Record sales tanked, the White Stripes split up, talented musical heroes lost their lives, and Flavor Flav lost his chicken joint. SPIN looks back at the year everything broke.
Taylor Swift's Speak Now becomes the lowest-selling No. 1 album since SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.
Over the course of her nearly decade-long career as Grouper, Liz Harris has become a master of all things overcast. Her ambient compositions and waterlogged ballads are like fogged-up windows — bleary enough to indicate the bleakness inside, but only its vaguest outlines. There’s suggestion of something heartbreaking, but its true shape remains occluded, unobtainable,… More »