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Q&A: Gang of Four on Losing Their Lead Singer and Working With the Kills

Sure, Joy Division foregrounded those bass lines, and Pere Ubu added synths, but it was undoubtedly Gang of Four who put the rhythm in punk,…
By: Dan Weiss / February 20, 2015

El Perro Del Mar’s All-Swedish Mixtape: ABBA, the Concretes, Young Lean, and More

If there's anything El Perro Del Mar — a.k.a. Swede-pop staple Sarah Assbring — understands, it's how to, as she puts it, create music that'…
By: Rachel Brodsky / February 17, 2015

Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late': An Impulsive Roundtable

In a week that was already hardly lacking in hip-hop excitement, Drake had to go and drop a surprise mixtape last night. It may take…
By: SPIN Staff / February 13, 2015

Q&A: Kate Pierson on Writing Her Solo Album With Sia and Getting Kicked Out of Her Own Show

Singing "Rock Lobster," "Roam," "Love Shack," and other recognizable staples in her long-running "dance band from Athens, Georgia," the B-52s, Kate Pierson has long bee…
By: Dan Weiss / February 11, 2015

Q&A: Jess Glynne on Her ‘Surreal’ Grammy Win for Best Dance Recording

If you've turned on Top 40 radio in the past 12 months, odds are you'd recognize the caramel-voiced British pop singer Jess Glynne from Clea…
By: Brennan Carley / February 10, 2015

Q&A: Annie Lennox Talks Grammys Collaboration With Hozier, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

At Sunday night's Grammy Awards, the Irish singer-songwriter Hozier — who was nominated for Best New Artist but lost to Sam Smith — played a faithful…
By: Brennan Carley / February 10, 2015

The Old Pollution: Beck, Kanye, Steely Dan, and the Grammy Circle of Life

In popular music, you either die cool, or you live long enough to see yourself become the establishment. When Beck Hansen was advocating giving the…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 9, 2015

The Best and Worst Moments of the 2015 Grammys

Music's Biggest Night has come and gone once again, favoring some (Sam Smith and Beck, mostly) and overlooking others (rappers, mostly). From afar, the 57th…
By: SPIN Staff / February 9, 2015

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
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