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Lyrical Assassin

"I have got a feeling you've never been in this situation before," says the English fellow on the other end of the line. He's right…
Michael Azerrad / October 27, 2008

R.E.M.: R.E.BORN

What follows is an excerpt from the middle of our April cover story on R.E.M. Read more about Stipe, R.E.M., and the genesis of their…
Michael Azerrad / March 18, 2008

The Dirty Projectors, ‘Rise Above’ (Dead Oceans)

In a singular act of reinvention (and cojones), main Projector Dave Longstreth rewrites Black Flag's historic 1981 punk blast Damaged, keeping only the lyrics. With…
Michael Azerrad / November 12, 2007

The SPIN Interview: Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore has got a lot on his plate: He writes and edits books (the latest, Punk House: Anarchist Interiors, comes out in October); he…
Michael Azerrad / August 23, 2007