features

Off the Wall

As I write this column, the Michael Jackson trial remains in progress. By the time you (read: society) see this column, it's possible that hi…
SPIN Staff / May 25, 2005

Four Tet

On the second track off Fout Tet's new album, Everything Ecstatic, a simple-yet-persistent drumbeat and a cute humming voice that sounds something like a bumblebee…
SPIN Staff / May 23, 2005

The Oranges Band

The Oranges Band's second LP, The World & Everything In It, is a variety pack of indie-rock charms. Lead singer Roman Kuebler sounds like a…
SPIN Staff / May 20, 2005

Shout Out Louds

In the grand tradition of the Cardigans, Ace of Base, Abba, and other former and extant members of the Swedish invasion, the Shout Out Loud…
SPIN Staff / May 19, 2005

Lucero

If Lynyrd Skynyrd were less Deliverance and more The Sound and the Fury, they could be Nashville, Tennessee's own Lucero. Lucero's new album, Nobody's Darlings,…
SPIN Staff / May 18, 2005

The Headphones

Headphones sounds a bit like a videogame depicting an epic human struggle. It's not surprising that lead singer Bazan says he was influenced by the…
SPIN Staff / May 16, 2005

The Headphones

Headphones sounds a bit like a videogame depicting an epic human struggle. It's not surprising that lead singer Bazan says he was influenced by the…
SPIN Staff / May 16, 2005

The Rock Lexicon

"I don't read your magazine anymore," says my 36-year-old sister as we ride in a rental car. "I don't read your magazine anymore because all…
SPIN Staff / May 16, 2005

The Perishers

It comes as no surprise that the Perishers have supplied the soundtrack for shows like the O.C. and One Tree Hill. The soaring guitars and…
SPIN Staff / May 12, 2005

13 & God

Adam Drucker should change his hip-hop handle from Doseone to the Great Collaborator. Over the past five years, Doseone has been the sparkplug behind Dee…
SPIN Staff / May 10, 2005
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