Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Fantastic Damage [Def Jux, 2002] *
  • I'll Sleep When You're Dead [Def Jux, 2007] **
  • Cancer4Cure [Fat Possum, 2012] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Fantastic Damage [Def Jux, 2002]
dystopia is hard, and El Producto will flog you with it if he has to ("Stepfather Factory," "Tuned Mass Damper") *

I'll Sleep When You're Dead [Def Jux, 2007]
Still the past master of the acerbic beat ("Up All Night," "Tasmanian Pain Coaster"). **

Cancer4Cure [Fat Possum, 2012]
Loathing this fearsome gets kitschy fast unless it cops to caricature or abjures surreal overstatment--which latter his least austere album does sometimes ("The Jig Is Up," "Drones Over Bklyn") ***