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

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: 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

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

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
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