Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2000 - Music - 396 pages
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The Dean of American Rock Critics tackles the decade when music exploded.

The '90s saw more albums produced and distributed than any other decade. It was a fertile era for new genres, from alt-rock to Afropop, hip hop to techno. Rock critic Robert Christgau's obsessive ear and authoritative pen have covered it all-over 3,800 albums graded and classified, from A+s to his celebrated turkeys and duds. A rich appendix section ensures that nothing's been left out-from "subjects for further research" to "everything rocks but nothing ever dies." Christgau's Consumer Guide is essential reading and reference for any dedicated listener.
 

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I haven't read this book yet, but I've read a lot of the reviews--Christgau's reviews being one of the highlights of the Village Voice for me. I don't always agree with Christgau, but he often has something unexpected to tell me about the music under review, and that's a rare commodity. Read full review

Christgau's consumer guide: albums of the 90's

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Christgau, chief music critic of the Village Voice, follows his guides on the 1970s and 1980s with these quirkily insightful critiques of nearly 4000 albums/CDs from the last decade, encompassing ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Robert Christgau has reviewed rock and popular music for over thirty years. He is a senior editor and chief music critic at the Village Voice, and writes for Playboy, Rolling Stone, Spin and other publications. Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the 90s is his third record guide. Christgau is also the author of Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967-1973 and Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno.

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