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9 Amazing Covers of Chris Cornell’s Songs

Chris Cornell had one of rock's most formidable voices while also being a prolific songwriter, leading artists from various genres to cover his work.
Maggie Serota / July 3, 2019

Keep on Deepin’ On: The 40 Best Deep House Tracks of All Time

This article was originally published in SPIN on November 25, 2013. Way back in the mid-1980s, when the disco gods appeared over the…
SPIN Staff / June 25, 2019

The Softer Side of Springsteen: 10 Songs That Paved the Road to Western Stars

Years before Bruce Springsteen delivered Western Stars in June 2019, rumors circulated that the Boss was working on a record that would swap rock’n’roll for…
Stephen Thomas Erlewine / June 21, 2019

The 30 Best Disco Songs That Every Millennial Should Know

Here are the 30 best disco songs that shaped the sound in the YouTube era. Don't stop 'til you get enough.
SPIN Staff / June 18, 2019

10 Essential Korn Songs

No one captured the sound of nu metal's malaise and primordial damage as adeptly and disturbingly as Korn.
Christa Titus / June 15, 2019

10 Essential Elton John Deep Cuts

In the late 1970s and 1980s, Elton John released inconsistent albums, with a few great songs on each of them, annually or biannually. Like the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 31, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

The Cure’s 15 Best Songs From Their Greatest Decade

Yesterday, May 8th, marks the 40th anniversary of The Cure’s debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. Last Thursday, May 2nd, marked the 30th anniversary of their…
Patrick Lyons / May 9, 2019

The Weirdo’s Guide to Bruce Hornsby, Reigning King of Soft Rock Strangeness

If you think of Bruce Hornsby only as a mulleted late-‘80s smooth-rock lifer, making music somewhere off the coast of Sting’s solo career, then you haven’t…
SPIN Staff / April 12, 2019

Three Cheers for Sweet Career: My Chemical Romance’s 10 Best Songs

My Chemical Romance were ridiculous, but on purpose, and with purpose.
Al Shipley / April 4, 2019

Remembering Scott Walker’s Greatest Moments of Musical Storytelling

Repeatedly, in interviews during his later career, Scott Walker said that the thrust of his lyrics defined his approach to writing music. "The lyric dictates everything…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 25, 2019

10 Essential Songs by Townes Van Zandt, Poet of the Down and Out

This week, to mark what would have been Townes Van Zandt's 75th birthday, Fat Possum Records released Sky Blue, a posthumous album of previously unreleased recordings from…
SPIN Staff / March 8, 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

The 101 Best Songs of 2018

This year gave us a Post Malone song we wish we didn’t like so much, a bunch of Kanye music we wish we liked more,…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 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
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