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In Season 3 of The Leftovers, Everyone Is Waiting Around to Die

The Leftovers has always been a tough show to be a fan of. Learning to do so came through repetition, each episode a…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 17, 2017

Michelle Branch Is Finally the Artist She Always Wanted to Be

At one time, things happened quickly for Michelle Branch. She moved to Los Angeles and signed to Warner Bros. when she was 16. Her debut album, The…
Anna Gaca / April 13, 2017

Charlie Murphy Was Too Real to Be Overshadowed

Dave Chappelle's best jokes contended with how the truth is tangled up with absurdity, and one of the greatest voices he found within that knotted ball…
Brian Josephs / April 12, 2017

Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst Talks Cassadaga in 2007 SPIN Interview

Bright Eyes’ Cassadaga was released April 10, 2007. Steve Kandell’s interview with singer Conor Oberst originally ran in the April 2007 issue of SPIN. In…
Steve Kandell / April 10, 2017

The Great Thing About Louis C.K.’s Netflix Special 2017 Is That it Has Nothing to Do With Politics

Louis C.K. doesn’t seem to have much to say. He hints at this at the very opening of his new Netflix special, which after thanking…
Jordan Sargent / April 6, 2017

From Big Little Lies to Twin Peaks: Here Are Our Favorite TV Soundtracks of All Time

Television’s hot-button drama of the moment has been the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which was helmed by veteran TV writer David E. Kelley…
SPIN Staff / April 4, 2017

Mastodon Talk New Album Emperor of Sand and What They Call “Funderwear”

Mastodon's new album Emperor of Sand was inspired by friends and family of the band who received cancer diagnoses, but we caught them in a predictably more lighthearted…
Garrett Kamps / April 3, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s “HUMBLE.” Shows He’s Never Better Than When Making Bangers

Over the span of his career, Kendrick Lamar has progressed from hip-hop prodigy, to Cornrow Kenny, a prophet who happens to rap. In the video for his…
Brian Josephs / March 31, 2017

“Do You Know How Hard It Is to Throw a Blunt Upwards in the Air?”: Migos Director DAPS Talks The Group’s Instantly Iconic Videos

Migos' Culture is a triumph because it condenses the trio's best traits—their polychromatic triplets and ear for hooks—into an hourlong project. Also, "T-Shirt" is on there. The Atlanta…
Brian Josephs / March 31, 2017

Rachel Dolezal’s Book In Full Color Presents No Good Reason For Her Assumed Blackness

Rachel Dolezal, now legally known as Nkechi Amare Diallo, starts her memoir with a flagrant heavy-handedness. In Full Color: Finding My Place in a…
Brian Josephs / March 29, 2017

“He Never Got To See the Final Product”: Director Paul Hunter Talks Making Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hypnotize” Video 20 Years Later

The Notorious B.I.G. introduced the world to the grandeur of his double album Life After Death with the lead single "Hypnotize," released on the first day of…
Paul Hunter / March 24, 2017

The Unbelievable Story of the Most Expensive Record Ever Sold on Discogs

Back in January, an anonymous Discogs buyer apparently shelled out $18,000 for a copy of a rare rock album called 301 Jackson St,…
Andy Cush / March 23, 2017

Vagabon Is Just Getting Started

There are no elaborate pretenses to Vagabon's music. Laetitia Tamko's technique begins with her own memories and vulnerabilities, which she pours into powerfully understated songs that feel…
Anna Gaca / March 22, 2017

“He Thinks Like a Revolutionary”: Talib Kweli, Hannibal Buress, W. Kamau Bell, and More Share Their Favorite Memories of Dave Chappelle

Today, Netflix premiered two Dave Chappelle stand-up specials, Deep in the Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin, his first (and second) since 2004's For What It's Worth. The…
Brian Josephs / March 21, 2017

Terrence Malick’s Frustrating Song to Song Is a Music Movie Without Songs or a Point

Terrence Malick released Song to Song, his long-delayed, seemingly apocryphal movie about the Austin music scene, at an awkward time. The trailers started rolling out…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 21, 2017
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