Robert Christgau – Dean of American Rock Critics

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Consumer Guide (June 2009)

New Consumer Guide for June 2009. Featured albums:

  • African Pearls: Senegal 70: Musical Effervescence (Syllart) [A-]
  • Leonard Cohen: Live in London (Columbia) [A]
  • Doom: Born Like This (Lex) [A-]
  • Bob Dylan: Together Through Life (Columbia) [B+]
  • Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart (Rounder) [A-]
  • PJ Harvey & John Parish: “A Woman a Man Walked By (Island) [A-]
  • The Hold Steady: A Positive Rage (Vagrant) [A-]
  • New York Dolls: ‘Cause I Sez So (Atco) [A-]
  • Occidental Brothers Dance Band International: Odo Sanbra (Occidental Brothers) [A-]
  • Eminem: Relapse (Aftermath/Interscope) [B-]

Honorable Mentions: Extra Golden, Strange Boys, PJ Harvey, On Ka’a Davis, Asher Roth, Buraka Som Sistema, The Rough Guide to Afrobeat Revival, Conor Oberst, Marnie Stern,  Sir Lord Von Raven, The Girls, Marnie Stern, brakesbrakesbrakes, Cursive, Titus Andronicus.

Choice Cuts: Keri Hilson, Anjani, Lucky Dube.

More Duds: Bon Iver, Ciara, Peter Doherty, Fleet Foxes, Peter Bjorn and John, Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoko.

Robert Christgau

Consumer Guide DB

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