Reviews

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

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
13 hours ago
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Robert Christgau Reviews Quelle Chris' Crisis Raps

The Dean of American Rock Critics also offers his take on a pair of records by alt-rap mainstays Epic Beard Men.
Robert Christgau
5.17.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau Reviews Music From Priests and the Coathangers

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.'
Robert Christgau
5.10.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

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
5.3.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau Reviews Billie Eilish's Teen Goth Angst

"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."
Robert Christgau
4.26.19
Reviews

Work Is Hell and the Dark Comedy 'Yuppie Psycho' Revels in It

Come work at Sintracorp! The coffee is awful, the workplace is toxic, and you don't really have much choice.
Danielle Riendeau
4.26.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Stella Donnelly's Musical Encyclopedia of Assholes

The Dean of American rock critics also reviews albums from Sharon Van Etten and Jenny Lewis.
Robert Christgau
4.5.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Pedro The Lion's Return

"But on his first Pedro the Lion record since 2004, recollections of his Arizona boyhood are marked by a forgiveness that testifies to his spiritual development."
Robert Christgau
3.29.19
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Netflix's ‘Love, Death, and Robots’ Is Everything ‘Black Mirror’ Isn’t

David Fincher's new series favors visual style and ridiculous concepts over Black Mirror's critical societal commentary.
Rob Dozier
3.29.19
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'Captain Marvel' Shows How the Culture War Is Making User Reviews Useless

Rotten Tomatoes had to make changes to audience rating functionality following a review-bombing campaign against the film.
Samantha Cole
3.11.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Aesop Rock and Tobacco's Funny Collab, 'Malibu Ken'

Plus, the Dean of American Rock Critics reviews three albums from Chicago rapper Serengeti and one from MC Frontalot.
Robert Christgau
3.8.19
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Yelp Drama Ensues After Restaurant Owner Posts R. Kelly's Bail

As of this morning, Yelp has deleted several negative reviews of Love on the Blu.
Bettina Makalintal
2.28.19
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