Whether capturing Billie Joe Armstrong spontaneously breaking into song, Nathan Followill offering a toke on his funny-smelling cigarette, or MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden having his Fellini moment at Lollapalooza (above), 2010 was a great year for SPIN's original photography.
In this gallery you'll find some of our favorite shots of the year. Each was hand-picked by photo director Michelle Egiziano, who also explains her reasons for selecting them.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »