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Spin Albums Of The Year 1990

1. Ice Cube - AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted
2. Sonic Youth - Goo
3. Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
4. Alice In Chains - Facelift
5. Deee-Lite - World Clique
6. Neil Young - Ragged Glory
7. Teenage Fan Club - A Catholic Education
8. Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
9. Sinéad O'Connor - I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
10. L.L. Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
11. Primus - Frizzle Fry
12. Bob Mould - Black Sheets Of Rain
13. The Breeders - Pod
14. Was (Not Was) - Are You OK?
15. Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting
16. Prince - Graffiti Bridge
17. Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality
18. Eric B. & Rakim - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em
19. Lou Reed/John Cale - Songs For Drella
20. Soul II Soul - Vol II: 1990-A New Decade



Spin Albums Of The Year 1991

Teenage Fanclub


1. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
2. R.E.M. - Out Of Time
3. Nirvana - Nevermind
4. Pixies - Trompe le Monde
5. Pet Shop Boys - Discography
6. Robyn Hitchcock - Perspex Island
7. Public Enemy - Apocalypse '91: The Enemy Strikes Black
8. Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
9. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
10. P.M. Dawn - Of The Heart, Of The Soul And Of The Cross: The Utopian Experience
11. Metallica - Metallica
12. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
13. Fugazi - Steady Diet Of Nothing
14. Urge Overkill - The Supersonic Storybook
15. Pearl Jam - Ten
16. Seal - Seal
17. De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
18. Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
19. Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I And II
20. Hole - Pretty On The Inside

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Spin Albums Of The Year 1992

1. Pavement - Slanted And Enchanted
2. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of...
3. Sonic Youth - Dirty
4. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
5. Ministry - Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs
6. Sugar - Copper Blue
7. Neneh Cherry - Homebrew
8. Unrest - Imperial
9. Basehead - Play With Toys
10. Ween - The Pod
11. Mudhoney - Piece Of Cake
12. Urge Overkill - Stull EP
13. Tom Waits - Bone Machine
14. Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Ruth
15. Morrissey - Your Arsenal
16. En Vogue - Funky Divas
17. Babes In Toyland - Fontanelle
18. PJ Harvey - Dry
19. Prince - Symbol
20. Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

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Spin Albums Of The Year 1993

1. Liz Phair - Exile In Guyville
2. Dr. Dre - The Chronic
3. Nirvana - In Utero
4. PJ Harvey - Rid Of Me
5. John Mellencamp - Human Wheels
6. The Breeders - Last Splash
7. The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
8. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
9. Pet Shop Boys - Very
10. Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Spinning Around The Sun
11. P.M. Dawn - The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations Of Love And Anger And The Ponderance Of Life And Existence)
12. A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
13. Saint Etienne - So Tough
14. American Music Club - Mercury
15. The Palace Brothers - There Is No-One What Will Take Care Of You
16. Yo La Tengo - Painful
17. Paul Westerberg - 14 Songs
18. Basehead - Not In Kansas Anymore
19. Willie Nelson - Across The Borderline
20. Guru - Jazzmatazz

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Spin End Of Year Lists 1994

Albums

1. Hole - Live Through This
2. Beck - Mellow Gold
3. Iris Dement - My Life
4. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
5. Digable Planets - Blowout Comb
6. R.E.M. - Monster
7. The Mavericks - What A Crying Shame
8. Veruca Salt - American Thighs
9. Suede - Dog Man Star
10. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
11. Superchunk - Foolish
12. Crystal Waters - Storyteller
13. Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
14. Sugar - File Under: Easy Listening
15. Warren G - Regulate...G Funk Era
16. Sebadoh - Bakesale
17. Soundgarden - Superunknown
18. The Magnetic Fields - The Charm Of The Highway Strip
19. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
20. John Mellencamp - Dance Naked

Singles

1. Beck - Loser/Beercan
2. The Cranberries - Dreams
3. Coolio - Fantastic Voyage
4. R.E.M. - What's The Frequency, Kenneth?
5. Beastie Boys - Sabotage
6. Hole - Miss World
7. Warren G & Nate Dogg - Regulate
8. Bikini Kill - New Radio/Rebel Girl/Demirep
9. Veruca Salt - Seether
10. Melting Hopefuls - Pulling An Allnighter Myself
11. Dawn Penn - You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)
12. Jeru The Damaja - Come Clean
13. Terror Fabulous - Action
14. Lisa Lisa - Skip To My Lu
15. The Mavericks - What A Crying Shame
16. Da Brat - Funkdafied
17. Ahmad - Back In The Day
18. Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
19. Green Day - Longview/Basket Case
20. Lisa Loeb - Stay (I Missed You)
 
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Spin End Of Year Lists 1995

Albums

1. Moby - Everything Is Wrong
2. Tricky - Maxinquaye
3. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
4. Elastica - Elastica
5. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
6. TLC - CrazySexyCool
7. Matthew Sweet - 100% Fun
8. SF Seals - Truth Walks In Sleepy Shadows
9. Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere Between The Earth And My Home
10. Rancid - ...And Out Come The Wolves
11. Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
12. Buju Banton - 'Til Shiloh
13. Björk - Post
14. Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
15. Green Day - Insomniac
16. Alanis Morissette - Jagged Little Pill
17. Goldie - Timeless
18. Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute
19. Richard Buckner - Bloomed
20. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Singles

1. Moby - Feeling So Real; Every Time You Touch Me
2. Portishead - Sour Times
3. TLC - Creep; Waterfalls
4. Goldie - Inner City Life
5. PJ Harvey - Down By The Water
6. The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
7. Sixteen Deluxe - Idea/Honey
8. Edwyn Collins - A Girl Like You
9. Madonna - Human Nature
10. Adina Howard - Freak Like Me
11. Elastica - Connection
12. Cibo Matto - Birthday Cake/Black Hole Sun
13. Geraldine Fibbers - Dragon Lady
14. Beenie Man - Slam
15. Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part II
16. Orbital - Are We Here
17. Helium - Superball
18. Chemical Brothers - Leave Home
19. Nine Inch Nails - Hurt
20. Alanis Morissette - You Oughta Know

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Spin End Of Year Lists 1996

Albums

Beck

1. Beck - Odelay
2. Fugees - The Score
3. Pulp - Different Class
4. Imperial Teen - Seasick
5. Girls Against Boys - House of GVSB
6. Tricky - Pre-Millennium Tension
7. Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
8. Sublime - Sublime
9. Los Lobos - Colossal Head
10. Cibo Matto - Viva! La Woman
11. R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
12. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing....
13. Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
14. Nirvana - From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah
15. Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded
16. Various Artists - Waiting To Exhale OST
17. Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
18. Sleater-Kinney - Call The Doctor
19. L.T.J. Bukem - Presents Logical Progression
20. The Roots - Illadelph Halflife

Singles

1. Fugees - "Ready or Not" and "Killing Me Softly"
2. Pulp - Common People
3. Orbital - The Box
4. Quad City DJ's - C'Mon N' Ride It (The Train)
5. Dr. Octagon - "Earth People"/"No Awareness" and "Bear Witness"; Kool Keith - "Wanna Be
5. A Star"; Big Willie Smith - "Keep It Real...Represent '96"/"Prepare"
6. The Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
7. Funky Green Dogs - Fired Up!
8. Everclear - Santa Monica
9. Busta Rhymes - Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check
10. Folk Implosion - Natural One
11. Butthole Surfers - Pepper
12. Beck - Where It's At
13. Alec Empire - "22:24"/"The Peak"; Atari Teenage Riot - "Deutschland (Has Gotta
13. Die!)"/"Riot '96"
14. Lateef The Truth Speaker - "The Wreckoning"/Lateef w/Lyrics Born - "Latyrx"
15. Everything But The Girl - Wrong
16. Space Needle - "Sun Doesn't Love Me"/"Sugar Mountain"
17. Varnaline - "Party Now"/"The Iron Horse"
18. Kim Richey - Those Words We Said
19. The Crystal Method - Keep Hope Alive
20. Oasis - Wonderwall

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Spin End Of Year Lists 1997

Albums

Cornershop

1. Cornershop - When I Was Born For The 7th Time
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Sleater-Kinney - Dig Me Out
4. Björk - Homogenic
5. Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
6. Portishead - Portishead
7. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
8. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
9. Missy "Misdemeanour" Elliott - Supa Dupa Fly
10. The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
11. Pavement - Brighten The Corners
12. Erykah Badu - Baduizm
13. Roni Size/Reprazent - New Forms
14. Various Artists - Return Of The D.J. Vol.II
15. Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope
16. Daft Punk - Homework
17. Geraldine Fibbers - Butch
18. Belle And Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
19. Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever
20. Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land

Singles

1. The Notorious B.I.G. - Hypnotize
2. Hanson - MMMBop
3. The Notorious B.I.G. (Featuring Puff Daddy & Mase) - Mo Money Mo Problems
4. Prodigy - Firestarter
5. Erykah Badu - On And On
6. Oasis - D'You Know What I Mean
7. Daft Punk - Da Funk
8. Blur - Song 2
9. The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats
10. Spice Girls - Wannabe
11. Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls
12. The Crystal Method - Busy Child
13. Timbaland and Magoo - Up Jumps Da Boogie
14. Yo La Tengo - Autumn Sweater
15. Company Flow - "Info Kill"/"Population Control"
16. J-Live - "Can I Get It?"/"Hush The Crowd"
17. Janet Jackson - Got 'Til It's Gone
18. MC Lyte - Cold Rock A Party
19. Elliot Smith - "Speed Trials"/"Angeles" and "I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out"
20. Fiona Apple - Criminal

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Spin End Of Year Lists 1998

Albums

Lauryn Hill

1. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
2. Elliott Smith - XO
3. Outkast - Aquemini
4. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
5. Air - Moon Safari
6. Massive Attack - Mezzanine
7. Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
8. Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue
9. Garbage - Version 2.0
10. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
11. Hole - Celebrity Skin
12. Quasi - Featuring "Birds"
13. Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel
14. Plastikman - Consumed
15. R.E.M. - Up
16. Gang Starr - Moment of Truth
17. Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Wainwright
18. Fatboy Slim - You've Come A Long Way Baby
19. Unkle - Psyence Fiction
20. Local H - Pack Up The Cats

Singles

Fatboy Slim

1. Fatboy Slim - The Rockafeller Skank
2. Beastie Boys - Intergalactic
3. Marilyn Manson - The Dope Show
4. L.L. Cool J - 4,3,2,1
4. Canibus - Second Round K.O.
4. L.L. Cool J - The Ripper Strikes Back
4. Wyclef - What's Clef
5. I-F - Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass
6. Aaliyah - Are You That Somebody?
7. The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
8. Reflection Eternal - Fortified Live
9. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
10. Beenie Man - Who Am I
11. Harvey Danger - Flagpole Sitta
12. Deftones - Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)
13. Goodie Mob - Black Ice (Sky High)
14. Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
15. Company Flow - End to End / Krazy Kings Too
16. Big Punisher - Still Not A Player
17. Pulp - Help The Aged
18. Korn - Got The Life
19. Juvenile - Ha
20. Pras Featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard And Introducing Mya - Ghetto Supastar (That Is What You Are)


The 15 Ten Best Reissues of 1998

1. Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 -Various Artists [Rhino]
2. The Complete Hank Williams - Hank Williams [Mercury/Nashville]
3. Innovator - Derrick May [Transmat]
4. Tropicalia: 30 Anos - Various Artists [Mercury/Polygram Brazil]
5. (tie) Volume One, Making Time - The Creation [Retroactive]
= Volume Two, Biff Bang Pow! - The Creation [Retroactive]
6. (tie) Fat Beats & Brastraps: Women of Hip-Hop; Volume One, Classics -Various Artists [Rhino]
= Fat Beats & Brastraps: Women of Hip-Hop; Volume Two, Battle Rhymes & Posse Cuts - Various Artists [Rhino]
7. Paid in Full: Platinum Edition - Eric B. & Rakim [Chronicles/Island]
8. From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music - Various Artists [Warner Bros.]
9. The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions (August 1969 - February 1970) - Miles Davis [Columbia/Legacy]
10. The Look of Love: The Burt Bacharach Collection - Various Artists [Rhino]

The 10 Best Albums You Never Heard (in no particular order):

Prototype - Rachid [Universal]
It's Hard to Find a Friend - Pedro the Lion [Made in Mexico]
Interstellar Fugitives - Various Artists [Underground Resistance/Submerge]
Untouchable Outcaste Beats: Volume One - Various Artists [Outcaste/Tommy Boy]
Shrink - The Notwist [Zero Hour]
Heavenly - E Danger [Planet E]
Life in the So-Called Space Age - God Lives Underwater [1500]
Love From Beyond - Various Artists [Interdimensional Transmissions]
Anti-Theft Device - Mix Master Mike [Asphodel]
Higher Than the Funk - Shantel [Studio K7]

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Spin End Of Year Lists 1999

Albums

1. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
2. Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
3. Moby - Play
4. The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs, Vol. 1, 2 & 3
5. Prince Paul - A Prince Among Thieves
5. Handsome Boy Modeling School - So…How's Your Girl?
6. Basement Jaxx - Remedy
7. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
8. Goodie Mob - World Party
9. Beck - Midnite Vultures
10. Fiona Apple - When the Pawn…
11. Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
12. The Chemical Brothers - Surrender
13. Ol' Dirty Bastard - N***a Please
14. Ibrahim Ferrer - Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer
15. Mary J. Blige - Mary
16. The Promise Ring - Very Emergency
16. Rainer Maria - Look Now Look Again
17. Wilco - Summer Teeth
18. Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock
19. Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions
20. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP

Singles - 1999

1. TLC - No Scrubs
2. Rage Against The Machine - Guerrilla Radio
3. Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor
3. Mary J. Blige - Deep Inside
4. Everlast - What It's Like
5. Basement Jaxx - Rendez-Vu
6. Korn - Freak On A Leash
7. Cool Breeze Featuring OutKast, Goodie Mob and Witchdoctor - Watch For The Hook
8. Tori Amos - Bliss
9. Nine Inch Nails - We're In This Together
10. Moby - Honey
11. Eminem - My Name Is
12. Sean Paul & Mr. Vegas - Haffi Get Da Gal Yah
13. Goodie Mob - Chain Swang
14. OD Featuring Freestyle Fellowship - Can You Find the Level of Difficulty In This? / OD Featuring Adlib - The Ancient Art of Adlibbing
15. Krust Feat' Saul Williams - Coded Language
16. Armand Van Helden Featuring Duane Harden - U Don't Know Me
17. Kid Rock - Bawitdaba
18. New Radicals - You Get What You Give
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
20. Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

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Spin End Of Year Lists  2000

Albums

1. Your Hard Drive
2. Radiohead - Kid A
3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
4. D'Angelo - Voodoo
5. At The Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
6. Outkast - Stankonia
7. PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
8. Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
9. Armand Van Helden - Killing Puritans
10. Le Tigre – Le Tigre
11. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
12. Aimee Mann – Magnolia: Music From The Motion Picture
13. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
14. Capleton - More Fire
15. Shelby Lynne - I Am Shelby Lynne
16. Mouse On Mars - Niun Nigging
17. Quasimoto - The Unseen
18. Madonna - Music
19. Coldplay – Parachutes
20. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

Singles 2000

1. Eminem – The Real Slim Shady
2. Outkast – B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)
3. Destiny’s Child – Say My Name/Jumpin’ Jumpin
4. Rage Against The Machine – Testify/Papa Roach – Last Resort
5. Nelly – Country Grammar (Hot…)
6. Artful Dodger UK – Re-Rewind
7. Deftones – Change (In The House of Flies)
8. Madonna – Music
9. Sisqó – Thong Song
10. Dynamite Hack – Boyz in the Hood
11. Elton John – Tiny Dancer
12. Common – The Light
13. Britney Spears – Oops!…I Did It Again
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication/Matchbox Twenty – Bent
15. Detroit Grand Pubahs – Sandwiches
16. Air – Playground Love
17. Dr. Dre Featuring Eminem – Forgot About Dre
18. The Aztec Mystic – Knights of the Jaguar
19. No Doubt – Ex-Girlfriend
20. Jay-Z – Big Pimpin’

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Spin End Of Year Lists  2001

Albums

1. System of a Down – Toxicity
2. Radiohead – Amnesiac
3. Basement Jaxx – Rooty
4. Bob Dylan – Love and Theft
5. Björk – Vespertine
6. Gorillaz – Gorillaz
7. Jay-Z – The Blueprint
8. Daft Punk – Discovery
9. Weezer – Weezer
10. Tori Amos – Strange Little Girls
11. Richie Hawtin – DE9: Closer to the Edit
12. Manu Chao – Proxima Estacion: Esperanza
13. Lucinda Williams – Essence
14. The Coup – Party Music
15. The Dismemberment Plan – Change
16. Tool – Lateralus
17. Macy Gray – The Id
18. The Strokes – Is This It
19. Craig David – Born To Do It
20. Various Artists – American Pie 2: Music From the Motion Picture

Singles

1. Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak on
2. Madonna – Don’t Tell Me
3. Daft Punk – Digital Love
4. Nelly – Ride Wit Me
5. Destiny’s Child – Independent Women Part 1
6. Staind – Outside
7. Gorillaz – 19-2000
8. Aaliyah – We Need A Resolution
9. M.O.P. – Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory)
10. Basement Jaxx – Romeo
11. Stephen Malkmus – Jenny & the Ess-Dog
12. Squarepusher – My Red Hot Car
13. Aerosmith – Jaded
14. Alicia Keys – Fallin’
15. Kelis – Young, Fresh n’ New
16. Weezer – Islands in the Sun
17. Jay-Z – IZZO (H.O.V.A.)
18. Nikka Costa – Like a Feather
19. 17. Nelly Furtado – I’m Like a Bird
20. Blink-182 – The Rock Show
21. D12 – Purple Hills
22. Irving Berlin with Celine Dion, Hillary Clinton and Leann Rhimes – God Bless America

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2002

Albums

The White Stripes

1. The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
2. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3. Beck – Sea Change
4. The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
5. Eminem – The Eminem Show
6. Weezer - Maladroit
7. Missy Elliott – Under Construction
8. Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
9. N.E.R.D. – In Search Of…
10. The Hives – Veni Vidi Vicious
11. Felix Da Housecat – Kittenz and Thee Glitz
12. Sleater-Kinney – One Beat
13. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse
14. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising
15. Tori Amos – Scarlet’s Walk
16. The Roots - Phrenology
17. The Streets – Original Pirate Material
18. Scarface – The Fix
19. DJ Shadow – The Private Press
20. Bright Eyes – Lifted or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Singles

1. Eminem – Cleanin’ Out My Closet
2. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
3. Clipse – Grindin’
4. Jimmy Eat World – The Middle
5. Nirvana – You Know You’re Right
6. Missy Elliott – Work It
7. The White Stripes – Fell In Love With a Girl
8. Nelly – Hot in Here
9. The Rapture – House of Jealous Lovers
10. Nappy Roots - Awnaw
11. Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You
12. Felix Da Housecat – Silver Screen Shower Scene
13. The Strokes - Someday
14. The Hives – Hate To Say I Told You So
15. The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
16. N.E.R.D. – Rock Star
17. Oasis – Stop Crying Your Heart Out
18. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
20. The Vines – Get Free

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2003

Albums

Elephant

1. The White Stripes - Elephant
2. OutKast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
3. The Strokes – Room on Fire
4. 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
5. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
6. Jay-Z – The Black Album
7. Thursday – War All the Time
8. The New Pornographers – Electric Version
9. Missy Elliott – This Is Not a Test
10. Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
11. Metallica – St. Anger
12. Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner
13. Belle and Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress
14. Ted Leo/Pharmacists – Hearts of Oak
15. AFI – Sing the Sorrow
16. Blur – Think Tank
17. Dashboard Confessional – A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar
18. Ryan Adams – Rock N Roll
19. Atmosphere – Seven’s Travels
20. The Libertines – Up the Bracket
21. The Mars Volta – De-Loused in the Comatorium
22. Pretty Girls Make Graves – The New Romance
23. Ms. Dynamite – A Little Deeper
24. The Rapture – Echoes
25. The Darkness – Permission to Land
26. The Postal Service – Give Up
27. Bubba Sparxxx – Deliverance
28. Drive-By Truckers – Decoration Day
29. Joe Budden – Joe Budden
30. Cat Power – You Are Free
31. Spiritualized – Amazing Grace
32. Kings of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood
33. Lucinda Williams – World Without Tears
34. My Morning Jacket – It Still Moves
35. Brand New- Deja Entendu
36. The Thrills – So Much for the City
37. The Raveonettes – Chain Gang of Love
38. Basement Jaxx – Kish Kash
39. The Jealous Sound – Kill Them With Kindness
40. Electric Six – Fire

Singles

1. 50 Cent – In Da Club
2. Eminem – Lose Yourself
3. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
4. OutKast – Hey Ya!
5. R. Kelly – Ignition (Remix)
6. Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
7. Panjabi MC – Beware of the Boys (Mundian to Bach Ke)
8. Queens of the Stone Age – No One Knows
9. Nas – Made You Look
10. The Strokes – 12:51
11. Dizzee Rascal – I Luv U
12. The Donnas – Take It Off
13. Wayne Wonder – No Letting Go
14. AFI – The Leaving Song Pt. II
15. Joe Budden – Pump It Up
16. The Darkness – Growing On Me
17. Electric Six – Danger! High Voltage
18. !!! – Me and Giuliani Down by the Schoolyard (A True Story)
19. T. Raumschmiere – Monstertruckdriver
20. Beyonce Featuring Jay-Z – Crazy In Love
20. Jane’s Addiction – Just Because

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2004

Albums

1. Kanye West- The College Dropout
2. Green Day – American Idiot
3. Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand
4. Modest Mouse – Good News for People Who Love Bad News
5. Danger Mouse – The Grey Album
6. Elliott Smith – From a Basement on the Hill
7. The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free
8. Loretta Lynn – Van Lear Rose
9. Interpol – Antics
10. Brian Wilson – Smile
11. Dizzee Rascal – Showtime
12. TV On the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
13. The Hives – Tyrannosaurus Hives
14. Various Artists – DFA Compilation #2
15. Courtney Love – America’s Sweetheart
16. The Killers – Hot Fuss
17. Madvillain – Madvillainy
18. Prince – Musicology
19. Bjork – Medulla
20. Ted Leo/Pharmacists – Shake the Sheets
21. Jimmy Eat World – Futures
22. Le Tigre – This Island
23. Snow Patrol – Final Straw
24. Morrissey – You are the Quarry
25. The Secret Machines – Now Here is Nowhere
26. Eminem – Encore
27. Tom Waits – Real Gone
28. Various Artists – Kompakt 100
29. U2 – How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
30. The Libertines – The Libertines
31. PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her
32. The Faint – Wet from Birth
33. Comets on Fire – Blue Cathedral
34. My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
35. Air – Talkie Walkie
36. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous
37. RJD2 – Since We Last Spoke
38. Wilco – A Ghost is Born
39. Ghostface – The Pretty Toney Album
40. Joanna Newsom – The Milk-Eyed Mender

Singles

1. Green Day – American Idiot
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
3. Kanye West – All Falls Down
4. Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out
5. Modest Mouse – Float On
6. The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
7. TV on the Radio – Staring at the Sun
8. The Hives – Walk Idiot Walk
9. Akon – Locked Up
10. LCD Soundsystem – Yeah
11. Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart
12. Dizzee Rascal – Stand Up Tall
13. Jadakiss feat. Anthony Hamilton – Why
14. Courtney Love – Mono
15. Jay-Z – 99 Problems
16. The Killers – Somebody Told Me
17. Wolf Eyes – Stabbed in the Face
18. Scissor Sisters – Take Your Mama
19. Alicia Keys – If I Ain’t Got You
20. Jet – Are You Gonna Be My Girl?

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2005

Albums

1. Kanye West, Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
2. M.I.A., Arular (Interscope)
3. Franz Ferdinand, You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino/Epic)
4. Gorillaz, Demon Days (Virgin)
5. LCD Soundsystem, LCD Soundsystem (DFA/EMI)
6. Bloc Party, Silent Alarm (Vice)
7. The New Pornographers, Twin Cinema (Matador)
8. Sufjan Stevens, Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
9. Fiona Apple, Extraordinary Machine (Epic/Clean Slate)
10. The Hold Steady, Separation Sunday (French Kiss)
11. Beck, Guero (Interscope)
12. The Mars Volta, Frances the Mute (Strummer/Universal)
13. My Morning Jacket, Z (ATO/RCA)
14. Death Cab for Cutie, Plans (Atlantic)
15. Slim Thug, Already Platinum (Star Trak/Geffen)
16. The Go! Team, Thunder, Lightning, Strike (Memphis Industries/Columbia)
17. Common, Be (Geffen)
18. The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan (V2)
19. Kaiser Chiefs, Employment (Universal)
20. System of a Down, Hypnotize (American/Columbia)
21. Bright Eyes, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (Saddle Creek)
22. Various Artists, Run the Road (Vice)
23. The Darkness, One Way Ticket to Hell...and Back (Atlantic)
24. Spoon, Gimme Fiction (Merge)
25. DangerDoom, The Mouse & the Mask (Epitaph)
26. Dungen, Ta Det Lugnt (Kemado)
27. Damian Marley, Welcome to Jamrock (Tuff Gong/Ghetto Youth/Universal)
28. Antony and the Johnsons, I Am a Bird Now (Secretly Canadian)
29. Nine Inch Nails, With Teeth (Nothing/Interscope)
30. The Decemberists, Picaresque (Kill Rock Stars)
31. Living Things, Ahead of the Lions (Jive/Zomba)
32. Caps & Jones, Moving in Stereo (Self-released)
33. Amadou & Mariam, Dimanche a Bamako (Nonesuch)
34. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Self-released)
35. Sleater-Kinney, The Woods (Sub Pop)
36. Animal Collective, Feels (Fat Cat)
37. Young Jeezy, Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (Def Jam)
38. Art Brut, Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Fierce Panda)
39. Wolf Parade, Apologies to the Queen Mary (Sub Pop)
40. Against Me!, Searching for a Former Clarity (Fat Wreck Chords)

Spin 10 Best Reissues of 2005

1.The Pye Album Collection (Castle Import) The Kinks
2.One Kiss Can Lead to Another: Girl Group Sounds, Lost & Found (Rhino) Various Artists
3.Fillmore West 1969 (Rhino) Grateful Dead
4.No Direction Home (Columbia/Legacy) Bob Dylan
5.Run-D.M.C., King of Rock, Raising Hell, Tougher Than Leather (Profile/Legacy/Arista) Run-D.M.C.
6.Pure Genius: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1952-1959) Ray Charles
7.Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables: The Special 25th Anniversary Edition CD + DVD (Manifesto) Dead Kennedys
8.World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love’s a Real Thing (Luaka) Various Artists
9.Duchess of Coolsville (Rhino) Rickie Lee Jones
10.Penitentiary Blues (Shout! Factory/Hacktone) David Allan Coe


Spin 20 Best Singles of 2005

1.Feel Good Inc. – Gorillaz
2.Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down – Fall Out Boy
3.1 Thing – Amerie
4.Still Trippin’ – Mike Jones feat. Slim Thug and Paul Wall
5.Gold Digger – Kanye West
6.George Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People – The Legendary KO
7.Since U Been Gone- Kelly Clarkson
8.Welcome to Jamrock – Damian Marley
9.Do You Want To – Franz Ferdinand
10.Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani
11.Mr. Brightside – The Killers
12.Gasolina – Daddy Yankee
13.Lose Control – Missy Elliott feat. Ciara and Fat Man Scoop
14.Helena – My Chemical Romance
15.Formed a Band – Art Brut
16.There It Go! (The Whistle Song) – Juelz Santana
17.The Importance of Being Idle – Oasis
18.Random – Lady Sovereign
19.Banquet – Bloc Party
20.Wake Me Up When September Ends – Green Day

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Spin End of year lists 2006

Albums


1. TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
2. Gnarls Barkley - St Elsewhere
3. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
4. Ghostface Killah - Fishscale
5. My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
6. Joanna Newsom - Ys
7. Cat Power - Greatest
8. My Morning Jacket - Okonokos
9. Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
10. Beck - Information
11. Decemberists - Crane Wife
12. Hot Chip - Warning
13. Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rabbit Fur Coat
14. TI - King
15. Lady Sovereign - Public Warning
16. Editors - Back Room
17. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
18. Streets - Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living
19. Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers
20. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor
21. Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
22. Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
23. Roots - Game Theory
24. Pernice Brothers - Live a Little
25. OutKast - Idlewild
26. Boris - Pink
27. Girl Talk - Night Ripper
28. Thom Yorke - Eraser
29. Tapes ‘N Tapes - The Loon
30. Dears - Gang of Losers
31. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
32. Fags - Light ‘Em Up
33. Rapture - Pieces of the People We Love
34. Sparklehorse - Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
35. J Dilla - The Shining
36. Bronx - Bronx
37. Wolfmother - Wolfmothe
38. M Ward - Post-War
39. Thermals - The Body, the Blood, the Machine
40. Cold War Kids - Robbers & Cowards

Singles

1.Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
2.Killers - When You Were Young
3.Christina Aguilera - Ain’t No Other Man
4.My Chemical Romance - Welcome to the Black Parade
5.TV On the Radio - Wolf Like Me
6.Rick Ross - Hustlin’
7.Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone - Ridin’
8.Raconteurs - Steady as She Goes
9.Lily Allen - Smile
10.Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins - Rise Up With Fists!!
11.Lupe Fiasco - Kick, Push
12.Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
13.Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cheated Hearts
14.Turbulence - Notorious
15.Scissor Sisters - I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’
16.Pack - Vans
17.Band of Horses - Funeral
18.Knife - Silent Shout
19.Guillemots - Trains to Brazil
20.Boy Least Likely To - Be Gentle with Me

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2007

Albums

1. Against Me! - New Wave
2. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
3. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
4. kanYe West - Graduation
5. MIA - Kala
6. Radiohead - In Rainbows
7. Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
8. Jay-Z - American Gangster
9. Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
10. White Stripes - Icky Thump
11. Lil Wayne - Da Drought 3
12. Prince - Planet Earth
13. Hives - Black & White Album
14. Bruce Springsteen - Magic
15. Justice - †
16. Lily Allen - Alright, Still
17. National - Boxer
18. Feist - Reminder
19. Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
20. Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?
21. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
22. Elliott Smith - New Moon
23. Peter, Bjorn & John - Writer’s Block
24. Shins - Wincing the Night Away
25. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
26. Bright Eyes - Cassadaga
27. Band of Horses - Cease To Begin
28. Iron & Wine - Shepherd’s Dog
29. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
30. Brother Ali - Undisputed Truth
31. Handsome Furs - Plague Park
32. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Baby 81
33. Wildhearts - Wildhearts
34. Bat for Lashes - Fur & Gold
35. Say Anything - In Defense of the Genre
36. Bonde do Rolê - With Lasers
37. Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - Living with the Living
38. Dizzee Rascal - Maths & English
39. Turbonegro - Retox
40. Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight

Singles
Thanks To Ryan H.

1. Kanye West - Stronger
2. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
3. Justice Vs Simian - We Are Your Friends
4. M.I.A. - Bird Flu
5. The National - Fake Empire
6. UGK, feat. OutKast - International Players Anthem
7. Lil Wayne - I Feel Like Dying
8. Arcade Fire - Intervention
9. Dude 'N Nem - Watch My Feet
10. Kanye West, feat. T-Pain -- Good Life
11. Against Me! - Thrash Unreal
12. Manu Chao - Rainin in Paradize
13. Grinderman - No Pussy Blues
14. F---ed Up - Year of the Pig
15. Lil Mama - Show Me What You Got
16. Swizz Beatz, feat. Lil Wayne - It's Me, Bitches (Remix)
17. Just Jack - Starz In Their Eyes
18. T-Pain, feat. Yung Joc - Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')
19. Rihanna - Umbrella
20. DJ Unk, feat. Andre 3000 - Walk It Out (Remix)


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Spin End Of Year Lists 2008

Albums

Dear Science

1. TV On the Radio - Dear Science
2. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
3. Portishead - Third
4. Fucked Up - Chemistry of Common Life
5. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
6. Santogold - Santogold
7. Deerhunter - Microcastle
8. Hot Chip - Made In the Dark
9. Coldplay - Viva la Vida
10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
11. Elbow - Seldom Seen Kid
12. Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Pt 1: 4th World War
13. No Age - Nouns
14. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
15. Beck - Modern Guilt
16. My Morning Jacket - Evil Urges
17. Roots - Rising Down
18. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus, Dig!!!
19. Okkervil River - Stand Ins
20. Gnarls Barkley - Odd Couple
21. Kings of Leon - Only By the Night
22. Black Kids - Partie Traumatic
23. Kate Nash - Made of Bricks
24. Duffy - Rockferry
25. Death Cab for Cutie - Narrow Stairs
26. REM - Accelerate
27. Streets - Everything Is Borrowed
28. Metallica - Death Magnetic
29. Nas & DJ Green Lantern - Nigger Tape
30. Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
31. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
32. Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
33. El Guincho - Alegranza
34. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson
35. Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
36. Lykke Li - Youth Novels
37. Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer
38. Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
39. Guns N’ Roses - Chinese Democracy
40. Chairlift - Does You Inspire You

Songs

1. MIA - Paper Planes
2. MGMT - Kids
3. Lil Wayne - A Milli
4. MGMT - Time to Pretend
5. Santogold - LES Artistes
6. Lykke Li - Little Bit
7. Duffy - Rockferry
8. TV On the Radio - Golden Age
9. Black Kids - I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You
10. Jamey Johnson - High Cost of Living
11. Knux - Cappuccino
12. Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Buriedfed
13. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait for the Others [KCRW Radio Version]
14. Young Jeezy featuring Jay-Z - Put On [Remix]
15. Alphabeat - Fascination
16. REM - Supernatural Superserious
17. Violens - Violent Sensation Descends
18. Ponytail - Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came From an Angel)
19. Hercules & Love Affair - Blind
20. Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2009

Albums

Animal Collective

1. Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion
2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It's Blitz!
3. Phoenix – Woulfgang Amadeus Phoenix
4. Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
5. Girls – Album
6. Bat For Lashes – Two Suns
7. Mos Def – The Ecstatic
8. Florance And The Nachine – Lungs
9. Drake – So Far Gone
10. The Dead Weather – Horehound
11. Miles Benjanib Anthony Robinson – Summer Of Fear
12. Ida Mara – Fortress Round My Heart
13. Jay Retard – Watch Me Fall
14. Amadou & Mariam – Welcome To Mali
15. Niko Case – Middle Cyclone
16. Japandroids – Post-Nothing
17. Mastodon – Crack The Skye
18. Antony And The Johnsons – The Crying Light
19. Lily Allen – It's Not Me It's You
20. Paramore – Brand New Eyes
21. Raekwon – Only Built 4 A Cuban Linx Pt. II
22. Tegan And Sara – Sainthood
23. St Vincent – Actor
24. Wolfmother – Cosmic Egg
25. The Big Pink – A Brief History Of Love
26. The Mountain Goats – The Life Of The World To Come
27. Jarvis Cocker – Further Complications
28. The Flaming Lips – Embyonic
29. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
30. Julian Casablancas – Phrazes For The Young
31. Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca
32. U2 – No Line On The Horizon
33. The Avett Brothers – I And Love And You
34. Mariachi El Bronx – Miriachi El Bronx
35. Mike Snow – Mike Snow
36. Brakesbrakesbrakes – Touchdown
37. Gallows – Grey Britian
38. Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap
39. Wilco – Wilco (The Album)
40. Kiss – Sonic Boom

Tracks

1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
2. Phoenix – 1901
3. Girls – Hellhole Ratrace
4. Animal Collective – My Girls
5. Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
6. Kid Cudi, Feat. Kanye West & Common – Make Her Say
7. Florance And The Machine – You Got The Love
8. Bat For Lashes – Daniel
9. Antony And The Johnsons – Aeon
10. Drake, Feat. Trey Songz – Successful
11. Atlas Sound, Feat. Noah Lennox – Walkabout
12. The Roots – How I Got Over It
13. Julian Casablancas - 11th Dimention
14. The Big Pink – Dominoes
15. Mike Snow – Animal
16. La Roux – Bulletproof
17. Neko Case – This Tornado Loves You
18. Basement Jaxx – Raindrops
19. Mos Def – Life In Marvelous Times
20. Robyn Hitchcock – Up To Our Nex

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2010

Albums

01. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
02. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
03. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
04. Lcd Soundsystem - This Is Happenin
05. Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song
06. Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
07. Grinderman - Grinderman 2
08. M.I.A. - /\/\/\Y/\
09. Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon Ii: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
10. Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1
11. Vampire Weekend – Contra
12. Yeasayer - Odd Blood
13. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot:The Song Of Chico Dusty
14. Best Coast - Crazy For You
15. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor
16. Drake - Thank Me Later
17. Beach House - Teen Dream
18. Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
19. No Age - Everything In Between
20. Mgmt – Congratulations
21. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
22. Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
23. Gorillaz -Plastic Beach
24. Wavves - King Of The Beach
25. Of Montreal - False Priest
26. The National - High Violet
27. Glasser – Ring
28. Neil Young - Le Noise
29. Sleigh Bells – Treats
30. The Black Keys – Brothers
31. Spoon – Transference
32. Big K.R.I.T. - K.R.I.T. Wuz Here
33. Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - The Brutalist Bricks
34. Against Me! - White Crosses
35. Robert Plant - Band Of Joy
36. The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
37. The Walkmen – Lisbon
38. Eminem – Recovery
39. Caribou – Swim
40. Teenage Fanclub – Shadows

Tracks

1. Cee Lo Green - Fuck You
2. Arcade Fire - Ready to Start
3. Kanye West, feat. Dwele - Power
4. LCD Soundsystem - All I Want
5. Neil Young - Hitchhiker
6. Deerhunter - Helicopter
7. Kanye West - Runaway
8. Robyn - Cry When You Get Older
9. Janelle Monáe, feat. Big Boi - Tightrope
10. Gucci Mane - Lemonade
11. Dom - Living in America
12. The-Dream, feat. T.I. - Make Up Bag
13. Superchunk - Digging for Something
14. Chiddy Bang - Opposite of Adults
15. Tracey Thorn - Hormones
16. Das Racist - hahahaha jk?
17. The Black Keys - Tighten Up
18. Tame Impala - Solitude Is Bliss
19. Yeasayer - Ambling Alp
20. Les Savy Fav - Let's Get Out of Here


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Spin End Of Year Lists 2011

Albums

1. Fucked Up -  David Comes to Life
2. PJ Harvey -  Let England Shake
3. EMA -  Past Life Martyred Saints
4. Kurt Vile -  Smoke Ring for My Halo
5. Girls – Father, Son,  Holy Ghost
6. Danny Brown  -  XXX
7. The Rapture - In the Grace of Your Love
8. G-Side - The One...Cohesive
9. Wild Flag - Wild Flag
10. Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes
11. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Mirror Traffic
12. Telekinesis - Desperate Straight Lines
13. The Weeknd - House of Balloons/Thursday
14. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
15. The Men - Leave Home
16. Das Racist - Relax
17. Dum Dum Girls - Only in Dreams
18. SBTRKT - SBTRKT
19. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
20. Shabazz Palaces -  Black Up
21. Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation
22. Drake - Take Care
23. Iceage - New Brigade
24. Deer Tick - Divine Providence
25. Cass McCombs - Wit's End/Humor Risk
26. Liturgy - Aesthethica
27. Big K.R.I.T. - Return of 4Eva
28. Tim Hecker - Ravedeath -  1972
29. Lady Gaga - Born This Way
30. tUnE-yArDs - w h o k i l l
31. Yuck - Yuck (Deluxe Edition)
32. Hayes Carll - KMAG YOYO (& other American stories)
33. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
34. St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
35. Washed Out - Within and Without
36. The Black Keys - El Camino
37. The Field - Looping State of Mind
38. Zola Jesus - Conatus
39. Beyonce - 4
40. Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
41. Frank Ocean - Nostalgia -  Ultra
42. Eric Church - Chief
43. Kendrick Lamar - Section.80
44. The Roots - Undun
45. Azari & III - Azari & III
46. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
47. Gillian Welch - The Harrow and the Harvest
48. Various Artists - Drive (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
49. Yob - Atma
50. Britney Spears - Femme Fatale

Tracks

1. Adele - Rolling in the Deep
2. Beyoncé – Countdown
3. EMA – California
4. The Rapture - How Deep Is Your Love
5. Frank Ocean – Novacane
6. Tyler - the Creator – Yonkers
7. Clams Casino - I'm God
8. Lykke Li - Get Some
9. HyunA - Bubble Pop!
10. TV on the Radio – You
11. LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem (Alesso Remix)
12. M83 - Midnight City; College - feat. Electric Youth - A Real Hero
13. Britney Spears - Till the World Ends
14. The Weeknd - Wicked Games
15. Girls – Vomit
16. Brad Paisley - feat. Carrie Underwood - Remind Me
17. Jay-Z and Kanye West – Otis
18. Lil Wayne - 6 Foot 7 Foot
19. Eric Church – Homeboy
20. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2012

Albums



1. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
2. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, M.A.A.D. City
3. Japandroids – Celebration Rock
4. DJ Rashad - TEKLIFE Vol. 1 - Welcome to the Chi
5. Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
6. Bat for Lashes - The Haunted Man
7. Swans - The Seer
8. Killer Mike R.A.P. Music
9. Ty Segall - Twins
10. Santigold - Master of My Make-Believe
11. Future - Pluto
12. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
13. Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
14. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Allelujah! Dont Bend! Ascend!
15. Baroness - Yellow & Green
16. Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...
17. Grizzly Bear - Shields
18. King Tuff - King Tuff
19. Traxman - Da Mind of Traxman
20. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
21. Daphni - Jiaolong
22. Torche - Harmonicraft
23. Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
24. Cat Power - Sun
25. Action Bronson - Blue Chips
26. Tame Impala - Lonerism
27. Sleigh Bells - Reign of Terror
28. Jessie Ware - Devotion
29. Dinosaur Jr. - I Bet on Sky
30. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
31. The xx - Coexist
32. Goat - World Music
33. Thee Oh Sees - Putrifiers II
34. Mala - In Cuba
35. Jack White - Blunderbuss
36. Beak> - >>
37. R. Kelly - Write Me Back
38. Taylor Swift - Red
39. Roc Marciano - Reloaded
40. Animal Collective - Centipede Hz
41. Purity Ring - Shrines
42. Lindstrøm - Six Cups of Rebel
43. Kathleen Edwards - Voyageur
44. Deftones - Koi No Yokan
45. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded
46. Spoek Mathambo - Father Creeper
47. Metric - Synthetica
48. Best Coast - The Only Place
49. Heems - Nehru Jackets
50. fun - Some Nights


Spin Tracks Of 2012

1. G.O.O.D. Music, Feat. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, And 2 Chainz - Mercy
2. Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
3. Frank Ocean - Bad Religion
4. Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
5. Bat For Lashes - Laura
6. Miguel - Adorn
7. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe (Sekuoia Lol Mix)
8. Psy - Gangnam Style
9. Sleigh Bells - Comeback Kid
10. Solange - Losing You
11. Usher - Climax
12. Azealia Banks - Jumanji
13. Torche - Kiss Me Dudely
14. Jessie Ware - Running (Disclosure Remix)
15. Grimes - Oblivion
16. Plan B - Ill Manors
17. Angel Haze - Cleaning Out My Closet
18. Y.N.Richkids - Hot Cheetos & Takis
19. Fiona Apple - Every Single Night
20. Kathleen Edwards - Change The Sheets
21. Jack White - Sixteen Saltines
22. Metric - Breathing Underwater
23. Swans - The Seer
24. Cat Power - Cherokee (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
25. A$Ap Rocky, Feat. 2 Chainz, Drake, And Kendrick Lamar - Fuckin' Problem
26. Katy Perry - Wide Awake
27. Future - Same Damn Time
28. Chairlift - I Belong In Your Arms
29. Nicki Minaj - Beez In The Trap
30. Juicy J - Bandz A Make Her Dance
31. Sky Ferreira - Everything Is Embarrassing
32. R. Kelly - When A Man Lies
33. Santigold - Disparate Youth
34. Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble
35. Frankie Rose - Interstellar
36. Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
37. Mystikal - Hit Me
38. Holograms - Chasing My Mind
39. Savages - Husbands
40. Katy B, Feat. Jessie Ware - Aaliyah

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Spin End Of Year Lists 2013


Albums




1. Kanye West - Yeezus (Def Jam)
2. Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap (Self-Released)
3. Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires in the City (XL)
4. Haim - Days Are Gone (Columbia)
5. Disclosure - Settle (Island)
6. Tim Hecker - Virgins (Kranky)
7. Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)
8. Ka - The Night's Gambit (Iron Works)
9. The Knife - Shaking the Habitual (Mute)
10. Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze (Matador)
11. M.I.A.. Matangi (N.E.E.T./Interscope)
12. Danny Brown - Old (Fool's Gold)
13. Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob (Vapor/Warner Bros.)
14. The Haxan Cloak - Excavation (Tri Angle)
15. Nine Inch Nails - Hesitation Marks (Polydor)
16. Omar Souleyman - Wenu Wenu (Ribbon)
17. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park (Mercury Nashville)
18. Mikal Cronin - MCII (Merge)
19. Daft Punk - Random Access Memories (Columbia)
20. Waxahatchee - Cerulean Salt (Don Giovanni)
21. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels (Fool's Gold)
22. Deafheaven - Sunbather (Deathwish Inc.)
23. Oneohtrix Point Never - R Plus Seven (Warp)
24. DJ Rashad - I Don't Give a Fuck EP (Hyperdub)
25. Caitlin Rose - The Stand-In (ATO)
26. Rhye - Woman (Polydor)
27. Migos - Young Rich Niggas (Self-Released)
28. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
29. Rudimental - Home (Black Butter/Asylum/Atlantic)
30. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (Def Jam)
31. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris (Tan Cressida/Columbia)
32. Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience (RCA)
33. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle (Virgin)
34. Kvelertak - Meir (Roadrunner)
35. Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose (Warner Bros.)
36. Kelela - Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
37. Arcade Fire - Reflektor (Merge)
38. Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady (Wondaland Arts Society/Bad Boy)
39. My Bloody Valentine - m b v (Self-Released)
40. Bill Callahan - Dream River (Drag City)
41. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light (Constellation)
42. Holden - The Inheritors (Border Community)
43. Death Grips - Government Plates (Self-Released)
44. William Tyler - Impossible Truth (Merge)
45. Superchunk - I Hate Music (Merge)
46. Pusha T - My Name is My Name (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam
47. Neko Case - The Worse Things Get - the Harder I Fight - the Harder I Fight
48. Body/Head - Coming Apart (Matador)
49. Queens of the Stone Age - …Like Clockwork (Matador)
50. Drake - Nothing Was the Same (OVO/Young Money/Cash Money/Republic)

Spin Tracks Of 2013

1. Daft Punk – Get Lucky
2. Robin Thicke, feat. T.I. and Pharrell – Blurred Lines
3. Ace Hood, feat. Future, Rick Ross – Bugatti
4. Haim – Falling
5. Migos, feat. Drake – Versace (Remix)
6. Tegan & Sara – Closer
7. Neko Case – Man
8. Disclosure, feat. Aluna George – White Noise
9. Kanye West – Black Skinhead
10. The Knife – Full of Fire
11. Rocko, feat. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock – U.O.E.N.O.
12. Caitlin Rose – Only a Clown
13. Chance the Rapper – Chain Smoker
14. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
15. Lorde – Royals
16. Vampire Weekend – Ya Hey
17. Todd Terje – Strandbar (Disko)
18. Superchunk – Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
19. Rich Homie Quan – Type of Way
20. Rhye – Open
21. Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow
22. Big Sean, feat. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica – Control
23. CHVRCHES – Recover
24. Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals
25. Drake – Hold On, We're Going Home
26. Paramore – Still Into You
27. Phoenix – Trying to Be Cool
28. Ashley Monroe – The Morning After
29. Duke Dumont, feat. A*M*E* – Need U (100%)
30. Ciara – Body Party
31. Charli XCX – You (Ha Ha Ha)
32. Arcade Fire – Reflektor
33. Green Velvet – Bigger Than Prince
34. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
35. Janelle Monáe, feat. Erykah Badu – Q.U.E.E.N.
36. Autre Ne Veut – Gonna Die
37. Eric Church – The Outsiders
38. DJ Rashad – I Don't Give a Fuck
39. Brandy Clark – Take a Little Pill
40. Parquet Courts – Stoned and Starving
41. Travi$ Scott, feat. 2 Chainz – Upper Echelon
42. Ylvis – What Does the Fox Say?
43. Major Lazer – Bubble Butt
44. Young Thug – Picacho
45. Eminem – So Far…
46. Volcano Choir – Byegone
47. Kvelertak – Bruane Brenn
48. Chris Malinchak – So Good To Me
49. The Band Perry – DONE
50. Tech N9ne – Dwamn


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Spin End Of Year Lists 2014

Albums

The War On Drugs


1. The War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (Secretly Canadian)
2. Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal (What's Your Rupture?/Mom & Pop)
3. Run the Jewels - Run the Jewels 2 (Mass Appeal)
4. Jenny Lewis - The Voyager (Warner Bros.)
5. Caribou - Our Love (Merge/City Slang)
6. Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Caldo Verde)
7. Future Islands - Singles (4AD)
8. Tinashe - Aquarius (RCA)
9. tUnE-yArDs - Nikki Nack (4AD)
10. The New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers (Matador/Last Gang)
11. Betty Who - Take Me When You Go (RCA)
12. Spoon - They Want My Soul (Loma Vista)
13. How to Dress Well - What Is This Heart? (Domino/Weird World)
14. Against Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Total Treble)
15. Sia - 1000 Forms of Fear (RCA/Monkey Puzzle)
16. Todd Terje - It's Album Time (Olsen)
17. Swans - To Be Kind (Mute/Young God)
18. YG - My Krazy Life (Def Jam)
19. Miranda Lambert - Platinum (RCA Nashville)
20. ASTR - Varsity EP (Neon Gold)
21. FKA Twigs - LP1 (Young Turks)
22. Cloud Nothings - Here and Nowhere Else (Carpark/Mom & Pop)
23. Aphex Twin - Syro (Warp)
24. Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right (Hardly Art)
25. Freddie Gibbs and Madlib - Piñata (Madlib Invazion)
26. St. Vincent - St. Vincent (Loma Vista/Republic)
27. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden (Profound Lore)
28. Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams (Pax-Am)
29. Flight Facilities - Down to Earth (Future Classic/Win Music/Glassnote)
30. Ariel Pink - pom pom (4AD)
31. Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso (Partisan)
32. Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again (Epitaph)
33. Andy Stott - Faith in Strangers (Modern Love)
34. Taylor Swift - 1989 (Big Machine)
35. Homeboy Sandman - Hallways (Stones Throw)
36. Young Thug & Bloody Jay - Black Portland (Self-Released)
37. Cymbals Eat Guitars - LOSE (Barsuk)
38. Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste (Prospect Park)
39. Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast (Sub Pop)
40. Real Estate - Atlas (Domino)
41. Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (Polydor/Interscope)
42. Mac DeMarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
43. Charli XCX - Sucker (Neon Gold/Atlantic)
44. Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty (Sub Pop)
45. Eric Church - The Outsiders (EMI Nashville)
46. Hundred Waters - The Moon Rang Like a Bell (OWSLA)
47. TV on the Radio - Seeds (Harvest)
48. Ben Frost - A U R O R A (Mute/Bedroom Community)
49. Tacocat - NVM (Hardly Art)
50. ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron (Interscope/Top Dawg)




Tracks Of 2014


1. Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
2. iLoveMakonnen - Tuesday
3. Nicki Minaj - Anaconda
4. QT - Hey QT
5. Parquet Courts - Instant Disassembly
6. Run the Jewels - Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)
7. Beyoncé - XO
8. Sia - Chandelier
9. Childbirth - I Only Fucked You As a Joke
10. Jenny Lewis - She's Not Me
11. Caribou - Can't Do Without You
12. Tinashe feat. ScHoolboy Q - 2 On
13. tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain
14. Kendrick Lamar - i
15. FKA Twigs - Two Weeks
16. Katy Perry - Birthday
17. Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good (Original Version)
18. Foxygen - How Can You Really
19. Swans - Screen Shot
20. How to Dress Well - Repeat Pleasure
21. Clean Bandit feat. Jess Glynne - Rather Be
22. Future feat. Pusha T - Pharrell & Casino - Move That Dope
23. Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me
24. Charli XCX - Boom Clap
25. Kira Isabella - Quarterback
26. Betty Who - Runaways
27. Spoon - Inside Out
28. Drake - Trophies
29. Lana Del Rey - West Coast
30. The Drums - I Can't Pretend
31. DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
32. The New Pornographers - Another Drug Deal of the Heart
33. Ryn Weaver - OctaHate
34. Various Artists (Rookie Magazine) - Go Forth - Feminist Warriors
35. The Knocks - Classic
36. Beyoncé feat. Nicki Minaj - Flawless (Remix)
37. Tokyo Police Club - Argentina (Parts I - II & III)
38. Sylvan Esso - Coffee
39. Porter Robinson - Sad Machine
40. DeJ Loaf - Try Me
41. Cymbals Eat Guitars - Warning
42. Bleachers - I Wanna Get Better
43. Sun Kil Moon - War on Drugs: Suck My Cock
44. Mark McGuire - The Instinct
45. Hamilton Leithauser - Alexandra
46. ScHoolboy Q - Man of the Year
47. Miranda Lambert - Platinum
48. The War on Drugs - Suffering
49. Behemoth - O Father O Satan O Sun!
50. Purling Hiss - Six Ways to Sunday
51. Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea - Problem
52. Robyn & Röyksopp - Do It Again
53. Ought - Habit
54. Grimes feat. Blood Diamonds - Go
55. Wussy - Teenage Wasteland
56. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Kelly
57. Lil B - No Black Person Is Ugly
58. Beyoncé - Partition
59. Oliver - Light Years Away
60. YG feat. Drake - Who Do You Love?
61. Homeboy Sandman - Problems
62. Ty Segall - The Singer
63. Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg - Wiggle
64. Jessie Ware - Tough Love
65. Lone - 2 Is 8
66. Maddie & Tae - Girl in a Country Song
67. Falls - Please
68. Protomartyr - Maidenhead
69. Rick Ross feat. Big Sean & Kanye West - Sanctified
70. Todd Terje feat. Bryan Ferry - Johnny and Mary
71. Nicki Minaj - Lookin Ass
72. Kiesza - Hideaway
73. Ty Dolla $ign feat. B.o.B. - Paranoid
74. Young Thug - Danny Glover
75. Sophie - Hard
76. Kacey Musgraves - Love Is a Liar
77. Future feat. André 3000 - Benz Friends
78. Agalloch - Celestial Effigy
79. Speedy Ortiz - American Horror
80. Usher - Good Kisser
81. Sharon Van Etten - Your Love Is Killing Me
82. Eric Paslay - Friday Night
83. Claptone - Control
84. Sun Kil Moon - Carissa
85. Soft Pink Truth - Black Metal
86. Drake - 0 to 100 / The Catch Up
87. Vic Mensa - Down on My Luck
88. OG Maco - U Guessed It
89. The Chemical Brothers feat. Miguel & Lorde - This Is Not a Game
90. Perfect Pussy - Interference Fits
91. Toni Braxton & Babyface - The D Word
92. Ariel Pink - Sexual Athletics
93. Ten Walls - Walking With Elephants
94. Travis Scott feat. Young Thug - Skyfall (Chopped Not Slopped)
95. Ga-In (가인) feat. Bumkey - Fxxk You
96. Candy Hearts - I Miss You
97. The Black Keys - Turn Blue
98. Vince Staples - Hands Up
99. Slipknot - Skeptic
100. CFCF - Windswept
101. Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong