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The Smiths’ ‘Meat Is Murder’ Is Now an 8-Bit Video Game

The Smiths' "Meat Is Murder," the closer to their 1985 album of the same name, is now the basis of an 8-bit video game. Yes,…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

Review: Cass McCombs Is a Moving Target on ‘Mangy Love’

There’s a story Cass McCombs has told about how in his older days, he would never sit for publicity shots. At a certain point, the…
Andy Beta / August 25, 2016

The VMAs Need to Stop Relying on Their Stars So Much

In 2006, the MTV Video Music Awards were on the brink of absolute disaster. That year's ceremonies, hosted by an expired Jack Black, were brutally…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

Review: Frank Ocean’s Blond on ‘Blonde’ Is Pledging Its Goddamn Time

Frank Ocean fixed "Wolves." No, really: Kanye was onto something when he called The Life of Pablo a "living album," because — while he’s on…
Dan Weiss / August 23, 2016

Stream Frank Ocean’s New Album ‘Blond’ Right Now

Endless, it seems, was only the prelude. Elusive singer Frank Ocean has released (another) new album, Blond. The new project, long expected to be called Boys Don't Cry, was posted…
Anna Gaca / August 20, 2016

Joyce Manor Confirm New Album, ‘Cody,’ Share New Track ‘Fake I.D.’

California emo-punks Joyce Manor have announced the follow-up to 2014's Never Hungover Again (which we loved). Titled Cody, the group's fourth studio album was produced…
Rachel Brodsky / August 8, 2016

MTV VMAs 2016 Winners List: Beyoncé, Drake, Fifth Harmony, and More

The MTV Video Music Awards went down tonight at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Rihanna received the Video Vanguard Award, while Beyoncé cleaned up with…
Anna Gaca / August 28, 2016

Michelle Obama and Missy Elliott Are the Ultimate ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Guests

First Lady Michelle Obama was James Corden's guest on the Late Late Show's "Carpool Karaoke" segment last night. Obama and Corden sang some Stevie Wonder and some…
Anna Gaca / July 21, 2016

VH1 Hip Hop Honors: Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, Salt-n-Pepa, and Lil’ Kim Celebrated

Last night, VH1 Hip Hop Honors returned for the first time since 2010. Paying homage to "the female pioneers, trailblazers and trend-setters" in hip-hop in…
Rachel Brodsky / July 12, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Joyce Manor, Isaiah Rashad, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from TDE rappers, pop-punk standard-bearers, and more.
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2016

Kanye West Premieres TIDAL-Exclusive Video for ‘Fade’ at the VMAs

Kanye West just premiered his new video for The Life of Pablo's "Fade" at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, which mostly features an exhilarating…
Dan Weiss / August 28, 2016

Touché Amoré Rise Above With New Album ‘Stage Four’ and Julien Baker Duet ‘Skyscraper’

Touché Amoré’s music and their fanbase can be described in almost the exact same terms: fierce, blistering, intense, and, above all, hardcore. Since their incendiary…
Ian Cohen / August 16, 2016

Is John Newman and Calvin Harris’ ‘Olé’ a None-Too-Subtle Dig at Taylor Swift?

English singer John Newman's new single "Olé" is a breezy, island-inspired piece of average summertime pop. That, however, is not why anyone is listening to…
Anna Gaca / July 8, 2016

It’s a Sign!

Specifically, it's a billboard in Los Angeles that appears to be advertising an upcoming collaboration by Drake and Kanye West. Those are the logos of West's label G.O.O.D. Music…
Anna Gaca / August 28, 2016

Kodak Black Accused of Sexual Battery in South Carolina

Kodak Black has been accused of sexual battery stemming from an encounter in Florence, South Carolina, according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Florence County Sheriff’s Office alleges…
Brian Josephs / August 23, 2016

In Defense of the New Pollution: How Beck’s ‘Odelay’ Stuck It to Xenophobia 20 Years Before Trump

All his life, Beck’s been adapting. The son of a multi-instrumentalist father and a mod mother, he is less a man than he is aesthetic…
Zoe Camp / August 5, 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ Calls on Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott for New Title Theme

The mantle of Ray Parker Jr. is a weighty one to assume, so the producers of the upcoming Ghostbusters remake wisely split the burden between…
Andrew Unterberger / June 23, 2016

Die Antwoord Accuse ‘Suicide Squad’ of Jockin’ Their Style

Suicide Squad director David Ayer is probably looking for anything that would distract from the critical drubbing his film has taken — besides $133.6 million in opening-weekend…
Brian Josephs / August 10, 2016

Classic Reviews: The Smiths, ‘The Queen Is Dead’

This review was originally published in the August 1986 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Smiths' The Queen Is Dead,…
Rich Stim / June 16, 2016

Mick Jenkins and BADBADNOTGOOD Team Up Once More on ‘Drowning’

Mick Jenkins and instrumental quartet BADBADNOTGOOD have collaborated a couple of times before. Just this year, they've linked up on the one-off "The Artful Dodger"
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016
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