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The 50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far

It’s safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 21, 2017

30 Best Emo Revival Albums, Ranked

"Everything went back into the basement... We were the few people doing this in 2008. Really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was…
SPIN Staff / June 14, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

What slow season? This summer, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Haim, and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

The 30 Best Nu-Metal Songs

Nu-metal is a tough movement to pin down: Back in the late '90s and early '00s, it was an umbrella term for a strain of…
Annie Zaleski / May 17, 2017

The 50 Best EDM Songs You’ve Heard at Every Summer Festival

The sound of EDM predates the name itself: Long before Calvin Harris was crashing Forbes lists and Diplo was hanging with Charlie Rose,…
SPIN Staff / May 10, 2017

A User’s Guide to Every Radiohead Album

A daunting existential question resides deep in the psyche of every Radiohead fan: What would contemporary music sound like had the band never existed? Initially…
Stephanie Garr / May 2, 2017

The 21 Best Pop-Punk Choruses of the 21st Century

Earlier this week, our colleagues at Billboard released a list of the 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century, an audacious undertaking that highlighted the most…
SPIN Staff / April 28, 2017

What Are Your Favorite 1997 Alternative Rock Songs?

This week, SPIN called up the guy from Everclear, dusted off our old profile of Smash Mouth, and ranked 79 of the Best Alternative Rock Songs 1997. Our list is…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2017

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Revisit 15 Classic Tracks by the Cure

Robert Smith has been making music with the Cure since the goth-rock band formed in 1976 – and in 41 years' time, his group has given us quite…
Leslie Richin, Billboard / April 21, 2017

10 of Prince’s Best Deep Cuts

Prince's catalogue is as sprawling, diverse, idiosyncratic, and rewarding as any musician's in history, and we will only hear more of it as his estate…
Alfred Soto / April 21, 2017

Best Boy Band Solo Debut Singles, Ranked

Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" was the classic debut single by an ex-boy bander that rockets straight to the top of the charts thanks…
SPIN Staff / April 20, 2017

10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp A Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2017

The 15 Best Kendrick Lamar Verses, Ranked

Kendrick Lamar is his generation’s greatest rapper (sorry, Drake!). The Compton MC blends searing socio-political themes with acrobatic flows for a style that’s…
Zilla Rocca / April 16, 2017
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