1990s

Our Review of 1997’s Lilith Fair, Featuring Sarah McLachlan, Jewel, Paula Cole, and More

"JUST A SECOND, just a second now," said Canadian performer Kinnie Starr as she abruptly swung her electric guitar down and stepped off the tiny…
Evelyn Mcdonnell / April 26, 2017

Pipe Dreams: Our 1997 Feature on Verve Pipe’s Villains

The Verve Pipe’s Villains originally came out March 26, 1996. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our new list of the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Ken Micallef / April 26, 2017

Empire Of The Sun: Smash Mouth Stop Skanking and Become “All-Stars”

Tim Kenneally's profile of Smash Mouth originally ran in the August 1999 issue of Spin. We are republishing it now, as we revisit the Best Alternative Rock…
Tim Kenneally / April 26, 2017

Review: Depeche Mode – Ultra

Depeche Mode’s ‘Ultra’ originally came out April 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Eric Weisbard / April 26, 2017

Review: Green Day – Nimrod

Green Day's 'Nimrod' originally came out October 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Jessy Berrett / April 26, 2017

The Verve: Mad for It

The Verve's 'Urban Hymns' originally came out September 29, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Maureen Callahan / April 26, 2017

Live: Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth Play Philadelphia’s Electric Factory

Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth played shows together in 1998, and Chuck Eddy was there to write about the spectacle. In honor of our feature…
Chuck Eddy / April 25, 2017

Review: Prodigy – Fat of the Land

This album originally came out June 30, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of…
Eric Weisbard / April 25, 2017

Review: Everclear – So Much for the Afterglow

This album originally came out October 7, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Chuck Eddy / April 25, 2017

Review: Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape

This album originally came out May 20, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Jessica Hopper / April 25, 2017

Review: Cornershop – When I Was Born for the 7th Time

This album originally came out September 8, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Erik Davis / April 25, 2017

Review: Oasis – Be Here Now

This album originally came out August 21, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Chris Norris / April 24, 2017

Review: The Cure – Wish

This review of the Cure's Wish—released on April 21, 1992—originally ran in the May 1992 issue of Spin. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, we're republishing…
Jon Young / April 21, 2017

Living X-Tra: Spin’s 1992 Beastie Boys Cover Story

Back in May 1990, the phone rang, I asked who it was, and an unfamiliar voice said, "Ricky Powell." "As in 'Homeboy throw…
Bob Mack / April 20, 2017

Review: Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted

Pavement's Slanted and Enchanted was released on April 20, 1992. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, we've digitized our original review of the album,…
Erik Davis / April 20, 2017
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