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Pioneer Days

Pioneer Days

Two of rock’s greatest critics, and why they moved on.

Posted by × November 25, 2011 ×

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Brag Like That

Brag Like That

Arrogance—and mastery—in the rhymes of Jay-Z and Kanye West.

Posted by × September 19, 2011 ×

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Not Fade Away

Not Fade Away

Mining the past for musical pleasures that offer more than than nostalgia.

Posted by × August 17, 2011 ×

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Making Out Like Gangsters

Making Out Like Gangsters

Four new books explore the nexus of business, crime, and the making of popular music.

Posted by × July 22, 2011 ×

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Monster Anthems

Monster Anthems

Behind Lady Gaga’s postmodern spectacle, a voice of surprising power.

Posted by × June 22, 2011 ×

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Sister Oh Sister

Sister Oh Sister

A newreissue of early recordings reveals a heartbreaking work of sibling genius.

Posted by × May 5, 2011 ×

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The Righteous Path

The Righteous Path

TheSouthern songcraft of the Drive-By Truckers keeps a steady hand on the wheel.Robert Christgau listens to Go-Go Boots.

Posted by × March 24, 2011 ×

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Dancing on Her Own

Dancing on Her Own

RobertChristgau gets moved by Swedish pop star Robyn’s infectious beats andpugnacious lyrics.

Posted by × February 16, 2011 ×

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The Dean’s List: Christgau’s Best of 2010

The Dean’s List: Christgau’s Best of 2010

A critic’s rundown of a year in pop music.

Posted by × January 14, 2011 ×

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Discovering Teranga

Discovering Teranga

Avisit to Dakar in pursuit of Senegal’s musical treasures.

Posted by × December 20, 2010 ×

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Estudando Tom Zé

Estudando Tom Zé

Whythe world needs to know about Brazil’s mad musical genius, Tom Zé.

Posted by × November 19, 2010 ×

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Ain’t That a Shame

Ain’t That a Shame

Four biographies of rock’n’roll greats try to place music legend in the world of documentable fact.

Posted by × September 16, 2010 ×

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Maturity for Modern Kids

Maturity for Modern Kids

The grown-up anthems of Arcade Fire.

Posted by × August 12, 2010 ×

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Illygirl Steppin Up

Illygirl Steppin Up

The boundary-eroding music of M.I.A. mashes the personal and the political with toughness, wit, and beats.

Posted by × July 12, 2010 ×

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Who Knows It Feels It

Who Knows It Feels It

Before Bob Marley was a visionary and culture hero, he was a musician.

Posted by × June 11, 2010 ×