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The 51 Best Songs of 2018 So Far

It’s late July already, so let’s review: Pusha T’s razor-sharp Daytona led Kanye West’s Wyoming summer of G.O.O.D Music, while Valee became the label’s bonafide…
SPIN Staff / July 26, 2018

10 Great Drag City Releases to Hear Now That Their Catalog Is Streaming

On Sunday, the legendary Chicago label Drag City released the large majority of its catalog on Spotify and Tidal for the first time, ending its run…
SPIN Staff / April 3, 2018

Nordic Noir: An Obsessive’s Guide to the Best Scandinavian Crime Shows

In some parts of Sweden, and Scandinavia at large, the summer sun blazes down from the small hours of the morning until 10 at night.
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 21, 2018

The 30 Weirdest Grammys Moments of All Time

There's a good reason why the Grammy Awards coined the term "Grammy Moments" to describe the one-of-a-kind collaborations and elaborate performances that take place during…
Annie Zaleski and Sam Goldner / January 23, 2018

20 Rap Songs We Loved In 2017

Rap music felt as vital as ever in 2017, regaining its dominance on the charts and securing its stranglehold on the pop cultural zeitgeist. As such,…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2017

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

The 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time

Thrash wasn’t initially a genre: it was what a band did. And in the ’80s it swarmed across the globe like a plague…
Justin Farrar / December 26, 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

The 101 Best Songs of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 2017

50 Best Albums of 2017

Tuning into the media often felt nightmarish this year, whether you got your news from the morning paper or the sleepless churn of Facebook and…
SPIN Staff / December 18, 2017

The 30 Best Tom Waits Songs

Few musicians have captured the emotional complexity of being an American in the 20th and 21st centuries with as much elegance and nuance as Tom…
Adam Rothbarth / December 14, 2017

The 25 Best Metal Songs of 2017

Metal has always thrived by  extremes—despair, triumph, destruction, rebirth. But even in this traditionally aggressive art form, the genre has evolved to acknowledge an emotional…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2017

Spin’s Favorite Overlooked Albums of 2017

In 2017, there was more media than ever before in human history, and what felt like painfully little attention left to devote to it all. Even as…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2017

The 50 Best Songs by Musicians Who Went Solo

Being in a band can be hard. There’s all the travel and accommodation spent in close, smelly quarters, the jockeying to get more (or less)…
Jason Anderson / December 5, 2017

Every ‘80s Metallica Song, Ranked

One of the most authoritative and forward-thinking metal bands of the ’80s, Metallica helped make thrash a worldwide phenomenon. By blending the fast tempos and…
Adam Rothbarth / November 16, 2017
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