Reviews

Mary J. Blige Thrives With Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD on “Telling the Truth”

There are many gravity-shifting R&B artists who refuse to suture their emotional wounds. What makes Mary J. Blige one of the genre's most compelling voices is…
Brian Josephs / April 28, 2017

Review: Feist’s Pleasure Finds Fun Through the Unexpected

Discounting the outliers, Leslie Feist’s music is consistent and realized. She's an art-folkie in the Mitchell/Dylan tradition or, among contemporaries, akin to Jesca Hoop or…
Katherine St. Asaph / April 28, 2017

Review: Thurston Moore’s Rock n Roll Consciousness Is His Most Transportive Solo Record Yet

In the wake of 1995’s Psychic Hearts—a sinewy, endless grab-bag—Thurston Moore’s singer-songwriter albums strained to find an identity independent of Sonic Youth. This was a…
Raymond Cummings / April 27, 2017

Review: Humanz Proves Gorillaz Are Better With Damon Albarn Out of the Spotlight

Pop quiz: name the four members of Gorillaz. Nearly twenty years after their creation by Britpop war vet Damon Albarn and indie comic book artist…
Andy Beta / April 27, 2017

Review: Colin Stetson Is a Thrilling One-Man Band on All This I Do For Glory

To be a one-man band, you once needed a harp rack at your mouth, a bass drum on your back, cymbals between your knees, tambourines…
Brian Howe / April 26, 2017

Review: Depeche Mode – Ultra

Depeche Mode’s ‘Ultra’ originally came out April 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Eric Weisbard / April 26, 2017

Review: Green Day – Nimrod

Green Day's 'Nimrod' originally came out October 14, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock…
Jessy Berrett / April 26, 2017

Live: Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth Play Philadelphia’s Electric Factory

Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth played shows together in 1998, and Chuck Eddy was there to write about the spectacle. In honor of our feature…
Chuck Eddy / April 25, 2017

Review: Prodigy – Fat of the Land

This album originally came out June 30, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs of…
Eric Weisbard / April 25, 2017

Review: Everclear – So Much for the Afterglow

This album originally came out October 7, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Chuck Eddy / April 25, 2017

Review: Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape

This album originally came out May 20, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Jessica Hopper / April 25, 2017

Review: Oasis – Be Here Now

This album originally came out August 21, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Chris Norris / April 24, 2017

Review: The Cure – Wish

This review of the Cure's Wish—released on April 21, 1992—originally ran in the May 1992 issue of Spin. In honor of the album's 25th anniversary, we're republishing…
Jon Young / April 21, 2017

Review: On Narkopop, Wolfgang Voigt’s Gas Has Never Sounded More Vividly Ominous

Ambient and house music are just different kinds of eternity, and eternity never goes out of style. That’s one reason why Gas sounds as fresh…
Brian Howe / April 20, 2017

Review: Ulver’s The Assassination of Julius Caesar Is Their Most Daring Identity Shift Yet

Kristoffer Rygg, Ulver’s sustaining force since the band’s 1993 formation, reemerges with the group every few years, shrouded in a different guise: the armor of…
Dale Eisinger / April 20, 2017
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