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Charli XCX Revisits Classic SPIN Covers Featuring Gwen Stefani, Her Crush Robert Smith, and More

Charli XCX hasn't been shy when it comes to talking about her favorite musical acts and influences—and sometimes, even her crushes—several of whom have graced SPIN's…
SPIN Staff / September 18, 2019

Remembering Daniel Johnston, a Songwriter Like No Other

For fans of Daniel Johnston, his death yesterday at age 58 might not have been shocking. The singer, songwriter, and visual artist contended with serious…
Marc Masters / September 12, 2019

Charli XCX: Not Another Pop Statistic

On a steamy midsummer night at Charli XCX's L.A. home, a dance party is going down in her living room. "Gone," the funky third single…
Jessica Herndon / September 12, 2019

Phantom of My Own Opera: SPIN’s 1989 Daniel Johnston Profile

This story originally appeared in SPIN's March 1989 issue. In Johnston's memory, we've digitized and republished it below. Jeff Tartakov went to visit…
Louis Black / September 11, 2019

Bob Dylan: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the December 1985 issue of SPIN. Bob Dylan, poet laureate, prophet in a motorcycle jacket. Mystery tramp. Napoleon…
Scott Cohen / September 8, 2019

Sting: Our 1985 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the July 1985 issue of SPIN. 60° West Longitude, 16°45' North Latitude—"Captain sir, permission to break out the…
Timothy White / September 8, 2019

Blondie: Our 1986 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the January 1986 issue of SPIN. Between April 1979 and March 1981, Blondie, America's premiere new wave band,…
Glenn O'Brien / September 7, 2019

Cabaret Voltaire: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the February 1988 issue of SPIN. The white uniform, the flaking red lips, the spectral white support hose…
John Leland / September 2, 2019

The Cure: Our 1988 Cover Story on Robert Smith

This article originally appeared in the March 1988 issue of SPIN. "I've dealt with the worst already," says the Cure's Robert Smith about the…
Brad Balfour / September 2, 2019

Alanis Morissette: Our 1995 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the November 1995 issue of SPIN. I shouldn't be here. From a vantage point not ten feet…
James Hannaham / September 1, 2019

Run-DMC: Our 1988 Cover Story

This article originally appeared in the May 1988 issue of SPIN. When the car wasn't at the airport to pick them up, they…
Scott Mehno / September 1, 2019

William Gibson: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the December 1988 issue of SPIN. In the last couple of years, science fiction has tossed off the…
Adam Greenfield / August 31, 2019

Hall & Oates: Our 1988 Interview

This article originally appeared in the July 1988 Issue of SPIN. "I am he, the light-bearer, Lucifer, the morning star!" shouts the handsome…
Timothy White / August 31, 2019

Left Field: Pharmakon’s Self-Cannibalizing Noise, Plus Psychedelic Sitar, Piano Minimalism, and More

Margaret Chardiet’s harsh somatic noise has been a staple of the New York City underground music scene for the past ten years. As Pharmakon, she’s released three…
Will Gottsegen / August 29, 2019

Remember When Oasis’s Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher Still Loved Each Other?

This cover story originally appeared in the October 1997 issue of SPIN. We're republishing it here in honor of the 25th anniversary of Oasis's Definitely Maybe.
Thomas Beller / August 29, 2019
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