Al Green

The 50 Best Albums of 1971

It's become a cliché, even for post-Baby Boomers, to look back wistfully on the early '70s as some kind of untouchable golden age for popular…
SPIN Staff / January 26, 2021

Al Green Announces First Shows in 7 Years

Soul legend Al Green has announced his first tour since 2012, as Pitchfork points out. The 72-year-old singer will play five shows in Texas, Louisiana, and…
Tosten Burks / February 5, 2019

Hear Al Green’s First Song in Over 10 Years “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”

Al Green has just released his first piece of new music in 10 years. "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" is a retake on a late-'60s…
Winston Cook-Wilson / September 13, 2018

Merriweather Post Pavilion’s Summer ’73 Lineup Was Insane

1973 was a great year for music: Pink Floyd released Dark Side of the Moon, Stevie Wonder released Innervisions, Herbie Hancock had Headhunters, The Stooges had Raw Power, Bruce Springsteen had his classic…
Andy Cush / February 23, 2017

14 Songs About Heartbreak for Your Sad Valentine’s Day

Don't believe the hype: Love stinks, and no day reminds you of its follies quite like Valentine's Day, as marketers fall over themselves to remind…
SPIN Staff / February 14, 2017

Anthony Hamilton Talks Tupac and Getting His Swerve On

Anthony Hamilton was in full-on dad mode when we rang him at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. Taking a break from making lunch for…
Luke McCormick / August 20, 2012

Romney Ad Mocks Obama’s Al Green Cover, Gets Hit With Takedown Notice

Al Green hasn't released a new album since 2008's Lay It Down, but the soul great has been having a hell of a year. In…
Marc Hogan / July 17, 2012

POTUS Playlist: Barack Obama Drops a Sweet Spotify Mix

It's not like we're very surprised, but President Obama, who has already gone down in history as the first candidate to have waged a truly…
SPIN Staff / February 9, 2012

Only Barack Obama Can Save the Music Industry Now

Last week, President Barack Obama sang 10 seconds of Al Green's 1971 smash "Let's Stay Together" at a Harlem fundraiser. And now he has raised…
SPIN Staff / January 27, 2012

Dissecting President Obama’s Al Green Cover

Here's a theory: There exists, within all of us, some deep, latent, and heretofore unfulfilled urge to see President Barack Obama perform a pop song.
Marc Hogan / January 20, 2012

Available Today: May 27, 2008

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores today. Click each album title to read Spin's full review:Al Green, Lay It Down…
SPIN Staff / May 27, 2008

Al Green, ‘Lay It Down’ (Blue Note)

This R&B equivalent of Loretta Lynn's Van Lear Rose pairs Al Green, the dapper philosopher king of Memphis soul, with producers James Poyser and Ahmir…
Mikael Wood / May 27, 2008