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In Memoriam: The Musicians We Lost in 2014

Over the last 12 months, we said goodbye to a soul great, two genre-pioneering electronic musicians, a folk legend, and two of the most recognizable…
By: Dan Weiss / December 15, 2014

The 20 Best Metal Albums of 2014

Every year has its highs and lows, but 2014 sure seemed to take pleasure in keeping us in the metal community on our collective toes.
By: SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

The 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014

Purists and casual listeners alike would probably agree that 2014 failed to deliver on a number of hip-hop promises that could've lit the year aflame.
By: SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

The 40 Best Country Songs of 2014

This year was an unexpectedly big one for country, with different luminaries fighting to reclaim the genre for what they believe to be the greater…
By: SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

The Year in Sam Smith

If you knew who Sam Smith was way back in January, then congratulations! You were ahead of the curve. If you know who Sam Smith…
By: James Grebey / December 10, 2014

The 50 Best Albums of 2014

With the Salad Days of 2014 long gone, we're looking back on the music that defined the past 12 months. We've already counted down the…
By: SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

The 20 Best Pop Albums of 2014

In a year devoid of much Top 40 excitement, big-name pop stars threw their hats into the ring — Taylor Swift, Robyn, and Jason Derulo…
By: SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

The 101 Best Songs of 2014

It's been as wide-open a race for our favorite songs of the year as any 12-month period we can remember; without one specific artist or…
By: SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

Five Artists to Watch in December 2014

From a Queens of the Stone Age side-project to a sample-happy psych-rock foursome to a heavy-hearted singer-songwriter, these are five artists you need to know…
By: SPIN Staff / December 5, 2014

Five Nickelback Songs That Don’t Suck

Nickelback released a new album this week: No Fixed Address, their eighth. Some songs on it are pretty good, others are pretty lousy. It will…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 19, 2014
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