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Q&A: St. Vincent On Winning Best Alternative Album Grammy (And Putting It On a Chain)

St. Vincent's self-titled 2014 album won the 2015 Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album this evening, an honor that follows the critically acclaimed singer-guitarist's biggest…
By: Dan Weiss / February 9, 2015

‘Rebel Heart’ Tamed: Our 12-Track Edit of Madonna’s New Album

Earlier this month, Madonna's new album leaked in full. It wasn't the first time this promotional cycle that the iconic singer has been dealt a blow…
By: SPIN Staff / February 6, 2015

Grammys 2015: Who Will Win and Who Should Win?

With the 2015 Grammys coming up this Sunday the SPIN staff takes a look at eight of the biggest categories to determine who should will,…
By: SPIN Staff / February 5, 2015

Laneway Festival 2015: FKA Twigs, St Vincent, and More Dazzle in Sydney

Perhaps the only problem with the lineup at this weekend's St. Jerome's Laneway Festival in Sydney was that it was too good. Some unfortunate scheduling…
By: SPIN Staff / February 4, 2015

The Taylor Swift Bump: Who’s Gotten a Helping Hand From Pop’s Biggest Name?

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift tweeted her approval for a little-known artist named Børns, and her fans responded by flooding the singer's SoundCloud, Spotify, iTunes,…
By: Brennan Carley / January 30, 2015

Meet DJ Raff, the Man Behind the ‘Broad City’ Theme, ‘Latino & Proud’

If you're not watching Broad City, stop reading this right now. We're serious — go watch it. If you are a fan of the hilariously blunt…
By: James Grebey / January 28, 2015

What’s the Best Bjork Album? A SPIN Roundtable

With her Vulnicura LP being announced, leaked, and then rush-released all within the past two weeks, Björk has come out of nowhere to totally own the music-listening…
By: SPIN Staff / January 28, 2015

ASTR Talk Uptempo ‘Homecoming’ EP and Meeting Drake for the First Time

Zoe Silverman and Adam Pallin only met a couple of years ago, but their musical backgrounds stretch back further. The latter is a producer and…
By: Brennan Carley / January 27, 2015

Why Does Everybody Hate Rita Ora?

Rita Ora has become the music industry's go-to piñata: She's at all of the parties — no doubt wearing something colorful — and every now…
By: Rachel Brodsky / January 23, 2015

Purity Ring Achieve Their Moment of Clarity on ‘another eternity’

Given the gauzy, atmospehric sound of Purity Ring's debut album (2012's Shrines) and their presence on 4AD (the label that came to prominence in the '80…
By: Andrew Unterberger / January 22, 2015
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