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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

The Odd Couple: Royal Trux’s Curious Legacy

Former Royal Trux singer Jennifer Herrema knows how to get right to the heart of the matter: "It's so hard to put it all together…
Joe Gross / December 3, 2013

Diarrhea Planet’s ‘I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams’ Is a Fount of Tasteless Pop-Punk Excellence

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: August 20, 2013Label: Infinity CatHey, kids! Poop! POOOOOP!!! Let's get this outta the way: There are crappy band names,…
Joe Gross / August 15, 2013

Daughn Gibson, ‘Me Moan’ (Sub Pop)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: July 09, 2013Label: Sub PopWith apologies to Le Tigre:…
Joe Gross / July 8, 2013

Black Sabbath, ’13’ (Vertigo/Universal)

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: June 11, 2013Label: Vertigo/UniversalA reading from the Book of Sabbath, Chapter 13:[1] In the beginning was the Tone, and…
Joe Gross / June 12, 2013

‘Arrested Development’: A Savvy, Snappy, Repackaging of ‘Golden Girls’?

After two years of rumors, fan agitation, everyone getting older, and a whole mess of "Final Countdown" references on social-media platforms that barely existed when…
Joe Gross / May 22, 2013

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, ‘Mosquito’ (Interscope)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 16, 2013Label: InterscopeThe quasi-spring weather, the adrenaline of SXSW, the music: It's downright astonishing that there wasn't Actual…
Joe Gross / April 15, 2013

Low, ‘The Invisible Way’ (Sub Pop)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: March 19, 2013Label: Sub PopThis year marks Low's 20th anniversary and The Invisible Way is the trio's 10th album.
Joe Gross / March 22, 2013

Iceage, ‘You’re Nothing’ (Matador)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 19, 2013Label: MatadorOh, Iceage. You are classicists perhaps by accident, and that is awesome.One of the great pleasures…
Joe Gross / February 19, 2013

Pissed Jeans, ‘Honeys’ (Sub Pop)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: February 12, 2013Label: Sub Pop"I like noise. I like big-ass vicious noise that makes my head spin. I wanna…
Joe Gross / February 13, 2013

Scott Walker, ‘Bish Bosch’ (4AD)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: December 04, 2012Label: 4ADTo understand the hold that Scott Walker has over his cult — to know why his…
Joe Gross / December 6, 2012

‘Breaking Bad’: Who Won and Lost Summer’s Most Intense Show?

Based on the previous performance of certain 21st century qualities dramas (The Wire, Battlestar: Galactica, The West Wing), you would be perfectly within your rights…
Joe Gross / September 4, 2012

The 10 Best Television Sidekicks of All Time

We may have mad love for Mike (Jonathan Banks) on Breaking Bad, but let's not kid ourselves: Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is the oven that…
Joe Gross / July 31, 2012

Beak>, ‘>>’ (Invada)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 17, 2012Label: InvadaBristol, England, is a town that must collectively ask, "What did we do last night?" every…
Joe Gross / July 24, 2012

‘Breaking Bad’ Returns With a Twist

Let's put it on the table now: If Breaking Bad can sustain the extraordinary momentum of this season's first two episodes — there are six…
Joe Gross / July 13, 2012

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