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Christgau, Robert

Overview
Works: 51 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 3,988 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Historical films  Musical films  Biography  Discographies  Reviews  Rock music  Biographies  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Performer, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Christgau
 
Most widely held works by Robert Christgau
Grown up all wrong : 75 great rock and pop artists from vaudeville to techno by Robert Christgau( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings by Robert Christgau about different aspects of popular music from the last half of the twentieth century
Any old way you choose it : rock and other pop music, 1967-1973 by Robert Christgau( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is rock music as both social phenomenon and artistic achievement. In discussing its social aspects, Robert Christgau investigates rock music's appeal to its audience. In examining its achievement, he evaluates its worth as art and as invention. Among much else, Christgau looks at the beginnings of rock, the extra-musical themes that are bound up in it (especially sexism and politics), the significance of individual artists, and the meaning of current trends. The result is a book that ranges from the days of flower power to the new androgyny and covers an extraordinary variety of performers, among them Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Grank Funk Railroad, Bette Midler, and the New York Dolls."--Back cover
Bob Dylan : a retrospective by Craig McGregor( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of essays by authors: Robert Shelton, Gil Turner, Sidney Fields, Val Adams, Nat Hentoff, Irwin Silber, Paul Nelson, Joseph Gelmis, Nora Ephron, Susan Edmiston, Ewan MacColl, Frances Taylor, Joseph Haas, Israel Young, Studs Terkel, Jules Siegel, John Gordon, Ralph J. Gleason, Michael Iachetta, Richard Goldstein, Lilian Roxon, Ellen Willis, Huber Saal, Jon Landau, John Cohen, Happy Traum, Tom Smucker, Michael March, William C. Woods, Nik Cohn, Jann Wenner, Robert Christgau, Steven Goldberg, A.J. Weberman, Wilfred Mellers
Christgau's record guide : rock albums of the seventies by Robert Christgau( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Llewyn Davis by Joel Coen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. He is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, some of them of his own making
Christgau's record guide : the '80s by Robert Christgau( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is it still good to ya? : fifty years of rock criticism, 1967-2017 by Robert Christgau( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses from Louis Armstrong to M.I.A., this definitive collection also explores pop's African roots, response to 9/11, and evolution from the teen music of the '50s to an art form compelled to confront mortality as its heroes pass on. A final section combines searching obituaries of David Bowie, Prince, and Leonard Cohen with awed farewells to Bob Marley and Ornette Coleman."--Provided by publisher
Christgau's consumer guide : albums of the 90's by Robert Christgau( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 has been left out - from "Subjects for Further Research" to "Everything Rocks and Nothing Ever Dies." Christgau's Consumer Guide is essential reading and reference for any dedicated listener."--BOOK JACKET
Best music writing 2007( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays and articles about music and its culture covers diverse modern styles, including rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, and country
Composing the Beatles songbook : Lennon and McCartney 1966-1970( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An independent documentary film which reviews the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers during this hugely creative period. From the first bars of Eleanor Rigby to the closing Abbey Road song-cycle, this film shows how and why they barely put a step wrong while making the most joyous music the world have ever witnessed
Christgau's record guide : rock albums of the '80s by Robert Christgau( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock albums of the '70s : a critical guide by Robert Christgau( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stranded : rock and roll for a desert island( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1978, Greil Marcus asked twenty other writers on rock - including Dave Marsh, Lester Bangs, Nick Tosches, Ellen Willis, Simon Frith, and Robert Christgau - a question: what one rock and roll album would you take to a desert island? The resulting essays were collected in Stranded, twenty passionate declarations that, appropriately, affirmed the solitary and obsessive activity that rock listening had become. Here are salutes, elegies, thank-you notes, and love letters to records such as The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet, The Ramones' Rocket to Russia, Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica, Something Else by the Kinks, and out-of-print classics by the Ronettes, Little Willie John, and Huey "Piano" Smith; the whole is supplemented with Marcus's own invaluably annotated fifty-page discography, a "Treasure Island" of rock and roll. Stranded remains a classic of rock and roll literature, and perhaps the best possible answer to the question: what one rock and roll book would you take to a desert island?"--BOOK JACKET
Icky mettle by Archers of Loaf (Musical group)( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing the Beatles songbook : Lennon and McCartney 1957-1965( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review the partnership, music and impact of Lennon and McCartney as composers. From the day they met in 1957 until the release of the Rubber Soul album at the end of 1965, the film dissects and contrasts and ultimately provides one of the finest films made about the band during this period
Bob Dylan : under review, 1978-1989( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film reviews Dylan's life from late 1978 to the release of 1989's "Oh Mercy."
Rock albums of the 70s : Christgau's guide by Robert Christgau( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composing outside the Beatles : Lennon vs McCartney : 1973-1980( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s both Lennon and McCartney carved out hugely successful solo careers. By the end of 1972 the pair had both hit the lowest point. 1973's output, however, put both of them back on the musical map Lennon & McCartney 1973-80 is an independent documentary film which reviews John and Paul's music during the second and final part of their parallel post-Beatles careers
Holy Modal Rounders-- bound to lose( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the 40-year history of the psychedelic folk band Holy Modal Rounders
Waits/Corbijn '77-'11 by Anton Corbijn( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waits/Corbijn '77-'11 is the chronicle of an artistic collaboration that reaches bach more than 35 years, to those first black-and-white photographs of Tom Waits taken by a young Anton Corbijn in Holland in 1977. Waits' own photography, collected here for the first time under the title "Curiosities," gives a visual handle to the artistic intelligence millions of fans know only through his music
 
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Grown up all wrong : 75 great rock and pop artists from vaudeville to techno
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Any old way you choose it : rock and other pop music, 1967-1973Christgau's record guide : the '80sChristgau's consumer guide : albums of the 90'sBest music writing 2007Rock albums of the '70s : a critical guideStranded : rock and roll for a desert islandWaits/Corbijn '77-'11
Alternative Names
Robert Christgau americký hudební publicista

Robert Christgau Amerikaans journalist

Robert Christgau amerikai zenekritikus

Robert Christgau critique musical américain

Robert Christgau giornalista statunitense

Robert Christgau US-amerikanischer Essayist und Musikjournalist

Кристгау, Роберт

Роберт Кристгау

Роберт Крістгау

رابرت کریستقاو

رابرت کریستگاو

რობერტ კრისტგოუ

로버트 크리스트가우

ロバート・クリストガウ

羅伯特·克里斯多

罗伯特·克里斯特高

Languages
English (89)

German (2)