Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Artists

  • Adam and the Ants:
    • Kings of the Wild Frontier [1980] B
  • The Allman Brothers Band:
    • Mycology: An Anthology [1998] **
  • Dave Alvin:
    • Romeo's Escape [1987] B+
  • Anggun:
    • Snow on the Sahara [1998] Dud
  • Adam Ant:
    • Friend or Foe [1982] B-
  • Fiona Apple:
    • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Ever Do [2012] A-
  • Argent:
    • Argent [1970] B
    • The Argent Anthology: A Collection of Greatest Hits [1976] C+
  • Asleep at the Wheel:
    • Asleep at the Wheel [1974] B
  • Babyface:
    • The Day [1996] A-
    • A Collection of His Greatest Hits [2000] A-
  • Bad Brains:
    • Rise [1993] Dud
  • Sara Bareilles:
    • Little Voice [2007] Dud
  • Beck, Bogert and Appice:
    • Beck, Bogert and Appice [1973] C
  • Jeff Beck:
    • Beck-Ola [1969] C-
    • Blow by Blow [1975] B-
    • Wired [1976] B-
    • Flash [1985] B
    • Who Else! [1999] Dud
    • You Had It Coming [2001] **
  • Jeff Beck Group:
    • Rough and Ready [1971] C+
    • Jeff Beck Group [1972] C+
  • Natasha Bedingfield:
    • Unwritten [2005] *
  • B*Witched:
    • B*Witched [1999] C-
  • Big Dipper:
    • Slam [1990] C+
  • Big Grams:
    • Big Grams [2015] **
  • Elvin Bishop:
    • The Best of Elvin Bishop: Crabshaw Rising [1975] B-
  • Boston:
    • Boston [1976] C
    • Don't Look Back [1978] B-
  • Randy California:
    • Kapt. Kopter and the (Fabulous) Twirly Birds [1972] B
  • Carp:
    • Carp [1971] C
  • Paul Carrack:
    • Suburban Voodoo [1982] B
  • Marshall Chapman:
    • Me, I'm Feelin' Free [1977] B
    • Jaded Virgin [1978] C+
    • Marshall [1979] B
  • Cheap Trick:
    • Cheap Trick [1977] B
    • In Color [1977] B+
    • Heaven Tonight [1978] B+
    • Cheap Trick at Budokan [1979] B-
    • Dream Police [1979] B-
    • One on One [1982] B
    • Lap of Luxury [1988] C
    • Busted [1990] Dud
  • Chevelle:
    • This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In) [2004] Dud
  • The Clash:
    • Give 'Em Enough Rope [1978] A
    • The Clash [1979] A
    • Black Market Clash [1980] A-
    • London Calling [1980] A+
    • Sandinista! [1981] A-
    • Combat Rock [1982] B+
    • Cut the Crap [1985] B+
    • The Story of the Clash [1988] C+
  • Crazy Horse:
    • At Crooked Lake [1972] B-
  • Bobbie Cryner:
    • Bobbie Cryner [1993] A-
  • Culture Club:
    • Colour By Numbers [1983] B+
    • Waking Up With the House on Fire [1984] B
  • The Charlie Daniels Band:
    • Million Mile Reflections [1979] C
    • A Decade of Hits [1984] B
  • Death Grips:
    • The Money Store [2012] A-
  • Kat DeLuna:
    • 9 Lives [2007] Dud
  • Des'ree:
    • Mind Adventures [1992] Dud
  • The Dictators:
    • Go Girl Crazy [1975] B+
  • Joe Diffie:
    • Honky Tonk Attitude [1993] Neither
  • Celine Dion:
    • Celine Dion [1992] D+
  • Donovan:
    • Barabajagal [1969] C+
    • Donovan's Greatest Hits [1969]
    • Cosmic Wheels [1973] C-
    • Slow Down World [1976] C-
  • Steve Earle:
    • Early Tracks [1987] B
  • Gloria Estefan:
    • Cuts Both Ways [1989] C
    • Greatest Hits [1992] Choice Cuts
    • Gloria! [1998] Dud
  • Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine:
    • Let It Loose [1987] B+
  • The Fabulous Poodles:
    • Mirror Stars [1979] C
  • Fishbone:
    • Truth and Soul [1988] B
    • Bonin' in the Boneyard [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Flamin Groovies:
    • Supersnazz [1969] B+
  • Flash & the Pan:
    • Flash & the Pan [1979] C+
  • Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids:
    • There's No Face Like Chrome [1974] B
  • Dan Fogelberg:
    • Souvenirs [1974] C-
    • Captive Angel [1975] D+
  • Ben Folds:
    • Rockin' the Suburbs [2001] Dud
  • Kinky Friedman:
    • Lasso from El Paso [1976] C
  • Funkdoobiest:
    • Which Doobie U B? [1993] *
  • Future:
    • Pluto [2012] **
    • Honest [2014] **
    • DS2 (Deluxe Edition) [2015] A-
  • Gasolin':
    • Gasolin' [1976] A-
  • Ghostface Killah:
    • Bulletproof Wallets [2001] A-
  • Ginuwine:
    • The Senior [2003] Choice Cuts
  • Good Charlotte:
    • The Young and the Hopeless [2002] ***
    • The Chronicles of Life and Death [2004] C+
  • Eddy Grant:
    • Walking on Sunshine [1979] B-
  • Macy Gray:
    • On How Life Is [1999] **
    • The Id [2001] *
    • The Trouble With Being Myself [2003] B+
    • The Very Best of Macy Gray [2004]
  • Grin:
    • The Best of Grin Featuring Nils Lofgren [1976] A-
  • Gun:
    • Gun Sight [1969] B-
    • Gun [1969] B
  • Merle Haggard:
    • Big City [1981] B
    • Going Where the Lonely Go [1982] C+
    • His Epic Hits--The First Eleven--To Be Continued . . . [1984] B-
    • A Friend in California [1985] B+
    • Chill Factor [1987] B-
    • 5:01 Blues [1989] C+
  • Merle Haggard and George Jones:
    • A Taste of Yesterday's Wine [1982] B-
  • Heart:
    • Bebe Le Strange [1980] B+
    • Greatest Hits/Live [1980] C+
  • Heatwave:
    • Central Heating [1978] C-
  • Don Henry:
    • Wild in the Backyard [1991] Choice Cuts
  • John Hiatt:
    • Hangin' Around the Observatory [1974] B
    • Overcoats [1975] B
  • The Hollies:
    • Evolution [1967] A-
    • Words and Music by Bob Dylan [1969] B-
    • He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother [1970] B
    • Moving Finger [1970] C+
    • Distant Light [1972] C+
    • Romany [1972] C-
    • The Hollies' Greatest Hits [1973] A-
    • Hollies [1974] B-
  • Rupert Holmes:
    • Rupert Holmes [1975] B-
  • Honk:
    • Honk [1974] B-
  • Hope of the States:
    • The Lost Riots [2004] Dud
  • I-Level:
    • I-Level [1983] C+
  • Indigo Girls:
    • Indigo Girls [1989] C-
    • 1200 Curfews [1995] Dud
  • Michael Jackson:
    • Off the Wall [1979] A
    • Thriller [1982] A
    • Bad [1987] B+
    • Dangerous [1991] A-
    • HIStory: Past, Present and Future Book 1 [1995] **
    • Invincible [2001] A-
    • The Music That Inspired the Movie Michael Jackson's This Is It [2009] Choice Cuts
  • The Jacksons:
    • The Jacksons [1976] C+
    • Destiny [1978] B+
    • Triumph [1980] A-
    • Live [1981] B+
    • Victory [1984] B+
  • Jebadiah:
    • Rock 'n' Soul [1978] E
  • Garland Jeffreys:
    • Escape Artist [1981] B+
    • Rock & Roll Adult [1981] B
    • Guts for Love [1983] C+
  • Joan Jett:
    • The Hit List [1990] Dud
  • Joan Jett and the Blackhearts:
    • Up Your Alley [1988] B+
  • Don Johnson:
    • Heartbeat [1986] C+
  • George Jones:
    • The Best of George Jones [1975] B+
    • The Battle [1976] B
    • Alone Again [1976] A-
    • I Wanta Sing [1977] B
    • All-Time Greatest Hits: Volume 1 [1977] A-
    • My Very Special Guests [1979] A-
    • I Am What I Am [1980] A-
    • Still the Same Ole Me [1981] B+
    • Anniversary: Ten Years of Hits [1982] A-
    • Shine On [1983] C+
    • You've Still Got a Place in My Heart [1984] B
    • By Request [1984] B-
    • First Time Live [1985] B
    • Too Wild Too Long [1987] B-
    • Super Hits [1987] B-
    • One Woman Man [1988] B+
    • Friends in High Places [1991] *
  • George Jones & Tammy Wynette:
    • Greatest Hits [1977] A-
    • Greatest Hits Vol. 2 [1992] A-
  • Kaoma:
    • World Beat [1989] C+
  • King Biscuit Boy:
    • King Biscuit Boy [1974] B+
  • The Kinleys:
    • Just Between You and Me [1997] A-
    • II [2000] *
  • Robert Klein:
    • New Teeth [1974] A-
  • Bonnie Koloc:
    • Close-Up [1977] B+
    • Wild and Recluse [1978] B-
  • Korn:
    • Follow the Leader [1998] C
  • Labelle:
    • Nightbirds [1974] A-
    • Phoenix [1975] C
    • Chameleon [1976] B-
  • Miranda Lambert:
    • Kerosene [2005] Choice Cuts
    • The Weight of These Wings [2016] B+
  • Cyndi Lauper:
    • A Night to Remember [1989] C+
    • Hat Full of Stars [1993] Neither
    • Twelve Deadly Cyns [1994] C
  • Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra:
    • Rumba Collection 1992-1997 [1998] Dud
  • Living Colour:
    • Vivid [1988] B
    • Time's Up [1990] A-
    • Biscuits [1991] Choice Cuts
    • Stain [1993] A-
  • Looking Glass:
    • Looking Glass [1972] C-
  • Los Lonely Boys:
    • Los Lonely Boys [2003] C+
  • Louis and the Lovers:
    • Rise [1970] B+
  • Patty Loveless:
    • Classics [1999] Neither
  • Teena Marie:
    • Starchild [1984] B
  • Mashmakhan:
    • Mashmakhan [1971] D
  • Matisyahu:
    • Light [2009] Dud
  • Malcolm McLaren and the Bootzilla Orchestra:
    • Waltz Darling [1989] B
  • Meat Loaf:
    • Bat out of Hell [1978] C-
  • Miami Sound Machine:
    • Primitive Love [1985] B
  • Roger Miller:
    • King of the Road [1992] ***
  • Modest Mouse:
    • The Moon and Antarctica [2000] A-
    • Good News for People Who Love Bad News [2004] A-
    • We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank [2007]
    • No One's First, and You're Next [2009] A-
    • Strangers to Ourselves [2015] ***
  • Molly Hatchet:
    • Flirtin' With Disaster [1979] C+
  • Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman:
    • The Fabled City [2008] Dud
  • Van Morrison:
    • Bang Masters [1991] ***
  • M People:
    • Elegant Slumming [1994] A
    • Bizarre Fruit [1995] A-
    • Testify [1999] **
  • Mtume:
    • Juicy Fruit [1983] B
  • Johnny Nash:
    • I Can See Clearly Now [1972] B
    • My Merry-Go-Round [1973] D+
  • The New York Rock & Roll Ensemble:
    • Faithful Friends [1969] D
  • Ted Nugent:
    • Free-for-All [1976] B-
    • Cat Scratch Fever [1977] B
    • Great Gonzos: The Best of Ted Nugent [1981] B+
  • Oasis:
    • Definitely Maybe [1994] *
    • (What's the Story) Morning Glory? [1995] **
    • Be Here Now [1997] **
    • Standing on the Shoulder of Giants [2000] Neither
  • The Only Ones:
    • Special View [1979] A-
    • Baby's Got a Gun [1980] B+
  • Kelly Osbourne:
    • Shut Up [2002] ***
  • The Johnny Otis Show:
    • Live at Monterey [1971] B+
  • Johnny Paycheck:
    • Greatest Hits [1974] C+
    • Take This Job and Shove It [1978] B-
    • Greatest Hits Volume II [1978] A-
  • Pearl Jam:
    • Ten [1991] **
    • Vitalogy [1994] A-
    • No Code [1996] *
    • Yield [1998] A-
    • Live on Two Legs [1998] **
    • Binaural [2000] *
    • Riot Act [2002] *
  • Phantom Planet:
    • The Guest [2001] Dud
  • Poco:
    • Pickin' Up the Pieces [1969] B
    • Poco [1970] C+
  • Prefab Sprout:
    • Two Wheels Good [1985] B+
  • Finley Quaye:
    • Maverick a Strike [1997] **
    • Vanguard [2001] Neither
  • Rage Against the Machine:
    • Rage Against the Machine [1992] *
    • Evil Empire [1996] A-
    • The Battle of Los Angeles [1999] *
    • Renegades [2000] Neither
  • Shabba Ranks:
    • X-Tra Naked [1992] C+
    • A Mi Shabba [1995] *
  • The Rave-Ups:
    • The Book of Your Regrets [1988] B+
  • Jimmy Ray:
    • Jimmy Ray [1998] Dud
  • Redbone:
    • Redbone [1970] C
  • REO Speedwagon:
    • Hi Infidelity [1980] B-
    • The Hits [1988] C
  • Charlie Rich:
    • The Fabulous Charlie Rich [1970] A-
    • Boss Man [1970] B+
    • The Best of Charlie Rich [1972] A-
    • Behind Closed Doors [1973] B-
    • Very Special Love Songs [1974] D+
  • Minnie Riperton:
    • Perfect Angel [1974] B
  • Roachford:
    • Roachford [1989] B-
  • Sade:
    • Stronger Than Pride [1988] B-
    • Love Deluxe [1992] B-
    • The Best of Sade [1994] *
    • Lovers Rock [2000] Neither
    • Soldier of Love [2010] *
  • Travis Scott:
    • Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight [2016] B+
  • Screaming Trees:
    • Sweet Oblivion [1992] B+
    • Dust [1996] *
  • Shakira:
    • Laundry Service [2001] A-
    • Fijación Oral Vol. 1 [2005]
    • Oral Fixation Vol. 2 [2005]
    • She Wolf [2009] A-
  • Ricky Skaggs:
    • Waitin' for the Sun to Shine [1981] B+
    • Highways and Heartaches [1982] B+
    • Country Boy [1984] B
    • Love's Gonna Get Ya! [1986] B+
  • Sly & the Family Stone:
    • Greatest Hits [1970] A+
    • There's a Riot Goin' On [1971] A+
    • Fresh [1973] A
    • Small Talk [1974] C
    • Heard Ya Missed Me, Well I'm Back [1976] B-
  • Social Distortion:
    • Social Distortion [1990] *
    • Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell [1992] B+
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes:
    • I Don't Want to Go Home [1976] B
  • Space Opera:
    • Space Opera [1973] C+
  • The Spin Doctors:
    • Turn It Upside Down [1994] *
  • Spirit:
    • The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus [1970] B
    • Feedback [1972] B-
    • The Best of Spirit [1973] B+
  • Starcastle:
    • Real to Reel [1978] C
  • Al Stewart:
    • Love Chronicles [1970] B+
  • Sly Stone:
    • High on You [1975] B-
    • Ten Years Too Soon [1979] B-
  • Joe Strummer:
    • Earthquake Weather [1989] C
  • Suicidal Tendencies:
    • Lights . . . Camera . . . Revolution [1990] Choice Cuts
  • Billy Swan:
    • I'm Into Lovin' You [1981] B+
  • Booker T:
    • Evergreen [1974] C+
  • Tenacious D:
    • Tenacious D [2001] C+
  • Joe Tex:
    • Bumps and Bruises [1977] B+
    • Rub Down [1978] B-
  • 'Til Tuesday:
    • Voices Carry [1985] B-
  • The Tourists:
    • Reality Effect [1980] C
  • A Tribe Called Quest:
    • We Got It From Here . . . Thank You 4 Your Service [2016] A+
  • Luther Vandross:
    • Never Too Much [1981] B+
    • Forever, for Always, for Love [1982] B+
    • Busy Body [1983] C+
    • The Night I Fell in Love [1985] B+
    • Give Me the Reason [1986] B
    • Any Love [1988] B-
    • The Best of Luther Vandross . . . the Best of Love [1989] A-
    • Love Power [1991] Neither
    • Never Let Me Go [1993] Neither
    • Greatest Hits [1999] Neither
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble:
    • Texas Flood [1983] B
    • Couldn't Stand the Weather [1984] B+
    • Soul to Soul [1985] B+
    • Live Alive [1986] A-
    • In Step [1989] A-
    • The Sky Is Crying [1991] ***
    • In the Beginning [1992] ***
    • Greatest Hits [1995] A-
    • Live at Carnegie Hall [1997] Neither
  • Vaughan Brothers:
    • Family Style [1990] ***
  • David Wills:
    • Barrooms to Bedrooms [1975] B
  • Will to Power:
    • Journey Home [1990] C
  • Gretchen Wilson:
    • Here for the Party [2004] **
    • All Jacked Up [2005] ***
  • Jackie Wilson:
    • The Jackie Wilson Story: Volume Two [1983] B+
    • The Jackie Wilson Story [1983]
  • Edgar Winter:
    • Entrance [1970] C
    • Edgar Winter's White Trash [1971] C
  • The Edgar Winter Group:
    • They Only Come Out at Night [1972] B
    • Shock Treatment [1974] C+
  • Paul Winter Consort:
    • Icarus [1973] B+
  • Tammy Wynette:
    • Tammy's Greatest Hits [1969]
    • Tammy's Greatest Hits Volume II [1971] B
    • Tammy Wynette's Greatest Hits Volume Three [1975] C+
    • Womanhood [1978] B
    • Just Tammy [1978] B-
    • Greatest Hits Volume 4 [1978] B+
    • Anniversary: Twenty Years of Hits [1987] B-
    • Best Loved Hits [1991] Choice Cuts

Compilations/Soundtracks