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

Mojo: 50 Best Albums of 2012

01 December 2012

Mojo Magazine: 50 Best Albums of 2012

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

  1. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  2. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  3. Bill FayLife is People
  4. Leonard CohenOld Ideas
  5. DexysOne Day I’m Going to Soar
  6. The Black KeysEl Camino
  7. Django DjangoDjango Django
  8. Dr. JohnLocked Down
  9. Julia HolterEkstasis
  10. Bob DylanTempest
  11. Scott WalkerBish Bosch
  12. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  13. The xxCoexist
  14. Hot ChipIn Our Heads
  15. Cat PowerSun
  16. Bobby WomackThe Bravest Man in the Universe
  17. Mark Lanegan BandBlues Funeral
  18. OrbitalWonky
  19. Advance BaseA Shut-In’s Prayer
  20. Lee Fields & the ExpressionsFaithful Man
  21. Mount EerieClear Moon
  22. Aimee MannCharmer
  23. TOYTOY
  24. Richard HawleyStanding at the Sky’s Edge
  25. Spoek MathamboFather Creeper
  26. The NightingalesNo Love Lost
  27. ZZ TopLa Futura
  28. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball
  29. Neil Young & Crazy HorsePsychedelic Pill
  30. Field MusicPlumb
  31. Sweet Billy PilgrimCrown And Treaty
  32. Damon AlbarnDr. Dee
  33. Jessie WareDevotion
  34. GrimesVisions
  35. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  36. Michael KiwanukaHome Again
  37. Public Image Ltd.This Is PiL
  38. Dan MichaelsonSudden Fiction
  39. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  40. Beach HouseBloom
  41. Cate Le BonCYRK
  42. Ty SegallTwins
  43. Grizzly BearShields
  44. Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz
  45. ActressR.I.P.
  46. Paul BuchananMid Air
  47. The Beach BoysThat’s Why God Made The Radio
  48. Paul WellerSonik Kicks
  49. Jake BuggJake Bugg
  50. Oren AmbarchiAudience Of One