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SPIN’s 30th Anniversary Readers’ Poll

Earlier this spring, SPIN turned the ripe ol' age of 30 — we know, we don't look a day over 25, right? — and a…
By: SPIN Staff / April 27, 2015

Q&A: The Prodigy Look Back on the Most Aggressive Career in Electronic History

The first electronic group to have a No. 1 album in America, the Prodigy have been responsible for a far longer and more illustrious career…
By: Dan Weiss / April 27, 2015

Brett Morgen Is Bawling Over ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’

Brett Morgen is exhausted. After spending eight years filming the first official Kurt Cobain documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, submerging himself in the late Nirvana singer’s memorabilia…
By: Stephanie Dubick / April 24, 2015

Pity Sex Talk New Album and Why Wawa is Overrated

Two years after the release of their breakthrough debut album, 2013's sweetly corrosive Feast of Love, Michigan dream-rock quartet Pity Sex find themselves a band…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 24, 2015

Sounwave Details the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Landmark ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Even though it’s been close to a month since Kendrick Lamar released his dense, jazzy opus of a third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, currently…
By: Patrick Bowman / April 24, 2015

What’s the Best Blur Album? A SPIN Roundtable

For a band still largely associated with a very specific moment in U.K. rock history, Blur have never really stayed in one musical mode for very…
By: SPIN Staff / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Tei Shi Discusses the Problem with ‘Diva’ Belting and the Power of the Mermaid

Valerie Teicher, a.k.a. Tei Shi, accurately (although flippantly) characterizes her celestial, wide-ranging vocal style as "Mermaid Music." What started off as a tongue-in-cheek way of…
By: Margaret Farrell / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Doldrums on Dystopian Influences and Faux-Toronto Slang

Earlier this month, Doldrums released their second full-length album, the post-millennial tension-racked The Air Conditioned Nightmare, named after a Henry Miller story about his distaste…
By: Andrew Unterberger / April 23, 2015

Q&A: Squarepusher Talks Making Live-Sounding Music With Fake Instruments and Vice Versa

In his Squarepusher guise, 40-year-old Tom Jenkinson has spent two decades making some of the fastest, most chaotic electronic music extant, even while some of…
By: Dan Weiss / April 22, 2015

Q&A: Mikal Cronin Opens Up (Emotionally and Instrumentally) on ‘MCIII’

The third record from San Francisco-based songwriter Mikal Cronin, the aptly titled MCIII, is an exercise in pushing limits. Moving beyond the garage-pop of 2011’s Mikal…
By: Connor O'Brien / April 22, 2015
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