Lists

Eddie Van Halen’s 10 Best Solos

When the Van Halen brothers started playing music together in Pasadena in the 1960s, Alex played guitar with younger brother Eddie on drums and it…
Al Shipley / October 7, 2020

Saturday Night Live: 20 of Biggest Breakthrough Musical Performances Since 2000

Saturday Night Live is back! The late-night sketch comedy returns to NBC for the start of its 46th season on Saturday. After spending…
Jolie Lash / October 3, 2020

The 25 Best Albums of the Britpop Era

Contrary to popular belief, Britpop was not a subgenre. It was also not a catchall for every bit of culture being manufactured in England, Scotland,…
Cam Lindsay / September 30, 2020

The 10 Best Albums Produced By Shooter Jennings

Music runs deep in Shooter Jennings’s family but so does production. His father, country legend Waylon Jennings, produced for a number of artists, including Johnny…
Al Shipley / September 16, 2020

Ted Leo’s 50 Best Songs

New Jersey native Ted Leo is one of the finest singer/songwriters of his generation, an unabashed anglophile who’s spiked his literate and melodious indie rock…
Al Shipley / September 11, 2020

PJ Harvey’s 10 Best Collaborations

Since debuting with her ferocious 1992 LP, Dry, U.K. singer/songwriter Polly Jean Harvey has only moved in one direction: forward.  She’s…
Jeff Terich / September 9, 2020

10 Best Finds for the First Record Store Day Drop Event

After COVID-19 pushed back the festivities twice this year, Record Store Day 2020 will be fragmented into three separate events starting this Saturday. The proposition…
Ron Hart / August 28, 2020

The 25 Best Soundtrack Albums of the 1990s

In the 1980s, music and film collided for cross-promotional blockbusters both transcendent (Purple Rain) and transcendently cheesy (Footloose). In the ‘90s, soundtracks continued to sell…
Al Shipley / August 27, 2020

The 5 Best Covers of Fleetwood Mac Peter Green-Era Songs

Few figures in English rock exhibited a scholarly grasp of North American blues quite like Peter Green, the co-founding singer-guitarist of Fleetwood Mac who died…
Ron Hart / August 27, 2020

The 50 Best Rock Bands Right Now

Rock is obvs not dead but it's not hard to see why people always say it is, almost wishfully. For decades, the most commercially viable…
SPIN Staff / July 30, 2020

A Complete History of Musicians Running for Office

Celebrities making a run at public office is hardly a fresh phenomenon. That’s how we wound up with two terms of the Gipper in the…
Robert Ham / July 21, 2020

A Brief Guide to the Endless Hip-Hop Samples of Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone, the celebrated Italian film composer who died on Monday at the age of 91, could elevate any film…
Zach Schonfeld / July 8, 2020

The 25 Best Foo Fighters Collaborations

Foo Fighters started out as a one-man-band, with D.C. hardcore-raised ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl playing and singing nearly everything on the surprisingly polished self-titled debut,…
Al Shipley / July 4, 2020

The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s

Why now? Because — and there's no reason to ignore the elephant in the room: SPIN stewardship has changed hands many, many times since we made…
SPIN Staff / June 30, 2020

The 10 Best Punk and Alternative Bob Dylan Covers

Bob Dylan is one of the most widely covered artists in popular music – hit versions of his songs by the Byrds and Peter, Paul…
Al Shipley / June 19, 2020
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