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Positively Charged: Thom Yorke’s 20 Biggest Influences

A map of Thom Yorke's mind must make room for masters of electronic music and barroom balladeers, sci-fi doomsayers and tragic teens, ancient wisdom and…
Daniel Kreps / February 22, 2013

Fred Armisen Picks His 5 Favorite Dave Grohl Drum Performances

"When Dave Grohl was going to be on the show [with Them Crooked Vultures]," recalls Saturday Night Live castmember and Portlandia costar Fred Armisen, "I…
David Marchese / February 21, 2013

Jenny Lewis’ Ultimate Valentine’s Day Mixtape

Find out which tune sounds like "a Xanax and GHB latte" and which she discovered on one of Ad-Rock's mixtapes!
SPIN Staff / February 14, 2013

40 Movie Soundtracks That Changed Alternative Music

Got us a movie, we want you to know! Roxy Music records and easy access to drugs aren't the only things that make people want…
SPIN Staff / February 12, 2013

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
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