best of 2011

SPIN’s 10 Best Music Books of 2011

SPIN's Best of 2011:• One Fucked Up Year: SPIN's Best of 2011 Issue• SPIN's 50 Best Albums of 2011• SPIN's 20 Best Songs of 2011•…
SPIN Staff / December 20, 2011

SPIN’s 20 Best Country & Americana Albums of 2011

Nashville insiders vs. Nashville "outsiders." Curtain calls for all-time legends vs. exhilarating breakthroughs from possible new ones. Alt-country louts seeking contentment vs. rehabilitated alt-country louts…
Rob Harvilla / December 20, 2011

SPIN’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2011: Plus Download Free 19-Song Mixtape!

Five Brooklyn bands, a few members of the Big 4, two albums named Path of Totality, and one sinister minister in a rubber skull mask.
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2011

SPIN’s 10 Best Reissues of 2011

EDITOR'S NOTE: There are two ways (at least) to look at the apparently neverending glut of Reissues currently being churned out by the superstar-lacking, MP3-haunted…
Mike Powell / December 15, 2011

SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2011

Everywhere you looked this year there was an absurd or chaotic or turbulent situation that made absolutely no sense whatsoever — people all over the…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2011

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 40 Best Rap Albums of 2011

We tried our best to chart 2011's sprawling hip-hop universe in infographic form, we deconstructed the New Underground, we debated "Drizzy: Rap or R&B or…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2011