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No Age on Getting Back to Rock Music and Feeling Like Dewey Cox

It's been over a decade since the release of Weirdo Rippers, the 2007 singles compilation that was the first exposure to No Age for most people outside…
Andy Cush / January 16, 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

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

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

Black Messiah: Hear a Playlist of Influences on D’Angelo’s Modern Soul Classic

After simmering for 14 years, Black Messiah finally bubbled over on December 15, 2014. The third album by D'Angelo, the erstwhile soul superstar, was ignited…
Jonathan Zwickel / December 15, 2017

Miguel’s War & Leisure and the Allegation We Forgot

After spending a few hours with Miguel, as I did one overcast day in Miami in late November, you may come away with multiple interpretations…
Rich Juzwiak / December 12, 2017

Our December 1992 Cover Story: “Family Values”

Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love have weathered a media storm this year, fueled by rumors of the couple's prenatal indulgences. Longtime friend Jonathan Poneman finds…
Jonathan Poneman / December 12, 2017

Documents Allege Meek Mill’s Judge Was Too Personally Invested in His Case

Meek Mill’s defense team filed a motion to recuse Judge Genece E. Brinkley from the rapper's ongoing probation case. Brinkley, who has spent…
Brian Josephs / December 11, 2017

The 30 Weirdest Christmas Songs

Christmas songs are pretty fucking weird by definition. Whether praising the infant Jesus or celebrating the sounds, smells, and/or meteorological trends of late December in…
Richard Gehr / December 9, 2017

Win Butler and Bruce Springsteen’s 2007 Cover Story: On the Early Days, the Glory Days, and the End of Days

"Welcome, Canadians!" Even at soundcheck, Bruce Springsteen treats a New Jersey venue like his home, and Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Régine Chassagne are honored…
Steve Kandell / December 4, 2017

Phrenology at 15: How the Roots Hit a New Peak With Their “Anti-Roots” Album

Before they were Jimmy Fallon’s house band, The Roots were generally remembered as being part of a vanguard of artists in the ‘90s…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Interview: Aly & AJ Just Want to Sell Out Shows

It’s not on the charts, but Aly & AJ released one of the best pop singles of 2017. It’s called "Take Me": a rush of…
Anna Gaca / November 17, 2017

Four Women Detail Alleged Sexual Misconduct by FYF Fest Founder Sean Carlson

Late Monday, November 13, prominent festival promoter and Coachella operator Goldenvoice announced it had ended its relationship with Sean Carlson, founder of the Los Angeles…
Anna Gaca / November 15, 2017
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