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Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
By: Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015

Review: Young Thug Interrupts His MVP Status With a Bunt on ‘Barter 6′

This is the year of the fauxtape. This trend means that once former SPIN Rappers of the Year like Danny Brown (XXX) and Chance the…
By: Dan Weiss / April 21, 2015

SPIN 30: System of a Down Revisit Nu-Metal’s Greatest Album, ‘Toxicity’

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
By: Dan Weiss / April 14, 2015

Madonna and Diplo Perform ‘Bitch I’m Madonna’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Madonna took the stage with Diplo on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night...eventually, doing "Bitch, I'm Madonna" from Rebel Heart, in a performance…
By: Dan Weiss / April 10, 2015

Review: The Mountain Goats Remain Undefeated on the Bloody ‘Beat the Champ’

The question isn't why John Darnielle made an album about pro wrestling but why he didn't do it sooner. With a catalog that eulogizes murdered…
By: Dan Weiss / April 9, 2015

Tyler, the Creator Announces New Album ‘Cherry Bomb’

Because it's still 2015, another rap superstar has announced that in a week we'll have an another entire new album in our hands. In thi…
By: Dan Weiss / April 9, 2015

Young Thug Announces Release Date for ‘Tha Carter 6,’ Shares Album Art

Young Thug has shared the cover art for his long-rumored album 'Tha Carter 6' on his Instagram, along with the caption "4/17," which presumably mea…
By: Dan Weiss / April 8, 2015

Review: iLoveMakonnen Unleashes the Real Pretty-Boy Swag on ‘Drink More Water 5′

Makonnen Sheran is as close as it gets to a left-field success story in 2015 that doesn't involve a viral video or a reality show.
By: Dan Weiss / April 8, 2015

Q&A: The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle Talks Pro Wrestling-Themed New Album ‘Beat the Champ’

John Darnielle is this indie-rock generation's poet laureate, strumming too hard and singing too passionately to be a mere folkie, despite much of his catalog boiling…
By: Dan Weiss / April 7, 2015

St. Vincent Plays Her Song From ‘Girls’ on ‘The Tonight Show’

Not resting for even a moment after her self-titled 2014 album won the Grammy for Best Alternative Album, St. Vincent took to The Tonight Show…
By: Dan Weiss / April 7, 2015

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