Expert Witness


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 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 '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 Takes on Mitski's Disquieting Angst

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.


Robert Christgau on the Desperation of Ezra Furman and Car Seat Headrest

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.'


Robert Christgau on Matt Berninger's Depressive Tendencies

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.'


Robert Christgau on Lorde, Amber Coffman, and Bleachers

The dean on some of this spring's biggest pop releases.


Rap’s Early 2017 Victory: Robert Christgau on Kendrick Lamar, Migos, and Future

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.


American Teens, American Dreams: Robert Christgau on Khalid and Kevin Abstract

The Dean also takes on new records from Sampha and Kingdom.


The Western Sahara Isn't Big Enough: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean takes on records from Orchestra Baobab, Tinariwen, and the late Mariem Hassan.


Stephin Merritt's Exceptional Life and Janet Weiss's Genius: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean takes on The Magnetic Fields' 50-song memoir, Craig Finn's American heroes, and Sleater-Kinney's latest live offering.