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

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

09 January 2013

Engine 145: Top 25 Albums of 2012

  1. Marty Stuart and His Fabulous SuperlativesNashville, Vol. 1. Tear the Woodpile Down
  2. Kellie Pickler100 Proof
  3. Don WilliamsAnd So It Goes
  4. Jamey JohnsonLiving for a Song: Tribute to Hank Cochran
  5. Iris DeMentSing the Delta
  6. Waylon JenningsGoin’ Down Rockin’: The Last Recordings
  7. Alan JacksonThirty Miles West
  8. Jason EadyAM Country Heaven
  9. The Time JumpersThe Time Jumpers
  10. Corb LundCabin Fever
  11. Dwight Yoakam3 Pears
  12. The TrishasHigh, Wide & Handsome
  13. Kasey Chambers & Shane NicholsonWreck & Ruin
  14. Chelle RoseGhost of Browder Holler
  15. Carolina Chocolate DropsLeaving Eden
  16. Little Big TownTornado
  17. Buddy Miller & Jim LauderdaleBuddy and Jim
  18. Various Artists — Kin: Songs by Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell
  19. Kathy MatteaCalling Me Home
  20. Zac Brown BandUncaged
  21. Gretchen PetersHello Cruel World
  22. Joey + RoryHis and Hers
  23. Sara WatkinsSun Midnight Sun
  24. Bobby BareDarker Than Light
  25. Brandi CarlileBear Creek