SPIN's list and a clip about the LITA comp after the jump.
SPIN's 10 Best Music Books of 2012
1. RJ Smith - The One: The Life and Times of James Brown (Gotham) 2. Elijah Wald - The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama (Oxford University Press) 3. Jonathan Lethem - Talking Heads' Fear of Music (33 1/3) (Continuum) 4. Pat Thomas - Listen, Whitey!: The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975 (Fantagraphics) 5. Gil Scott-Heron - The Last Holiday: A Memoir (Grove Press) 6. Peter Criss - Makeup to Breakup: My Life In and Out of KISS (Scribner) 7. Natalie Hopkinson - Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City (Duke University Press) 8. Sylvie Simmons - I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen (Ecco) 9. Bob Gluck - You'll Know When You Get There: Herbie Hancock and the Mwandishi Band (University of Chicago Press) 10. Preston Lauterbach - The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock'n'Roll (W.W. Norton & Company)