Sacrelicious: Sacred Rock Cows slain by Robert Christgau

The long-hailed “Dean of American Rock Critics”, Robert Chrisgau’s signature capsule reviews ruled the music pages of the venerable Village Voice from 1969 till his unsacrimonious firing in 2006. Sure, the paper was downsizing at the time following a corporate buyout, but see if you can spot another reason Chrisgau might have gotten the ax after reading these ice-cold treatments of much-loved albums…

(All have been lifted from Robert Chrisgau’s awesomely 8-bit homepage. Be sure to check out the guide to the grades.  No disrespect intended. There’s plenty on the site I agree with…)


Bon Iver:

Grizzly Bear:

Fleet Foxes:

The Flaming Lips:

Panda Bear:

Neutral Milk Hotel:

David Crosby (I’d be more offended if this made any sense):

Led Zeppelin:

George Harrison:


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