Features

Weezer: Our 1995 Feature, “Rock Candy”

This story originally appeared in the January 1995 issue of Spin. In honor of the Blue Album's 25th anniversary, we're republishing it here. Judging by the…
Jac Zinder / May 10, 2019

The Cure’s 15 Best Songs From Their Greatest Decade

Yesterday, May 8th, marks the 40th anniversary of The Cure’s debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. Last Thursday, May 2nd, marked the 30th anniversary of their…
Patrick Lyons / May 9, 2019

Tool: Spin’s 2001 Cover Story, ‘Hammer of the Gods’

This story originally appeared in the June 2001 issue of Spin. As Tool readies their first album in 13 years, we’re republishing it here. Sometimes,…
Chris Norris / May 8, 2019

What We’re Watching: May 2019

Most people think of watching television as a way to relax, but in the streaming era—with multiple distinct services filled with dozens or hundreds of…
SPIN Staff / May 8, 2019

59 Hay-Ya! Moments in Rap and Country’s Uncomfortable History

Back in 2013, SPIN published an exhaustive history of the relationship between rap and country music. It was the time of "Accidental Racist," when a country…
SPIN Staff / May 7, 2019

The Cure Melts Down: Spin’s 1989 Feature

This story originally appeared in the July 1989 issue of Spin. We're republishing it in honor of Disintegration's 30-year-anniversary. When the Cure performed in…
Ted Mico / May 2, 2019

Taylor Swift Won’t Let Go of Pop’s Big Machine

In an era of superstars rewriting the rules of pop music, Taylor Swift has stayed married to the old ways of songwriting and distribution. What…
Jordan Sargent / May 1, 2019

Left Field: Fennesz on Making His Most Ambitious Album Yet, Plus Blissful Ambient, Loopy Math Rock, and More

Spin's 'Left Field' column focuses on the latest in experimental music each month, featuring interviews with and capsule reviews of artists at the fringes of…
Andy Cush / April 30, 2019

The Weirdo’s Guide to Bruce Hornsby, Reigning King of Soft Rock Strangeness

If you think of Bruce Hornsby only as a mulleted late-‘80s smooth-rock lifer, making music somewhere off the coast of Sting’s solo career, then you haven’t…
SPIN Staff / April 12, 2019

Rap Monthly: Tree Traces His Comeback, Plus Chief Keef, Doja Cat, and More

Spin's Rap Monthly column interviews an artist making waves, reviews selections from the past month, and holds some lame shit accountable.
Tosten Burks / April 11, 2019

TisaKorean’s Lunatic Dance Rap Is Made for More Than Just Memes

The music video for TisaKorean’s 2017 single "WERKKK" is an uncanny viewing experience. The young Houston rapper and dancer dips his head from…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 5, 2019

Can Yhung T.O. Be the Bay’s Pensive New Star?

"Y’all got that cinnamon shit?" asks Yhung T.O. in a soft murmur, anxious to relieve a lingering cold with a cup of hot tea. It’s…
Mosi Reeves / March 28, 2019

A Guide to Spiral Stairs’ Pavement Songs

Stephen Malkmus—writer of obliquely hilarious and affecting songs, player of slyly sophisticated guitar, possessor of a voice that can make castration…
Andy Cush / March 28, 2019

A Private Conversation: Spin’s 1985 Interview With General Public

This story originally appeared in the July 1985 issue of Spin. In honor of Ranking Roger’s life and death on March 26, we’re republishing it here.
Jeff Spurrier / March 26, 2019

High Croon: Spin’s 1996 Feature on Scott Walker

This story originally appeared in the April 1996 issue of Spin. In honor of Scott Walker's life and death on March 25, we’re republishing it here.
James Hunter / March 25, 2019
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