5 Most Popular SPIN Stories of 2008
Our Readers Speak: Discover the magazine's most-read stories -- D'Angelo, MGMT, Vampire Weekend, and more.
Every month, we offer a taste of SPIN’s latest issue right here on SPIN.com, and we’re always fascinated to see which articles get your prolonged attention online. Here are your most-visited SPIN magazine articles this year. Click through to read each article in its entirety!
Thanks to that video, D’Angelo was poised for superstardom, and the R&B renaissance he led was about to change the world. Instead, he fell into a spiral of substance abuse and arrests — and virtually disappeared. Eight years later, his friends and colleagues reveal where he’s been and what it’s going to take to bring him back. Read >>
America’s favorite ballpark sing-along is actually (gasp!) a disco anthem about gay sex. Or is it? On the 30th anniversary of the Village People smash, we get the full story from the folks who know best: the cowboy, the construction worker… Read >>
Thanks to the new speed of buzz, Vampire Weekend have gone from the Ivy League to the big leagues in record time. And everyone’s impressed, it seems, but Vampire Weekend.Read >>
She’s the flame-haired frontwoman for rock’s most successful new act. But Hayley Williams just wants to be one of the guys. Read >>
In two strange years, MGMT have gone from campus lark to psych-pop superstars and ragtag fashion icons. Now these merry pranksters have to figure out how to keep the career they didn’t even know they wanted, without losing their minds. Read >>