Robert Christgau appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Amy LaVere sings in a sweet soprano, but her lyrics are anything but sweet. Robert Christgau reviews her new album, Runaway's Diary.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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 ...