Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Pazz & Jop 1976: Dean's List


  1. Michael Hurley/The Unholy Modal Rounders/Jeffrey Fredericks & the Clamtones: Have Moicy! (Rounder) 15
  2. Eno: Another Green World (Island) 15
  3. The Wild Tchoupitoulas (Island) 12
  4. David Bowie: Station to Station (RCA Victor) 11
  5. Graham Parker & the Rumour: Howlin Wind (Mercury) 11
  6. Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (Tamla) 10
  7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Warner Bros.) 8
  8. Ramones (Sire) 8
  9. The Modern Lovers (Home of the Hits) 5
  10. Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Night Moves (Capitol) 5

  11. The Rolling Stones: Black and Blue (Rolling Stones)
  12. Hank Williams, Jr. and Friends (MGM)
  13. Boz Scaggs: Silk Degrees (Columbia)
  14. Hi Rhythm: On the Loose (Hi)
  15. The Mighty Diamonds: Right Time (Shanachie)
  16. Graham Parker & the Rumour: Heat Treatment (Mercury)
  17. Patti Smith Group: Radio Ethiopia (Arista)
  18. Phoebe Snow: It Looks Like Snow (Columbia)
  19. Gasolin' (Epic)
  20. Arlo Guthrie: Amigo (Reprise)
  21. George Jones: Alone Again (Epic)
  22. Al Green: Full of Fire (Hi)
  23. The Stills-Young Band: Long May You Run (Reprise)
  24. Billy Swan (Monument)
  25. Al Green: Have a Good Time (Hi)
  26. James Talley: Tryin' Like the Devil (Capitol)
  27. Blue Oyster Cult: Agents of Fortune (Columbia)
  28. Elvin Bishop: Struttin' My Stuff (Caprirorn)
  29. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Gimme Back My Bullets (MCA)
  30. Richard & Linda Thompson: Pour Down Like Silver (Island)

Village Voice, Jan. 31, 1977

1975 Essay | Critics Poll 1977