Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

Consumer Guide:
  User's Guide
  Grades 1990-
  Grades 1969-89
  And It Don't Stop
  Book Reports
  Is It Still Good to Ya?
  Going Into the City
  Consumer Guide: 90s
  Grown Up All Wrong
  Consumer Guide: 80s
  Consumer Guide: 70s
  Any Old Way You Choose It
  Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Xgau Sez
  And It Don't Stop
  CG Columns
  Rock&Roll& [new]
  Rock&Roll& [old]
  Music Essays
  Music Reviews
  Book Reviews
  NAJP Blog
  Rolling Stone
  Video Reviews
  Pazz & Jop
Web Site:
  Site Map
  What's New?
Carola Dibbell:
  Carola's Website
CG Search:
Google Search:

Change Log

Update: 2015-08-21

  • Long-awaited database update includes all CGs published at Cuepoint/Medium (ended May 29, 2015). Stubs are provided for first two weeks of Expert Witness at Noisey.
  • Rolls up whatever new or rediscovered pieces have appeared since the last update. (I don't have a list, but I don't think there's been much.)
  • Added stubs for records in Dean's Lists not in database.
  • Changed stylesheet for Carola Dibbell's corner, to make it more consistent with her proper website.
  • Added "Venues" section to menu. This allows you (not to mention me) to go directly to indexes on other websites which publish Christgau's work (currently just Noisey; BN Review and NPR could be added if they become more active).
  • Fixed some confusion with the menu Twitter button.
  • Note: Although there had been no formal update since October 2014, a number of articles and pages had been uploaded individually -- e.g., the book page for Going Into the City (which now has a Table of Contents and some more recent review links).
  • The news feed now has links for "Most Recent," "More Recent," and "More Ancient" -- terms I hope are self-explanatory. (No easy way to jump directly to "Most Ancient," unless you just plug an "?sk=N" onto the URI, where N is currently 360 -- the notices go back to 2006.) The chunksize is still hardwired at 20.

Update: 2014-10-03

Update: 2014-02-12

Update: 2013-06-22

Update: 2012-12-28

Update: 2012-07-15

Update: 2012-05-06

Update: 2012-02-09

Update: 2011-12-14

Update: 2011-08-10

Update: 2011-05-28

Update: 2011-03-08

Old Changelog