The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2014

Every year has its highs and lows, but 2014 sure seemed to take pleasure in keeping us in the metal community on our collective toes.
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

Purists and casual listeners alike would probably agree that 2014 failed to deliver on a number of hip-hop promises that could’ve lit the year aflame.
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

The 40 Best Country Songs of 2014

This year was an unexpectedly big one for country, with different luminaries fighting to reclaim the genre for what they believe to be the greater…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

The Year in Sam Smith

If you knew who Sam Smith was way back in January, then congratulations! You were ahead of the curve. If you know who Sam Smith…
James Grebey / December 10, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we’re looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We’ve already counted down the…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

The 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014

In a year devoid of much Top 40 excitement, big-name pop stars threw their hats into the ring — Taylor Swift, Robyn, and Jason Derulo…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

The 101 Best Songs of 2014

It's been as wide-open a race for our favorite songs of the year as any 12-month period we can remember; without one specific artist or…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

Five Artists to Watch in December 2014

From a Queens of the Stone Age side-project to a sample-happy psych-rock foursome to a heavy-hearted singer-songwriter, these are five artists you need to know…
SPIN Staff / December 5, 2014

Five Nickelback Songs That Don’t Suck

Nickelback released a new album this week: No Fixed Address, their eighth. Some songs on it are pretty good, others are pretty lousy. It will…
Andrew Unterberger / November 19, 2014

The ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One’ Soundtrack Songs, Ranked

This Friday, Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson will return to Panem in Mockingjay Part One, the next chapter in the blockbuster Hunger Games series. For the…
Brennan Carley / November 17, 2014

All 147 Foo Fighters Songs, Ranked

Over the course of their two decades in the business, Foo Fighters have assumed the role of being post-grunge's Law & Order. They're not the…
SPIN Staff / November 10, 2014

Five Artists to Watch in November 2014

From a Detroit rapper already cosigned by Eminem to a pair of British bedroom-R&B producers to a lo-fi quintet from Philadelphia, these are five artist…
SPIN Staff / November 5, 2014

SPIN’s Year-End Lists, From 1990 to 2009

As 2014 begins to circle the drain, the impending onslaught of year-end coverage keeps getting closer. To help prepare ourselves, the editors at SPIN have…
SPIN Staff / November 5, 2014

All 289 Eminem Songs, Ranked

Fifteen years ago, the American public was introduced to Marshall Mathers, Eminem, and Slim Shady, a triptych of manic personalities whose interests included raising hell,…
Kyle McGovern and Craig Jenkins / October 27, 2014

The 100 Greatest Live Performances on YouTube

We're coming up on the tenth anniversary of YouTube next February, but really, it feels like the site has been around far longer. In fact,…
Andrew Unterberger / October 22, 2014

5 Best New Artists for October ’14

From a pair of house-repping Brits to an Atlanta teen with a knack for homespun recordings to a pack of Texan post-punks, these are five…
SPIN Staff / October 8, 2014

Who Won Every Rap Summer of the 21st Century?

Now that the summer is officially a not-too-distant memory, we can safely say this past season wasn’t the strongest for hip-hop. (Other outlets are being…
SPIN Staff / October 3, 2014

All 87 Led Zeppelin Songs, Ranked

It's surprisingly easy to forget about Led Zeppelin in 2014. With arena rock gradually fading from relevance, or at least being subverted and co-opted a…
Andrew Unterberger / September 29, 2014

Fist-Pump! It’s the 50 Best BroDance Songs of All Time

What, specifically, is “BroDance”? BroDance is music that make bros dance — that is, physically move in their myriad of terrible and bro-tastic ways. BroDance…
SPIN Staff / September 16, 2014

29 Celebrity Couples from 1994 Who Will Make You Feel High-School-y Feelings Again

In 1994, "It Girl" Winona Ryder had moved on from past paramour Johnny Depp to Soul Asylum hairball Dave Pirner, and in many ways, that…
SPIN Staff / September 3, 2014
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