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Here Are the Albums the SPIN Staff Loved as Teenagers

There's a popular chain letter-style prompt going around Twitter and Facebook in the last 24 hours that asks people to list the ten albums that you…
SPIN Staff / January 13, 2017

Here Are the Worst Songs We Heard in 2016

We spend a lot of time thinking about the songs we love, and 2016 gave us plenty of great music we'll remember. It gave us a…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group Acquires SpinMedia’s Music Brands, Including SPIN, VIBE, and Stereogum

Combined entity of music and entertainment properties will reach 45 million unique visitors and one in every three U.S. millennials
SPIN Staff / December 22, 2016

2016: The Year in Review

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 15, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

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

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