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Review: Modern Baseball Lay Their ‘Holy Ghost’ to Rest

"I can feel the need to change me from the inside," Brendan Lukens utters on the closing track of Modern Baseball's third and latest LP,…
Rachel Brodsky / May 12, 2016

Review: Come Test Death Grips and Get Sliced on ‘Bottomless Pit’

Four years ago, Death Grips exemplified the anti-corporate violence and rugged individualism of black-bloc anarchism. The tattooed and bearded Stefan Burnett boomed and growled like…
Mosi Reeves / May 11, 2016

Review: Kaytranada Gives ‘99.9%’ as He Ascends From DJ to Producer

At just 23, the Montreal-based Kaytranada — born Louis Kevin Celestin — has already crafted fantastic remixes of Missy Elliott’s "Sock It 2 Me," TLC’s…
Brian Josephs / May 11, 2016

Review: Radiohead Gracefully Submerge Into ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

Radiohead is gonna do Radiohead, sidling ethereally through a confusing, increasingly unstable world as only Radiohead can. So what does that mean? It means that…
Raymond Cummings / May 10, 2016

SPIN Noise Report: Boris and Merzbow Throw Up in Our Mouths

When we affix an "outsider" descriptor to some aspect of culture, we’re really saying that thing is undervalued, underappreciated, or under the radar — and the…
Raymond Cummings / May 9, 2016

Review: Jessy Lanza Does Retro-Futurism Proud on ‘Oh No’

Through a creative partnership with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, the Hamilton, Ontario-based Jessy Lanza quietly made a name for herself in 2013 by signing…
Adrien Begrand / May 9, 2016

Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

The wait is finally over. Five years after they released The King of Limbs, Radiohead have returned with their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool.
SPIN Staff / May 9, 2016

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘Amnesiac’

This review originally ran in the July 2001 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished this piece…
Sasha Frere-Jones / May 8, 2016

Classic Reviews: Radiohead, ‘OK Computer’

This review originally ran in the August 1997 issue of SPIN. In honor of the release of Radiohead's ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool, we've republished…
Barry Walters / May 8, 2016

Review: Julianna Barwick Moves Over the Face of the Waters on ‘Will’

Julianna Barwick’s music has never seemed tethered to a specific place, so it’s funny that the celestial Brooklyn artist’s 2011 debut was actually titled The…
Zach Kelly / May 5, 2016

Review: Aesop Rock Won’t Shut the Hell Up on ‘The Impossible Kid’

Former Myspace nerds like myself first heard Aesop Rock because of tracks like 2005's "Facemelter," a zany, lyrically dense song just like all of his…
Safy-Hallan Farah / May 4, 2016

Review: Four Decades In, Wire Are Hardly Frayed on ‘Nocturnal Koreans’

Warmth is not a word typically associated with Wire, a band so committed to emotional distance that they hired an opening band to play the…
Dan Weiss / May 4, 2016

Review: Drake Started From the Bottom, Now He’s Lonely at the Top on ‘Views’

Smack in the middle of Views, Drake does it: He drops a nearly perfect song. Suddenly, it doesn’t matter that his fourth studio album is…
Rebecca Haithcoat / May 3, 2016

Radiohead’s New Single ‘Burn the Witch’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Radiohead have returned with "Burn the Witch," the presumed lead single from their upcoming, long-awaited ninth album. Details on the King of Limbs follow-up are…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2016

Review: ANOHNI Condemns Drone Warfare With Her Beautiful Scream on ‘Hopelessness’

If you were lucky enough to move to New York City in the early 2000s — just around the time that bands like the Strokes…
T. Cole Rachel / May 3, 2016

Review: Pity Sex Leave the Safety of Their Bedroom on ‘White Hot Moon’

A wise person once said, "Same s**t, different day." For Ann Arbor's chronically morose Pity Sex, this day is spent outdoors. On their '90s-shoegaze-mining debut, 2013's…
Rachel Brodsky / May 2, 2016

Review: Homeboy Sandman Is the Last Backpacker Standing on ‘Kindness for Weakness’

Kindness for Weakness probably isn't the best Homeboy Sandman album, though it may be. One of the many things we can hope to remind ourselves in…
Dan Weiss / May 2, 2016

Review: A$AP Ferg Loses His Way Attempting to ‘Always Strive and Prosper’

A$AP Ferg was always on pace to, at best, be A$AP Mob’s Scottie Pippen — a versatile complement to A$AP Rocky, its trendsetting (and trend-borrowing)…
Sheldon Pearce / April 29, 2016

Drake’s ‘Views’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

After nearly two years of teasing us, Drake finally released his fourth proper album, Views, last night. And after all that waiting, SPIN staffers and…
SPIN Staff / April 29, 2016

Review: Beyoncé Is the Rightful Heir to Michael Jackson and Prince on ‘Lemonade’

Like all things Beyoncé, Lemonade is a triumph of marketing and musicality, spectacle and song, vision and collaboration, Borg-like assimilation, and — as of 2013…
Greg Tate / April 28, 2016
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