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Chris Barton

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Chris Barton is the Los Angeles Times’ deputy pop music editor, jazz critic and pop cultural snark peddler in the weekly column, Overrated/Underrated. In addition to writing for The Times for more than 10 years, his words have appeared in the Seattle Weekly, Magnet magazine and a host of extinct dotcoms. He was born in Boston, studied in the Bay Area and his fate was probably decided somewhere between first hearing John Coltrane’s “Equinox” and Charlie Hunter’s “Natty Dread.” 

Recent Articles

  • Spotify numbers confirm: You still haven't heard enough of the Beatles

    Spotify numbers confirm: You still haven't heard enough of the Beatles

    As one of the (if not the) cornerstone artists in modern pop music history, the Beatles are ingrained in popular culture to such an extent that much of the band's music is as essential and inescapable as the air surrounding us. At any given moment, the average classic rock radio station is between...

  • Metal great Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead dead at 70

    Metal great Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead dead at 70

    The metal community shook late Monday with news that singer, bassist and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister from the influential British metal band Motörhead had died. He was 70. The news was confirmed Monday by the band's former publicist, who had been informed through a friend of the band. A short...

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