Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Skeleton Key

  • Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon [Capitol, 1997] **
  • Obtanium [Ipecac, 2002] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Fantastic Spikes Through Balloon [Capitol, 1997]
steam-driven dissonance down a blooze-based groove ("Nod Off," "The World's Most Famous Undertaker") **

Obtanium [Ipecac, 2002]
get off on running a scrap-metal bottleneck right across a song's clavicle ("Sawdust," "Kerosene") ***