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Nicki Minaj, ‘Roman Reloaded’: Our First Impression!

Download tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 18 and 19. You'll have one of the best rap albums of the year and will save…
Christopher R. Weingarten / March 29, 2012

Sleigh Bells’ ‘Reign of Terror’: SPIN’s First Listen

Sleigh Bells' first album, 2010's Treats, was a masterful blend of Derek Miller's skull-crushing guitar, aggressive beat production, and Alexis Krauss' girlish vocals. As such,…
David Marchese / February 14, 2012

FIRST LISTEN: Feist’s New Album, ‘Metals’

It's been four years since Leslie Feist broke through with her fourth solo album The Reminder, which scored four Grammy nominations, and her hit single,…
Kevin O'Donnell / July 25, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Bon Iver’s Stunning New Album

Bon Iver's sophomore album Bon Iver is one of the most anticipated LPs of the year, and although it won't be released until June 21,…
SPIN Staff / June 9, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Suck It and See’

Five years since breaking out as Britain's hottest buzz band since the Beatles, Arctic Monkeys have hit a comfortable groove on their new album Suck…
SPIN Staff / May 31, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Eddie Vedder & Cat Power Duet

On his new solo album Ukulele Songs, Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder dials down the noise for a gorgeous collection of ballads performed on his…
Kevin O'Donnell / May 26, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Black Lips’ New LP ‘Arabia Mountain’

On their sixth album, Arabia Mountain (out June 7), Black Lips stepped up their game by hiring superproducer Mark Ronson for their most polished collection…
SPIN Staff / May 25, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Death Cab and MMJ Albums

Two of rock's heaviest hitters will be going to bat next Tuesday with killer new albums:Death Cab for Cutie will release Codes and Keys while…
SPIN Staff / May 23, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Dear Hunter’s Heady Concept Album

In this era of easily downloadable singles, you'd think the idea of a concept album would be on life support, but if that's the case,…
Peter Gaston / May 20, 2011

First Listen: Okkervil River’s Complex New LP

Over six albums, Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff has proven himself to be one of America's finest new songwriters - a Dylan for the Facebook…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Fleet Foxes’ Gorgeous Album

It's been almost three years since Fleet Foxes broke out with their terrific debut album, but now their highly anticipated follow-up Helplessness Blues has arrived…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: TVOTR’s Album of ‘Lovers Rock’

They've made some of last decade's best albums, including 2008'sDear Science and 2006's Return to Cookie Mountain, and now TV on the Radio are back…
Dan Jackson / April 5, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Panda Bear’s Stunning LP ‘Tomboy’

It's been four years since Animal Collective's Noah "Panda Bear" Lennox released Person Pitch — the breakout indie smash that presaged Animal Collective's crossover success…
Kevin O'Donnell / April 4, 2011

FIRST LISTEN: Stream the Kills’ Entire New Album

The Kills' excellent fourth album Blood Pressures won't hit stores until April 5, but Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince are offering a full stream of…
SPIN Staff / March 29, 2011

First Listen: Daft Punk’s ‘Tron’ Soundtrack

When news first leaked that Daft Punk were writing the soundtrack for Disney's Tron: Legacy, fans were so excited that they posted fake tracks online.
Steve Appleford / November 22, 2010
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