Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Here Comes Inspiration [A&M, 1974] B-

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Here Comes Inspiration [A&M, 1974]
Does a fellow as bright and successful as this pudgy eccentric, who once boasted that he looked like a gym teacher from Bryn Mawr, have a right to revel in sentimentality? Maybe. Because unlike the people who make hit singles out of his songs (the Carpenters, Three Dog Night, etc.) he makes it sound as if reveling is fun. B-

Further Notes:

Distinctions Not Cost-Effective [1970s]: The best thing he ever did in his life was to say he looked like a gym teacher from Bryn Mawr.

Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies [1990s]