    • Dopamine [1998] Neither
  • Peter Gabriel:
    • Peter Gabriel [1978] B-
  • Leif Garrett:
    • Leif Garrett [1977] D
  • Kevin Gates:
    • Islah [2016] A-
  • Geils:
    • Monkey Island [1977] B+
  • The J. Geils Band:
    • The J. Geils Band [1970] B+
    • The Morning After [1971] B-
    • Bloodshot [1973] C+
    • Ladies Invited [1973] B
    • Nightmares . . . and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle [1974] C+
    • Best of the J. Geils Band [1979] B-
  • Bob Geldof:
    • Deep in the Heart of Nowhere [1986] C
  • Genesis:
    • . . . And Then There Were Three . . . [1978] D+
    • Invisible Touch [1986] C+
  • Debbie Gibson:
    • Out of the Blue [1987] C+
    • Electric Youth [1989] C+
  • Scott Goddard:
    • The Genius of Ray Charles [1960]
  • Lotti Golden:
    • Motor-Cycle [1969] D+
  • Daryl Hall & John Oates:
    • Abandoned Luncheonette [1973] B-
    • No Goodbyes [1977] B+
  • John Hammond:
    • Southern Fried [1969] C
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School:
    • White People [2004] B+
  • Hootie and the Blowfish:
    • Cracked Rear View [1994] B
    • Fairweather Johnson [1996] *
  • Intro:
    • Intro [1993] Dud
  • Inxs:
    • Kick [1988] B
  • Mick Jagger:
    • Wandering Spirit [1993] ***
  • Garland Jeffreys:
    • Garland Jeffreys [1973] B+
  • Jewel:
    • Pieces of You [1995] C-
  • Daniel Johnston:
    • Fun [1994] *
  • Jo Mama:
    • J Is for Jump [1971] B+
  • Junior Cottonmouth:
    • Bespoke [1997] Choice Cuts
  • Juvenile:
    • Reality Check [2006] B-
  • Eric Justin Kaz:
    • If You're Lonely [1972] D
  • Kid Rock:
    • The History of Rock [2000] *
    • Kid Rock [2003] C+
    • Rock N Roll Jesus [2007] Choice Cuts
  • King Crimson:
    • In the Court of the Crimson King [1969] D+
    • In the Wake of Poseidon [1970] C+
    • Lizard [1971] B-
    • Islands [1972] C
    • Lark's Tongues in Aspic [1973] B-
    • Red [1974] A-
    • Starless and Bible Black [1974] B
    • USA [1975] B+
  • King Missile:
    • The Way to Salvation [1991] A-
    • Happy Hour [1992] Choice Cuts
  • Kleeer:
    • License to Dream [1981] B+
  • K-Solo:
    • Tell the World My Name [1990] Choice Cuts
    • Times Up [1992] Neither
  • Latin Playboys:
    • Dose [1999] A
  • Tracy Lawrence:
    • Sticks and Stones [1991] Choice Cuts
  • Led Zeppelin:
    • Led Zeppelin II [1969] B
    • Led Zeppelin III [1970] B+
    • Led Zeppelin IV [1971] A
    • Houses of the Holy [1973] A-
    • BBC Sessions [1997] Neither
    • How the West Was Won [2003] *
  • The Lemonheads:
    • Come On Feel [1993] C+
  • Ravyn Lenae:
    • Moon Shoes [2016] **
  • Julian Lennon:
    • Valotte [1984] C
    • The Secret Value of Daydreaming [1986] D+
  • Donna Lewis:
    • Now in a Minute [1996] Dud
  • Lykke Li:
    • Wounded Rhymes [2011] A-
  • Lil' Kim:
    • The Naked Truth [2005] **
  • Little Brother:
    • The Minstrel Show [2005] Dud
  • L'Trimm:
    • Drop That Bottom [1989] B+
  • Luke:
    • I Got Shit on My Mind [1992] *
  • Madder Rose:
    • Panic On [1994] Neither
  • The Manhattan Transfer:
    • Coming Out [1976] B
  • Herbie Mann:
    • Discotheque [1975] D+
  • Matchbox 20:
    • Mad Season [2001] C+
  • Gene McDaniels:
    • Outlaw [1970] C-
  • MC5:
    • Back in the U.S.A. [1970] A-
    • High Time [1971] B+
  • MC Lyte:
    • Act Like You Know [1991] **
  • Jay McShann:
    • The Big Apple Bash [1979] B+
  • Melanie:
    • Photograph [1976] C+
  • Melvins:
    • Stoner Witch [1994] C
  • Bette Midler:
    • The Divine Miss M [1972] A-
    • Bette Midler [1973] B+
    • Songs for the New Depression [1976] C+
    • Broken Blossom [1977] C
    • Live at Last [1977] A-
    • Thighs and Whispers [1979] C+
    • Divine Madness [1980] C+
    • No Frills [1983] B-
    • Some People's Lives [1990] Choice Cuts
    • Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits [1993] Choice Cuts
    • Bette of Roses [1995] Dud
  • Midnight Rhythm:
    • Midnight Rhythm [1979] A-
  • Charles Mingus:
    • Three or Four Shades of Blue [1977] A-
    • Cumbia and Jazz Fusion [1978] B+
  • John Michael Montgomery:
    • Kickin' It Up [1994] Dud
    • John Michael Montgomery [1995] C+
  • Jackie Moore:
    • Sweet Charlie Babe [1973] B+
  • Mott the Hoople:
    • Mott the Hoople [1970] C+
    • Brain Capers [1972] B
    • Rock and Roll Queen [1974] B+
  • Jason Mraz:
    • Mr. A-Z [2005] Choice Cuts
    • We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things [2008] Choice Cuts
  • M2M:
    • Shades of Purple [2000] A-
    • The Big Room [2002] Dud
  • Nappy Roots:
    • Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz [2002] *
  • Graham Nash:
    • Wild Tales [1974] C-
  • Graham Nash/David Crosby:
    • Graham Nash/David Crosby [1972] C-
  • Tracy Nelson:
    • Tracy Nelson [1974] C-
  • Willie Nelson:
    • Shotgun Willie [1973] B+
    • Phases and Stages [1974] A-
  • Sinéad O'Connor:
    • Faith and Courage [2000] Dud
  • Jimmy Page and Robert Plant:
    • Walking into Clarksdale [1998] Dud
  • Jimmy Page & Robert Plant Unledded:
    • No Quarter [1994] Neither
  • Dawn Penn:
    • No, No, No [1994] Choice Cuts
  • Pet Shop Boys:
    • Bilingual [1996] A-
  • Madeleine Peyroux:
    • Dreamland [1996] *
  • Esther Phillips:
    • Burnin' [1970] B+
    • Confessin' the Blues [1976] A-
  • Wilson Pickett:
    • The Best of Wilson Pickett [1967]
    • Right On [1970] B
    • In Philadelphia [1970] B+
    • The Best of Wilson Pickett Vol. II [1971] A
    • Don't Knock My Love [1971] C+
    • Wilson Pickett's Greatest Hits [1973] A
  • Roger Powell:
    • Cosmic Furnace [1973] B+
  • Pretty Ricky:
    • Late Night Special [2007] C
  • John Prine:
    • John Prine [1971] A
    • Diamonds in the Rough [1972] A-
    • Sweet Revenge [1973] A
    • Common Sense [1975] A-
    • Prime Prine: The Best of John Prine [1976] B-
  • Professor Longhair:
    • New Orleans Piano [1972] B+
  • Quad City DJ's:
    • Get On Up and Dance [1996] ***
  • Ramatam:
    • Ramatam [1972] C
  • The Rascals:
    • Time Peace: The Rascals' Greatest Hits [1968]
    • See [1969] A-
    • Search and Nearness [1970] B+
  • Otis Redding:
    • The Best of Otis Redding [1972]
    • Recorded Live: Previously Unreleased Performances [1982] B-
  • Clarence Reid:
    • Dancin' With Nobody But You Babe [1969] B
  • Nicole Renée:
    • Nicole Renée [1998] Choice Cuts
  • Marc Ribot:
    • Marc Ribot y Los Cubanos Postizos (The Prosthetic Cubans) [1998] A-
    • Muy Divertido [2000] A-
  • Flo Rida:
    • Mail on Sunday [2008] Dud
  • Robin S:
    • Show Me Love [1993] Choice Cuts
  • Doug Sahm and Band:
    • Doug Sahm and Band [1973] B-
  • Sam & Dave:
    • The Best of Sam & Dave [1969]
  • Samiam:
    • Clumsy [1994] Dud
  • Boz Scaggs:
    • Boz Scaggs [1969] B+
  • 7 Year Bitch:
    • Gato Negro [1996] *
  • Duncan Sheik:
    • Duncan Sheik [1996] C
  • The Sir Douglas Band:
    • Texas Tornado [1973] B+
  • Skid Row:
    • Skid Row [1989] C+
    • Slave to the Grind [1991] Dud
  • Skrillex:
    • Recess [2014] **
  • Spinners:
    • Spinners [1973] A-
    • Mighty Love [1974] B+
    • New and Improved [1974] B
    • Spinners Live! [1975] B-
    • Pick of the Litter [1975] A-
    • Happiness Is Being With the Spinners [1976] B-
    • Spinners/8 [1977] C+
    • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [1977] B
    • The Best of Spinners [1978] A-
    • Dancin' and Lovin' [1979] B-
    • From Here to Eternally [1979] B-
    • A One of a Kind Love Affair [1992] A
  • Dusty Springfield:
    • Dusty in Memphis [1969]
    • A Brand New Me [1970] B-
  • Ringo Starr:
    • Ringo's Rotogravure [1976] C
    • Ringo the 4th [1977] D
  • Stephen Stills:
    • Stephen Stills [1970] C+
    • Stephen Stills 2 [1971] C
    • Manassas [1972] C+
  • Stone Temple Pilots:
    • Core [1993] B-
    • Purple [1994] Dud
    • No. 4 [1999] Neither
  • Donna Summer:
    • Another Place and Time [1989] B+
  • Howard Tate:
    • Howard Tate [1972] A-
  • Telex:
    • Looney Tunes [1988] B
  • The Temptations:
    • Bare Back [1978] C
  • Ten City:
    • Foundation [1989] B+
  • Joe Tex:
    • The Best of Joe Tex [1967]
    • Buying a Book [1969] C-
  • Rob Thomas:
    • Cradlesong [2009] Dud
  • Pete Townshend:
    • Psychoderelict [1993] Dud
    • Psychoderelict (Music Only) [1993] C+
  • The Trammps:
    • Where the Happy People Go [1976] B+
    • Disco Inferno [1977] B
    • The Best of the Trammps [1978] A-
  • Trey Songz:
    • Ready [2009] Dud
  • Big Joe Turner:
    • Greatest Hits [1987]
  • Twista:
    • Kamikaze [2004] Choice Cuts
  • Loudon Wainwright III:
    • Loudon Wainwright III [1970] B-
    • Album II [1971] B+
  • Sippie Wallace:
    • Sippie Wallace [1982] B
  • Scott Weiland:
    • 12 Bar Blues [1998] Dud
  • Victoria Williams:
    • Musings of a Creekdipper [1998] A-
    • Water to Drink [2000] Neither
  • Winger:
    • In the Heart of the Young [1990] C-
  • Yes:
    • Time and a Word [1970] C
    • The Yes Album [1971] B-
    • Fragile [1972] B
    • Close to the Edge [1972] C+
    • Tales from Topographic Oceans [1974] C
    • Going for the One [1977] C

Compilations/Soundtracks