2009 was an epic year for live shows -- and SPIN was there to capture the best and biggest of them, from Lady Gaga's Monster Ball extravaganza and Metallica's world tour to Paramore's headlining gig and Nine Inch Nails' last show ever. Click through the gallery to see photos from each concert and read our take, beginning with My Morning Jacket's mammoth New Year's show!
Forgive this one: Ciara is like the Bernie Sanders of R&B. Her mononym (and title of her previous album) for once reflect a keep-it-simple-stupid ethos rather than a desire to hear it in households, which for Cici is medium at best. After allegedly philandering ex-fianceé Future excreted one of the most ill-advised diss tracks ever,… More »