Year-End Lists

Notable, browsable lists of the year's best music, movies, books, and TV shows. Year-end lists are fingerprints; aggregate statistics are smudges. Therefore, we make no tallies. Follow the link for each list to see essential commentary from its authors, at the source.

Vanity Fair: The Best Books of 2019, So Far

26 July 2019
preliminary

Vanity Fair: The Best Books of 2019, So Far

Stereogum: Best 2019 Albums So Far

25 July 2019
preliminary

Stereogum: Best 2019 Albums So Far

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  2. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  3. Charly BlissYoung Enough
  4. Fontaines D.C.Dogrel
  5. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  6. Holly HerndonPROTO
  7. Mannequin PussyPatience
  8. black midiSchlagenheim
  9. Rico Nasty & Kenny BeatsAnger Management
  10. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  11. Control TopCovert Contracts
  12. BrutusNest
  13. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  14. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  15. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  16. Billy Woods & Kenny SegalHiding Places
  17. Hand Habitsplaceholder
  18. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  19. EmpathActive Listening: Night on Earth
  20. girlpoolWhat Chaos Is Imaginary
  21. BaronessGold & Grey
  22. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  23. PUPMorbid Stuff
  24. Bill CallahanShepherd in a Sheepskin Vest
  25. Megan Thee StallionFever
  26. Nilüfer YanyaMiss Universe
  27. Denzel CurryZUU
  28. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  29. Stella DonnellyBeware of the Dogs
  30. PatioEssentials
  31. Strand of OaksEraserland
  32. Kevin AbstractArizona Baby
  33. Cate Le BonReward
  34. CHAIPunk
  35. Truth ClubNot an Exit
  36. JudiciarySurface Noise
  37. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  38. HatchieKeepsake
  39. James BlakeAssume Form
  40. SigridSucker Punch
  41. Cherry GlazerrStuffed & Ready
  42. FuryFailed Entertainment
  43. Maren MorrisGIRL
  44. Spencer RadcliffeHot Spring
  45. Dead HeatCertain Death
  46. Sada BabyBartier Bounty
  47. SkeptaIgnorance Is Bliss
  48. Inter ArmaSulphur English
  49. WandLaughing Matter
  50. Hot ChipA Bath Full of Ecstasy

Much Ado About Cinema: Best Films of 2019 So Far

24 July 2019
preliminary

Much Ado About Cinema: Best Films of 2019 So Far

[see also 2018]

Vulture: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

23 July 2019
preliminary

New York Magazine's Vulture: The Best Movies of 2019 (So Far)

Uproxx: All of the Best Albums of 2019 So Far, Ranked

22 July 2019
preliminary

Uproxx: All of the Best Albums of 2019 So Far, Ranked

[see also 2018, 2017, 2016]

  1. Weyes BloodTitanic Rising
  2. Ariana Grandethank u, next
  3. 2 ChainzRap or Go to the League
  4. Billie EilishWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
  5. LizzoCuz I Love You
  6. The NationalI Am Easy to Find
  7. Tyler, The CreatorIGOR
  8. Big ThiefU.F.O.F.
  9. Maggie RogersHeard It In A Past Life
  10. Megan Thee StallionFever
  11. Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow
  12. 21 Savagei am > i was
  13. Kevin MorbyOh My God
  14. BoogieEverythings for Sale
  15. Strand of OaksEraserland
  16. Anderson .PaakVentura
  17. Vampire WeekendFather of the Bride
  18. Nilüfer YanyaMiss Universe
  19. Carly Rae JepsenDedicated
  20. Denzel CurryZUU
  21. Jenny LewisOn the Line
  22. Better Oblivion Community CenterBetter Oblivion Community Center
  23. Kevin AbstractArizona Baby
  24. James BlakeAssume Form
  25. Jessica PrattQuiet Signs
  26. 03 GreedoStill Summer in the Projects
  27. PUPMorbid Stuff
  28. SigridSucker Punch
  29. Charly BlissYoung Enough
  30. Hand Habitsplaceholder
  31. Little SimzGREY Area
  32. girlpoolWhat Chaos Is Imaginary
  33. Jamila WoodsLEGACY! LEGACY!
  34. Juice WRLDDeath Race for Love
  35. TamarynDreaming the Dark
  36. SolangeWhen I Get Home
  37. ElvaWinter Sun
  38. Steve GunnThe Unseen In Between
  39. KhalidFree Spirit
  40. Maren MorrisGIRL
  41. Cass McCombsTip of the Sphere
  42. Steve LacyApollo XXI
  43. Alex LaheyThe Best of Luck Club
  44. Flying LotusFlamagra
  45. The Japanese HouseGood at Falling
  46. OffsetFather of 4
  47. Rosie TuckerNever Not Never Not Never Not
  48. Tayla ParxWe Need to Talk
  49. Gary Clark Jr.This Land
  50. Karen O & Danger MouseLux Prima