Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
"It's been a while since a new power-pop machine has operated at this pitch of tuneful intensity."
The Dean of American Rock Critics also digs into collections by the Yawpers, Martin Frawley, and Fred Thomas.
The Dean of American rock critics takes on a new album from the reggae lifer, as well as releases by Tanya Tagaq and Sneaks.
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.
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.'
"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."
"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."
The Dean of American Rock Critics also takes on albums from Hama Sankare, Gato Preto, and Bombino.
The Dean of American rock critics also reviews albums from Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis.