Time Presents The 10 Best Magazine Covers Of 2010

2010 is coming to a close and, to commemorate the ending year, Time has put together a number of “Top” lists, including the Top 10 Magazine Covers of 2010.

Topping the list is Rolling Stone‘s November 2010 issue, featuring rapper Eminem partially hidden behind his hoodie. D.W. Pine explains why this image works so well:

“I like this cover not just because I’m a fan of Eminem (and had been wondering how he was going to get back from hell) but also because photographer Mark Seliger created an image that is so incredibly revealing without actually revealing much of Eminem’s face. True, the former Slim Shady looks as if he should be wielding a lightsaber, but if you cover up all the headlines on the left, you can still recognize him — a testament to his star quality. It’s an extremely impactful image that draws a complex celebrity from out of the shadows while leaving him in one.”

Visit Time.com to see the rest of the list, as well as their other lists chronicling the best (and worst) of the past year.