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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…
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

SXSW 2015: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Five

Well, we made it. Five days in (and lots of muddy shoes later), South By Southwest 2015 ha…
By: SPIN Staff / March 22, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Six Best Things We Saw on Day Three

Despite an impressive one-two punch during its first two days, 2015's South By Southwest reached even higher heights on Thursday. Think about it like…
By: SPIN Staff / March 20, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Six Best Things We Saw on Day Two

Though yesterday marked the official start of South by Southwest's music conference, Wednesday brought the festivities into full bloom, as longtime favorite…
By: SPIN Staff / March 19, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day One

Despite the threat of impending rain, Austin's annual South by Southwest music conference kicked off on Tuesday night, with performances by such big-name acts a…
By: SPIN Staff / March 18, 2015

Every Song From the New ‘Fast and Furious’ Soundtrack, Ranked By How Fast It Is

16. Flo Rida (feat. Sage The Gemini and Lookas), "GDFR" (Noodles Remix) 73.0 beats per minute 15. Famous To Most, "Whip"  (Bonus Track) 74.0 beats per minute 14. Wiz…
By: James Grebey / March 17, 2015

SXSW 2015: 22 Artists You Must See

At this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, a number of noteworthy lone stars will be making their way to Texas to perform for…
By: SPIN Staff / March 17, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in March 2015

From a synth-pop Brooklyn R&B singer trying her luck at covering Beyoncé to a power-pop project initially sidelined by a life-altering illness, these are the…
By: SPIN Staff / March 2, 2015

Every Oscar Winner for Best Original Song, Ranked

It was 81 years ago when Con Conrad and and Herb Magidson took home the first-ever Oscar for Best Original Song: "The Continental," from the…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 19, 2015

The 17 Drake-iest Lines on Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Last night, Drake released his latest album mixtape album mixtape. To the surprise of few, it is full of references to strippers, NBA players,…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 13, 2015

The 2015 Grammy Performances, Ranked From Worst to First

As much as the Grammys-related conversation today may be about the winners and losers (and Kanye's responses to them, or…
By: Andrew Unterberger / February 9, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in February 2015

From a trap-happy Australian DJ to a psych-rock savior to a handful of West Coast-based pop-punks, here are the five artists you need to know…
By: SPIN Staff / February 2, 2015

All 109 Sleater-Kinney Songs, Ranked

In 1995, the Olympian monolith that is Sleater-Kinney rose and went on to wreak blissful havoc on rock fans' eardrums (and hearts) for the next…
By: SPIN Staff / January 20, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in January 2015

From a former treehouse-dwelling psych-pop singer to a woodsy Swedish supergroup to an '80s-leaning bunch of Australian college-rock nostalgists, these are five artists you need…
By: SPIN Staff / January 9, 2015

The 25 Best Music Videos of 2014

Music videos took a bonkers turn in 2014: "Weird Al" Yankovic reveled in all things tasteless, Pee-Wee Herman played a loony race-car driver, butts hit peak ubiquity,…
By: SPIN Staff / December 30, 2014

The 40 Best 2014 Songs by 1994 Artists

As we look back 20 years later through slightly rose-tinted glasses, 1994 seems a gloriously seether-fighting, sweater-undoing, fantastic voyage of 100% pure love. But lest…
By: SPIN Staff / December 29, 2014

2014: The Year In Beef

Beef in the 2014 music world certainly wasn't rare. There were fights about talent, fights about snubs, fights about money, and fights about brunch. There…
By: James Grebey / December 29, 2014
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