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Three Comings, You’re Out: The New Stone Roses Song Sucks

What exactly are you hoping for when a band who hasn't released new music in more than two decades, and whose only ties to recent…
Andrew Unterberger / May 13, 2016

Uffie Reloads the Glock

It's a sweaty mid-April afternoon in Beverly Hills, and Uffie's pacing around a pebble-strewn pathway, lit cigarette in hand. We're in the backyard of producer Benny Blanco's…
Brennan Carley / May 11, 2016

Q&A: Little Scream on the Cult That Inspired ‘Cult Following’

It's been a little while since we heard from Little Scream, a.k.a. Laurel Sprengelmeyer. She's been busy: nearly two years spent touring behind her 2011 debut, The…
Anna Gaca / May 9, 2016

Changes: Charles Bradley’s Life of Love and Loss

Charles Bradley doesn't want your pity. Not for the years he spent homeless in New York City, or hitchhiking across the country looking for a…
Dan Reilly / May 9, 2016

Marissa Nadler’s Apocalypse Dreams

There’s a package waiting for Marissa Nadler. The box was delivered to the singer-songwriter’s Boston apartment earlier today — an overcast and alarmingly windy Thursday…
Kyle McGovern / May 9, 2016

Why Feeling No Ways About Drake Is Best for All Involved

Aubrey Graham assumed pop’s pole position on the strength of two key phrases: "Best I ever had," a title he awards every girl he beds,…
Dan Weiss / May 6, 2016

The Many Voices of White Lung’s Mish Barber-Way

Mish Barber-Way is ready to tell someone else's story. After spending the past few albums writing only from her perspective, the lead singer of Vancouver-bred punk…
Stephanie Dubick / May 6, 2016

Gimme Some Truth: Life Studies With Homeboy Sandman

On a Thursday afternoon in April, Homeboy Sandman and I are circling the city of New York. We’re at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows…
Andrew Unterberger / May 6, 2016

The Wait for ‘Chance 3′: A Compendium

Chance the Rapper's Acid Rap is a very, very good mixtape that catapulted him to national acclaim when it dropped on 2013. And as with most things…
Brian Josephs / May 5, 2016

Michete: The Thick-Boy-Loving Rapper Who Wants Ur Blood

"I tricked you into interviewing me," Spokane, Washington rapper Michete cackles halfway into our phone conversation. That’s possible, though you could argue that any artist…
Dan Weiss / April 29, 2016

Let Love Decide: Prince’s ‘Diamonds and Pearls’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Relive the Beautiful Ones with…
Stereo Williams / April 29, 2016

Drake and DMX: What Type of Games Are Being Played?

Kanye West offered a lot of explanations for that Internet-baiting line from "Famous," but only one of them — offered during a typical mid-February Twitter…
Andrew Unterberger / April 29, 2016

If I Was Your Girlfriend: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back today to…
Rebecca Haithcoat / April 29, 2016

Try My New Funk: Prince’s ‘Parade’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Andrew Unterberger / April 28, 2016

Just Blaze Talks Making ‘Freedom,’ the Beyhive, and His Signature Sound

Beyoncé's Lemonade instantly resonated after its HBO premiere, but the credit list behind the album was a bit of a rigmarole. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

When Doves Cry: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2016

Such a Pretty Toy: Prince’s ‘Controversy’

In the wake of Prince's death, SPIN's staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Alfred Soto / April 27, 2016

When We Were His: Prince’s ‘Dirty Mind’

In the wake of Prince's death, SPIN's staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back this…
Dan Weiss / April 27, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: A Visual Tale of Grief, Resurrection, and Black Female Empowerment

On first listen, Beyoncé's new album Lemonade is all about Jay Z's cheating. But the 65-minute film accompanying the music makes the personal political by visually…
Freja Dam / April 26, 2016

Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’: An Examination of Broken Relationships and Black Womanhood

The "On the Run" tour was too good to be true. In his review of the MetLife Stadium stop, Noisey's Jeff Rosenthal wrote that Beyoncé…
Brian Josephs / April 25, 2016
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