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Review: Kilo Kish Has No (Instagram) Filter on ‘Reflections in Real Time’

Last November, 19-year-old Australian Instagram star Essena O’Neill hit her breaking point and walked away from a budding social media career. She deleted most of…
Anna Gaca / March 15, 2016

Review: Underworld Don’t Need Your Nostalgia on ‘Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future’

Underworld's transcendent Barbara Barbara, we face a shining future arrives in one of those windows of release-date alignments with anniversaries that further confirms the cyclical nature of music…
Harley Brown / March 14, 2016

Review: 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne Get Into a Tickle Fight on ‘ColleGrove’

There was a moment not all that long ago — maybe summer of 2012, between the releases of Tha Carter IV and Based on a…
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2016

Review: Miike Snow Get Stuck in the Middle on ‘iii,’ and It Ain’t With Us

The Swedish-American pop/production trio of Andrew Wyatt, Christian Karlsson, and Pontus Winnberg have amassed a formidable backlog of pop bangers over the last decade. As…
Rachel Brodsky / March 11, 2016

Review: Sheer Mag Use Power Chords to Dismantle the Power Structure on ‘III’

All of Sheer Mag's bite-sized, fire-starting collections of road-dog rock over the last few years have been mixed at producer Hunter Davidsohn’s Business District studio…
Colin Joyce / March 10, 2016

Review: The Body Speak to Our Election-Year Nihilism With ‘No One Deserves Happiness’

Even though the pummeling and altogether bleak aesthetic of metal suggests a moribund nihilism, there's a recent resurgence of forward-pushing bands who have captured…
J.J. Lang / March 10, 2016

Review: Thug Entrancer Nerds Out on the Cerebral ‘Arcology’

Arcology, the sophomore album from Thug Entrancer (a.k.a. Denver sound-clasher Ryan McRyhew), is very nerdy. Look at the song titles alone! "ROM" likely stands for read-only memory, "Arrakis" could…
Harley Brown / March 9, 2016

Review: Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’ Is a Bullet With ‘Butterfly’ Wings

Kendrick Lamar didn’t have to do this. Not even a year has passed since he released his grand statement, To Pimp a Butterfly, an intimidating epic…
Matthew Ramirez / March 9, 2016

Review: Loretta Lynn May Have Come ‘Full Circle’ But She Ain’t Done Yet

For most legendary artists, there comes a point when the past eclipses the future. It’s a time for reissues of classic albums, for B-sides and…
Brittney McKenna / March 8, 2016

SPIN Rap Report: Vic Spencer and Chris Crack Join Forces, Boosie Beats Cancer and Lives to Tell Twice

The first two months of 2016 have been dominated by something that in most years doesn’t show up until much later: star power. In January,…
Paul Thompson / March 7, 2016

Review: Secret Boyfriend Unlocks Your Brain’s Filing Cabinet on ‘Memory Care Unit’

Memory is a burdensome thing. Our limited recall ability means that the more agonizing experiences are the ones we tend to remember in greater detail.
Meagan Fredette / March 7, 2016

Review: Into It. Over It. See Your ‘Standards’ and Raise Them

"I understand now that you can’t go from a record that has a chorus on every song [Proper], and then deliver a follow-up that has…
Andrew Unterberger / March 7, 2016

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘untitled unmastered.’: SPIN’s Impulsive Reviews

Kendrick Lamar surprise-released (well, almost) a new project on Thursday night called untitled unmastered. Despite its brevity (the collection features just eight tracks) and in-progress aesthetic…
SPIN Staff / March 4, 2016

Review: The Knocks Take Disco Back to the Future on Their Long-Awaited Debut, ’55’

All due respect to Iggy Azalea (which isn’t much), but you can’t just throw around the phrase "new classic" and not expect to look…
James Grebey / March 4, 2016

Review: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Are the Best Kind of Bleached Assholes on ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

Two people whom there will never be a consensus on are Kanye West and Macklemore. Their very artistic existence represents the division that imbalances us…
Dan Weiss / March 3, 2016
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