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20 Werks of Wonder: Two Decades of Astralwerks

It's hard to imagine now, when everyone from chillwavers to Kanye is mining old chillout-room B-sides for inspiration, but in 1993, the idea of ambient…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 30, 2013

30 Must-See Bands at Lollapalooza 2013

Now celebrating its ninth year in Chicago's Grant Park, Lollapalooza once again brings a phalanx of more than 125 arena-filling rock bands, tent-packing DJs, and…
By: SPIN Staff / July 30, 2013

Migos Mania: The 40 Most Fascinating ‘Versace’ Remixes

Atlanta trio Migos' notoriety got meteoric when Drake jumped on a remix of their track “Versace.” But typical of the way rap works, that wa…
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 29, 2013

The 10 Most David Foster Wallace-ian Quotes in ‘Signifying Rappers’

This week, Mark Costello and David Foster Wallace's Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present is back in print from Back Bay Books.
By: Brandon Soderberg / July 26, 2013

No Alternative: 40 Hard-Rock Songs That Nirvana Couldn’t Kill

As the legend goes, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was a cleansing rain, with Kurt Cobain's opening chords immediately washing away butt-rock's makeup, rendering spandex…
By: SPIN Staff / July 25, 2013

Josh Homme: A Critical Discography

After a debilitating health scare, SPIN cover boy and Queens of the Stone Age chief Josh Homme returned with the band's recently released…
By: David Marchese / July 18, 2013

Alt-Jay: Jay-Z’s 24 Most Hipsterific Rock Moments

With last week's release of his long-anticipated Magna Carta Holy Grail, Jay-Z set the rock world ablaze via lyrical tributes to R.E.M. and Nirvana. While…
By: SPIN Staff / July 8, 2013

The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013 So Far

The year in dance music so far has been all about strange bedfellows, deep-seated urges, and going back to basics. It's weird times for dance…
By: Philip Sherburne / July 3, 2013

The 15 Best Reissues of 2013’s Second Quarter

Here's the best new old stuff from Q2 (April, May, and June): Romanian future-pop, "96 Tears" en español, French Casiocore, dancehall classics, circa-2008 punk relics,…
By: SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

5 Best New Artists for July ’13

From a crew of D.C. basement post-punks to an all-female noise-pop outfit from Northampton, Massachusetts, to a Barcelona-by-way-of-Montreal trap enthusiast to a dazzling Atlanta chant-ra…
By: SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

SPIN’s Complete Covers Gallery: The 2000s to Today

To celebrate SPIN's 28th birthday, we'll be looking back at all our covers, from the Herb Ritts-shot Madonna image that appeared on our very first…
By: SPIN Staff / July 2, 2013

The 15 Boldest Publicity Stunts in Music History

In the last few months, Daft Punk made a commercial that upstaged Phoenix at Coachella, Kanye made cityscapes his canvas, and Jay-Z…
By: SPIN Staff / June 27, 2013

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Birthed Queens of the Stone Age’s Stoner-Robot Rock

Everybody's always called Queens of the Stone Age "stoner rock," which you'd think would imply throwback turn-of-the-'70s acid-boogola in some sense. Truth is, they haven't…
By: Chuck Eddy / June 26, 2013

Electric Daisy Carnival 2013: The 20 Best Things We Saw

True, a rave by any other name will smell just as sweaty, but Electric Daisy Carnival is something truly special. With eight stages and more…
By: Chris Martins / June 24, 2013

A Complete Guide to Understanding the 67 Names in Kanye West’s ‘Yeezus’ Credits

Kanye West's unlimited budget and anything-goes approach to creating music has allowed him to bring in a roster of collaborators to sixth album Yeezus that…
By: Jordan Sargent / June 19, 2013

Governors Ball 2013: The 15 Best Things We Saw

Although Saturday and Sunday of New York City's third annual Governors Ball had some of the biggest draws — Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, the…
By: Nick Murray / June 10, 2013

30 Must-See Acts at Bonnaroo 2013

Once again, Bonnaroo has returned to bring good vibes, loud tunes, and environmentally responsible fun to the dusty and/or muddy expanses of Manchester, Tennessee. Here…
By: SPIN Staff / June 6, 2013

The Ozzman Goeth: A Guide to Black Sabbath’s Non-Ozzy Albums

On June 11, we'll be blessed with the release of 13, Black Sabbath's first album featuring lead vocals from Ozzy Osbourne in 35…
By: David Marchese / June 5, 2013

5 Best New Artists for June ’13

From a Bay Area punk-turned-popsmith to a chameleonic electro duo from Chicago to a striking new breed of underground rapper, here are five artists to…
By: SPIN Staff / June 3, 2013

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2013 So Far

Thanks to Baauer's "Harlem Shake," a phony-baloney, Google-bomb banger forced down our throats, 2013 will go down as the year the major labels and kinda-like-a-big-deal…
By: Brandon Soderberg / June 3, 2013
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