Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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  • Chubbed Up + [Ipecac, 2014] ***
  • Key Markets [Harbinger, 2015] *
  • T.C.R. [Rough Trade EP, 2016] ***
  • Spare Ribs [Rough Trade, 2021] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Chubbed Up + [Ipecac, 2014]
Hating the class system and making it sound like hating everything ("Pubic Hair Ltd," "Jobseeker") ***

Key Markets [Harbinger, 2015]
The message being that only those ready to give up the transient pleasure of a good tune are ready to confront the meaninglessness of their neoliberal-capitalist lives ("Giddy on the Ciggies," "Face to Faces") *

T.C.R. [Rough Trade EP, 2016]
The unrelenting futility of life in five unrelentingly tuneless tunes ("Britain Thirst," "I Can Tell") ***

Spare Ribs [Rough Trade, 2021]
Spare ribs as in women, who aren't the only thing here to soften Jason Williamson's unrelenting leftism without compromising it but are definitely the juiciest, particularly the duo's great gift to the world Billy Nomates ("Mork n Mindy," "Spare Ribs") ***