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.

A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012

11 December 2012

The A.V. Club: 25 Best Albums of 2012

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2011]

  1. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  2. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  3. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  4. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  5. Fiona AppleThe Idler Wheel…
  6. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  7. SwansThe Seer
  8. Bob MouldSilver Age
  9. Titus AndronicusLocal Business
  10. P.O.S.We Don’t Even Live Here
  11. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  12. Divine FitsA Thing Called Divine Fits
  13. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  14. Grizzly BearShields
  15. RushClockwork Angels
  16. Leonard CohenOld Ideas
  17. The MenOpen Your Heart
  18. Field MusicPlumb
  19. Future of the LeftThe Plot Against Common Sense
  20. WalkmenHeaven
  21. Sun Kil MoonAmong the Leaves
  22. Cat PowerSun
  23. Bob DylanTempest
  24. DionTank Full Of Blues
  25. Pilot To GunnerGuilty Guilty