Lists

Breaking Down SPIN’s List of the 300 Best Albums From the Past 30 Years

For our 30th anniversary, SPIN ranked the 300 Best Albums to come out since 1985 when the magazine was first published. It was a massive undertaking…
By: James Grebey / May 14, 2015

Ten Detroit Techno Up-and-Coming Producers to Watch

When Detroit techno made its way from the Motor City in the late ‘80s to overseas locales like London and Berlin, it launched a worldwide…
By: Ashley Zlatopolsky / May 13, 2015

Tanlines Tell Us Their Nine Favorite Podcasts

In case you didn't dial into the conference call playing Tanlines' Highlights, the Brooklyn danceniks — a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cohen and singer-songwriter Eric Emm — are streaming…
By: Harley Brown / May 13, 2015

Stephen Hawking’s Five Best Musical Moments

Though vastly more intelligent than the equally vast majority of us can ever hope to me, Professor Stephen Hawking is also hip and with it:…
By: Harley Brown / May 12, 2015

The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)

SPIN hit a milestone this year: Our 30th birthday. To celebrate, we caught up with some of the artists behind our past picks for Album…
By: SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in May 2015

A young soul singer with a synthesized heart, a towering Swede ready to crush the pop competition with a comeback, a frenetic Midwestern trio hoping…
By: SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in April 2015

A sensational pop vocalist with a voice made of gold, a British post-punk trio with jittery bass lines, and so much more — these are five artist…
By: SPIN Staff / April 6, 2015

Here’s Who Wasn’t Onstage at Jay Z’s Big Tidal Announcement

Jay Z got some of the biggest musicians working today all on the same stage for the big launch of his recently acquired streaming service Tidal.
By: James Grebey / April 1, 2015

The 101 Best Kanye West-Produced Songs That Don’t Feature Kanye

We've hung on every word of Kanye West's for so long — in his verses, on his Twitter, in his interviews — that it's hard…
By: Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: The 21 Best Things We Saw in Austin

Now that Austin's South By Southwest is wrapped up and (nearly) out of our systems, we should take a moment to reflect on the massive…
By: SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015
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