Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Added several months of recent files to the website (many still under time lock). Also collected all of Christgau's NAJP Articles blog posts, including comments. Did not update the Consumer Guide database.

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Robert Christgau has returned to writing his Expert Witness blog, now at Cuepoint, the music publication of Medium:

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Robert Christgau will be writing a monthly column at Billboard. The first column, plus an obituary, have been published:

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Website Update

Updated the website today. It now includes consumer guide entries for all Expert Witness reviews, plus articles up to the current date, plus a few golden oldies. For details, see Changelog.

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This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Odds and Ends 037:
    • Afuche: Highly Publicized Digital Boxing Match (Cuneiform '11) ***
    • Sun City Girls: Funeral Mariachi (Abduction '10) ***
    • Ben Folds/Nick Hornby: Lonely Avenue (Nonesuch '10) ***
    • Jenny Owen Youngs: An Unwavering Band of Light (self-released '12) **
    • The Wailing Wall: The Low Hanging Fruit (JDub '10) **
    • Ashton Shepherd: Where Country Grows (MCA Nashville '11) **
    • The Superions: Destination . . . Christmas! (Fanatic '10) **
    • Toby Keith: Clancy's Tavern (Show Dog/Universal '11) *
This Week in Expert Witness

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These, by the way, are the last posts scheduled to appear in the Expert Witness blog at MSN Music.

This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Odds and Ends 036:
    • Femi Kuti: No Place for My Dream (Knitting Factory) ***
    • Nona Hendryx: Mutatis Mutandis (Righteous Babe) ***
    • Firewater: International Orange! (Bloodshot) **
    • Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses): The Low Highway (New West) **
    • Kobo Town: Jumble in the Jukebox (Cumbancha) **
    • Roger Knox and the Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Stranger in My Land (Bloodshot) *
    • 121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief (Columbia) *
    • Frank Turner: England Keep My Bones (Xtra Mile/Epitaph) *
  • Nuggets/Flamin Groovies:
    • Nuggets (Rhino) A-
    • Flamin Groovies: Supersnazz (CBS Special Products '90) A

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Christgau also wrote a note on the late Marshall Berman, published in Dissent.

Christgau also wrote the following notice in the comment section of the Expert Witness blog:

Just woke up so I won't go into too much detail at the moment, but now I can make it official. As rumored, Expert Witness will be no more at MSN as of October 1. As I understand it, Microsoft is shutting down the entire MSN freelance arts operation at that time, including its film coverage, where the estimable Glenn Kenny has done so much good work, as well as my music colleagues Maura Johnston, Alan Light, and the other bloggers. I got this news 12 days ago, at which time I'd stockpiled enough reviews to get me through my last scheduled post on September 27, and since I do write for money stopped all CG-style writing at that time. I'll have more to say in the hours and days to come, but that's the nub of it. Thanks to all who comment here and all who lurk and all who never look at the comments because in the online world that's usually such a waste of time, as it has never been here.

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