Category Archives: Xgau

  1. More Pazz & Jop

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    January 23, 2014 by sw00ds

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    Christgau weighs in. Anyone care to weigh in on Christgau’s weigh-in? (I’ve only had time to skim the thing, and …
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  2. Expert Witnesses Go Undercover

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    January 3, 2014 by sw00ds

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    As of yesterday (I think), the Expert Witness community went kaput: However, it appears (thanks to Steven for pointing this …
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  3. From the Archives: Robert Christgau (2002)

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    October 9, 2013 by sw00ds

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    Answers From the Dean: Online Exchange with Robert Christgau (August 2002) The second in our hopefully continuing series of online exchanges features Village …
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  4. Big (Sad) Day at Expert Witness

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    September 23, 2013 by sw00ds

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    I can’t say I often make it through comments threads at Christgau’s Expert Witness blog, but this one’s a doozy …
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  5. Silly Wars Cool Down

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    June 4, 2013 by sw00ds

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    …it may well be true that Sgt. Pepper is more bound to a moment than in a lot of the …
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  6. About some lucky men

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    May 28, 2013 by sw00ds

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    …who made the grade.

  7. “Making rock criticism safe for theory”

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    May 20, 2013 by sw00ds

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    Bill Marx, in Fuse, reviews Devon Powers‘s Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism. Here …
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  8. Abiding Disenchantment & Vexed Concepts

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    May 6, 2013 by sw00ds

    [Goldstein] was and presumably still is a man whose capacious enthusiasms leave him vulnerable to big disappointments. He was so …
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  9. Open the Door, Richard

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    May 2, 2013 by sw00ds

    Pitchfork: The first column at The Voice to do this with music was Richard Goldstein’s “Pop Eye”. He wasn’t there for very long, …
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  10. New Devon Powers book on history of rock criticism

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    April 5, 2013 by sw00ds

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    Revisiting the work of early pop critics such as Richard Goldstein and Robert Christgau, Powers shows how they stood at …
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