Rebecca Haithcoat

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I’ve Been a Bad, Bad Girl: 20 Years of Finding Strength in Fiona Apple’s ‘Tidal’

I first heard Fiona Apple in a dressing room at the GAP. Cutting through the blur of fuzzy ‘90s alt-rock that populated the…
Rebecca Haithcoat / July 22, 2016

Marcy, You Don’t Stop: Roc-a-Fella’s Kareem Burke on Re-Creating Jay Z’s Brooklyn Apartment

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 30, 2016

YG: Mama He’s Brazy

YG has gone full vegan. Grill-the-waiter-about-GMOs vegan. Pose-for-PETA vegan. And right now, the Compton rapper — the one who has tattoos snaking up to his…
Rebecca Haithcoat / June 9, 2016

Review: Drake Started From the Bottom, Now He’s Lonely at the Top on ‘Views’

Smack in the middle of Views, Drake does it: He drops a nearly perfect song. Suddenly, it doesn’t matter that his fourth studio album is…
Rebecca Haithcoat / May 3, 2016

If I Was Your Girlfriend: Prince’s ‘Sign o’ the Times’

In the wake of Prince’s death, SPIN’s staffers and contributors are looking back on some of their favorite albums by the beloved icon. Check back today to…
Rebecca Haithcoat / April 29, 2016

Review: Janet Jackson’s Making Sexier Music Than Ever on ‘Unbreakable’

Fan fiction: It’s 1985, and an apple-cheeked Janet Jackson perches on a chair across from her father. "You could be big as Madonna," he says.
Rebecca Haithcoat / October 2, 2015

I Listened to Lana Del Rey for the Very First Time — in 2015

Tennessee Williams could have written a play about Lana Del Rey. But even though Lana quotes him repeatedly, she wouldn’t have been a…
Rebecca Haithcoat / September 21, 2015

Review: Migos Prove Their Staying Power on ‘Yung Rich Nation’

"Trap Funk," one of the last songs on Migos’ long-awaited proper debut, Yung Rich Nation, is glorious. Horns dance, a big, boozy bassline booms like the…
Rebecca Haithcoat / July 29, 2015

Review: A$AP Rocky Stays Too High to Die on ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

There are a whole lotta cooks in A$AP Rocky’s kitchen: five executive producers (including himself), plus a couple handfuls of other producers. So the fact…
Rebecca Haithcoat / May 29, 2015

Review: Earl Sweatshirt Makes the Most of Self-Induced House Arrest on ‘I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside’

Since he returned from a Samoan boarding school in 2012 to rejoin the by-then famous Odd Future collective, Earl Sweatshirt has seemed like a reluctant…
Rebecca Haithcoat / March 26, 2015

Review: Joey Bada$$’ Throwback ‘B4.DA.$$’ You’ll Want to Throw Back

Though Joey Bada$$ has turned icy in the past when critics compare his music to '90s boom-bap, he seems to have gotten over it. On…
Rebecca Haithcoat / January 21, 2015