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Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau appears in the following:

A Tuneful Conversation With A Sometimes-Distant God

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dan Willson drifted away from the Jehovah's Witnesses as a teenager. His second album as Withered Hand finds him at loose ends with his religious faith — not lost so much as spiritually dislocated.

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Album Review: 'English Oceans,' By Drive-By Truckers

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Music critic Robert Christgau says it has been six years since Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers put out a great album. That wait ends this week with the release of the excellent English Oceans.

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Sam Baker's 'Say Grace' Is At Once Beautiful And Broken

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Austin singer-songwriter's latest album is his fourth since he started making them in 2004, at age 50. Critic Robert Christgau says Baker's backstory, which includes surviving a terrorist attack, "must be told."

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Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths

Monday, May 20, 2013

As The Uncluded, the two cancel each other's weaknesses — Dawson gains heft, while Aesop Rock lightens up. Critic Robert Christgau says the collaborative album is almost like two halves of a whole.

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Marc Ribot Isn't Trying To Comfort Anyone

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Marc Ribot has spent nearly three decades as a guitarist on the margins. Critic Robert Christgau explains why Ribot's new hard-rock album with Ceramic Dog ranks among his most daring pieces of music.

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Jonny Fritz: A Country Jester Gets Personal

Thursday, April 25, 2013

On his new album, Dad Country, the Nashville singer-songwriter emerges from behind the moniker Jonny Corndawg to reveal a more serious side. In several songs on the new record, he draws on a year he spent trying to salvage a relationship.

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The Year in Music Writing

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More than two dozen stories are included in this year's "Best Music Writing" anthology. Among them: Novelist Jonathan Lethem’s in-depth portrait of the legendary James Brown and Pitchfork Media writer Nitsuh Abebe's profile of indie hero Daniel Johnston. We’ll talk with Lethem, Abebe, and the book's guest editor, rock critic ...

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