Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Shout Out Louds

  • Howl Howl Gaff Gaff [Capitol, 2005] *
  • Combines [Capitol, 2006] Dud
  • Work [Merge, 2010] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Howl Howl Gaff Gaff [Capitol, 2005]
Note that in nominally socialist Sweden, simple pop emotions remain a spiritual possibility ("The Comeback," "Very Loud"). *

Combines [Capitol, 2006] Dud

Work [Merge, 2010]
Delving the progressively more familiar truths of the four-minute pop song ("Show Me Something New," "1999"). *