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Jessie Reyez’ Realness Will Not Be Diluted

During her four-minute music video for "Figures," Jessie Reyez smashes her guitar to the ground with full force before looking into the camera with an intensity that…
Geena Kloeppel / June 26, 2017

Revisit Our 1997 Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Feature: “Play Missy For Me”

This article originally appeared in the October 1997 issue of Spin.  "Beep-beep / Oooh got the keys to the jeep /…
Karen R. Good / June 23, 2017

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy Remembered By AZ, DJ Whoo Kid, Mister Cee, Roc Marciano, and More

Mobb Deep's Prodigy passed away on Wednesday, June 21--his death has left a hole in hip-hop that was immediately felt by members of the community. He wasn't just a…

The 50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far

It’s safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 21, 2017

Radiohead’s OK Computer Made Them Our 1997 “Band of the Year”

The pupils of Thom Yorke’s eyes zip from side to side like nervous insects. We’re on the Eurostar train from Paris to London, and Radiohead’s…
Pat Blashill / June 16, 2017

What Happens When A Music Festival Tries to Be Political in 2017?

It’s 3 PM on a Friday afternoon and a "spiritual guru" is telling me to "just go with it, man." He says to breathe deeply,…
Rob Arcand / June 14, 2017

30 Best Emo Revival Albums, Ranked

"Everything went back into the basement... We were the few people doing this in 2008. Really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was…
SPIN Staff / June 14, 2017

Paramore Is a Band: Revisit Our 2008 Feature on Riot!

Paramore's ‘Riot!’ turns 10 this June. In honor of the anniversary, we’ve digitized and republished this story, which was originally published in the March 2008 issue…
Nicole Keiper / June 9, 2017

Thursday’s Geoff Rickly Talks Reunion, Getting Sober, Martin Shkreli, and More

"I'll take a hippie over a racist any day," Geoff Rickly tells me. The singer and I have met at a bistro in Brooklyn to talk about the…
Jeremy Gordon / June 9, 2017

Does Hot 97’s Summer Jam Still Matter?

Most New Yorkers will ride the NJ Transit into Jersey on a Sunday for only two spectacles: Odell Beckham Jr.’s New York Giants, and…
Brian Josephs / June 8, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

Phoenix: Singing Ti Amo ‘Til We All Get Along

On the last day of May, music industry figures gathered at Paul’s Casablanca, a Manhattan bar, to toast the impending release of Phoenix’s upcoming album, Ti…
Jeremy Gordon / June 5, 2017

Naughty by Nature: Revisit Our 1999 Feature on Blink-182’s Enema of the State

Blink-182's 'Enema of the State' turns 18 today. In honor of the anniversary, we've digitized and republished this story, which was originally published in the November…
Jeffrey Rotter / June 2, 2017

Jukebox Jury: Lydia Lunch on No Wave, Thurston Moore, Nicolas Jaar, and More

Forty years after moving to New York City as a teenager and leaving an indelible bruise on the gut of rock history with her classic…
Andy Cush / May 31, 2017

Behind Blue Eyes: Spin’s 2002 Eminem Cover Story

Well, he's right--it does feel pretty empty without him. It's a few hours before the MTV Video Music Awards, and things are frantic inside Radio…
Alan Light / May 31, 2017
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