Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Howe Gelb

  • 'Sno Angel Like You [Thrill Jockey, 2006] ***
  • Future Standards [Fire, 2017] ***

Consumer Guide Reviews:

'Sno Angel Like You [Thrill Jockey, 2006]
Finally the influence reverses, providing Uncle Neil the chorus idea for his own 2006 album, only this one's about love in the desert or something ("Get to Leave," "That's How Things Get Done"). ***

Future Standards [Fire, 2017]
With the sand running out on his atmospheric alt-country, he shifts to cocktail piano--effortlessly, or so he makes it seem ("Terribly So," "Relevant") ***