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Review: Superchunk’s What a Time to Be Alive Captures the Strange Excitement of Constantly Being Outraged

In the last week of 2016, Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan released a solo track, "Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)," that perfectly summed up…
Al Shipley / February 15, 2018

Read Our March 1998 Interview With a 16-Year-Old Ivanka Trump

Back in March 1998, when she was 16, Ivanka Trump was not yet a senior advisor to the president—she was just an aspiring model with a…
Kim France / February 13, 2018

Review: Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

Neutral Milk Hotel's second full-length album is an unsettling travelogue torn between melancholy and glee, futilely racing to reach a sun that's always setting. It's…
Erik Himmelsbach / February 9, 2018

Did Dr. Luke Co-Produce Iggy Azalea’s “Savior” Under a Dick Joke Pseudonym?

Last week, Iggy Azalea released a new single called "Savior," a bubbly track featuring Quavo that interpolates Lisa Stansfield's 1989 hit "All Around the World." The…
Anna Gaca and Jordan Sargent / February 6, 2018

The Six Most Awkward Sex Lyrics From Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods

Justin Timberlake is a pop-music sex symbol. He's married with a son, so he's obviously had sex at least once. And though his new album Man of the Woods touches on many…
SPIN Staff / February 2, 2018

Spring Forward, Fall Back: Our October 1993 Mark E. Smith Story

Mark E. Smith is an odd person. Extremely odd. Very shifty. Very clever. The afternoon he meets me in London it looks like he's just…
Mark Blackwell / January 24, 2018

The 30 Weirdest Grammys Moments of All Time

There's a good reason why the Grammy Awards coined the term "Grammy Moments" to describe the one-of-a-kind collaborations and elaborate performances that take place during…
Annie Zaleski and Sam Goldner / January 23, 2018

The Worst Songs We Heard in 2017

The past year sucked for more important reasons than oblivious white rappers, tedious dance bros, and jingoistic country stars. Still, the following musicians made things worse. These are…
SPIN Staff / January 2, 2018

20 Rap Songs We Loved In 2017

Rap music felt as vital as ever in 2017, regaining its dominance on the charts and securing its stranglehold on the pop cultural zeitgeist. As such,…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2017

50 Best Morrissey Songs

When the Smiths broke up in 1987, Morrissey wasted no time going solo—or finally achieving global fame. The Manchester icon became a superstar by amplifying…
Annie Zaleski and Jason Anderson / December 28, 2017

Eight Insane Trump Stories We Should Still Be Talking About

The news cycle in the Trump era moves quickly. This year, frankly, it moved a little too quickly. A tweet that under normal circumstances would end…
SPIN Staff / December 27, 2017

The 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time

Thrash wasn’t initially a genre: it was what a band did. And in the ’80s it swarmed across the globe like a plague…
Justin Farrar / December 26, 2017

2017: The Year in Review

If 2016 was a year largely spent in anticipation of catastrophe, 2017 marked its arrival: chaos that threatened to settle into normalcy with whiplash speed.
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

Jake Paul Blows Up, Scaramucci Goes Down, Miley Gets Boring: Spin’s Year in Suck 2017

2017 was a bad year by any measure--so bad, in fact, that its badness often felt like unavoidable but unremarkable background noise, the elevator music we all…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

Read All Our 2017 Cover Stories

In 2017, Spin writers visited the streets of Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, hung out with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew in L.A., traveled to Gary, Indiana to profile footwork pioneer Jlin, chatted with Venezuelan…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2017

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