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This template is used in {{Album ratings}} in the "Reception" section of album articles, for reviews by Robert Christgau which use his specific rating systems: 1969 to 1989 and 1990 to present.

This template should only be used for Christgau-specific ratings (or "Christgau copycats," i.e. people who also use his rating system). Christgau's letter grade ratings are output as plain text, like B+. The symbols are similar to the ratings symbols used by Christgau in print (except for the scissors, for legibility at a small size). If the user clicks on a symbol they will be mapped through to the image page (example), which provides an explanation of the image's meaning.

Valid input and generated output[edit]

Input Output Explanation
A+, A or A- A+, A or A− "A" letter gradings
B+, B or B- B+, B or B− "B" letter gradings
C+, C or C- C+, C or C− "C" letter gradings
D+, D or D- D+, D or D− "D" letter gradings
E+, E or E- E+, E or E− "E" letter gradings
hm3 (3-star Honorable Mention) A *** Honorable Mention
hm2 (2-star Honorable Mention) A ** Honorable Mention
hm1 (1-star Honorable Mention) A * Honorable Mention
neither (neither) neither
cut (choice cut) choice cut
dud (dud) "dud"
[anything else] Invalid parameter to {{Rating-Christgau}} invalid input