All Time

The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music

In compiling a list of our favorite alternative drummers, we know that what makes someone "alternative" is admittedly subjective — though we remain wowed by…
SPIN Staff / May 21, 2013

The 30 Greatest Dubstep Songs of All Time

Given dubstep's lumbering cadences, it's only appropriate that the genre has left a ginormous footprint in every corner of the pop landscape &#8212 from the…
SPIN Staff / July 24, 2012

Making the Brand: The 40 Greatest Band Names of All Time

It's true: You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Honestly, would we still love Pink Floyd if they were called the…
SPIN Staff / June 21, 2012

SPIN’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time

To celebrate the new generation of shredders profiled in our May/June "Loud Issue," the SPIN staff decided to find some wheedle in a haystack, taking…
SPIN Staff / May 3, 2012

SPIN’s 40 Greatest Comedy Albums of All Time

Comedy albums have come a long way since Thomas Edison etched the first recorded dick joke to wax cylinder ("Hey, want to see the wizard's…
SPIN Staff / November 1, 2011

SPIN’s 10 All-Time Favorite R.E.M. Moments

R.E.M. announced Wednesday that after 31 years, 15 full-length albums (including this year's Collapse Into Now), and myriad all-time "alternative rock" classics, they were breaking…
Rob Harvilla / September 22, 2011

Playlist: The 30 Greatest Instrumental Songs Ever

In the latest issue of SPIN, we caught up with Explosions in the Sky, the Texas-based band who've taken wordless music to unexpected heights. But…
SPIN Staff / May 6, 2011