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.

Slant: 25 Best Albums of 2012

13 December 2012

Slant Magazine: 25 Best Albums of 2012

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

  1. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  2. Jessie WareDevotion
  3. SantigoldMaster of My Make-Believe
  4. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  5. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  6. ChromaticsKill for Love
  7. JapandroidsCelebration Rock
  8. Father John MistyFear Fun
  9. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  10. Jack WhiteBlunderbuss
  11. Niki & The DoveInstinct
  12. SwansThe Seer
  13. Dr. JohnLocked Down
  14. Carina RoundTigermending
  15. Ben SolleeHalf Made Man
  16. Alabama ShakesBoys & Girls
  17. Iris DeMentSing the Delta
  18. Maps and AtlasesBeware and Be Grateful
  19. Poli├žaGive You the Ghost
  20. Kelly HoganI Like to Keep Myself in Pain
  21. Action BronsonBlue Chips
  22. Flying LotusUntil the Quiet Comes
  23. Neil & Crazy Horse YoungPsychedelic Pill
  24. ShearwaterAnimal Joy
  25. Thee Oh SeesPutrifiers II