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News’s Best of the Week


This week, Kanye topped SPIN’s 40 Best Albums of 2010 list, Gorillaz announced the release of a free Christmas album, and Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack — and video! — arrived. Meanwhile, Girl Talk threw a hometown bash, Drake chatted about his 2010, and Jack Black picked his favorite holiday songs.

These stories, plus the week’s top news, audio/video, and live reviews, below:


The 40 Best Albums of 2010From veteran Scots power-poppers to rap’s most sensitive egomaniac, here’s the music that moved us most. Read >> Plus

  • The 20 Best Songs of 2010 Read >>
  • Q&A: Drake Reflects on Triumphant 2010 Read >>
  • Gorillaz to Release New Album for Free on Xmas Read >>
  • SPIN Remembers John Lennon Read >>
  • Jack Black Picks His Top Holiday Jams Read >>
  • Rock ‘N’ Roll Playlist: Hot Holiday Tunes Read >>


T.I. Talks Post-Prison Plans, Drops Two New VideosWith new album No Mercy out this week, the jailed rapper says he’ll announce new record “sooner than later.” Read >> Plus

  • Tom Gabel Talks Future of Against Me! Read >>
  • Behind the Scenes: Rammstein Live Read >>
  • Decemberists’ Colin Meloy Eyeing Broadway Musical Read >>
  • Liam Gallagher’s New Band to Drop Album in Feb. Read >>
  • Jeff Mangum Plays Rare Gig in Brooklyn Read >>
  • Paul McCartney Spoofs “Yesterday” on ‘Fallon’ Read >>
  • Why They’re Called… The Get Up Kids Read >>


Inside Girl Talk’s Hometown BlowoutGroupies! Late-night parties! Mashup king Gregg Gillis supplies photos & memories from his Pittsburgh gig. View >> Plus

  • SPIN’s 2010 Holiday Gift Guide View >>


LISTEN: FOB, Anthrax Unite As Damned ThingsGuitarist Joe Trohman talks about “Black Heart,” off the new album, Ironiclast. Read >> Plus

  • HOT: Daft Punk Releases Epic ‘Tron’ Video Read >>
  • FREE ALBUM: B.o.B. Drops New Mixtape Read >>
  • EXCLUSIVE: First Look at New Clash Documentary Read >>
  • WATCH: Adele’s ‘Deep’ New Video Read >>


Wavves, Warpaint Rock SPIN’s L.A. Year in Music PartyTwo of the West Coast’s best breakout bands of 2010 party down in Cali.
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  • Jeff Tweedy Brings Laughs to Loose NYC Solo Gig Read >>
  • Telekinesis Debut New Songs, Cover Bieber Live Read >>


Daft Punk, Tron: Legacy Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Disney)New Tron Dance: Gallic man-machine goes symphonic with Hollywood help Read >> Plus

  • Cassidy, C.A.S.H. (E One)Read >>
  • The Fresh & Onlys, Play It Strange (True Panther) Read >>