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Going Into the City by Robert Christgau: EW review

Going Into the CityWith a career where he’s reviewed more albums than most people ever hear in their lives, former Village Voice music critic Christgau...Going Into the CityMemoirWith a career where he’s reviewed more albums than most people ever hear in their lives, former Village Voice music critic Christgau...2015-03-10Dey Street Books

Going Into the City by Robert Christgau

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Going Into the City

Genre: Memoir; Author: Robert Christgau; Publisher: Dey Street Books

With a career where he’s reviewed more albums than most people ever hear in their lives, former Village Voice music critic Christgau truly is the dean of American rock critics. And for inside-baseball types, it’s fascinating to hear him recount the origins of rock criticism—especially the key role his former romantic partner Ellen Willis played. But the memoir is more broadly valuable as a street-level portrait of the 1960s hippie-era counterculture, one that strips away most of the mythology it’s been accruing since day one. A–