Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Artists

  • Aphex Twin:
    • Selected Ambient Works Volume II [1994] B-
  • Aztec Camera:
    • High Land, Hard Rain [1983] A-
    • Oblivious [1983] B
    • Knife [1984] B+
    • Love [1987] A-
    • Stray [1990] B+
  • Mandy Barnett:
    • I've Got a Right to Cry [1999] A-
  • The Beckies:
    • The Beckies [1976] B-
  • The Bluebells:
    • The Bluebells [1983] B
  • Boney M.:
    • Nightflight to Venus [1978] B-
  • David Byrne:
    • Songs From the Broadway Production of "The Catherine Wheel" [1981] A-
    • Songs From True Stories [1986] C+
  • Clem Snide:
    • Your Favorite Music [2000] B+
  • Coulson, Dean, McGuiness, Flint:
    • Lo and Behold [1973] A
  • The Cult:
    • Electric [1987] B+
    • Sonic Temple [1989] B-
  • Dead Boys:
    • Young Loud and Snotty [1977] B
    • We Have Come for Your Children [1978] B-
  • Depeche Mode:
    • Speak and Spell [1981] C+
    • Catching Up With Depeche Mode [1985] B+
    • Music for the Masses [1987] B+
  • The Distillers:
    • Coral Fang [2003] ***
  • Echo and the Bunnymen:
    • Crocodiles [1980] B
    • Heaven Up Here [1981] C
    • Echo and the Bunnymen [1983] B+
    • Songs to Learn and Sing [1985] C+
  • The English Beat:
    • I Just Can't Stop It [1980] A-
    • Wha'ppen? [1981] A
  • Brian Eno/David Byrne:
    • My Life in the Bush of Ghosts [1981] C+
  • Flamin Groovies:
    • Shake Some Action [1976] B
    • Now [1978] B-
  • The Futureheads:
    • The Futureheads [2004] B+
  • Jerry Harrison:
    • The Red and the Black [1981] C+
  • Deborah Harry:
    • Def, Dumb and Blonde [1989] B+
  • Hawkwind:
    • Quark, Strangeness and Charm [1976] B+
  • Richard Hell and the Voidoids:
    • Blank Generation [1977] A-
  • Hot Hot Heat:
    • Elevator [2005] **
  • Ice-T:
    • Rhyme Pays [1987] B
    • Power [1988] B+
    • The Iceberg: Freedom of Speech . . . Just Watch What You Say [1989] A-
  • The Impressions:
    • The Vintage Years: The Impressions Featuring Jerry Butler and Curtis Mayfield [1976]
  • James:
    • Stutter [1986] B
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts:
    • In Praise of Older Women and Other Crimes [1985] A-
    • I, Too, Have Seen the Woods [1987] A-
  • Dee Dee King:
    • Standing in the Spotlight [1989] C
  • Laid Back:
    • Keep Smiling [1984] C+
  • K.D. Lang:
    • Shadowland [1988] B
  • K.D. Lang and the Reclines:
    • Absolute Torch and Twang [1989] B+
  • Jerry Lee Lewis:
    • Young Blood [1995] C+
  • Lilys:
    • The 3 Way [1999] Neither
  • M:
    • Pop Muzik [1979] C
  • Madness:
    • One Step Beyond [1980] B+
    • Absolutely [1980] B-
  • Madonna:
    • Madonna [1983] A-
    • Like a Virgin [1984] B
    • True Blue [1986] B
    • You Can Dance [1987] A-
    • Like a Prayer [1989] B+
    • The Immaculate Collection [1990] A+
  • Metro:
    • Metro [1978] C+
  • The Mighty Lemon Drops:
    • Happy Head [1986] C+
  • Ministry:
    • Twitch [1986] B-
    • The Land of Rape and Honey [1988] B+
    • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste [1989] B+
    • In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (Live) [1990] A-
  • Morcheeba:
    • Fragments of Freedom [2000] Dud
  • Morrissey:
    • Viva Hate [1988] B
  • The Necessaries:
    • Event Horizon [1982] C+
  • The Nitecaps:
    • Go to the Line [1982] C
  • Paul Oakenfold:
    • Perfecto Presents Another World [2000] C
  • Plastic Bertrand:
    • Ca Plane Pour Moi [1978] C
  • Pretenders:
    • Pretenders [1979] A-
    • Extended Play [1981] B+
    • Pretenders II [1981] B+
    • Learning to Crawl [1984] A-
    • Get Close [1986] B
    • The Singles [1987] A
    • Last of the Independents [1994] **
  • The Purple Gang:
    • The Purple Gang Strikes [1968] B-
  • Ramones:
    • Ramones [1976] A
    • Ramones Leave Home [1977] A
    • Rocket to Russia [1977] A
    • Road to Ruin [1978] A
    • End of the Century [1980] B+
    • Pleasant Dreams [1981] A-
    • Subterranean Jungle [1983] A-
    • Too Tough to Die [1984] A
    • Animal Boy [1986] B+
    • Halfway to Sanity [1987] C+
    • Ramones Mania [1988] B
    • Brain Drain [1989] B
  • Lou Reed:
    • New York [1989] A-
  • Lou Reed/John Cale:
    • Songs for Drella [1990] A-
  • The Replacements:
    • Tim [1985] A-
    • Pleased to Meet Me [1987] A-
    • Don't Tell a Soul [1989] B+
  • The Rezillos:
    • Can't Stand the Rezillos [1978] B
  • Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers:
    • Jonathan Sings! [1983] A
  • Ride:
    • Going Blank Again [1992] ***
  • Royal Crescent Mob:
    • Spin the World [1989] A-
  • The Saints:
    • (I'm) Stranded [1977] B+
    • Eternally Yours [1978] C+
  • The Searchers:
    • Love's Melodies [1981] B
  • Sham 69:
    • Tell Us the Truth [1978] B
  • The Shys:
    • Astoria [2006] ***
  • The Smiths:
    • The Smiths [1984] B-
    • Meat Is Murder [1985] C+
    • The Queen Is Dead [1986] B+
    • Louder Than Bombs [1987] B+
    • Strangeways, Here We Come [1987] B
    • Rank [1988] B
  • Soft Cell:
    • Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret [1981] B+
    • The Art of Falling Apart [1983] B-
  • Rosalie Sorrels:
    • Travelin' Lady [1971] B
  • Regina Spektor:
    • Soviet Kitsch [2005] **
    • Begin to Hope [2006] ***
    • Far [2009] A-
    • What We Saw From the Cheap Seats [2012] B+
    • Remember Us to Life (Deluxe Edition) [2016] A-
  • Stackridge:
    • Pinafore Days [1974] C+
  • The Stanky Brown Group:
    • Our Pleasure to Serve You [1976] D+
  • Talking Heads:
    • Talking Heads 77 [1977] A-
    • More Songs About Buildings and Food [1978] A
    • Fear of Music [1979] A-
    • Remain in Light [1980] A
    • The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads [1982] A-
    • Speaking in Tongues [1983] A-
    • Stop Making Sense [1984] B+
    • Little Creatures [1985] A
    • True Stories [1986] B
    • Naked [1988] B+
  • Throwing Muses:
    • House Tornado [1988] C
    • Hunkpapa [1989] B-
  • Tom Tom Club:
    • Tom Tom Club [1981] A-
    • Close to the Bone [1983] C+
    • Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom [1989] C+
  • Frank Tovey:
    • The Fad Gadget Singles [1987] C+
  • The Tragically Hip:
    • Music @ Work [2000] C
  • Tuff Darts:
    • Tuff Darts [1978] C
  • The Undertones:
    • The Undertones [1979] B+
    • Hypnotised [1980] A-
  • The Unknowns:
    • Dream Sequence [1981] B+
  • Martha Velez:
    • Escape From Babylon [1976] B
  • The Von Bondies:
    • Pawn Shoppe Heart [2004] Dud
  • Brian Wilson:
    • Brian Wilson [1988] B-
  • Yaz:
    • Upstairs at Eric's [1982] B+
    • You and Me Both [1983] B

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