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."
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.