I think all celebs get bad reviews from time to time. Just part of the biz.
You're probably right Valarie. I didn't read but one of 'em. Most celeb bashing goes through one ear and out the other for me. and it doesn't matter which celeb it is. I have my own idea about what is good and what is not. Eric has the vocals that grabs my attention and the eyes that makes my heart flutter. lol. I wasn't here in the '60s. but a lot of the '50s and '60s stars were pretty boys, type your mom would like you to hook up with. Eric was so different. The type you'd want to hook up especially if you got into a rebellion mode. lol.
Hi Ida ! I do feel Christgau is a really perverse and twisted man even as critics go. However, you are right that no critic is going to change my feelings about anyone. Yes, Eric is the the type who makes your heart race. He's the walk on the wild side you long to take! He's a passionate, powerful performer who moves me like the mighty waves and sweeps me away ! What more could any of us ask for?