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5 Best New Artists for February ’13

From a New York noise maven to a dream-weaving, Nashville-based guitar virtuoso to an intrepid South Bay rapper, here are five artists you should know.
SPIN Staff / February 1, 2013

The Best of R&B 2013

Whether you engaged with, or didn't give a fig about, the class- and race-twerked critical debate around R&B in 2012 — at issue was a…
SPIN Staff / January 31, 2013

Misty Mountain Pop: 8 Essentials of British Folk Rock

The British folk-rock boom that began in the late 1960s, in retrospect, was inevitable. You'd had American folksingers and roots bands, starting with Dylan, going…
Chuck Eddy / January 25, 2013

My President Is Rap: The Complete History of Barack Obama’s Hip-Hop Moments

Even though hip-hop has been America's most vital art form for more than 30 years, our country's presidents have been less than forthcoming in giving…
SPIN Staff / January 21, 2013

50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2013

Fortunately the Mayans were wrong! Here are 50 of our most anticipated albums of the new year.
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2013

Wake of the ‘Flood’: 21 Stevie Ray Vaughan Wannabes

On January 29, Sony Legacy will reissue a 30th anniversary edition of Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut album Texas Flood. That release is but a small…
David Marchese / January 11, 2013

Blame Nirvana: The 40 Weirdest Post-‘Nevermind’ Major-Label Albums

The bustle around "alternative rock" in the early 1990s was certainly not the first major-label feeding frenzy to roil the music industry, but it was…
Andrew Earles / January 8, 2013

5 Best New Artists for January ’13

From a Philadelphian guitar hero to a pack of Glaswegian noise-nerds to a soulful, Richard Pryor-sampling rapper, here are five artists you need to hear…
SPIN Staff / January 2, 2013

The Year In Taylor Swift

For Taylor Swift, the past 12 months have been the moment when the always crossover-hungry country singer finally and unabashedly embraced pop. She also issued…
Marc Hogan / December 28, 2012

The 25 Best Rap Lines of 2012

It doesnt take a Rap Genius to know that 2012 was a great year for analyzing hip-hop. Here's our favorite individual lyrics from a year…
SPIN Staff / December 27, 2012

SPIN’s 2012 Hall of Shame

They made disappinting, often horrific art. They issued tone-deaf statements. They tattooed images of their battered ex-girlfriends on their necks. A look back at the…
Daniel Kreps / December 27, 2012

The Year in Wayne Coyne

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has entertained us plenty over the years, crafting neo-psych narratives in the form of classic albums (see The Soft Bulletin…
Chris Martins / December 27, 2012

The Year in Lana Del Rey

From the outset, 2012 offered few figures as divisive as Lana Del Rey. Some saw her as a desperate, pre-fab "indie" marketing creation. Others were…
Nicole Sia / December 26, 2012

In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2012

It was the year we learned there'll never be a new Beastie Boys album. Or hear Whitney Houston's powerhouse voice on a fresh recording again.
SPIN Staff / December 26, 2012

10 TV Moments That Totally Changed Everything in 2012

Now that the second decade of the Golden Age of television is solidly underway, everything's different, right? It's like ever since Tony Soprano started seeing…
Phoebe Reilly / December 21, 2012
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