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Listen to the Clicks, Bro: The Year the MTV VMAs Cannibalized Itself

No moment could have summed up the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards better than Taylor Swift handing a lifetime achievement award to Kanye West. It…
Andrew Unterberger / August 31, 2015

SPINfighting: What’s the Worst Video to Receive a VMA Nod This Year?

As the roundtable format has grown into an effectively direct way for a publication to think out loud for its readers’ perusal, we’re happy to…
SPIN Staff / August 28, 2015

MTV VMAs 2015: Everything You Need to Know

The MTV Video Music Awards are this weekend, and if you’re reading this, chances are you’ve got a few questions about them. Questions like: Whe…
James Grebey / August 28, 2015

Stay Positive: Craig Finn Looks Back on the Highlights of His Career

At 44, Craig Finn has nearly two decades of hoarse, literary rock’n’roll behind him, and he doesn’t sound anywhere near finished. Up until the Hold…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2015

MTV VMAs 2015: How Can Miley Cyrus Make the Most of Her Hosting Gig?

The MTV Video Music Awards needs Miley Cyrus more than she needs it, though the two entities have become completely intertwined following the telecast two years ago…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

Still Drumming: Georgia Brings London to New York

The audience for Georgia’s headlining performance at Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is hard to pin down. There’s a lanky tall guy in the…
Andrew Stone / August 27, 2015

Metric Already Have Their Next Album Mapped Out

Toronto’s “emotionally primitive” (their description, not ours) synth-rock group Metric are still learning new things about themselves. “It feels like we’re growing, thank God, because otherwise we’d…
Margaret Farrell / August 26, 2015

Ten DJs and Producers Discuss SoundCloud’s Future

Lately, SoundCloud’s troubles have been many, and confusing: Following reports that the Berlin-based streaming service was running “dangerously low on cash,” a slew of internet radio…
Harley Brown / August 26, 2015

Christine and the Queens: The Gender-Defying Chanteuse With a Plan

Dressed in all black at New York’s Sunflower Diner, Christine and the Queens — a.k.a. French singer-songwriter Héloïse Letissier —  sits gleefully in front of a giant stack of…
Brennan Carley / August 26, 2015

A Revisionist History: Yo La Tengo Pick Their All-Time Favorite Covers

A couple of weeks ago, Yo La Tengo started a Spotify playlist to compile the songs they’ve covered over the course of their three-plus decade…
Colin Joyce / August 26, 2015
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