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These Will Be the Years: The 100 Greatest EDM Anthems of the ’10s

The definition of a true musical moment is that when you're in the thick of ONE, it really seems like it's never going to end.
SPIN Staff / May 28, 2015

Breaking Down SPIN’s List of the 300 Best Albums From the Past 30 Years

For our 30th anniversary, SPIN ranked the 300 Best Albums to come out since 1985 when the magazine was first published. It was a massive undertaking…
James Grebey / May 14, 2015

Ten Detroit Techno Up-and-Coming Producers to Watch

When Detroit techno made its way from the Motor City in the late ‘80s to overseas locales like London and Berlin, it launched a worldwide…
Ashley Zlatopolsky / May 13, 2015

Tanlines Tell Us Their Nine Favorite Podcasts

In case you didn't dial into the conference call playing Tanlines' Highlights, the Brooklyn danceniks — a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cohen and singer-songwriter Eric Emm — are streaming…
Harley Brown / May 13, 2015

Stephen Hawking’s Five Best Musical Moments

Though vastly more intelligent than the equally vast majority of us can ever hope to me, Professor Stephen Hawking is also hip and with it:…
Harley Brown / May 12, 2015

The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (1985-2014)

SPIN hit a milestone this year: our 30th birthday. To celebrate, we caught up with some of the artists behind our past picks for Album…
SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in May 2015

A young soul singer with a synthesized heart, a towering Swede ready to crush the pop competition with a comeback, a frenetic Midwestern trio hoping…
SPIN Staff / May 11, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in April 2015

A sensational pop vocalist with a voice made of gold, a British post-punk trio with jittery bass lines, and so much more — these are five artists…
SPIN Staff / April 6, 2015

Here’s Who Wasn’t Onstage at Jay Z’s Big Tidal Announcement

Jay Z got some of the biggest musicians working today all on the same stage for the big launch of his recently acquired streaming service Tidal.
James Grebey / April 1, 2015

The 101 Best Kanye West-Produced Songs That Don’t Feature Kanye

We've hung on every word of Kanye West's for so long — in his verses, on his Twitter, in his interviews — that it's hard…
Andrew Unterberger / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: The 21 Best Things We Saw in Austin

Now that Austin's South By Southwest is wrapped up and (nearly) out of our systems, we should take a moment to reflect on the massive…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day Five

Well, we made it. Five days in (and lots of muddy shoes later), South By Southwest 2015 has finally drawn to a close. On its fifth…
SPIN Staff / March 22, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Six Best Things We Saw on Day Three

Despite an impressive one-two punch during its first two days, 2015's South By Southwest reached even higher heights on Thursday. Think about it like this: On…
SPIN Staff / March 20, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Six Best Things We Saw on Day Two

Though yesterday marked the official start of South by Southwest's music conference, Wednesday brought the festivities into full bloom, as longtime favorites (Ghostface Killah, TV…
SPIN Staff / March 19, 2015

SXSW 2015: The Five Best Things We Saw on Day One

Despite the threat of impending rain, Austin's annual South by Southwest music conference kicked off on Tuesday night, with performances by such big-name acts as…
SPIN Staff / March 18, 2015

Every Song From the New ‘Fast and Furious’ Soundtrack, Ranked By How Fast It Is

16. Flo Rida (feat. Sage The Gemini and Lookas), "GDFR" (Noodles Remix) 73.0 beats per minute 15. Famous To Most, "Whip"  (Bonus Track)…
James Grebey / March 17, 2015

SXSW 2015: 22 Artists You Must See

At this year's South by Southwest conference in Austin, a number of noteworthy lone stars will be making their way to Texas to perform for…
SPIN Staff / March 17, 2015

Five Artists to Watch in March 2015

From a synth-pop Brooklyn R&B singer trying her luck at covering Beyoncé to a power-pop project initially sidelined by a life-altering illness, these are the…
SPIN Staff / March 2, 2015

Every Oscar Winner for Best Original Song, Ranked

It was 81 years ago when Con Conrad and and Herb Magidson took home the first-ever Oscar for Best Original Song: "The Continental," from the…
Andrew Unterberger / February 19, 2015

The 17 Drake-iest Lines on Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late’

Last night, Drake released his latest album mixtape album mixtape. To the surprise of few, it is full of references to strippers, NBA players, Toronto,…
Andrew Unterberger / February 13, 2015
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