Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Label: Jive

Artists

  • Backstreet Boys:
    • Backstreet's Back [1997] Choice Cuts
    • Backstreet Boys [1997] A-
    • Millennium [1999] **
    • Black and Blue [2000] Dud
    • Never Gone [2005] C
  • Boogie Down Productions:
    • By All Means Necessary [1988] B+
    • Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop [1989] B+
    • Edutainment [1990] ***
    • Sex and Violence [1992] A-
  • J.C. Chasez:
    • Schizophrenic [2004] Choice Cuts
  • DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince:
    • He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper [1988] B-
    • And in This Corner . . . [1989] B+
    • Greatest Hits [1998] **
  • Eamon:
    • I Don't Want You Back [2004] Dud
  • A Flock of Seagulls:
    • A Flock of Seagulls [1982] A-
    • Listen [1983] B+
    • The Best of a Flock of Seagulls [1987] A-
  • FU-Schnickens:
    • F.U. Don't Take It Personal [1992] A-
    • Nervous Breakdown [1994] A-
    • Greatest Hits [1996] A-
  • R. Kelly:
    • 12 Play [1993] C+
    • R. Kelly [1995] A-
    • R. [1998] **
    • Chocolate Factory [2003] Choice Cuts
    • The R. in R&B Collection: Volume 1 [2003]
    • TP.3 Reloaded [2005] Choice Cuts
    • Double Up [2007] Choice Cuts
  • R. Kelly and Public Announcement:
    • Born Into the 90's [1992] Dud
  • Ke$ha:
    • Animal [2010] Choice Cuts
  • Kool Moe Dee:
    • Kool Moe Dee [1987] A-
    • How Ya Like Me Now [1987] A-
    • Knowledge Is King [1989] B+
    • Funke Funke Wisdom [1991] ***
    • Greatest Hits [1993] B+
    • The Jive Collection, Volume 2 [1995] B+
  • KRS-One:
    • Return of the Boom Bap [1993] A-
    • KRS One [1995] Dud
    • I Got Next [1997] *
    • A Retrospective [2000] A-
  • Lil Mama:
    • VYP: Voice of the Young People [2008] Choice Cuts
  • Living Things:
    • Habeas Corpus [2009] A-
  • Miguel:
    • All I Want Is You [2010] B+
  • Mystikal:
    • Mind of Mystikal [1995] *
    • Let's Get Ready [2000] ***
    • Tarantula [2001] ***
  • 'N Sync:
    • Celebrity [2001] *
    • Greatest Hits [2005]
  • Billy Ocean:
    • Suddenly [1984] C+
  • Shaquille O'Neal:
    • Shaq Fu: Da Return [1994] **
  • Petey Pablo:
    • Diary of a Sinner: 1st Entry [2001] **
  • Schoolly-D:
    • Saturday Night [1987] B
    • Smoke Some Kill [1988] B-
    • Am I Black Enough for You? [1989] B
  • Souls of Mischief:
    • '93 'til Infinity [1993] A-
  • Britney Spears:
    • . . . Baby One More Time [1999] *
    • Oops! . . . I Did It Again [2000] Choice Cuts
    • Britney [2001] **
    • Blackout [2007] B+
    • Circus [2008] **
    • Femme Fatale (Deluxe Edition) [2011] B+
  • Three Days Grace:
    • Three Days Grace [2004] Dud
  • Justin Timberlake:
    • Justified [2002] A-
    • FutureSex/LoveSounds [2006] ***
  • Too Short:
    • Life Is . . . Too Short [1988] B+
    • Short Dog's in the House [1990] Choice Cuts
    • Shorty the Pimp [1992] C+
    • Get In Where You Fit In [1993] Neither
  • Liz Torres:
    • The Queen Is in the House [1990] *
  • T-Pain:
    • Thr33 Ringz [2008] B+
  • A Tribe Called Quest:
    • People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm [1990] B+
    • The Low End Theory [1991] ***
    • Midnight Marauders [1993] A-
    • Beats, Rhymes and Life [1996] ***
    • The Love Movement [1998] Choice Cuts
    • The Anthology [1999] A
  • Whodini:
    • Whodini [1983] B-
    • Escape [1984] B+
    • Back in Black [1986] B+
    • Open Sesame [1987] B-

Compilations/Soundtracks