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Nirvana: Read SPIN’s 1994 Essay on Kurt Cobain’s Rise, ‘Out of the Blue’

(This piece was originally published in the June 1994 issue of SPIN.) "'I don't have the passion anymore,'" sobbed the recorded voice of Courtney Love,…
By: Jonathan Gold / April 3, 2014

5 Best New Artists for April ’14

From a young Bay Area rap prodigy, to a pair of dream-weaving Los Angeles producers, to the disarmingly poignant bedroom recordings of a Midwestern linguistician,…
By: SPIN Staff / April 1, 2014

The 40 Best Things We Saw at SXSW 2014

While the tragedy of Wednesday’s car crash loomed large over this year's SXSW, the festival managed to carry on and was mostly business-as-usual afterward. SPIN'…
By: SPIN Staff / March 18, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Five Best Things We Saw Saturday

We are sleep-deprived. Everything we own is dirty. And we have not seen a vegetable for days. But SPIN's SXSW team also witnessed a bewildering…
By: SPIN Staff / March 16, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Five Best Things We Saw on Friday

We're not modest. The best thing we saw on Friday was our own long-running showcase at Stubb's, which featured Against Me!, Cloud Nothings, ScHoolboy Q,…
By: SPIN Staff / March 15, 2014

SXSW 2014: The Best Things We Saw the Rest of the Week

SPIN has been busy at South By Southwest, organizing Wednesday's showcase at the House of Vans at the Mohawk and today's event at Stubb's, but…
By: SPIN Staff / March 14, 2014

50 Must-See Acts at SXSW 2014

It's baaaa-aaack. This week, Austin, Texas will (reluctantly) open its arms once again to music nerds, music makers, corporate behemoths, and intrepid bloggers of all…
By: SPIN Staff / March 5, 2014

5 Best New Artists for March ’14

From New York beatmakers to shoegaze experimentalists from the British countryside to an eccentric Miami rapper, these are five artists to know right now. CAMILLE…
By: SPIN Staff / March 3, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2009

The 40 best albums of 2009, ranked by the SPIN editors. [This list was originally published in the January 2010 issue of SPIN.]…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014

The 40 Best Albums of 2008

Change! Crisis! Hope! Meltdown! You betcha! The past 366 days (happy belated leap year!) have been such a roller-coaster ride of apocalyptic dread and yes-we-ca…
By: SPIN Staff / February 27, 2014
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