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Let Love Decide: Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Relive the Beautiful Ones with…
Stereo Williams / April 29, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, the Gotobeds, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from jilted pop queens, Pittsburgh post-punk howlers, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

Drake’s ‘Views’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

After nearly two years of teasing us, Drake finally released his fourth proper album, Views, last night. And after all that waiting, SPIN staffers and…
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs

If you've been paying attention to Billboard's Hot 100 chart recently, you might see a surprising combination of artist and title ascending its way up…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Visual Tale of Grief, Resurrection, and Black Female Empowerment

On first listen, Beyoncé's new album Lemonade is all about Jay Z's cheating. But the 65-minute film accompanying the music makes the personal political by visually…
Freja Dam / April 26, 2016

Classic Reviews: Prince, ‘Sign o’ the Times’

This review originally ran in the May 1987 issue of SPIN. In light of Prince's death, we've republished this piece here. I guess…
Bart Bull / April 22, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Prince Songs

In light of Prince's passing, SPIN is dedicating its weekly 7 Favorite Songs column to the departed pop icon. To be clear: This is not a…
SPIN Staff / April 22, 2016

Prince: The 1991 Cover Story, ‘Fresh Prince’

This article was originally published in the September 1991 issue of SPIN. In the wake of Prince's death, we're revisiting this story here. In…
Scott Poulson-Bryant / April 21, 2016

Guns N’ Roses Welcome Coachella (Back) to the Jungle

Fans camped out at the Coachella stage on Day Two got the news just three hours before Guns N’ Roses showed up: Axl Rose to join…
Art Tavana / April 17, 2016

Too Much Love: LCD Soundsystem Reign Supreme Over Coachella

Standing in front of thousands of sand-beaten Coachellans with flowing dresses and swim trunks, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, 46, a chubby, pale New Yorker with…
Art Tavana / April 16, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: The Julie Ruin, William Tyler, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from pessimistic shoegaze groups, smooth-talking disco dandies, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 15, 2016

Watch Bleached, Baio, and Beach Slang Live from SPIN at Stubb’s

While CHVRCHES and Deftones topped the bill on the main stage at SPIN's 14th annual South by Southwest day party at Stubb's, an impressive array…
SPIN Staff / April 13, 2016

Watch CHVRCHES Perform ‘Clearest Blue’ at SPIN’s SXSW Party at Stubb’s

Last month, SPIN celebrated our 14th annual day party at Stubb's during Austin's South by Southwest music festival, featuring a lineup topped by Glaswegian synth-pop trio CHVRCHES…
SPIN Staff / April 11, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: DeJ Loaf, Julianna Barwick, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from picketing pop satirists, Detroit hip-hop stalwarts, and more.
SPIN Staff / April 8, 2016

Sing Me Back Home: Crying a Few Real Tears for Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard died yesterday and I cried. It kinda snuck up on me. I was listening to him sing with the Strangers and my face…
Adam Weiner / April 7, 2016

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: JPEGMAFIA Is the ‘Black Ben Carson,’ Esperanza Spalding Surprise-Wins Again

You know it's a good year when there's not one, but two jazz releases making the rounds outside of jazz circles for the right reasons.
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Told Slant, Moses Sumney, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from politically conscious rappers, underground Swedish pop producers, Brooklyn bedroom punks,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

SPIN Is Seeking NYC Editorial Interns for Summer 2016

SPIN is seeking editorial interns for our 2016 summer program. Ideally, we're looking for candidates who are excellent writers and have a serious interest in music…
SPIN Staff / March 30, 2016

Jacquees: The Cash Money Singer Bringing Back Feel-Good R&B

Birdman, rapper and co-founder of Cash Money records, remembers one thing about his first encounter with the young R&B singer Jacquees: "I just felt like…
Elias Leight / March 28, 2016

Watch Deftones, CHVRCHES, Vince Staples and More Play SPIN’s SXSW Party at Stubb’s

SPIN celebrated its 14th annual South By Southwest day party at Stubb’s last Friday, March 18, presented by Harley-Davidson and Bud Light, with an eclectic lineup featuring Deftones, CHVRCHES,…
SPIN Staff / March 25, 2016

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