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Review: We Really Love the Julie Ruin’s ‘Hit Reset’ (But They’d Rather Not Know)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 08, 2016Label: Hardly ArtBikini Kill were the best punk band of the 1990s — catchy, playful, hostile, and…
Theon Weber / July 5, 2016

Review: Garbage Have Finally Upgraded to Version 3.0 on ‘Strange Little Birds’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: June 10, 2016Label: STUNVOLUMESome important noises on Garbage's sixth album, ranked, ascendingly: the whispery wobble in the deep background…
Theon Weber / June 17, 2016

Review: Ariana Grande Asks Why We’re Wearing That Stupid Man Suit on ‘Dangerous Woman’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: May 20, 2016Label: RepublicAriana Grande's third album contains winsome orchestral pop, throbbing house, sparkling electro, a Nicki verse,…
Theon Weber / May 31, 2016

Review: We’ve Got Some Doubts About Gwen Stefani’s ‘This Is What the Truth Feels Like’

5SPIN Rating: 5 of 10Release Date: March 18, 2016Label: InterscopeFrom 12 years' distance, 2004's Love.Angel.Music.Baby. looks a little bit like a minor pop classic. Shorn…
Theon Weber / March 17, 2016

Review: Bloc Party Take Us to Church on ‘Hymns’

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: January 29, 2016Label: VagrantGetting religion doesn't have to mean going door-to-door, or renouncing anything you're not sure is killing…
Theon Weber / January 28, 2016

Review: CHVRCHES Explore the Pleasures and Limitations of Synth-Pop on ‘Every Open Eye’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: September 23, 2015Label: Virgin / GlassnoteCHVRCHES devote themselves to early-'80s British synth-pop the way some bands devote themselves to…
Theon Weber / September 24, 2015

SPIN 30: Your Hard Drive Reminisces About Beating ‘Kid A’ and a Simpler Time Before Tidal

On March 19, 1985, the first issue of SPIN hit newsstands. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re revisiting a handful of records that the staff…
Theon Weber and Dan Weiss / April 13, 2015

Review: Bob Dylan Teaches Sinatra to Sing on the Rustling ‘Shadows in the Night’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: February 04, 2015Label: Columbia"I left all my dreams and hopes," Bob Dylan, longing to be a carol singer, once…
Theon Weber / February 5, 2015

Review: Ghostface Killah’s ’36 Seasons’ Is Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: December 09, 2014Label: Tommy BoyAbout halfway through 36 Seasons, Ghostface Killah gets his face burned off in a crack…
Theon Weber / December 8, 2014

Review: TV on the Radio Make Like Happy Idiots on the Breezy ‘Seeds’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: November 18, 2014Label: HarvestFrom here, it looks like TV on the Radio's career pivoted the moment Kyp Malone growled,…
Theon Weber / November 19, 2014

Fucked Up Become Their Own Black Hole on the Impossibly Dense ‘Glass Boys’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: June 03, 2014Label: Matador/Arts & CraftsFucked Up's first compilation was called Epics in Minutes, and even when their epics…
Theon Weber / June 4, 2014

Jimmy Eat World, ‘Damage’ (RCA)

6SPIN Rating: 6 of 10Release Date: June 18, 2013Label: RCAWhat you used Jimmy Eat World for around their peak (Bleed American, 2001) was to psych…
Theon Weber / June 20, 2013

Paramore, ‘Paramore’ (Fueled by Ramen)

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: April 09, 2013Label: Fueled by Ramen"Misery Business," Paramore's highest-charting hit, was an odd thing — a song that spent…
Theon Weber / April 8, 2013

Deftones, ‘Koi No Yokan’ (Reprise)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: November 13, 2012Label: RepriseThe respect denied so many '90s rock perennials persists for Deftones for two reasons. First, despite…
Theon Weber / November 16, 2012

No Doubt, ‘Push and Shove’ (Interscope)

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: September 25, 2012Label: InterscopeNo Doubt were, and are, a party band. In the 1990s, there was some confused suspicion…
Theon Weber / September 26, 2012

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