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.

A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016

12 December 2016

The A.V. Club: 21 Best Albums of 2016

[see also 2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011]

  1. David BowieBlackstar
  2. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  3. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  4. PinegroveCardinal
  5. The HotelierGoodness
  6. White LungParadise
  7. Chance The RapperColoring Book
  8. MitskiPuberty 2
  9. Frank OceanBlond
  10. Joyce ManorCody
  11. Leonard CohenYou Want It Darker
  12. Eric BachmannEric Bachmann
  13. SolangeA Seat at the Table
  14. Modern BaseballHoly Ghost
  15. Lydia LovelessReal
  16. NailsYou Will Never Be One of Us
  17. Touché AmoréStage Four
  18. Kanye WestThe Life of Pablo
  19. Car Seat HeadrestTeens of Denial
  20. Hamilton Leithauser + RostamI Had A Dream That You Were Mine
  21. MarthaBlisters In the Pit of My Heart