1990s

Public Enemy’s October 1992 Cover Story: Black Noise, Black Heat

The supposed hook for this meeting with Public Enemy is Greatest Misses, a new Public Enemy album containing six new songs and six remixes of…
Vivien Goldman / October 12, 2017

No Doubt’s 1996 Tragic Kingdom Cover Story: Get Happy!

I guess the correct term is "Gwennabees." Smatterings of breathlessly excited, blonde-streaked, sparkle-lashed 14-year-olds litter the backstage area of San Francisco's fabled Fillmore. Oblivious to…
Jonathan Bernstein / October 10, 2017

Review: Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar

Marilyn Manson is a philosopher. No, really—this cross-dressing ghoul's blend of antichristianity, cabalistic prophecy, Theosophical elitism, transformational science fiction, and horror-movie schlock actually coheres as…
Ann Powers / October 9, 2017

Review: R.E.M. – Automatic For the People

Pop culture can turn on you, and R.E.M. doesn't want us kids to forget it. "Drive," the first single from Automatic For the People, with…
Charles Aaron / October 5, 2017

R.E.M.’s 1992 Automatic For the People Feature

April 5, 1980. In a ramshackle desanctified church on Oconee Street, in Athens, Georgia, some boho college-types threw a party. Three bands were on the…
Jim Greer / October 5, 2017

Depeche Mode’s July 1990 Cover Story: Pop a La Mode

The last time Depeche Mode came to the US they caused a riot. A real riot—bottles thrown, windows shaken, lots of pressing, pushing and punching.
Marisa Fox / September 28, 2017

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

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 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

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 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

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

Review: Mobb Deep – Murda Muzik

This review of 'Murda Muzik' originally appeared in the November 1999 issue of Spin. We are republishing it now in the light of Prodigy's passing. …
Joe Gross / June 20, 2017
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