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

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

Prince: The Oral History of ‘Purple Rain’

This article was originally published in the July 2009 issue of SPIN, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Purple Rain. In the wake of Prince’s death,…
Brian Raftery / April 22, 2016

Middle-American Gothic: SPIN’s 2006 Feature By Jonathan Ames

Not to be too much of a kiss-ass brown-noser — God, those two phrases, especially when paired, reveal themselves to be rather vulgar — but…
Jonathan Ames / October 31, 2015

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘Kid A’

This review originally ran in the October 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 15th anniversary of Radiohead's Kid A, we've republished this piece…
Simon Reynolds / October 2, 2015

6,557 Miles To Nowhere: SPIN’s 2003 Chuck Klosterman Essay

This is the piece that (eventually) became the skeletal structure for Killing Yourself to Live, a book some people love and many people hate. The principal…
Chuck Klosterman / August 6, 2015

Amy Winehouse: SPIN’s 2007 Cover Story, ‘Lady Sings the Blues’

The following remembrance was written in the days following Amy Winehouse's death on July 23, 2011. To mark the anniversary of her passing, we've republished this…
Steve Kandell / July 23, 2015

M.I.A.: SPIN’s 2008 Cover Story

This article was originally published in the December 2008 issue of SPIN. M.I.A. is pregnant. And not just with revolutionary ideas for…
Lorraine Ali / July 18, 2015

The Rebirth of Cool: SPIN’s 2003 Strokes Cover Story

They were edgy and rattled about what was happening to them. The fantasy came true. Real fame after handing out flyers and playing…
Marc Spitz / June 18, 2015

Green Day: The 2004 ‘American Idiot’ Cover Story

[This article originally appeared in the November 2004 issue of SPIN.] Two punks, dressed in black, get on a plane. They are famous,…
Alex Pappademas / September 25, 2014

Marilyn Manson: Return of the Living Dead

After a breakup left him "completely destroyed," Marilyn Manson strikes back with a new (very young) muse, an intensely personal album, and a distaste for…
Jonathan Ames / July 18, 2014

Reverberation: The Beck Sessions

John McAlley / July 8, 2014

Here’s Patton Oswalt’s 2007 Takedown of Westboro Baptist Boss Fred Phelps

This article originally appeared in the July 2007 issue of SPIN. Fred Phelps died March 20, 2014. Sect's Pisol Is there anything more…
Patton Oswalt / March 20, 2014

Elliott Smith: ‘Mr. Misery’ Revisited, Years After the Singer-Songwriter’s Controversial Death

In the December 2004 issue of SPIN, we published Los Angeles journalist/musician Liam Gowing's detailed, empathetic look at the last years of Elliott Smith's life…
Liam Gowing / October 21, 2013

The Shadow of Death: SPIN’s 2005 Nine Inch Nails Cover Story

This story originally appeared as the cover story to the May 2005 issue of SPIN magazine. Read SPIN's September 2013 cover story, Trent Reznor's Upward Spiral.
Marc Spitz / August 22, 2013
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