SPIN Picks the Best Artists & Music of 2010

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Photograph by Daniel Jackson
WRITTEN BY
SPIN Staff

For the cover story of our 2010 Year in Music issue, we decided to spread the praise among three - technically four - artists who made tremendous impressions in the past 12 months and who had never graced a SPIN cover before: James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, and Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys.

The accompanying feature stories capture the subjects at a unique moment in time, as they take stock of their breakout year and begin to plot their next moves. And they're just a few highlights of an issue that aims to celebrate achievement while, okay, poking a little fun at it all.

Get a taste here:

More of the Best of 2010:

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  • 1 OOFJ — I Forgive You " 03:52
  • 2 MyMidnightHeart — D R O W N " 04:59
  • 3 In Tall Buildings — Bawl Cry Wail " 04:08
  • 4 Slutever — Smother " 01:55
  • 5 Lithuania — Pieces " 03:40
  • 6 Kuroma — Love Is on the Way " 03:29
  • 7 Big Sean — Blessings " 05:02

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