Reviews

Dum Dum Girls Convene Their Own Dead French Poets Society on ‘Too True’

On their expertly arranged and fleet-footed third album, Dee Dee Penny and her Dum Dum Girls (current lineup: Jules, Sandy, Malia) exemplify what is hereby…
By: Jason Gubbels / January 16, 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Mine Cathartic Joy on ‘Give the People What They Want’

Euphoria is central to survival. What better way to keep on keepin' on than by experiencing innate, chromosomal happiness? If humans can't get it organically,…
By: Anupa Mistry / January 14, 2014

Holy Ship!!! 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

We hope you followed SPIN's adventures on the high seas, as we selflessly embedded ourselves at Holy Ship!!!, the third-annual electronic music cruise…
By: SPIN Staff / January 13, 2014

Holy Ship!!! 2014: Pharrell’s Helicopter Lands, and the 5 Best Things We Saw Saturday

Follow SPIN's adventures on the high seas as we selflessly embed ourselves at Holy Ship!!!, the third-annual electronic music cruise thrown by the…
By: Chris Martins / January 12, 2014

Holy Ship!!! 2014: Disclosure Crack a Few Smiles, and the 5 Best Things We Saw Friday

Follow SPIN's adventures on the high seas as we selflessly embed ourselves at Holy Ship!!!, the third annual electronic music cruise thrown by…
By: Chris Martins / January 11, 2014

Against Me! Bring Their Raucous ‘Transgender Dysphoria Blues’ to the Music Hall of Williamsburg

Longtime punk-rock provocateurs Against Me! are gearing up for the January release of Transgender Dysphoria Blues, already one of the most talked-about rock records of…
By: Krista Schlueter / January 10, 2014

Flosstradamus Enjoy the Spoils of the Road on Their IRL Tour

Decadent Chicago DJ duo Flosstradamus were nice enough to let us tag along for some late-2013 dates on their IRL tour, taking in SF, Chicago,…
By: SPIN Staff / January 10, 2014

Holy Ship!!! 2014: Tiesto’s Surprise Set and the 5 Best Things We Saw Thursday

Follow SPIN's adventures on the high seas as we selflessly embed ourselves at Holy Ship!!!, the third annual electronic music cruise thrown by…
By: Chris Martins / January 10, 2014

James Vincent McMorrow Sculpts Alt-R&B Into Intricate New Shapes With ‘Post Tropical’

The realm of the alt-R&B troubadour has gotten mighty crowded in recent years, with your Frank Oceans, Miguels, and Weeknds holding down the center…
By: Jem Aswad / January 9, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Rages Against Coherence on Awkward Remakes of ‘High Hopes’

The magic trick that still powers Bruce Springsteen's epochal career is his ability to rescue clichés, trick them out with an impossible earnestness, and make…
By: Jessica Hopper / January 9, 2014

Waka Flocka Takes the Bay Area (and Its Donuts) by Storm

Beloved rapper and all-around People's Champ Waka Flocka Flame remains one of our favorite cover stars ever, and so we were delighted to…
By: SPIN Staff / January 8, 2014

Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks Both Mock and Slyly Embody Middle Age on ‘Wig Out at Jagbags’

You can maybe stay cool into your forties, but don't bet on it. The hippest in-jokes wither into the limpest dad jokes, and the culprit'…
By: Keith Harris / January 2, 2014

Angel Haze Brings Too Many Flowers and Not Enough Fire to the Chaotic ‘Dirty Gold’

Angel Haze is not the Rah Digga of now, nor the Jean Grae of tomorrow, nor the Nicki Minaj of several years from now. O…
By: Jessica Hopper / December 31, 2013

Principe Discos’ Kuduro Mutations, Nina Kraviz’ Ice-House, 8 More Dance LPs in Control Voltage

ALBUM OF THE MONTHB.N.M. / P.D.D.G., S/T (Príncipe)The Príncipe label's output barely amounts to a trickle — just five EPs over the past three years —…
By: Philip Sherburne / December 19, 2013

Cakes Da Killa and DJ Sliink Blur Lines at Genre-Bending Brooklyn Show

Last night, at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, Red Bull Sound Select and AfroPunk-presented a raucous show featuring New York's eccentric, hard-spitter Cakes Da Killa…
By: SPIN Staff / December 18, 2013

Beyonce Outdoes Herself (and Everyone Else) With the Humanizing, Superhuman ‘Beyonce’

Pop stars can be divisive. There are super-fans and super-haters, poptimists and rock-hardened cynics, Beliebers and… non-Beliebers. In 2013, "mainstream" itself is still a dirty…
By: Anupa Mistry / December 16, 2013

Miley Cyrus and a Grinding Santa Claus Steal the Show at Z100’s Jingle Ball in NYC

It took Robin Thicke about two minutes of stage time at Z100's annual Jingle Ball fete at Madison Square Garden before he distanced himself from…
By: Puja Patel / December 14, 2013

Big Day Coming: Yo La Tengo’s Tender Opening Night at Brooklyn’s Bell House

Yo La Tengo launched a four-night residency at Brooklyn's Bell House on Friday, playing a double-header set to a crowd of devotees who, in previou…
By: Kyle McGovern / December 14, 2013

Shout It Out: Mikal Cronin Warms New York’s Webster Hall

"We're from California," Mikal Cronin told a bundled up Webster Hall audience last night. "Our instruments don't like the cold." Though Cronin, longhaired purveyor one…
By: SPIN Staff / December 12, 2013

Danny Brown and Charli XCX Join Forces at SPIN’s Year in Music Party 2013

To help celebrate another year in music, SPIN and Virgin Mobile threw a wild shindig at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamburg starring some of our…
By: SPIN Staff / December 11, 2013
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