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Bibliography Notes: 2010-

These files attempt to list every known Robert Christgau article, in preparation for building a bibliographic database. They are scaffolding: something we use to build on, but not part of the finished structure. Links are provided to the website where articles are available. Entries without links are work-to-be-done. As such, this provides a checklist for adding content to the website.

Most of the original data for these files comes from Joe Yanosik.

Articles [National Arts Journalism Program blog]

2010-03-01 A Critics' Band--And How
2010-03-01 Dallas Cultural Journalists--Don't Let the Bastards Get to Second Base
2010-03-17 Charlie Gillett, 1942-2010
2010-04-12 And It Don't Stop
2010-04-25 Former Editors Perform
2010-05-20 A Trained Musician
2010-05-23 The Rockwrite Word
2010-05-31 Book Publishing Made Easy, 144 Characters at a Time
2010-06-06 Nauseating Is an Adjective
2010-06-08 The Return of Deems Taylor
2010-06-16 An Original
2010-07-02 "End of an Era"?
2010-07-11 An Unruly Collection
2010-07-12 A Bad Day for Bohemians
2010-08-10 The Perils of Criticism: Arcade Fire Edition
2010-08-17 One Bad Apple
2010-08-25 The Only Publication of Its Kind
2010-09-02 Aesthetics in Journalism--and History
2010-09-20 Loving Women and Duran Duran
2010-09-21 For Max Salazar, 1932-2010
2010-10-06 Words to Work By
2010-10-12 Mind-Blowing Yurrup
2010-10-18 Jim Malec, Meet Jackson Blake
2010-11-02 Sheffield Meets Schjeldahl
2010-11-04 Doing the Count
2010-11-19 Best Music Writing Doubleheader
2010-11-24 The Return of Consumer Guide
2010-12-17 Ideas Have Consequences
2010-12-31 Ideas Have Consequences 2
2011-01-10 An Arts Journalist's Useful Perspective
2011-01-28 Commenters' Lament
2011-03-01 EMP Report
2011-04-04 Honoring--and Learning From--Ellen Willis
2011-05-25 Would Running Dog Be OK?
2011-06-21 Beef Marinana a la Gaga
2011-07-13 Justice Versus Just Us
2011-07-19 Cheetah [Hearts] Commentary
2011-07-29 "America's Only Rock'n'Roll Magazine" Is Long Dead
2011-09-08 Christopher Small 1927-2011
2011-11-26 Making a Career of It
2011-12-11 The Future of Best Music Writing

Barnes & Noble Review

2010-01-12 Resuscitations and Business Plans: The Best Albums of 2009
2010-01-12 Robert Christgau's 2009 "Dean's List"
2010-02-08 Smart and Smarter: Vampire Weekend
2010-03-10 The Triumph of the Id: Lil Wayne
2010-05-14 Pops as Pop: Louis Armstrong
2010-06-11 Who Knows It Feels It: Chris Salewicz: Bob Marley: The Untold Story
2010-07-12 Illygirl Steppin Up: M.I.A.: Maya
2010-08-11 Maturity for Modern Kids: The Arcade Fire: The Suburbs
2010-09-16 Ain't That a Shame: Bruce Pegg: Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Times of Chuck Berry, Rick Coleman: Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock 'n' Roll, David Kirby: Little Richard: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll, and Joe Bonomo: Jerry Lee Lewis: Lost and Found
2010-11-18 Estudando Tom Z
2010-12-20 Discovering Teranga
2011-01-12 Live Albums: 2010 year end review
2011-01-12 2010 Dean's List
2011-02-15 Dancing on Her Own: Robyn
2011-03-24 The Righteous Path: Drive-By Truckers
2011-05-04 Sister Oh Sister: Kate and Anna McGarrigle
2011-06-22 Monster Anthems: Lady Gaga
2011-07-20 Making Out Like Gangsters
2011-08-17 Not Fade Away
2011-09-19 Brag Like That: Jay-Z
2011-11-21 Pioneer Days: Ellen Willis, Paul Nelson
2011-12-27 Dark Night of the Quants
2012-01-13 Dad-Rock Makes a Stand
2012-01-13 The Dean's List: Christgau's Best of 2011
2012-02-17 Tough Love: Etta James
2012-03-16 The Many Reasons to Love Wussy
2012-04-30 Preaching Agnosticism (with Laugh Lines): Todd Snider
2012-06-22 Music for Lovers
2012-07-19 Hearing Her Pain: Fiona Apple
2012-08-24 Darkest America
2012-09-10 Derring-Do Scraping By
2012-11-02 The Geek Who Came In From the Cold
2012-12-26 Who's That? Brooown!: Heems, Kool AD
2013-01-14 May the Consensus Have Consequences
2013-01-14 The Dean's List 2012
2013-02-28 They Don't Want to Talk About It
2013-03-15 Richard Hell: The Thrill-Seeking Years
2013-05-22 Voices From a Desert War
2013-06-17 Give the Drummer Some
2013-08-01 Gypsy Is His Autopilot: Gogol Bordello
2013-08-27 Tell All
2013-09-11 No Hitting: Norman Rush
2013-11-13 The Cynic and the Bloke: Donald Fagen, Rod Stewart
2013-12-27 Unruly Reading
2014-01-24 The Consensus Has Consequences
2014-01-24 The 2013 Dean's List
2014-04-02 They Bet Your Life: books on hedge funds
2014-04-25 More Generous Than That: Willy Vlautin novels
2014-07-24 Anti-Rockism's Hall of Fame: Bob Stanley: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
2014-12-06 Spotlight on the Queen: Aretha Franklin
2015-03-10 Excuses, Excuses: The 2014 Dean's List
2015-07-15 The Country of Ice Cream Star, by Sandra Newman: book review
2015-11-11 Mapping the Earworm's Genome
2016-01-13 Lives Saved, Lives Lost
2016-07-26 1966: The Year the Decade Exploded, by Jon Savage
2016-10-19 The Realest Thing You've Ever Seen: Bruce Springsteen
2017-06-17 With a God on His Side: Terry Eagleton

The Believer

2010-07 Robert Forster: interview


2013-05-11 George Jones: All-American Genius: obituary
2013-07-13 Tommy Ramone, Mysterious Heart of the Ramones
2014-06 Ornette Coleman Prospect Park June 12, 2014
2014-07-15 In It for the Art: Jason Derulo
2014-08-22 'Get On Up': Putting James Brown's Music First
2014-09-16 Iggy Azalea's 'New Classic' Is Plenty Authentic--and Damn Good to Boot

Cincinnati Magazine

2014-05-06 Wussy: Battle Cries & Butterflies

The Criterion Collection

2016-10-07 Stranger Songs: The Music of Leonard Cohen in McCabe & Mrs. Miller


2013-09-17 Remembering Marshall Berman


2014-09-10 Expert Witness: The Story Till Now
2014-09-12 Atmosphere / The Roots / Homeboy Sandman / Open Mike Eagle
2014-09-19 Shaver / Billy Joe Shaver / Johnny Cash / Willie Nelson / John Hiatt / All My Friends/Hard Working Americans
2014-09-26 Road to Jajouka / Hassan Hakmoun / Rough Guide to the Music of The Sahara / Tinariwen / Bambara Mystic Soul / Oumar Konate/ Rough Guide to Mali / Rough Guide to Arabic Caf / 1970's Algeria / Rough Guide to Palestine / Orchestra National de Mauritanie / Wayo
2014-10-03 Lee Ranaldo and the Dust / The Dismemberment Plan / The New Pornographers / Spoon / Arcade Fire / The Hold Steady
2014-10-10 Young Thug / Migos / Future / Rich Gang / Gucci Mane
2014-10-17 Jason Derulo / Chromeo / Pharrell / Cherub / will.i.am / Prince
2014-10-24 Baseball Project / Hamell on Trial / Richmond Fontaine / Delines / Stick Against Stone / Ry Cooder / Modern Baseball
2014-10-31 Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band / Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga / Leonard Cohen
2014-11-07 Coathangers / Chumped / Parkay Quarts / Parquet Courts / Cloud Nothings / Half Japanese / Typefighter / Wire / Oblivians / Sunwolf / Swearin'
2014-11-14 Jerry Lee Lewis / Brandy Clark / Jenny Lewis
2014-11-21 Coathangers / Chumped / Parkay Quarts / Parquet Courts / Cloud Nothings / Half Japanese / Typefighter / Wire / Oblivians / Sunwolf / Swearin'
2014-11-28 Angaleena Presley / Laura Cantrell / Lucinda Williams / Jenny Scheinman / Lee Ann Womack / Nikki Lane / Rosanne Cash / Sunny Sweeney / Brad Paisley
2014-12-05 Sam Cooke / Aretha Franklin / The Flaming Lips / Bette Midler / James Brown
2014-12-12 Wussy / Miranda Lambert / Withered Hand / Drive-By Truckers
2014-12-19 Old 97's / Amy LaVere / Bob Dylan in the 80s / Link of Chain / Robert Randolph and the Family Band / Jason Isbell / Mavis Staples / Grant Peeples / Valerie June / Hard Working Americans / Otis Taylor / Thomas Anderson / John Murry / Defibulators
2014-12-26 Azealia Banks / Iggy Azalea / Wu-Tang Clan / Nicki Minaj / Lecrae / Buck 65 / Tricky / Big Sean / T.I. / Freddie Gibbs and Madlib /Run the Jewels / Earl Sweatshirt / Ghostface Killah
2015-01-02 Beyonc / D'Angelo
2015-01-09 Kool A.D. / Kool & Kass
2015-01-16 Company Freak / Bushwick Gospel Singers / Roy Nathanson's Sotto Voce / Chris Butler
2015-01-23 Golem / Lily Allen / Toni Braxton & Babyface / Mary J. Blige / Jonathan Richman / Keyshia Cole / Derek Senn
2015-01-30 Burial / Steve Reich / Boozoo Bajou / Khun Narin Electric Phin Band / Jaipur Kawa Brass Band / Oneohtrix Point Never / Moody Good / Philip Glass Remixed / Flying Lotus / Sunmonx / Skrillex / Sam Shalabi
2015-02-06 Taylor Swift / Shakira / Katy B / Tove Lo / Haim / Lorde / Sia
2015-02-13 Sleater-Kinney / tUnE-yArDs / TV on the Radio / The National / Thurston Moore / St. Vincent
2015-02-20 Ex Hex / Allo Darlin' / Alvvays / Shilpa Ray / Courtney Barnett / Girlpool / Potty Mouth
2015-02-27 Willie Nelson and Sister Bobbie / Ladysmith Black Mambazo / Loudon Wainwright III / David Greenberger & Dozens / Chuck E. Weiss / Oscar Brown Jr. & Maggie Brown / Willie Nelson / Scott Ramminger
2015-03-06 Kate Tempest / Wormburner / Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott / Pet Shop Boys
2015-03-13 Angola Soundtrack 2 / Aby Ngana Diop / Ata Kak / Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako / Rough Guide to the Best African Music You've Never Heard / Monoswezi / Lala Njava / Dieuf Dieul de Thies / Alpha Blondy / Afrobeat Airways / Seun Kuti / William Onyeabor / Mark Ernestus
2015-03-20 Heems / Lupe Fiasco / Sisyphus / DJ Rashad / Common / Serengeti
2015-03-27 The Paranoid Style / The Close Readers
2015-04-03 Kendrick Lamar / Rae Sremmurd / Drake / Far East Movement / J Cole
2015-04-10 James McMurtry / Terry Allen / Gurf Morlix
2015-04-17 Courtney Barnett / Nellie McKay
2015-04-24 Sunny Sweeney / Sturgill Simpson / Steve Earle / Corb Lund
2015-04-01 Huey "Piano" Smith / James Booker / Crackin' the Cosimo Code
2015-05-08 Young Fathers / White Mandingos / Death Grips
2015-05-15 Cracker / The Mountain Goats / Sun Kil Moon / Modest Mouse / Clem Snide / Mac McCaughan
2015-05-22 Tamikrest / Imarhan Timbuktu
2015-05-29 Parkay Quarts / Slutever / Wire / White Lung / Total Babes / Spider Bags

MSN Music

Does not include Expert Witness posts, which typically occurred every Tuesday and Friday, except for those which were spun off into separate articles. The Expert Witness posts are collected monthly under the Consumer Guide directory, with links to the originals and voluminous commentary under each entry.

2010-01 Consumer Guide
2010-02 Consumer Guide
2010-03 Consumer Guide
2010-04 Consumer Guide
2010-05 Consumer Guide
2010-06 Consumer Guide
2010-07 Consumer Guide
2010-07-27 Split Decision: MIA's Hard Festival Trial
2010-08-09 Robyn: Dancing Into Rock
2010-10-07 Z Theory: A Brazilian Original: Tom Z
2010-11-12 Miranda Lambert: Beyond Nashville
2010-11-22 Kings of Leon: Fighting for the Right to Rule Arenas
2011-01-01 Dakar Diary: Journey to the Capital of African Pop
2011-01-07 Dakar Diary Part II: Journey to the Capital of African Pop
2011-03-16 Lucinda Williams: Faith Restored
2011-04-15 TV on the Radio: Rocking Out at Radio City
2011-05-16 A Tribute to Kate McGarrigle
2011-06-09 Tammy Faye Starlite: Channeling Nico
2011-07-25 Tom Z Live: An Elfin Triumph
2011-08-13 Fountains of Wayne: Tender Behind the Tartness
2011-09-19 Teddybears Live: Not So Cuddly
2011-12-09 The Roots: A Righteous Live 'undun' Preview
2012-03-29 Cloud Nothings: Touched by Grace
2012-04-06 Wild Flag: Indie Vets' Triumphant Second Act
2012-04-17 Dr. John in Brooklyn
2012-05-22 Loudon Wainwright III Live: Family Affairs
2012-07-30 Singing Along With Bruce: Bruce Springsteen
2012-10-19 Staff Benda Bilili Stand Up, and Out, on Their First U.S. Tour
2012-10-27 Saint Etienne at Webster Hall
2012-12-11 I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen: book review
2012-12-14 The John Lennon Letters: book review
2012-12-20 Leonard Cohen: Spirit, flesh and imperfect perfection
2013-03-01 Respect Yourself: Kendrick Lamar's Standing-Room Only Roseland Show
2013-03-04 The Allman Brothers; Shining at the Beacon
2013-04-01 Kate Nash at the Bowery Ballroom: Trading Pop for Punk
2013-06-15 Pussy Riot: Fear, freedom and punk art in Putin's Russia
2013-06-21 Louis Armstrong House Museum
2013-08-09 Turn Around Bright Eyes: Rob Sheffield
2013-09-18 Elvis Costello and the Roots Pump It Up
2013-09-24 Kansas City Lightning: Stanley Crouch
2013-09-27 Afropop on Stage

New York Times

2011-06-24 Hsker D's Propulsive Liberation: Bob Mould/Michael Azerrad: See a Little Light; Andrew Earles: Hsker D
2011-11-25 Enthusiasms: Jonathan Lethem: The Ecstasy of Influence
2011-12-02 The Rock Days of Disco: Nile Rodgers: Le Freak
2012-10-26 Rock Opera: Pete Townshend: Who Am I


2016-01-15 Robert Christgau Remembers Six Ways 70s Bowie Changed Culture Forever
2016-03-04 '1999' to Infinity: Robert Christgau Remembers Prince
2016-11-14 Our Man, the Sophisticate: Robert Christgau Remembers Leonard Cohen


2011-04-26 Poly Styrene, Punk Pioneer, Dies at 53

Rolling Stone

2013-12-04 The Lost World of 'Llewyn Davis': Christgau on the Coen Brothers: Inside Llewyn Davis


2013-10-24 Omar Souleyman's Intense, ?Swooning 'Wenu Wenu' Brings Dabke to the Club-Kid Masses
2013-10-27 Toesucker Blues: Robert Christgau\'s Farewell Salute to Lou Reed
2014-03-19 Bob Dylan in the '80s Tribute Comp Gives a Maligned Era the Respect It Deserves

Village Voice

2016-10-11 Confessions of a Hillary Supporter
2016-11-15 Robert Christgau on the End of the World
2016-11-30 Country Music's Most Unassuming Genius: Lori McKenna
2016-12-07 In His Expansive New Novel, Michael Chabon Blures the Line Between Fact and Fiction
2016-12-27 The Music We Missed in 2016: Tanya Tagaq
2017-01-11 Antifolk Singer Jinx Lennon: 'I'm About Fucking Uplifting People'
2017-03-14 How Jens Lekman Got His Groove Back
2017-05-10 Songs of Love and War: Syria's Omar Souleyman
2017-10-27 Fats Domino: Born to Please
2018-01-22 Personal, Political and Otherwise: King Kendrick Rules Jazz & Jop
2011-04-22 Mekons: Fear and Whiskey
2011-04-22 Moby: Play
2011-04-22 Mighty Sparrow: Volume 1
2011-04-22 Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe: Kedu