Lists

Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails’ 10 Best Instrumental Tracks

For decades, Nine Inch Nails has been synonymous with frontman Trent Reznor’s dark and anguished lyrics, whether delivered in a whisper or a scream. But…
Al Shipley / April 2, 2020

The 100 Greatest David Bowie Moments

Editor's note: This piece was originally published in January 2016. It was recently discovered in our archives.  As devastating as it was when…
SPIN Staff / April 2, 2020

Fat Tuesday: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of an Epic Album Release Day

If there's anything to be said about how even a once-in-a-century pandemic couldn't quash the excitement for yesterday’s incredibly strong slate of releases, it's an…
Ron Hart / March 28, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 20 Best Tracks From the Last 20 Years

Pearl Jam fans can be generally grouped into two camps: the ones who stopped listening to them after Vitalogy and the ones who obsess over…
Ron Hart / March 26, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 25 Best Deep Cuts

More than almost any other non-jam band, you could argue that Pearl Jam doesn’t really have "deep cuts." They’re all hits. As anyone can attest…
Dan Weiss / March 25, 2020

Coronavirus: Here Are the Album Release Dates That Have Changed

The coronavirus has disrupted the entire world, and music isn't immune. There's been tour postponements, festival cancellations and musicians even contracting the virus. You can…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 10 Best Shows, Ranked

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. Obviously, the advent and speedy spread of the coronavirus has managed to impact practically every…
Chris Harris / March 23, 2020

Coronavirus: Here are the Musicians Who Have Tested Positive

As the coronavirus has rapidly turned into a pandemic, everyone has been affected by it. That includes musicians. Over the past few weeks, festivals and…
SPIN Staff / March 21, 2020

6 Fateful Pearl Jam Moments That Led to the Band’s Longevity

For a band forged by survivors, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Pearl Jam will be marking its 11th album, Gigaton, this month, and its…
Jessica Letkemann / March 21, 2020

Difficult Fourth Albums: The Mid-Career Hurdle That Challenged Smashing Pumpkins, Wilco and Radiohead

There are certain clichés associated with the triumphs and pitfalls of a recording artist’s first or second album – the confident debut often gives way…
Al Shipley / March 20, 2020

The Cure’s 10 Best Songs From the 2000s

In 2000, The Cure seemed to be caught in a strange limbo. Frontman, main songwriter and sole constant member Robert Smith was entering middle age…
Katherine Yeske Taylor / March 16, 2020

10 Music Films to Binge While Staying Home Due to Coronavirus

Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Billie Eilish are among the ever-growing list of musicians having to postpone shows due to concerns over coronavirus.
Jolie Lash / March 14, 2020

Billy Corgan’s 10 Most Memorable Lyrical Passages

Smashing Pumpkins frontman and alternative poet William Patrick Corgan turns 53 this St. Patrick's Day. One of the most acclaimed songwriters of the alternative era,…
Steve Baltin / March 13, 2020

Lee Ranaldo’s 10 Best Albums

Lee Ranaldo spent three decades playing guitar in Sonic Youth, as well as playing something of a George Harrison role in the band: the third…
Al Shipley / February 21, 2020

The 20 Best Ozzy Osbourne Solo Songs, Ranked

Ranking the top 20 Ozzy Osbourne solo songs ever?  This list probably shouldn’t have happened. Rewind back to April 1979 for a minute.
Sean Moltisanti / February 20, 2020
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