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Five Artists to Watch in October 2015: Mal Blum, Lucie Silvas, and More

For October’s iteration of SPIN’s Five Artists to Watch series, there’s a U.K. singer-songwriter who’s refurnished her careers in the embers of Nashville’s fast-burning country scene,…
SPIN Staff / October 2, 2015

The 11 Most Salacious Stories From Grace Jones’ New ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’

Grace Jones is an icon of music, fashion, film, and more — the woman’s 67 years old and she’s still prospering like someone 40 years her…
Brennan Carley / September 28, 2015

The 50 Best Fictional Songs of All Time

Writing a real song is easy; writing a fake song is hard. The fictional song has undergone something of a renaissance recently, thanks largely to…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015
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Five Artists to Watch in September 2015

Summer has not technically come to a close just yet, but brisk mornings and sweater weather are on the way. Ring in the end of…
SPIN Staff / September 1, 2015

MTV VMAs 2015: The Best (and Worst) Moments

More than any other such program that people actually pay attention to, the MTV Video Music Awards have come to operate on the principle that…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2015

Ranking the Verses on Kanye West’s ‘Monster,’ Five Years Later

Five years ago today, Kanye West unleashed one of rap’s most epic lineups  — Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Jay Z, and Nicki Minaj — o…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

MTV VMAs: Every Video of the Year Nominee, Ranked

What do the videos for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” have in common? Well, aside from being the only two video…
Andrew Unterberger / August 27, 2015

Ranking 2015’s Onstage Falls: Who Ate it the Most?

One Direction’s Harry Styles made headlines today for falling while performing on stage, because people are evil and want to watch celebrities slip and fall…
James Grebey / August 21, 2015

Every Beyoncé Song, Ranked

Beyoncé hasn’t given us much time for reflection lately: Since she unexpectedly released her self-titled video album on a Thursday night in December 2013 —…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2015

Stream Our Playlist of the 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

The 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995 Last summer, we counted…
James Grebey / August 6, 2015

The 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

Stream Our Playlist of the 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995…
SPIN Staff / August 6, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The 12 Best Things We Saw in Chicago

Now that Chicago’s Lollapalooza has officially wrapped, we’d like to take a moment to think back on the impressive roster of artists we saw over the…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in August 2015

The last full month of summer is — incredibly — upon us, and with it comes a batch of new artists to whom attention must…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The Best Things We Saw On Sunday

Despite clear-blue morning skies, the final day of Lollapalooza ended on a stormy note, sending crowds scrambling for shelter as ominous clouds rolled in the…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The Best (and Worst) Things We Saw On Saturday

Lollapalooza Day Two has wrapped, but the immense crowds have grown, well, immensely more crowded. Saturday brought a bevy of fine performances from Tyler, the Creator, Tame Impala, Metallica, and more.
SPIN Staff / August 2, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The Best Things We Saw On Friday

Know this: Life hasn’t begun until you witness Sir Paul McCartney singing “Live and Let Die” while fireworks explode out of the stage. That’s what we…
SPIN Staff / August 1, 2015

Every Metallica Song, Ranked

It’s difficult to believe, but we’re now farther removed from the release of Metallica’s psychotherapy-bred St. Anger in 2003 than that LP was from the world-conquering Black…
SPIN Staff / July 30, 2015

The 30 Best Movie Soundtracks of 1995

The various-artists soundtrack had already existed as a phenomenon for decades, but 1995 was the year that the OST became an event into itself. No…
Andrew Unterberger / July 17, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in July 2015

With the summer months firmly upon us, SPIN has gathered up the most surefire new artists in July of 2015, including a nouveau-disco master with a voice…
SPIN Staff / July 7, 2015

The 40 Best Dance Songs of 2015 So Far

Unearthed turn-of-the-century pop oddities, lively debates between woodwind instruments, and DJs in glass cities throwing house parties — our list of the best dance song…
SPIN Staff / June 23, 2015
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