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Hangout Music Festival 2017 Lineup: Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Chance the Rapper, and More

Situated along the white sand beaches of Gulf Shores, AL, the annual Hangout Music Fest has quickly built a reputation as one of the premiere…
SPIN Staff / November 29, 2016

Warpaint Challenges Perception

Warpaint band members discuss how they got their start in Los Angeles and how they defy definition
SPIN / November 14, 2016

Don ‘Nuge’ Nguyen on Creativity and Love for the Bass

A pro skateboarder who also plays in the band Arctic and owns a music-inspired clothing brand, the Nuge totally gets that there are "No Days…
SPIN Staff / October 24, 2016

SPIN at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2016: Toyota Music Den Schedule

There is truly nothing like Halloween weekend in New Orleans, with the historic city coming alive to celebrate its colorful and ghostly roots. Returning for its 17th…
SPIN Staff / October 21, 2016

Review: Solange’s Exquisite A Seat at the Table Is a Portrait of Black Pain and Healing

Solange Knowles has released about as misunderstood (and excellent) records as she's released records at all. Her debut, Solo Star, has been criticized for being…
Katherine St. Asaph / October 6, 2016

Nirvana’s Nevermind Turns 25

This piece originally ran in the September 2011 issue of SPIN to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. It has been edited for space and…
SPIN Staff / September 24, 2016

Review: On Care, How to Dress Well Opens His Heart and Arrangements

If alt-R&B disappears ever, it’ll be via suffocation under a heap of its own baggage. The stereotypes are well-known and vicious. The worst of the…
Katherine St. Asaph / September 23, 2016

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

The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

20 Years, 20 Questions: Big Boi Reconnects With OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’

August 3, 1995: a day that will live in rap infamy. The Source was hosting its annual award show that night at the Paramount Theater…
Corbin Reiff / August 22, 2016

Review: De La Soul, Still Rising After All These Years on ‘and the Anonymous Nobody…’

When D.A.I.S.Y. Age survivors De La Soul announced that they were returning to the studio after a decade's hiatus — and that, instead of pushing…
Stereo Williams / August 22, 2016

Gonjasufi Feels Your Pain

"This is going to hurt your ears a bit," Gonjasufi announces over the mic as he cues up a gnarled synth riff on his Roland…
Peter Holslin / August 22, 2016

Frank Ocean’s ‘Endless’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Frank Ocean returned last night with Endless, a new "visual album" available exclusively through Apple Music. The 45-minute piece isn't the only new material the…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2016

Eaux Claires Festival 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Eaux Claires, the festival curated by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and the National's Aaron Dessner, celebrated its second annual event in Vernon's hometown of Eau Claire,…
SPIN Staff / August 15, 2016

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