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The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

From Dirty Mind to Diamonds and Pearls: Remember Prince’s Classic Albums

After Prince's passing on April 21, 2016, SPIN writers revisited their favorite Prince albums. Read their essays on Dirty Mind, Controversy, Purple Rain, Parade, Sign o' the Times, and Diamonds…
SPIN Staff / April 21, 2017

Best Boy Band Solo Debut Singles, Ranked

Harry Styles "Sign of the Times" was the classic debut single by an ex-boy bander that rockets straight to the top of the charts thanks…
SPIN Staff / April 20, 2017

Revisit SPIN’s 1994 Story on Jawbreaker’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

This piece was originally published in the April 1994 issue of Spin. We have digitized and are republishing it here after the announcement that Jawbreaker…
Daniel Fidler / April 19, 2017

10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp A Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2017

The 15 Best Kendrick Lamar Verses, Ranked

Kendrick Lamar is his generation’s greatest rapper (sorry, Drake!). The Compton MC blends searing socio-political themes with acrobatic flows for a style that’s…
Zilla Rocca / April 16, 2017

The Glamorous Life of Al Yankovic

The first time Al Yankovic hears Dr. Demento, it's like Bela Lugosi finding Boris Karloff. The doctor has been practicing weirdness for many years as…
Harold Conrad / April 14, 2017

The Lucky Lounge Presents Desert Jam

In Indio this weekend? Head over to The Lucky Lounge Presents: Desert Jam at The Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs on either Saturday 4/15 and/or Sunday 4/16 from 12-6pm. VIP guests of The Lucky Lounge…
SPIN Staff / April 11, 2017

2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Watch Pearl Jam Perform “Better Man” and “Rockin’ the Free World”

Last night, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2017 class at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Pearl Jam were one of the night's honorees, and…
SPIN Staff / April 8, 2017

From Big Little Lies to Twin Peaks: Here Are Our Favorite TV Soundtracks of All Time

Television’s hot-button drama of the moment has been the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which was helmed by veteran TV writer David E. Kelley…
SPIN Staff / April 4, 2017

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats | Bow St. Sessions

Check out what we got up to this Saint Patrick's Day
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2017

The Steel-Cage, No-Holds-Barred, Cable-Ratings Death Match

A smooth-chested wrestler in a towel and a leer grabs the mike. Val Venis, with an "i", is an ex-porn star who likes to brag…
Mark Schone / April 2, 2017

New Music: Future Islands – “Cave”

In advance of their new album The Far Field, Future Islands have released a new lyric video for the album's second single, "Cave." The video…
SPIN Staff / March 24, 2017

SXSW 2017 Gallery: SPIN Portraits with Danny Brown, Kelela, Mastodon, Lil Yachty, and More

For five days and nights at SXSW 2017, SPIN, VIBE and Stereogum hosted the Mazda Studio at Empire, featuring dozens of stand-out performances from established…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

The 24 Best Bands We Saw in Austin (And Some Dogs, Too)

We just got home from SXSW, and saw more than 50 bands in the span of five days. Here's the best of what we saw.
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2017

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