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The 21 Best Weezer Songs of the 21st Century

In the last month, crunchy formative-years favorites Weezer have dropped a pair of new songs that represent an interesting duality for the band and its…
Andrew Unterberger / November 24, 2015

Every Smashing Pumpkins Song, Ranked

Like fellow '90s Chicago great Michael Jordan, Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has seen his legacy become somewhat tarnished in recent years by poor late-career…
SPIN Staff / October 30, 2015

The 5 Biggest Surprises From Last Night’s Massive Tidal X: 1020 Show

Last night's Tidal X: 1020 concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, thrown to celebrate the streaming service reaching a million users, felt like an uneven offering until (and…
Brennan Carley / October 21, 2015

CMJ: The Best From the Class of 2015

As it has every October for the past 35 years, the CMJ Music Marathon descended upon New York City in a flurry of bands, bands,…
SPIN Staff / October 19, 2015

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

A list celebrating rock bands in 2015? We don't see why not. Rock isn't at the center of the musical universe anymore, sure — maybe…
SPIN Staff / October 16, 2015

Austin City Limits Weekend Two: Which of This Year’s Acts Could Headline in Five Years?

This weekend's Austin City Limits – the second iteration, a week after its first — marked the end of the major festival season. Sure, there's…
Brennan Carley / October 13, 2015

Five Pearls of Wisdom From Patti Smith’s ‘M Train’

Patti Smith has always been something of a cultural enigma. Spending the early part of her career merging poetry, blues, and punk rock, the musician, writer, and visual…
Rachel Brodsky / October 5, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in October 2015: Mal Blum, Lucie Silvas, and More

For October's iteration of SPIN's Five Artists to Watch series, there's a U.K. singer-songwriter who's refurnished her careers in the embers of Nashville's fast-burning country scene,…
SPIN Staff / October 2, 2015

The 11 Most Salacious Stories From Grace Jones’ New ‘I’ll Never Write My Memoirs’

Grace Jones is an icon of music, fashion, film, and more — the woman's 67 years old and she's still prospering like someone 40 years her…
Brennan Carley / September 28, 2015

The 50 Best Fictional Songs of All Time

Writing a real song is easy; writing a fake song is hard. The fictional song has undergone something of a renaissance recently, thanks largely to…
SPIN Staff / September 22, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in September 2015

Summer has not technically come to a close just yet, but brisk mornings and sweater weather are on the way. Ring in the end of…
SPIN Staff / September 1, 2015

MTV VMAs 2015: The Best (and Worst) Moments

More than any other such program that people actually pay attention to, the MTV Video Music Awards have come to operate on the principle that…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2015

Ranking the Verses on Kanye West’s ‘Monster,’ Five Years Later

Five years ago today, Kanye West unleashed one of rap's most epic lineups  — Bon Iver, Rick Ross, Jay Z, and Nicki Minaj — on…
Brennan Carley / August 27, 2015

MTV VMAs: Every Video of the Year Nominee, Ranked

What do the videos for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" have in common? Well, aside from being the only two videos…
Andrew Unterberger / August 27, 2015

Ranking 2015’s Onstage Falls: Who Ate it the Most?

One Direction's Harry Styles made headlines today for falling while performing on stage, because people are evil and want to watch celebrities slip and fall…
James Grebey / August 21, 2015

Every Beyoncé Song, Ranked

Update: This list, originally published in August 2015, has been edited to reflect the ranking of the 12 new songs released on Beyoncé's Lemonade album,…
SPIN Staff / August 19, 2015

Stream Our Playlist of the 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

It's shocking that it's somehow been twenty years since 1995, but here we are, and SPIN decided to mark the passage of time and…
James Grebey / August 6, 2015

The 95 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1995

Last summer, we counted down the 100 best alternative rock songs of 1994, calling it "alternative's biggest year." Undoubtedly it was; you can't…
SPIN Staff / August 6, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The 12 Best Things We Saw in Chicago

Now that Chicago's Lollapalooza has officially wrapped, we'd like to take a moment to think back on the impressive roster of artists we saw over the…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in August 2015

The last full month of summer is — incredibly — upon us, and with it comes a batch of new artists to whom attention must…
SPIN Staff / August 3, 2015
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