Keep on Deepin’ On: The 40 Best Deep House Tracks of All Time

Way back in the mid-1980s, when the disco gods appeared over the Chicago skyline and proclaimed, “Let there be house,” his acolytes responded, “And let…
SPIN Staff / November 25, 2013

‘Til Infinity: The 50 Best Rap Albums From 1993, Hip-Hop’s Other Greatest Year

Though most music critics on the “knows how to do the Ed Lover Dance” side of the Gen-X/Millenial divide concede that the wild (wild) west…
SPIN Staff / November 21, 2013

Vanishing San Francisco: Scenes From Thee Oh Sees Frontman John Dwyer’s ‘Vinegar Mirror’

Thee Oh Sees bandleader John Dwyer tours six months out of the year and has released 12 albums of serrated, psychedelic rock’n’roll since 2006 alone.
Sam Lefebvre / November 13, 2013

Art vs. Pop: A Seven-Decade Timeline of Music Crashing the Gallery (and Vice Versa)

From Warhol to Mapplethorpe, Basquiat to Murakami, Kim Gordon to Keith Haring, Bowie to GNR, here’s an epic tribute to pop’s artiest — and art’…
SPIN Staff / November 12, 2013

5 Best New Artists for November ’13

From an Australian singer-songwriter with rapier-like wit to a wildly inspiring Miami rapper to a New Jersey-born DJ/producer with a thing for cowboy hats, here…
SPIN Staff / November 1, 2013

Classic Films Get an Image Overhaul With ‘Alternative Movie Posters’ Book

“Alternative Movie Posters” is the kind of labor of love that seems, on the face of it, a questionable venture — until you see them.
SPIN Staff / October 31, 2013

Radiohead Rorschach: Fifth Graders Interpret ‘Hail to the Thief’

So, in September of 2003, a few months after Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief was released, I played a bunch of songs from the album…
Rob Harvilla / October 30, 2013

Lou Reed, R.I.P.: Hear His Legacy in 15 Tracks

Lou Reed, whether in the Velvet Underground or solo, inspired entire genres – glam, art rock, punk, industrial, grunge, shoegaze, goth, indie rock – so…
Charles Aaron / October 29, 2013

Lou Reed’s New York City: The Velvets’ Stomping Grounds, Today

Even though Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are intrinsically associated with New York, the city that spawned them, Reed’s lyrics are surprisingly scant o…
Jem Aswad / October 29, 2013

Five Great Rap Songs that Sample Lou Reed or the Velvet Underground

The death of Lou Reed leaves a void in indie rock, punk rock, experimental music, and general underground go-you-own-wayness that will never be filled. Hi…
SPIN Staff / October 28, 2013

Lou Reed: A Critical Discography

In both his life and his music, Lou Reed took risks. Sometimes they paid off, sometimes they laid him low, but they were never, ever…
David Marchese / October 27, 2013

Inorganic at the Disco: 40 Rock Bands Who Beat Arcade Fire to the Dance Floor

So Arcade Fire took a trip to Haiti, bought some ornate suits, hooked up with punk-funk producer/oracle James Murphy, and decided they wanted to make…
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2013

Take Us Out: Franz Ferdinand Return to NYC for One-Night Stand

Back in July, Franz Ferdinand played a surprise show at Glasslands, an intimate D.I.Y. outpost situated in North Brooklyn. Last night, the Glaswegian foursome returned…
Kyle McGovern / October 23, 2013

Elliott Smith: ‘Mr. Misery’ Revisited, 10 Years After the Singer-Songwriter’s Controversial Death

In the December 2004 issue of SPIN, we published Los Angeles journalist/musician Liam Gowing's detailed, empathetic look at the last years of Elliott Smith's life…
Liam Gowing / October 21, 2013

Katy Perry’s Campy, Gay-Baiting Polka-Dot Pop Was First Cooed By ’80s New Waver Josie Cotton

Once upon a time, there was a female modern pop singer in her mid-twenties from California whose debut single questioned whether her boyfriend was gay.
Chuck Eddy / October 18, 2013

The 10 Best Reissues of 2013’s Third Quarter

Here’s the best new old stuff from Q3 (July, August, and September) of 2013: lost hardcore lickshots, Italian misery machines, psychedelic girl groups, and a…
SPIN Staff / October 3, 2013

5 Best New Artists for October ’13

From a pair of North Carolina synth-folk innovators to an eccentric, perm-touting Bay Area rapper to a trio of Missouri brothers out to prove that…
SPIN Staff / October 1, 2013

Icona Pop’s Nightclubbing Catharsis Originated With ’90s British Dance-Pop Duo Crush

So the obvious question about Icona Pop is this: What kind of “’90s bitch” (or “chick,” on the radio) are they, exactly? The Courtney Love…
Chuck Eddy / September 27, 2013

The 30 Best Disco Songs That Every Millennial Should Know

It’s been nearly 40 years since Carl Douglas kung-fu fought his way to the top of the Billboard charts, and the world is once agai…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 2013

Nirvana’s ‘In Utero’ Is 20: A Gallery of Schwag From the Band’s Last Year

Like most music geeks, we at SPIN love our schwag. The photo gallery that follows is an interesting but by-no-means-definitive collection of stuff from the…
Jem Aswad / September 19, 2013
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