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Review: Mobb Deep – Murda Muzik

This review of 'Murda Muzik' originally appeared in the November 1999 issue of Spin. We are republishing it now in the light of Prodigy's passing. …
Joe Gross / June 20, 2017

The Odd Couple: Royal Trux’s Curious Legacy

Former Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrema knows how to get right to the heart of the matter: "It's so hard to put it all together…
Joe Gross / December 3, 2013

Diarrhea Planet’s ‘I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams’ Is a Fount of Tasteless Pop-Punk Excellence

Hey, kids! Poop! POOOOOP!!! Let's get this outta the way: There are crappy band names, and then there's Diarrhea Planet, which doesn't even qualify as…
Joe Gross / August 15, 2013

Daughn Gibson, ‘Me Moan’ (Sub Pop)

With apologies to Le Tigre:…
Joe Gross / July 8, 2013

Black Sabbath, ’13’ (Vertigo/Universal)

A reading from the Book of Sabbath, Chapter 13:[1] In the beginning was the Tone, and the Tone was with Sabbath, and the Tone was…
Joe Gross / June 12, 2013

‘Arrested Development’: A Savvy, Snappy, Repackaging of ‘Golden Girls’?

After two years of rumors, fan agitation, everyone getting older, and a whole mess of "Final Countdown" references on social-media platforms that barely existed when…
Joe Gross / May 22, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Mosquito’ (Interscope)

The quasi-spring weather, the adrenaline of SXSW, the music: It's downright astonishing that there wasn't Actual Fucking during the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' show at Stubb's…
Joe Gross / April 15, 2013

Low, ‘The Invisible Way’ (Sub Pop)

This year marks Low's 20th anniversary and The Invisible Way is the trio's 10th album. But honestly, did they ever seem young? Maybe it was…
Joe Gross / March 22, 2013

Iceage, ‘You’re Nothing’ (Matador)

Oh, Iceage. You are classicists perhaps by accident, and that is awesome.One of the great pleasures of being a serious pop-music fan is basking in…
Joe Gross / February 19, 2013

Pissed Jeans, ‘Honeys’ (Sub Pop)

"I like noise. I like big-ass vicious noise that makes my head spin. I wanna feel it whipping through me like a fucking jolt… an…
Joe Gross / February 13, 2013

Scott Walker, ‘Bish Bosch’ (4AD)

To understand the hold that Scott Walker has over his cult — to know why his lunatic new Bish Bosch will excite the devout even…
Joe Gross / December 6, 2012

‘Breaking Bad’: Who Won and Lost Summer’s Most Intense Show?

Based on the previous performance of certain 21st century qualities dramas (The Wire, Battlestar: Galactica, The West Wing), you would be perfectly within your rights…
Joe Gross / September 4, 2012

The 10 Best Television Sidekicks of All Time

We may have mad love for Mike (Jonathan Banks) on Breaking Bad, but let's not kid ourselves: Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is the oven that…
Joe Gross / July 31, 2012

Beak>, ‘>>’ (Invada)

Bristol, England, is a town that must collectively ask, "What did we do last night?" every single morning and twice on weekends before lighting the…
Joe Gross / July 24, 2012

‘Breaking Bad’ Returns With a Twist

Let's put it on the table now: If Breaking Bad can sustain the extraordinary momentum of this season's first two episodes — there are six…
Joe Gross / July 13, 2012

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