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

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012

03 January 2013

Billboard: 10 Best Albums of 2012 (as voted by Billboard staff)

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

  1. Frank OceanChannel Orange
  2. Kendrick Lamargood kid, m.A.A.d city
  3. MiguelKaleidoscope Dream
  4. Jessie WareDevotion
  5. Taylor SwiftRed
  6. Beach HouseBloom
  7. Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball
  8. Cloud NothingsAttack on Memory
  9. Cat PowerSun
  10. alt-JAn Awesome Wave