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As a critic, Landau wrote for ''[[Rolling Stone]]'' from its first issue and for other publications. In Volume 1, Number 1 of ''Rolling Stone'', published on 9 November 1967,<ref>"Hendrix and Clapton, p. 18.</ref> Landau compared [[Jimi Hendrix]] and his debut album, ''[[Are You Experienced]]'', to [[Eric Clapton]] and [[Cream (band)|Cream]]'s debut album, ''[[Fresh Cream]]'' (both released months before, and both Hendrix and Cream having made huge American splashes as live performers that summer). The next few issues saw Landau staking out more traditional R&B and soul territory with profiles of [[Aretha Franklin]],<ref>''Rolling Stone'', 1967.11.23, vol. 1, no.2, "Aretha," p. 16</ref> and [[Sam and Dave]],<ref>''Rolling Stone'', 1968.01.20, vol. 1, no. 4.</ref> plus a posthumous [[Otis Redding]] appreciation.
Landau's prophetic 1974 article in ''[[The Real Paper]]'',<ref name=realpaper>{{cite web|url= |archiveurl = | archivedate = February 2, 2003 | first= Jon | last= Landau | title = Growing Young With Rock and Roll | publisher=''[[The Real Paper]]'' via |date= May 22, 1974 | accessdate=October 23, 2012}} Writing ahead of a weekly newspaper's May 22, 1974 publication date: "I'm 27 today...."</ref> wherein he famously claimed, "I saw rock and roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen," is credited by [[Nick Hornby]]<ref>{{cite web | url = | title = Rock of Ages | work = [[The New York Times]] | first= Nick | last= Hornsby | authorlink = Nick Hornby | date=2004-05-21 |accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> and others with fostering Springsteen's popularity. Landau was then hired by Springsteen, and is cited as co-producer on Springsteen studio records from 1975's ''[[Born to Run]]'' through 1992's ''[[Human Touch]]'' and ''[[Lucky Town]]''. Landau is considered to have influenced Springsteen artistically<ref>{{cite web | last1title=StevensonFaux |Americana: first1=SethWhy I still love Bruce Springsteen | first2first= Stephen | last2last=Metcalf | url= | title=Bruce Springsteen, Bullshitter | publisher=[[]] | accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> as well as professionally.
Other artists that Landau has managed and/or produced include [[MC5]], [[Livingston Taylor]], [[Jackson Browne]], [[Natalie Merchant]], [[Alejandro Escovedo]] and Train,<ref>[ The Huffington Post]</ref><ref>{{cite web|url= |title=Reuters Review of Escovedo's new album Real Animal | |date= |accessdate=2012-05-01}}</ref> and [[Shania Twain]].