Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Pazz & Jop 1977: Dean's List


  1. Television: Marquee Moon (Elektra) 13
  2. Ramones: Rocket to Russia (Sire) 13
  3. Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Dancer with Bruised Knees (Warner Bros.) 13
  4. Fleetwood Mac: Rumours 13
  5. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (Warner Bros.) 12
  6. Andy Fairweather Low: Be Bop 'n Holla (A&M) 10
  7. Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors (MCA) 8
  8. The Beach Boys: Love You (Brother/Reprise) 7
  9. Ramones Leave Home (Sire) 6
  10. Al Green: The Belle Album (Hi) 5

  11. Ornette Coleman: Dancing in Your Head (Horizon)
  12. The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (Capitol)
  13. Philip Glass: North Star (Virgin)
  14. Iggy Pop: Lust for Life (RCA)
  15. Bizarros/Rubber City Rebels: From Akron (Clone)
  16. Ray Charles: True to Life (Atlantic)
  17. Talking Heads 77 (Sire)
  18. Muddy Waters: Hard Again (Blue Sky)
  19. Asleep at the Wheel: The Wheel (Capitol)
  20. George Jones: All Time Greatest Hits Volume 1 (Epic)
  21. The Jam: In the City (Polydor)
  22. Bonnie Raitt: Sweet Forgiveness (Warner Bros.)
  23. Garland Jeffreys: Ghost Writer (A&M)
  24. Graham Parker & the Rumour: Stick to Me (Mercury)
  25. Iggy Pop: The Idiot (RCA)
  26. David Bowie: Low (RCA)
  27. Bette Midler: Live at Last (Atlantic)
  28. The Joy (Fantasy)
  29. "Wanna' Meet the Scruffs?" (Power Play)
  30. James Talley: Ain't It Somethin? (Capitol)

Village Voice, Jan. 23, 1977

1976 Essay | Critics Poll 1978