To celebrate SPIN's 28th birthday, we'll be looking back at all our covers, from the Herb Ritts-shot Madonna image that appeared on our very first issue to the the fresh photography that continues to make an impact on our covers today. Here's our second decade, at a glance.



See our first decade's covers: The 1980s.

SPIN's Complete Covers Gallery: The 1990s

January 1990: Mötley Crüe

February 1990: Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea

March 1990: The B-52's

April 1990: Sinead O'Connor

May 1990: Soul II Soul

June 1990: Lisa Stansfield

July 1990: Depeche Mode

August 1990: The Doors' Jim Morrison

September 1990: Billy Idol

October 1990: Spike Lee

November 1990: Bon Jovi's Jon Bon Jovi

December 1990: Faith No More

January 1991: Deee-Lite

February 1991: ZZ Top

March 1991: R.E.M.

April 1991: Jimi Hendrix

May 1991: Lenny Kravitz

June 1991: Jane's Addiction

July 1991: LL Cool J

August 1991: Paul Westerberg

September 1991: Prince

October 1991: Metallica

November 1991: Sinead O'Connor

December 1991: Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell

January 1992: Nirvana

February 1992: John Mellencamp

March 1992: Trent Reznor

April 1992: The Sex Pistols

May 1992: The Beastie Boys

June 1992: The Cure

July 1992: U2's Bono

August 1992: Perry Farrell

September 1992: Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

October 1992: Public Enemy

November 1992: Morrissey

December 1992: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love

January 1993: Arrested Development

February 1993: Saturday Night Live

March 1993: Alice in Chains' Layne Staley

April 1993: Sex in the '90s

May 1993: Porno for Pyros

June 1993: Dinosaur Jr.'s J Mascis

July 1993: L7

August 1993: Red Hot Chili Peppers

September 1993: Stone Temple Pilots' Scott Weiland

October 1993: Nirvana

November 1993: Smashing Pumpkins

December 1993: Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder

January 1994: River Phoenix

February 1994: The Lemonheads' Evan Dando

March 1994: Juliana Hatfield

April 1994: Soundgarden

May 1994: Courtney Love

June 1994: Kurt Cobain

July 1994: Beck

August 1994: Perry Farrell

September 1994: Charles Manson

October 1994: Tori Amos

November 1994: Green Day

December 1994: Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan

January 1995: Pearl Jam

February 1995: Courtney Love

March 1995: The Offspring

April 1995: Kurt Cobain

May 1995: PJ Harvey

June 1995: Live

July 1995: The Breeders' Kim Deal

August 1995: R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe

September 1995: Neil Young

October 1995: Rancid

November 1995: Alanis Morissette

December 1995: Green Day

January 1996: Madonna

February 1996: Trent Reznor

March 1996: Tori Amos

April 1996: Red Hot Chili Peppers

May 1996: Roseanne

June 1996: Smashing Pumpkins

July 1996: Soundgarden

August 1996: Kiss

September 1996: Everclear

October 1996: Rage Against the Machine

November 1996: No Doubt's Gwen Stefani

December 1996: Bush

January 1997: Beck

February 1997: Pearl Jam

March 1997: U2

April 1997: Trent Reznor

May 1997: Aerosmith

June 1997: Garbage's Shirley Manson

July 1997: Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl

August 1997: Ani DiFranco

September 1997: Prodigy

October 1997: Oasis' Liam Gallagher

November 1997: Fiona Apple

December 1997: Björk

January 1998: The Notorious B.I.G.

February 1998: Marilyn Manson

March 1998: South Park

April 1998: Madonna

May 1998: Ani DiFranco, Missy Elliott, Thom Yorke

June 1998: Natalie Imbruglia

July 1998: Dave Matthews

August 1998: Christina Ricci

September 1998: The Beastie Boys

October 1998: Hole

November 1998: Korn

December 1998: Busta Rhymes

January 1999: Garbage's Shirley Manson

February 1999: The Faculty's Elijah Wood and Jordana Brewster

March 1999: The Offspring's Dexter Holland

April 1999: Alanis Morissette

May 1999: Futurama

June 1999: Everlast

July 1999: Axl Rose

August 1999: Limp Bizkit

September 1999: Kurt Cobain, Trent Reznor, Beck, Lauryn Hill

October 1999: Kid Rock

November 1999: Tori Amos

December 1999: Beck