2018 year in review

15 Experimental Albums We Loved in 2018

Experimental music, by its nature, resists easily followed narratives. As a genre tag it’s fundamentally clumsy, gathering together artists on the basis of what they…
SPIN Staff / December 21, 2018

2018: The Year in Review

No escape could last long enough in 2018, a year when the odds—political, social, environmental—seemed more daunting with each passing day. Still, there was music…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2018

Mitski Thinks You Should Take a Vacation From the Internet

It’s been a wild year for Mitski Miyawaki. Her latest album, Be the Cowboy, has been hailed as one of the best of…
Anna Gaca / December 19, 2018

Snail Mail Just Wants to Chill

Lindsey Jordan was inarguably one of the biggest things in indie rock this year. After her 2016 single "Thinning" and her folk-twinged 2017 Habit EP,…
Arielle Gordon / December 18, 2018