Christopher R. Weingarten

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Sounding Board

Suicide, Mental Illness, & Music 25 Years After Kurt Cobain’s Death

Shortly after the 2017 suicides of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, the air was thick with talk of clinical depression, artists and…
Christopher R. Weingarten | May 2, 2019 - 12:34 pm

At Her First-Ever American Club Show, Rosalía Proved She’s Ready For Arenas

Rosalía is still playing clubs, but the one-of-a-kind future-flamenco art-pop heroine almost feels ready for arenas. For the first American club show of her worldwide…
Christopher R. Weingarten | April 18, 2019 - 11:34 am

The Anniversary

“Windowlicker” Turns 20

MTV wouldn't really spin the video for "Windowlicker," the Aphex Twin single released by Warp/Sire 20 years ago today. It was a Busby Berkley-meets-David Cronenberg…
Christopher R. Weingarten | March 22, 2019 - 11:19 am

Ultimate Playlist

17 Essential Songs In 7/4

There's a reason why all those Ramones songs start with "1-2-3-4!" -- and also a reason why Captain Beefheart raged against the "big mama heartbeat."
Christopher R. Weingarten | March 8, 2019 - 12:49 pm

Counting Down

Eminem Albums From Worst To Best

Verbally gifted, painfully self-aware, deliriously problematic -- there's really nothing like the last two decades of Eminem, the blonde swordsman.
Christopher R. Weingarten | February 25, 2019 - 12:58 pm


Sunn O))) On Their New Steve Albini-Produced Life Metal

Playing minimal metal at maximum volume, sound wave masseurs Sunn O))) are now entering their 21st year as the ne plus ultra of suffocating drone.
Christopher R. Weingarten | February 5, 2019 - 10:10 am

At Last Night’s Star-Studded Chris Cornell Tribute Show, Miley Cyrus Outshined Everybody

Over the course of nearly five hours at the Forum in Los Angeles, I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell featured everything from…
Christopher R. Weingarten | January 17, 2019 - 10:43 am

Comments from Christopher R. Weingarten

This was on the original list that I drafted that had a bunch of pedantic rules about what "counts"...
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March 8, 2019 on 17 Essential Songs In 7/4
Gotta say, I can't argue with this guy!
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February 26, 2019 on Eminem Albums From Worst To Best