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.
2012 Albums

L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012

20 December 2012

The L Magazine: 20 Best Albums of 2012

  1. Allo Darlin’Europe
  2. LambchopMr. M
  3. Father John MistyFear Fun
  4. Julia HolterEkstasis
  5. HospitalityHospitality
  6. The MenOpen Your Heart
  7. Grizzly BearShields
  8. SwansThe Seer
  9. Cate Le BonCYRK
  10. Lotus PlazaSpooky Action at a Distance
  11. ChromaticsKill for Love
  12. Divine FitsA Thing Called Divine Fits
  13. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  14. Death GripsThe Money Store
  15. Terry MaltsKilling Time
  16. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  17. The BabiesOur House on the Hill
  18. Titus AndronicusLocal Business
  19. The Fresh & OnlysLong Slow Dance
  20. Saint EtienneWords and Music by Saint Etienne