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35 Great Songs You Probably Didn’t Hear in the Last 35 Years

SPIN has always highlighted the under-heralded, but an uncountable number of amazing songs have fallen through the cracks since the publication's 1985 launch. It's hard…
Ryan Reed / December 1, 2020

The 35 Greatest Concerts of the Last 35 Years

We know, we know — the best concert of all-time is your friend’s obscure indie-punk band playing a sweaty neighborhood basement back in ‘94. We admit…
SPIN Staff / November 28, 2020

The 35 Best Videos of the Last 35 Years

SPIN launched in the peak MTV era, when an innovative — or even just salacious — music video could make or break an…
SPIN Staff / November 26, 2020

The 35 Most Excellent Movies of the Last 35 Years

It’s that film that shook up the genre or trail-blazed a new one. Or maybe its uniqueness defies definition. These movies didn’t always do great…
Liza Lentini / November 23, 2020

The 35 Most Important Moments in the Last 35 Years

If history has taught us anything, it’s that there’s too much of it. These past 35 years have given us too many "Where were you…
SPIN Staff / November 17, 2020

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 the 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 50 Best Songs of the Year 2000

The year 2000 looms large in pop culture history: the Y2k non-scare, the Seinfeld "Newmannium" episode, the "In the Year 2000" sketch from Conan O'Brien's…
SPIN Staff / September 25, 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
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