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.

Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012

02 December 2012

The Fly: Top 50 Albums of 2012

[see also 2011]

  1. Sharon Van EttenTramp
  2. GrimesVisions
  3. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  4. Cat PowerSun
  5. Jessie WareDevotion
  6. Django DjangoDjango Django
  7. Field MusicPlumb
  8. KindnessWorld, You Need a Change of Mind
  9. The MaccabeesGiven to the Wild
  10. Tame ImpalaLonerism
  11. Lana Del ReyBorn to Die
  12. alt-JAn Awesome Wave
  13. Grizzly BearShields
  14. Ariel PinkMature Themes
  15. Purity RingShrines
  16. The VaccinesCome of Age
  17. The xxCoexist
  18. PondBeard, Wives, Denim
  19. DiivOshin
  20. King TuffKing Tuff
  21. The CribsIn the Belly of the Brazen Bull
  22. Dirty ProjectorsSwing Lo Magellan
  23. Twin ShadowConfess
  24. Daughn GibsonAll Hell
  25. Melody’s Echo ChamberMelody’s Echo Chamber
  26. Bat for LashesThe Haunted Man
  27. ChairliftSomething
  28. TOYTOY
  29. PoliçaGive You the Ghost
  30. Graham CoxonA+E
  31. Here We Go MagicA Different Ship
  32. Beach HouseBloom
  33. Animal CollectiveCentipede Hz
  34. David Byrne & St. VincentLove this Giant
  35. HowlerAmerica Give Up
  36. LiarsWixiw
  37. The InvisibleRispah
  38. Best CoastThe Only Place
  39. Mystery JetsRadlands
  40. Allah-LahsAllah-Las
  41. Two Door Cinema ClubBeacon
  42. Trash Talk119
  43. Pulled Apart By HorsesTough Love
  44. Stealing SheepInto The Diamond Sun
  45. ErrorsHave Some Faith in Magic
  46. Egyptian Hip HopGood Don’t Sleep
  47. 2:542:54
  48. Lotus PlazaSpooky Action at a Distance
  49. Lucy RoseLike I Used To
  50. Trailer Trash Tracy’sEster