Reviews

Avey Tare’s New Trio Delivers Chills, Thrills on ‘Enter the Slasher House’

As half the songwriting force in Animal Collective, Avey Tare is the Trogg to Panda Bear's Beach Boy. In contrast to Panda's dulcet harmonies ("My…
By: Andy Beta / April 6, 2014

Ratking Resurrect Backpack Rap on ‘So It Goes,’ and It Doesn’t Suck

Nostalgia is so irritatingly inexorable it can resurrect even the nerdiest of musical subgenres: backpack rap. Some might claim the earnest, hyperlyrical, outré faction of…
By: Anupa Mistry / April 4, 2014

Nirvana: SPIN’s Original Album Reviews, Collected

On April 8, 1994, Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home located just outside of Seattle, Washington. Twenty years later, we're still processing the…
By: SPIN Staff / April 3, 2014

Bon Iver’s S. Carey Forges His Own Path on ‘Range of Light’

When Sean Carey, percussionist and backing vocalist for Bon Iver, ventures out on his own under the recording name of S. Carey, he equips himself…
By: Kyle McGovern / April 2, 2014

Review: Thievery Corporation, ‘Saudade’

Sushi (すし, 寿司, 鮨, 鮓, 寿斗, 寿し, 壽司?) is a…
By: Garrett Kamps / April 1, 2014

Jon Langford Questions War, Puff Pieces on Delightful ‘Here Be Monsters’

Welsh-born Chicagoan Jon Langford boasts a unique creative energy, unless you can name another individual who helped pioneer cowpunk (Fear And Whiskey) while contributing artwork…
By: Jason Gubbels / April 1, 2014

Post-Rock Supergroup Inventions Conjure Transfixing Debut

Can there be such a thing as an ambient music supergroup? Feels like a contradiction in terms: Two titans of sonic landscape design join force…
By: Garrett Kamps / April 1, 2014

Cloud Nothings Hit Emo’s Sweet (And Sour) Spot on ‘Here And Nowhere Else’

The emo revival! It's the new alt-R&B! And it's littered with bands — A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Into It. Over It. — that have take…
By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 31, 2014

Mac DeMarco is the Slacker With a Heart of Gold on the Endearing ‘Salad Days’

In American Hustle, when Jennifer Lawrence's character goes on and on about "that perfume you can't stop smelling even when there's something sour in it,"…
By: Jillian Mapes / March 28, 2014

Pilgrim Worship All That is Dark, Evil, Nerdy on ‘II: Void Worship’

Pilgrim's only been on the doom metal scene for four years, but their music already sounds ancient: the soundtrack to a crumbling heathen monolith. II:…
By: Kim Kelly / March 28, 2014
Page 22 of 565