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Revisit SPIN’s 1994 Story on Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

This piece was originally published in the April 1994 issue of Spin. We have digitized and are republishing it here after the announcement that Jawbreaker…
Daniel Fidler / April 19, 2017

The Glamorous Life of Al Yankovic

The first time Al Yankovic hears Dr. Demento, it's like Bela Lugosi finding Boris Karloff. The doctor has been practicing weirdness for many years as…
Harold Conrad / April 14, 2017

Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst Talks Cassadaga in 2007 SPIN Interview

Bright Eyes’ Cassadaga was released April 10, 2007. Steve Kandell’s interview with singer Conor Oberst originally ran in the April 2007 issue of SPIN. In…
Steve Kandell / April 10, 2017

Review: The Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers' Dig Your Own Hole was released April 7, 1997. Charles Aaron's review originally ran in the May 1997 issue of SPIN. In honor of the…
Charles Aaron / April 7, 2017

Review: Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney's third album, Dig Me Out, was released on April 8, 1997 by Kill Rock Stars. Ann Powers' review originally ran in the June 1997 issue of Spin. In honor…
Ann Powers / April 7, 2017

The Steel-Cage, No-Holds-Barred, Cable-Ratings Death Match

A smooth-chested wrestler in a towel and a leer grabs the mike. Val Venis, with an "i", is an ex-porn star who likes to brag…
Mark Schone / April 2, 2017

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. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the…
Jonathan Bernstein / February 10, 2017
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