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Nine Inch Nails’ The Fragile Is Trent Reznor’s Epic Return

In honor of Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile turning 20 on September 21, 2019, we're republishing our review of the double album. This piece originally ran…
Ann Powers / September 20, 2019

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: Sleater-Kinney – Dig Me Out

Sleater-Kinney's third album, Dig Me Out, was released on April 8, 1997 by Kill Rock Stars. Ann Powers' review originally ran in the June 1997 issue of Spin. In honor…
Ann Powers / April 7, 2017

Classic Reviews: Smashing Pumpkins, ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: October 23, 1995Label: VirginThis review originally ran in the December 1995 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 20th anniversary…
Ann Powers / October 23, 2015

Afghan Whigs Reunite: Read SPIN’s 1996 Feature

The Afghan Whigs are reuniting for their first shows in 13 years, including both London and New Jersey's All Tomorrows Parties festivals. To celebrate, SPIN…
Ann Powers / December 7, 2011