Synopses & Reviews
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.
About the Author
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