Reviews - Page 9

Review: Michete Sticks Nine-Inch Nails Through Our Eyelids on ‘Cool Tricks 2′

Michete's Cool Tricks 2 is, without a doubt, the year's best rap album to discuss traveling back in time to suck FDR's dick. Such tales…
Andrew Unterberger / April 12, 2016

Review: No More Wires Ever for the Coathangers on ‘Nosebleed Weekend’

The curse of making it look easy is that you get taken for granted. (Duh, right?) You might notice more dynamic shifts in the Coathangers’…
Dan Weiss / April 11, 2016

Review: Deftones Listen to Iron Maiden, Baby on ‘Gore’

If the Deftones felt out of place when White Pony came out, before most of their fans had "shoegaze" or "dream pop" on the tip…
Andy O'Connor / April 8, 2016

Review: Parquet Courts Drop in to See What Condition Their Condition Is in on ‘Human Performance’

There is nothing stoned or starving about Human Performance, the most deceptively straightforward album yet from the four very un-straightforward dudes in Parquet Courts. What…
Dan Weiss / April 8, 2016

Review: Tacocat Don’t Quite Make Up for ‘Lost Time’

Palindromic pop-punks Tacocat are a Seattle band that named their sophomore album NVM (the txt shorthand for "never mind"), because that’s hilarious and they’re not the type to…
Anna Gaca / April 7, 2016

Review: Pet Shop Boys Are Happier Than We Ever Thought They’d Be on ‘Super’

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are 30 years too late to title a song "Sad Robot Love." After all it’s a sad robot world, and…
Alfred Soto / April 7, 2016

Review: The Azealia Banks-Industrial Complex Is Laid Out in Full on ‘Slay-Z’

Talk about an artist who gets in her own way. — OLD RAPUNXEL (@SPINSlayZReview) April 5, 2016 Not only…
Dan Weiss / April 6, 2016

Review: Tim Hecker Says Hello 2 Heaven on ‘Love Streams’

Though the former might be a slightly more recognizable name in North America, convention-defying experimental musicians Tim Hecker and Ben Frost have long represented…
Zach Kelly / April 5, 2016

Review: Frankie Cosmos Deserves to Be Your ‘Next Thing’

Twenty-two year-old Greta Kline writes affecting, unassuming songs about subjects like Korean food and how much she misses her dead dog, Joe Joe. Her delivery…
Anna Gaca / April 4, 2016

Review: Tenement’s ‘Bruised Music, Vol. 2′ Is Meat-and-Potatoes Rock Minus the Potatoes

Guitars aren’t going away anytime soon, but for some reason, we always think they are. Maybe there’s something sacramental about The Riff, which always seems…
Dan Weiss / April 4, 2016

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: JPEGMAFIA Is the ‘Black Ben Carson,’ Esperanza Spalding Surprise-Wins Again

You know it's a good year when there's not one, but two jazz releases making the rounds outside of jazz circles for the right reasons.
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2016

Review: Young Thug Inspires More Answers Than Questions on ‘Slime Season 3′

Young Thug wasn’t always "indecipherable" — he was something lesser. His work as far back as 2011 originally cast him as a baby Lil Wayne:…
Brian Josephs / March 31, 2016

Review: The Field Sublimates Repetition on Entrancing ‘The Follower’

The Field's muscular micro-loops are meant for small spaces — high-quality headphones, or crowded 250-capacity venues. Last October, the man born Axel Willner practically levitated such an…
Harley Brown / March 31, 2016

Review: ZAYN’s ‘Mind of Mine’ Is a So-So Thing to Waste

If you need proof that no life skill is more valuable than knowing exactly when to leave a party, look no further than Zayn Malik.
Andrew Unterberger / March 30, 2016

Review: Cobalt Return With Two Thunderous Discs and a New Screamer on ‘Slow Forever’

Cobalt revolutionized American black metal with 2009's Gin, as one of the few bands to firmly embrace their home country instead of seeking authenticity by…
Andy O'Connor / March 29, 2016
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