The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

Jack White’s Massive American Epic Documentary Project Gets Release Date, First Trailer

The American Epic project--a three-pronged operation consisting of a recording project, three-part PBS miniseries, and feature film--is finally seeing the light of day. It's been gestating…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 19, 2017

Beck Covers Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You”

To promote their dystopian alternate history series The Man in the High Castle, Amazon commissioned a number of artists to cover popular mid-century songs for…
Taylor Berman / April 7, 2017

Reevaluating Every Time Beyoncé Lost in a Major Category at the Grammys

In retrospect, there was a sense of finality when Beyoncé read her acceptance speech for Best Urban Contemporary Album at last night's Grammys. Recited from a…
Brian Josephs / February 13, 2017

Watch Beck, Chris Martin, and Chad Smith Cover the Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Bruce Springsteen, and More

Last night, a fundraiser for the Malibu Boys And Girls Club turned into a dad rock summit. Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Beck, Chris Martin, Bruce…
Brian Josephs / October 24, 2016

Lady Gaga Announces New Album Featuring Father John Misty, Josh Homme, Beck

Update: Lady Gaga shared the album cover for Joanne. As you can see below, it's a simplistic departure from her previous more eccentric art. LADY…
Brian Josephs / September 15, 2016

Sad Beck Is Nowhere to Be Found in Ridiculous New “Wow” Video

Just when it looked like Beck might be ready to settle into the weary troubadour persona of Morning Phase and Sea Change, here's the video for "Wow," a single from June…
Andy Cush / September 13, 2016

The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 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

Governors Ball 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Day three of Governors Ball 2016 was canceled because of threatening weather, which sadly meant no Bat for Lashes, no Courtney Barnett, and no Kanye West.
SPIN Staff / June 6, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: When the ’00s Became Classic Rock

The enduring memory from this year's Governors Ball festival will undoubtedly be its rained-out third day, and the Kanye West headlining spot that was washed…
Andrew Unterberger / June 6, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Beck, Pusha T, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from iconic genre-clashers, Bronx-born rappers, and more.
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

Beck Says ‘Wow’ a Lot on Skittering New Single

Update: Beck will also drop a new album, the follow-up to 2014's Grammy-winning Morning Phase. The still-untitled album arrives on October 21 via Capitol Records.
Rachel Brodsky / June 2, 2016

Beck’s New Single ‘Wow’ Comes Out Tomorrow, Features Rapper OG Maco

Update: A source close to the artist says OG Maco is not featured on the track. We live to dream another day. Beck has also been…
Brennan Carley / June 1, 2016

Beck Throws His Fedora Into the EDM Ring With Flume’s New ‘Tiny Cities’

Let's face it: Winning the Grammy for Album of the Year made Beck an in-demand featured commodity. The wide-eyed Morning Phase musician popped up on the Chemical…
Brennan Carley / May 25, 2016
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