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-"[[Life Is Something Special|This]] is virtually an encyclopedia of [[Music of New York City|N.Y.C. dance music]]--no microchips anywhere carry so much verve, sex, or grit. Only in N.Y.C., however, do people dance a whole lot to encyclopedias, and I fear that if "[[Don't Make Me Wait (Peech Boys song)|Don't Make Me Wait]]" didn't convert the great out-there then the rest of this is doomed to a life of obscurity."--''[[Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies]]'' (1990) by Robert Christgau 
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'''Robert Christgau''' (born [[April 18]], [[1942]]), is an [[United States|American]] [[essayist]], [[music journalism|music journalist]], and the self-declared "Dean of American [[rock critic|Rock Critics]]". In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as ''Xgau''. '''Robert Christgau''' (born [[April 18]], [[1942]]), is an [[United States|American]] [[essayist]], [[music journalism|music journalist]], and the self-declared "Dean of American [[rock critic|Rock Critics]]". In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as ''Xgau''.
 +==Bibliography==
 +* ''Any Old Way You Choose It: Rock and Other Pop Music, 1967–1973'', [[Penguin Books]], 1973
 +* ''[[Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies]]'', [[Ticknor & Fields]], 1981
 +* ''[[Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s]]'', [[Pantheon Books]], 1990
 +* ''Grown Up All Wrong: 75 Great Rock and Pop Artists from Vaudeville to Techno'', [[Harvard University Press]], 1998
 +* ''[[Christgau's Consumer Guide: Albums of the '90s]]'', [[St. Martin's Griffin]], 2000
 +* ''[[Going into the City|Going into the City: Portrait of a Critic as a Young Man]]'', [[Dey Street Books]], 2015
 +* ''Is It Still Good to Ya? Fifty Years of Rock Criticism 1967–2017'', [[Duke University Press]], 2018
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Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared "Dean of American Rock Critics". In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau.

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