The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN's mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN's end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
By: SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Best Bets For Bottle Rock Festival 2014

This weekend, Bottle Rock's annual festival will take over scenic Napa Valley, California once more. In preparation for the festival, we dug through the lineu…
By: SPIN Staff / May 30, 2014

The 15 Best Things We Saw at Maryland Deathfest 2014

The blasting of beats vibrated through the air as we approached the line outside of downtown Baltimore's Edison Lot on Friday. It was the first…
By: Brad Nelson / May 29, 2014

Conor Oberst: A Critical Discography

Conor Oberst recently returned with Upside Down Mountain, an album that SPIN described as "not a major reinvention, but a work of immense beauty that…
By: SPIN Staff / May 23, 2014

5 Best New Artists for May ’14

From grooving, Dilla-influenced dance to dub-infected folk, to sleazy rock, these are five artists to know right now. GARRETT KAMPS, KYLE MCGOVERN, PUJA PATEL, PHILIP…
By: SPIN Staff / May 2, 2014

DJ Rashad, R.I.P.: His Legacy Through Our Favorite Tracks

When Frankie Knuckles died, there was a sense that Chicago house music had lost an invaluable piece of its history. Juke and footwork innovator DJ…
By: SPIN Staff / April 28, 2014

SPIN’s 30 Best Musical Moments From TV’s Latest Golden Age

In the not-to-distant future, we won't even call it "TV." It'll be something else — some combination of "scripted," "serialized," and "awesome" that eschews the…
By: SPIN Staff / April 7, 2014

David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, and More Remember Nirvana

Nirvana's brief but brilliant body of work inspired fevered devotion not just in its fans, but in the band's peers. Here, in SPIN's 1995 article,…
By: SPIN Staff / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Kurt Cobain Eulogy, ‘Grain of the Voice’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) In John Lydon's autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, he compares Nirvana…
By: Dennis Cooper / April 3, 2014

Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Essay on Kurt Cobain’s Punk Ethics, ‘Revolutionary Debris’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) I still prefer to believe that Kurt Cobain's life was saved by rock'n'roll.
By: Eric Weisbard / April 3, 2014
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