Going underground with movies and the Velvets, saying yes to sampling and no to Sidney Bechet and the War on Drugs, and putting "Brown Sugar" out to pa…
Robert Christgau
Music from Morocco, Senegal, Kingston (Jamaica and New York), Minneapolis, and Omaha, Nebraska. Plus rhyme as analysis and rhyme as meaning, and Taylor…
Robert Christgau
Sixty-seven years of love lessons
Robert Christgau
Dale Cockrell, "Everybody’s Doin’ It: Sex, Music, and Dance in New York 1840-1917" (2019, 270 pp.)
Robert Christgau
The art of storytelling and album covers. Also: consensus meters, epic curation, and a protest playlist.
Robert Christgau
Gender defiant hip-hop, environmental hip-hop, and free-form hip-hop. Plus: enraged guitar chanters get philosophical, Christmas songs get sad, and the…
Robert Christgau
On the first rock critic Secretary of State
Robert Christgau
Some thoughts on family, work, dancing, and the permanent-collection CDs that come out at mealtime. Also: country songs about systematic oppression & s…
Robert Christgau
Voices of compassion and complexity from Philly, Brooklyn and Nashville. Plus a proudly biracial genius who invented his own jazz language and Thelonio…
Robert Christgau
Luc Sante's "Maybe the People Would Be the Times" 
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Streamed lectures and streamed music, the jazz apple and the rock orange, the enduring skippability of "Oar," the Lion King vs. the Black Panther, and …
Robert Christgau
Citizens — of the South, of Africa, of Jamaica, of California, of Strong Island — telling the world how much their lives matter
Robert Christgau