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10 Travel Questions With Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves

Punk rock legend Blag Dahlia (Paul Cafaro) has been touring the world for over 30 years as founder and lead singer of "The Dwarves." Courting…
Helen Mitsios / January 23, 2021

18 Additional Lesser-Known Artists of the Last 35 Years, Picked by 18 Well-Known Artists

As part of our 35th anniversary celebration, we asked 35 well-known artists to select their 35 favorite lesser-known artists. The response was so overwhelming. We…
SPIN Staff / December 31, 2020

The 20 Most Interesting New Artists of 2020

With most indie venues closed due to the pandemic and many record stores altering their business methods, it was a challenging year for music discovery.
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

To paraphrase a saying attributed to Buddha, when the student is ready, the Leonard Cohen song will appear. Philosopher king and ladies’ man, poet and…
Helen Mitsios / December 22, 2020

SPIN’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

COVID-19 brought the concert industry to a screeching halt in 2020. But all that disposable income music fans generally spend on concert tickets…
Ron Hart / December 13, 2020

The 30 Best Songs of 2020

For a year that made no sense, it's only fitting that 2020's best songs make strange neighbors on a mixtape. You can't recap…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2020

The 30 Best Albums of 2020

After a deluge of canceled or delayed tours, drive-in experiments, Bandcamp Fridays and bedroom livestreams, we're finally here. Yay? It's hard…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2020

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
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