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Robert Christgau (sometimes abbreviated in print to "Xgau"), born April 18, 1942, is an American essayist, music journalist, and rock critic. His first reviews were published by Esquire magazine in 1967. He began writing music essays and review for The Village Voice in 1969, and has been a regular contributor to the Voice since 1974. In music-critic circles, he was an early supporter of hip hop and the riot grrl movement, along with other music styles.
In addition to his prolific number of published music essays (which often reach deeply into themes of sociology, multiculturalism, and politics), Christgau has written several album guides in reference-book form.
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