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.
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »