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Review: Björk – Homogenic

The singer throws up lyrics about pursuit and desertion. A snare drum lightly skips across a series of bass pinpoints, an organic foundation unthinkable before…
James Hunter / September 22, 2017

Björk’s December 1997 Homogenic Cover Story: The Outer Limits

There are three things that surprise you right away upon meeting Björk: 1. She is not short; 2. She has the second deepest laugh you've ever heard…
Jonathan Van Meter / September 22, 2017

“In Bed With …the Backstreet Boys”: Our 1998 Profile of the Iconic Boy Band

Tiffany is, like, shaking. She has just smelled a Backstreet Boy. "He was wearing cologne!" she shrieks, as she pogos outside Disney World’s House of…
Maureen Callahan / August 11, 2017

Yo! MTV Un-wrapped

Donnie Wahlberg is led out of a Kentucky courtroom in handcuffs, burly police deputies clearing a path through the crowd of anxious adolescents. The New…
David Samuels / August 4, 2017

Revisit Our August 2001 Pearl Jam Oral History: Past Ten

When Pearl Jam's Ten came out a decade ago on August 27, 1991, pretty much nobody cared. Unlike Nirvana's Nevermind, which a month later revolutionized music faster than Kurt Cobain could pull…

Revisit Our November 1992 Morrissey Your Arsenal Cover Story: The Sorrow and the Pity

With some artists, interviews are easy. You book a time, turn up, switch on the tape recorder, and they give you the same old sales…
David Thomas / July 27, 2017

Revisit Our September 1987 LL Cool J Bigger and Deffer Feature: Def Not Dumb

The room is filled with young, black rappers. I sniff around for the old familiar rock ‘n’ roll smells—beer, sweat, and weed—but all I get…
Annette Stark / July 24, 2017

Remembering Roger Waters’ 1990 Concert at the Berlin Wall

The day after The Wall concert in Berlin’s infamous Potzdamer Platz, David Bates, Dawn Bridges, and Chris Roberts from PolyGram Records, and I drove to…
Bob Guccione / July 21, 2017

Revisit Our 1988 Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction Profile

Guns N' Roses' debut album Appetite for Destruction was released July 21, 1987. In honor of the album turning 30, we've digitized this profile, which originally ran in the January 1988…
Barracuda / July 21, 2017

Revisit Our May 2003 Linkin Park Cover Story: How to Succeed in Rock n’ Roll by Really, Really, Really Trying

Linkin Park are more than the eight-times-platinum “nice guys” of nü metal. They’re crusaders who’ll endure any torture—even near-death spider bites—to bring salvation to a…
Alex Pappademas / July 20, 2017

The Ties That Bind: Interpol’s Our Love to Admire Cover Story

"Wanna go to Hooters?" asks Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler as we step outside the W Hotel in Dallas onto the sunbaked sidewalk. Kessler is a…
David Peisner / July 7, 2017

Revisit Our 1997 Missy Elliott Supa Dupa Fly Feature: “Play Missy For Me”

This article originally appeared in the October 1997 issue of Spin.  "Beep-beep / Oooh got the keys to the jeep /…
Karen R. Good / June 23, 2017

How Ryan Adams (of All People) Became an Internet Visionary

This article originally appeared in the February 2007 issue of Spin. If you put a nickel in the bank every time…
Melissa Maerz / June 23, 2017

From the Archives: Tupac’s 18th Birthday Remembered by Danyel Smith

This column on Tupac originally ran in the February 1994 issue of SPIN.  As I remember, it was Tupac Shakur's 18th birthday. Shock G…
Danyel Smith / June 21, 2017

Review: Mobb Deep – Hell on Earth

This review of 'Hell on Earth' originally appeared in the January 1997 issue of Spin. In light of Prodigy's passing, we are republishing it now. …
Sacha Jenkins / June 20, 2017
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