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Best Boy Band Solo Debut Singles, Ranked

Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times" was the classic debut single by an ex-boy bander that rockets straight to the top of the charts thanks…
SPIN Staff / April 20, 2017

10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp A Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2017

The 15 Best Kendrick Lamar Verses, Ranked

Kendrick Lamar is his generation’s greatest rapper (sorry, Drake!). The Compton MC blends searing socio-political themes with acrobatic flows for a style that’s…
Zilla Rocca / April 16, 2017

From Big Little Lies to Twin Peaks: Here Are Our Favorite TV Soundtracks of All Time

Television’s hot-button drama of the moment has been the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, which was helmed by veteran TV writer David E. Kelley…
SPIN Staff / April 4, 2017

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

These Are the 9 Horniest Lyrics on Bruno Mars’s 24k Magic

This morning, Bruno Mars blessed the world with 24k Magic, an album filled with slinky vocoders, throwback school-dance slow jams, and a full cornucopia of James Brown grunts,…
Andy Cush / November 18, 2016

10 Neil Young Deep Cuts to Hear, Now That His Music Is Streaming

For a rock icon of the '60s and '70s, Neil Young has had an awfully long, awfully strange career---he was famously sued by his own…
Andy Cush / November 4, 2016

The 96 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1996

Undoubtedly, 1996 was the year of Weird Alternative. Representing the final period before underground rock's post-grunge bubble totally burst, the hits of 1996 shook out…
SPIN Staff / August 31, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Debut Albums Since ‘Reasonable Doubt’

In honor of the recent 20th anniversary of Jay Z’s debut album, Reasonable Doubt, we’re publishing a series of pieces looking at the rapper’s singular…
SPIN Staff / July 1, 2016

The 66 Best Songs of 2016 So Far

If the album is still supposed to be dying, nobody told 2016 – it's hard to remember a year that was so dominated by the…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016 So Far

Now that we're nearly halfway done with 2016, the time has come for your annual summer-listening list. Expect to find a tender comeback from the…
SPIN Staff / June 1, 2016

The 15 Most Controversial Songs of All-Time

In the mid-'80s, a big-haired then-Senator’s wife named Tipper Gore was taking a stroll near her 11-year-old daughter’s room. Without warning, she caught an earful…
Liza Lentini / May 17, 2016

The Nine Corniest Lines on Drake’s ‘Views’

Last night, hundreds of thousands of twentysomethings walked to where the sea meets the land and cried as their lips quivered and their hearts trembled.
Brian Josephs / April 29, 2016

The 40 Best Nu-Metal Covers of Pop Songs

If you've been paying attention to Billboard's Hot 100 chart recently, you might see a surprising combination of artist and title ascending its way up…
SPIN Staff / April 27, 2016
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