Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s

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Pantheon Books, 1990 - Rock music - 514 pages
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The definitive guide to the rock albums of the '80s by rock critic Robert Christgau. Arranged alphabetically by performer for easy reference, these 2,800 capsule reviews concisely recall the musical highlights--and low points--of the last ten years of rock 'n' roll.

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User Review  - ehines - LibraryThing

Very opinionated, very palate-oriented, very political and surprisingly unpredictable. How useful this is as a guide to recordings I haven't heard still to be seen . . . Read full review

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User Review  - nemoman - LibraryThing

Christgau is the rock critic for the Village Voice. He wears his prejudices on his sleeve (e.g., he has a parochial love for New York City punk, but detests west coast rock), but where his tastes ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

Robert Christgau has covered popular music for Esquire, Newsday, Creem, Playboy, Rolling Stone, Blender, and MSN Music, and from 1969 until 2006 for The Village Voice, where he was a senior editor and chief music critic for thirty-two years. He is currently a columnist for, a contributing critic at NPR's All Things Considered, and a Visiting Arts Professor at New York University. The author of three books based on his hundreds of Consumer Guide columns and two essay collections, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a National Arts Journalism Program Senior Fellow, and a Ferris Teaching Fellow at Princeton. Born and raised in Queens, he has lived in Manhattan's East Village since 1965.

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