Robert Christgau Reviews Nicki Minaj's 'Queen'
The Dean of American Rock critics also takes on albums from Desaparecidos, Mekons, Better Oblivion Community Center, and more.
Robert Christgau Reviews Charly Bliss' 'Young Enough'
"It's been a while since a new power-pop machine has operated at this pitch of tuneful intensity."
Robert Christgau on Lizzo's Casual Confidence
The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on Lizzo's 'Cuz I Love You' and Kevin Abstract's 'Arizona Baby.'
Robert Christgau on Vampire Weekend's Puzzlers and Big Thief's Minor Miracles
The Dean of American Rock Critics also digs into collections by the Yawpers, Martin Frawley, and Fred Thomas.
Robert Christgau Reviews Dub Master Lee 'Scratch' Perry
The Dean of American rock critics takes on a new album from the reggae lifer, as well as releases by Tanya Tagaq and Sneaks.
Robert Christgau Reviews Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba's 'Miri'
The master picker and tinkerer of Mali's ngoni lute can rock out with any desert Hendrix. But on 'Miri' he abandons the amplifiers and record his most purely listenable album.
Robert Christgau Reviews Quelle Chris' Crisis Raps
The Dean of American Rock Critics also offers his take on a pair of records by alt-rap mainstays Epic Beard Men.
Robert Christgau Reviews Music From Priests and the Coathangers
The Dean of American Rock Critics also takes on Camp Cope's 'How to Socialise and Make Friends' and Ex Hex's 'It's Real.'
Robert Christgau Reviews 'Springsteen on Broadway'
"Its aim is to simultaneously depict and demythologize the Jersey shore and poke major holes in an authenticity it reconceives at a truer level of complexity."
Robert Christgau Reviews Billie Eilish's Teen Goth Angst
"Seldom catchy in any conventional sense, every one of these 14 tracks entices the ear anyway, from "Bad Guy"'s "duh"s to "Xanny"'s blown speaker cone."
Robert Christgau on Khalid's Textured Anxiety
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Khalid's 'Free Spirit' and 'Suncity,' as well as recent albums from 6LACK, Kyle, and Fat Tony.
Robert Christgau Reviews Salif Keita's 'Un Autre Blanc'
The Dean of American Rock Critics also takes on albums from Hama Sankare, Gato Preto, and Bombino.