"It's been a while since a new power-pop machine has operated at this pitch of tuneful intensity."
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.
"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."
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Mitski's 'Be the Cowboy,' Soccer Mommy's 'Clean,' Adrianne Lenker's 'Abysskiss,' and Nice As Fuck's self-titled effort.
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews recent indie rock standouts like Furman's 'Transangelic Exodus' and Car Seat Headrest's re-recorded 'Twin Fantasy.'
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews The National's 'Sleep Well Beast,' Deer Tick's 'Vol. 2,' and The Paranoid Style's 'Underworld U.S.A.'
The dean on some of this spring's biggest pop releases.
It would be silly to deny how good this music sounds.
Ice T Spits Civil War, Matt North Sings Nashville, and Everyone Else Plays Chuck Berry: Expert Witness With Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, also takes on a new record from Zeal & Ardor.
The Dean also takes on new records from Sampha and Kingdom.
The Dean takes on records from Orchestra Baobab, Tinariwen, and the late Mariem Hassan.
The Dean takes on The Magnetic Fields' 50-song memoir, Craig Finn's American heroes, and Sleater-Kinney's latest live offering.