1990s

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, ‘OK Computer’

This review originally ran in the August 1997 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished…
Barry Walters / May 8, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Madonna: The ‘Ray of Light’ Cover Story, ‘Madonna Chooses Dare’

This article was originally published in the April 1998 issue of SPIN. When a musician rooted in an underground sensibility achieves massive success, she…
Barry Walters / March 3, 2016

Nirvana: Bob Guccione Jr.’s 1994 Editorial on Kurt Cobain’s Death

When I heard Kurt Cobain's body had been found and that he had died from an apparent suicide, I was in Detroit on business. Television…
Bob Guccione Jr. / December 30, 2015

God Rocks: SPIN’s 1993 Feature on the Siege in Waco, Texas

When, in February of 1993, the Branch Davidian cult were suddenly put under siege by federal law enforcement agencies pursuing the arrest of the cult leader, David…
Darcey Steinke / November 6, 2015

Classic Reviews: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’

This review originally ran in the December 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, we’ve…
Ann Powers / October 23, 2015

In Search for the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Northern Exposure’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Mark Blackwell / October 23, 2015

Smashing Pumpkins: SPIN’s ‘Mellon Collie’ Cover Story, ‘Zero Worship’

This story was originally published in the June 1996 issue of SPIN. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Smashing Pumpkins' third album — 1995's…
Craig Marks / October 23, 2015

Richard Hell Searches for the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Bad Lands’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Richard Hell / October 22, 2015

In Search of the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Looking for Rock in All the Wrong Places’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you’ll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Celia Farber / October 21, 2015

In Search of the Soul of Rock’n’Roll: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘Oh, What A Beautiful Morning’

In August 1991 — a palindrome year incidentally, the only one possible in the 20th century, if you'll forgive the digression — we published a special issue…
Jim Greer / October 20, 2015

Classic Reviews: Oasis’ ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’ and Blur’s ‘The Great Escape’

This dual review originally ran in the November 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary of Oasis' (What's the Story) Morning Glory?,…
Chuck Eddy / October 2, 2015

Charles Manson vs. Woodstock: SPIN’s 1994 Cover Story, ‘Summer of ’69’

I was flattered, of course, when SPIN decided to put my 5,000-word thinkpiece contrasting the 25th anniversaries of Woodstock and the Manson Family murders on…
Mike Rubin / September 25, 2015
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