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Farewell, 2011! Get All of SPIN’s Best-Of Lists Here

From the 50 Best Albums to the 10 Most Contagious Web Sensations, SPIN wraps up the year's essentials

You’ve seen our gallery of New Year’s Eve show photos and read our report on 2011’s staggering music sales figures, which can only mean one thing: 2011 is a wrap, people.

  • The 50 Best Albums of 2011

    From Girls and Danny Brown to the Rapture and the Weeknd, the soundtrack to our majorly Fucked Up year.

  • The 10 Best Reissues 2011

    From exhaustive anthologies to rock’s most fabled lost treasure, ten history lessons you can (occasionally) dance to.

  • The 25 Best Live Photos of 2011

    Straight from lenses of SPIN’s gifted team of photographers, here are 25 electric shots that capture the visceral joy of live performance. Also starring: Juggalos!

  • Endless Bummer: 30 Ways 2011 Was a Drag

    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.

  • The 10 Best Music Books of 2011

    Conversations with the authors of the year’s most compelling reads, from Chunklet’s ‘Indie Cred Test’ to the oral history of MTV

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