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Rap Monthly: Kari Faux Says Fuck It, Plus DaBaby, B. Cool-Aid & More

Spin's new Rap Monthly column interviews an artist making waves, reviews selections from the past month, and holds some lame shit accountable. Nobody writes…
Tosten Burks / March 19, 2019

The Slim Shady LP at 20: Read Our 1999 Interview With Eminem

Charles Aaron's interview with Eminem first appeared in the May 1999 issue of Spin. Give this kid a magazine rack, because he's got a lot…
Charles Aaron / February 22, 2019

True Detective’s Muted Season 3 Will Make You Appreciate the Insanity of Season 2

Few people will make it all the way to the grave defending the second season of HBO’s True Detective, but I promise you…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 11, 2019

The Worst Songs We Heard in 2018

They came from Soundcloud. They came from the Spotify recommendation algorithm. They were the breakout artists that weren't, the crossover stars who didn't, the A-listers who could've…
SPIN Staff / December 28, 2018

Rico Nasty Is So Tired of That Damn Box

When her debut mixtape Summer’s Eve came out in 2014, Rico Nasty was still a high school student in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Since then,…
Israel Daramola / December 27, 2018

15 Experimental Albums We Loved in 2018

Experimental music, by its nature, resists easily followed narratives. As a genre tag it’s fundamentally clumsy, gathering together artists on the basis of what they…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2018

2018: The Year in Review

No escape could last long enough in 2018, a year when the odds—political, social, environmental—seemed more daunting with each passing day. Still, there was music…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2018

Mitski Thinks You Should Take a Vacation From the Internet

It’s been a wild year for Mitski Miyawaki. Her latest album, Be the Cowboy, has been hailed as one of the best of…
Anna Gaca / December 19, 2018

Snail Mail Just Wants to Chill

Lindsey Jordan was inarguably one of the biggest things in indie rock this year. After her 2016 single "Thinning" and her folk-twinged 2017 Habit EP,…
Arielle Gordon / December 18, 2018

Westerman Is Making It on His Own

Will Westerman has already had too much caffeine, but because I’ve just arrived, ostensibly to chat with him over coffee about his breakout year as…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 13, 2018

Irmin Schmidt of Can on His Love for Beyoncé and Exposing Nazis as a Teen

5 Klavierstücke, the German-language title of a forthcoming instrumental album by Irmin Schmidt, translates to "five piano works" in English. The spare formality…
Andy Cush / November 6, 2018

The 88 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1998

The year 1998 began with the revelation of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal in January, and ended with impeachment proceedings against the president in December.
SPIN Staff / October 25, 2018

Julia Holter Finds Herself in Songs of Monks and Birds

"Can I feel you, are you mythological?" asks Julia Holter in the first song from her last album of new material, 2015’s Have You in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2018

Joyce Manor Is Excited to Be Bored

Tattoos snake down Barry Johnson’s right arm, coming just short of gripping his beer. His left arm, at least the part of it that isn’t…
Brad Nelson / October 23, 2018

How to Dress Well Tries to Breathe Under Capitalism

Tom Krell didn’t expect Los Angeles to feel like this. The 34-year-old songwriter known professionally as How To Dress Well is sitting cross-legged…
Rob Arcand / October 17, 2018
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