Robert Christgau

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Ariana Grande's Garden of Sonic Delights

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Grande's 'Sweetener' and 'thank u, next,' Robyn's 'Honey,' and albums from Dana Gordon and Amber Mark.
Robert Christgau
3.25.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Carsie Blanton's Unabashed Politics

The Dean of American Rock critics also discusses albums from The Paranoid Style, Caroline Rose, The Regrettes, and The Rails.
Robert Christgau
2.25.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Jazz-Rock Staple Harriet Tubman

The Dean takes a trip around the world this week, reviewing albums from Brazil's Thiago Nassif, New Orleans' Hot 8 Brass Band, and Haiti's RAM.
Robert Christgau
2.19.19
Essays

Why It's Still Good to Me: Robert Christgau Reflects on a Half Century of Rock Criticism

The critic's new book 'Is It Still Good to Ya?' is out now.
Robert Christgau
11.7.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on SOPHIE's Sweet Clarity

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews SOPHIE's 'Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides,' Beats Antique's 'Shadowbox,' DJ Koze's 'Knock Knock,' and Allen Ravenstine's 'Waiting for the Bomb.'
Robert Christgau
7.23.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on G.O.O.D Music's Good (and Less Good) Music

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews Pusha T's 'Daytona,' Tierra Whack's 'Whack World,' Kanye West & Kid Cudi's 'Kids See Ghosts,' West's solo 'Ye,' and more.
Robert Christgau
7.13.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Bold Pop of Janelle Monáe and Perfume Genius

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'Dirty Computer' and 'No Shape' before sifting through recent records by Taylor Swift, Pink, Sam Smith, Kesha, Lana Del Rey, and Miguel.
Robert Christgau
6.4.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Genius of Thelonious Monk

The Dean reviews MAST's 'Thelonious Sphere Monk,' Monk's own 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960,' and Ornette Coleman's 'Ornette at 12/Crisis.'
Robert Christgau
3.26.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on 'The Bob's Burgers Music Album' as Avant-Garde Art

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews the Fox cartoon's 112-track compilation album and finds something not entirely unmusical.
Robert Christgau
8.14.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Thoughts on a Fucked Up Genius: Robert Christgau Reviews Chuck Berry

The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on the late rock 'n' roll pioneer's 'Chuck' and 'The Definitive Collection.'
Robert Christgau
6.12.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Ice T Spits Civil War, Matt North Sings Nashville, and Everyone Else Plays Chuck Berry

Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, also takes on a new record from Zeal & Ardor.
Robert Christgau
4.24.17
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The New Pornographers Soar and Conor Oberst Grows Up: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean of American Rock Critics takes on The New Pornographers' 'Whiteout Conditions' and Oberst's 'Salutations.'
Robert Christgau
4.10.17
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