Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

Consumer Guide:
  User's Guide
  Grades 1990-
  Grades 1969-89
  And It Don't Stop
  Book Reports
  Is It Still Good to Ya?
  Going Into the City
  Consumer Guide: 90s
  Grown Up All Wrong
  Consumer Guide: 80s
  Consumer Guide: 70s
  Any Old Way You Choose It
  Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
Xgau Sez
  And It Don't Stop
  CG Columns
  Rock&Roll& [new]
  Rock&Roll& [old]
  Music Essays
  Music Reviews
  Book Reviews
  NAJP Blog
  Rolling Stone
  Video Reviews
  Pazz & Jop
Web Site:
  Site Map
  What's New?
Carola Dibbell:
  Carola's Website
CG Search:
Google Search:

The D.O.C.

  • No One Can Do It Better [Ruthless, 1989] B

Consumer Guide Reviews:

No One Can Do It Better [Ruthless, 1989]
For three cuts it doesn't matter that he says nothing fast--not only is the music funky (his favorite word), it's clever, multileveled, gut-wrenching, ear-opening. Add the raucous Michel'le cameo "Comm. Blues" and you begin to think he deserves his best-seller, message or no message. And then, zip. Except on the tongue-twisting "Portrait of a Master Piece," the funk straightens out so abruptly you soon wonder what he's got to say. The less the better, as it turns out--guess who's "Beautiful but Deadly." B