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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain – Honey’s Dead

This review of the Jesus and Mary Chain's Honey's Dead (first released March 23rd, 1992) originally ran in the May 1992 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it…
Jim Greer / March 23, 2017

Meet the New Scream Queen, Sarah Michelle Gellar, a.k.a. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

This article originally appeared in our October 1997 print issue. We're re-publishing to mark the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's debut.
Jonathan Berstein / March 10, 2017

U2: Glory Days

Colin Irwin's feature on U2's album The Joshua Tree first ran in the June 1987 issue of Spin. In honor of the album's 30th anniversary, we're republishing…
Colin Irwin / March 9, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G.: The Surreal Afterlife of a Hip-Hop Hero

This piece first ran as the cover story of the January 1998 issue of Spin. We are republishing the story in remembrance of the 20th anniversary…
Charles Aaron / March 9, 2017

Review: Arcade Fire – Neon Bible

This review of Arcade Fire's Neon Bible first ran in the March 2007 issue of Spin, and we're republishing it here to mark the…
Josh Modell / March 6, 2017

Review: U2 – Pop

This review first ran in the April 1997 issue of Spin. To mark the 20th anniversary of U2's Pop—originally released March 3, 1997—we're republishing it here.
James Hunter / March 3, 2017

SPIN’s 1999 Profile of Elliott Smith: “He’s Mr. Dyingly Sad, and You’re Mystifyingly Glad”

RJ Smith's profile of Elliott Smith originally ran in the January 1999 "The Year in Music" issue of Spin. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Elliott…
RJ Smith / February 26, 2017

August Wilson’s 1990 Spin Essay on Fences: “I Don’t Want to Hire Nobody Just ‘Cause They’re Black”

"I don't want to hire nobody just 'cause they're black." Eddie Murphy said that to me. We were sitting in his house in New Jersey…
August Wilson / February 22, 2017

Review: Blur – Blur

This piece first ran in the February 1997 issue of Spin. On Blur's previous record, 1995's The Great Escape, Damon Albarn packed so…
Jonathan Bernstein / February 10, 2017

“He Was Different and Was the First to Remind You About It”: Friends and Former Spin Colleagues Remember Marc Spitz

In a profile of Vines frontman Craig Nicholls from a 2004 issue of Spin, Marc Spitz’s opening line was a quip about how he wanted…
SPIN Staff / February 8, 2017

Built to Spill: SPIN’s 1999 Feature, “Like a Secret”

This piece originally ran in the February 1999 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 18th anniversary of Built to Spill's Keep It Like a Secret, we've republished this article here.
Eric Weisbard / February 2, 2017

My Bloody Valentine: SPIN’s 2008 Feature, “It’s the Opposite of Rock’n’Roll”

This piece originally ran in the August 2008 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, we’ve republished this article…
Simon Reynolds / November 5, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘The Last Poets?’

This piece originally ran in the October 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End…
Joan Morgan / September 23, 2016

Classic Reviews: Nirvana, Nevermind

This review originally ran in the December 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, we've republished this piece here. …
Lauren Spencer / September 23, 2016

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘Amnesiac’

This review originally ran in the July 2001 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished this piece…
Sasha Frere-Jones / May 8, 2016
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