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Hüsker Dü's Propulsive Liberation

New York Times Book Review: Hüsker Dü's Propulsive Liberation:

  • Bob Mould with Michael Azerrad: The Trail of Rage and Melody (Little, Brown & Company)
  • Andrew Earles: Hüsker Dü: The Story of the Noise-Pop Pioneers Who Launched Modern Rock (Voyageur Press)
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Jerry Lee Lewis/Wire:
    • Jerry Lee Lewis: "Live" at the Star Club, Hamburg (Rhino '92) A
    • Wire: 14 September 2002, Metro, Chicago (pinkflag.com) A-
  • Lady Gaga/Pink:
    • Lady Gaga: Born This Way (Streamline/Interscope/KonLive) A-
    • Pink: Greatest Hits . . . So Far!!! (LaFace/Jive) A-
Rock & Roll &: Monster Anthems

New Rock & Roll & column at Barnes & Noble Review:

This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Skull Orchard Revisited:
    • Book: Jon Langford With David Langford: Skull Orchard Revisited (Verse Chorus Press)
  • Frank Ocean/Blaqstarr:
    • Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra (free download) A
    • Blaqstarr: The Divine EP (N.E.E.T./Interscope/J.B. Starr Productions) A
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

MSN Music: Tammy Faye Starlite: Channeling Nico
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Afro Latin:
    • Afro Latin Via Dakar (Syllart Productions/Discograph) A-
    • Afro Latin Via Kinshasa (Syllart Productions/Discograph) A-
  • Brad Paisley/The Lonely Island:
    • Brad Paisley: This Is Country Music (Arista Nashville) A-
    • The Lonely Island: Turtleneck & Chain (Universal Republic) A-
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Phil Spector/Etta James:
    • Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966 (Phil Spector/Legacy) A
    • Etta James: The Essential Modern Records Collection (Virgin) A-
  • Let's Wrestle/The Henry Clay People:
    • Let's Wrestle: Nursing Home (Merge) A-
    • The Henry Clay People: Somewhere on the Golden Coast (TBD) B+
MSN Music: A Tribute to Kate McGarrigle
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • Gurf Morlix/Blaze Foley:
    • Gurf Morlix: Blaze Foley's 113th Wet Dream (Rootball) A-
    • Blaze Foley: Duct Tape Messiah (Lost Art) B+
  • Raphael Saadiq/Beastie Boys:
    • Raphael Saadiq: Stone Rollin' (Columbia) A-
    • Beastie Boys: Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (Capitol) A-
This Week in Expert Witness

New posts this week in Robert Christgau's Expert Witness blog:

  • An Horse/PJ Harvey:
    • An Horse: Walls (Mom + Pop) B+
    • PJ Harvey: Let England Shake (Vagrant) B+
  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle:
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Tell My Sister (Nonesuch) A
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Odditties (Querbeservice) A-
Rock & Roll &: Sister Oh Sister

New Rock & Roll & column at Barnes & Noble Review:

Also in Expert Witness today:

  • Kate & Anna McGarrigle:
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Tell My Sister (Nonesuch) A
    • Kate & Anna McGarrigle: Odditties (Querbeservice) A-
This Week in Expert Witness

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Poly Styrene, Punk Pioneer

A trifecta of pieces on former X-Ray Spex vocalist Poly Styrene, who died just as her first record in quite a while was released:

The latter two pieces were written before her death.

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