Lists

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

R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People: Inspirations and Influences

R.E.M.’s eighth album came out 25 years ago, and was given a deluxe anniversary reissue last week. Often considered the Georgia quartet's masterpiece, Automatic for…
Doug Wallen / November 12, 2017

30 Taylor Swift Music Videos, Ranked

Taylor Swift might have started out crafting down-home clips about innocent young romances in Chevys, but the pop icon has played…
SPIN Staff / November 12, 2017

The 30 Best ’90s R&B Songs

The ‘90s may be the last decade when R&B, not hip-hop, was the dominant force in black music. Innovation abounded, with New Jack Swing giving…

Queens of the Stone Age Albums, Ranked

It’s no secret that rock music has taken a bit of a backseat in pop culture as we’ve waded into the new millennium, but that’s…
Sam Goldner / July 31, 2017

Jay-Z Albums, Ranked

Nowadays, you're most likely to come across (young) rap nerds endlessly ranking and re-ranking albums by Kanye West or Drake. But a more interesting discussion…
SPIN Staff / July 6, 2017

The 50 Best Songs of 2017 So Far

It’s safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 21, 2017

30 Best Emo Revival Albums, Ranked

"Everything went back into the basement... We were the few people doing this in 2008. Really bad, wussy emo rock 10 years after it was…
SPIN Staff / June 14, 2017

A Guide to the Most Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

What slow season? This summer, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Lorde, Haim, and Broken Social Scene are just a few of the acts with hotly anticipated new releases. Find a preview of the season's…
SPIN Staff / June 8, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far

It's safe to say none of us will be nostalgic for the first six months of 2017. Rarely has the national and global situation felt…
SPIN Staff / June 5, 2017

The 30 Best Nu-Metal Songs

Nu-metal is a tough movement to pin down: Back in the late '90s and early '00s, it was an umbrella term for a strain of…
Annie Zaleski / May 17, 2017

The 50 Best EDM Songs You’ve Heard at Every Summer Festival

The sound of EDM predates the name itself: Long before Calvin Harris was crashing Forbes lists and Diplo was hanging with Charlie Rose,…
SPIN Staff / May 10, 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

The 21 Best Pop-Punk Choruses of the 21st Century

Earlier this week, our colleagues at Billboard released a list of the 100 Greatest Choruses of the 21st Century, an audacious undertaking that highlighted the most…
SPIN Staff / April 28, 2017

What Are Your Favorite 1997 Alternative Rock Songs?

This week, SPIN called up the guy from Everclear, dusted off our old profile of Smash Mouth, and ranked 79 of the Best Alternative Rock Songs 1997. Our list is…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2017
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