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Rob Sheffield’s Dreaming the Beatles Is a Fresh Look at the Most Popular Band Ever

A few years ago, a mildly charming, mildly smug meme claiming Migos were better than the Beatles started circulating around the internet. Whether it was…
Jeremy Gordon / May 10, 2017

Revisit Our 2000 Profile of Modest Mouse, On the Cusp of Their First Major Label Album

This profile of Modest Mouse originally ran in the July 2000 issue of SPIN. In honor of the band's EP The Fruit That Ate Itself turning 20 on…
RJ Smith / May 9, 2017

Afghan Whigs’ Greg Dulli Talks New Album In Spades and Why He Knew Trump Was Going to Win

Greg Dulli killed Emo Nite LA so that it may live. As the Afghan Whigs frontman and I get reacquainted during our phone conversation,…
Ian Cohen / May 8, 2017

Björk Talks Volta In Our 2007 Interview

Björk's Volta turned 10 on May 1. To mark the album's anniversary, we've reproduced our interview with Björk about the album, which ran in our June 2007…
Phoebe Reilly / May 5, 2017

All 53 “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Music Videos, Ranked

"Weird Al" Yankovic is a national treasure. It's as simple as that. Going on four decades now, he's the strange uncle who shows…
SPIN Staff / May 5, 2017

Remembering Beastie Boy Adam Yauch

It’s been five years since Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch died at age 47 after a battle with salivary gland cancer. We’ll be blasting "B-Boy Bouillabaisse"
SPIN Staff / May 4, 2017

A User’s Guide to Every Radiohead Album

A daunting existential question resides deep in the psyche of every Radiohead fan: What would contemporary music sound like had the band never existed? Initially…
Stephanie Garr / May 2, 2017

25 Years Later, New Documentaries Show the Los Angeles Riots Are as Relevant as Ever

"This is happening every day. They just caught it on videotape," says Michael Winters, a resident of South Central Los Angeles, early in the A&E…
Andy Cush / May 1, 2017

Tim Heidecker’s Songs About Donald Trump Are Surprisingly Serious and Actually Good

Tim Heidecker was obsessed with Donald Trump long before many people, even his most diehard supporters. He embraced the role of a Trump acolyte…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 1, 2017

“We’re Post-Post Racial”: Director Justin Simien Talks Making Dear White People in a Different America

Netflix's latest conflagration-starting series Dear White People is a show focused on black life that comes after the successes of the Emmy Award-winning sitcom Atlanta, the Best…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2017

Remembering So Much for the Afterglow with Everclear’s Art Alexakis

Everclear’s So Much for the Afterglow, which turns 20 this year, was one of the first CDs--and rock albums in any format--I ever bought.
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 27, 2017

I Guess I’m Already There: Jonathan Demme Understood How Music and Film Worked Together

"Hi. I’ve got a tape I want to play," says a person dressed like the cabana boy at the health club, possibly in his early…
Alfred Soto / April 27, 2017

Feist on Pleasure: “Satisfaction Just Plants a Seed for New Wanting”

Leslie Feist is reaching for something so subtle she can't quite explain it. "The album communicates it fine, but I am a poor translator for…
Anna Gaca / April 26, 2017

Empire Of The Sun: Smash Mouth Stop Skanking and Become “All-Stars”

Tim Kenneally's profile of Smash Mouth originally ran in the August 1999 issue of Spin. We are republishing it now, as we revisit the Best Alternative Rock…
Tim Kenneally / April 26, 2017

The Verve: Mad for It

The Verve's 'Urban Hymns' originally came out September 29, 1997. In honor of the album turning 20 this year, and our feature on the Best Alternative Rock Songs…
Maureen Callahan / April 26, 2017
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