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The 40 Best Songs of 2013 So Far

On a macro pop level, 2013 has been the year of the multi-platform, trickily cultivated, pseudo-culture-jamming marketing roll-out campaign/pageant — first Daft Punk, then Kanye…
Charles Aaron / May 28, 2013

Control Voltage’s Top 20 Electronic Tracks of 2012

It was a year of weird hybrids and wily rhythms, of old-school tropes turned inside out and set on their ear. It seemed like everyone…
Philip Sherburne / December 14, 2012

Hear SPIN’s Favorite Songs of 2012 in a 101-Track Spotify Playlist

Forget all the lists, features, thinkpieces, and interviews we've been doing to celebrate the chaotic jumble that is 2012. When it gets right down to it,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2012

SPIN’s 40 Best Songs of 2012

Do you remember when you first heard "Gangnam Style" and the small child next to you looked up and went, "Really, man? Are you kidding…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2012

SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of 2011

Check out more of SPIN's countdowns of 2011's best music here: SPIN's 40 Best Rap Albums of 2011…
Charles Aaron / December 9, 2011

SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of Summer

When defining the "Song of the Summer," people often refer to the so-called "undeniable" track that at first seems utterly loathsome, but after it's been…
Charles Aaron / September 9, 2010