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.

Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016

01 December 2016

Gorilla vs. Bear: 60 Favorite Albums of 2016

[see also 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011]

  1. A Tribe Called QuestWe Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service
  2. Jessy LanzaOh No
  3. Kedr LivanskiyJanuary Sun
  4. KAYTRANADA99.9%
  5. RadioheadA Moon Shaped Pool
  6. Frank OceanBlond
  7. DIANAFamiliar Touch
  8. Kornél KovácsThe Bells
  9. BurialYoung Death / Nightmarket
  10. BeyoncéLemonade
  11. Weyes BloodFront Row Seat to Earth
  12. Kyle Dixon & Michael SteinStranger Things OST Volumes 1 and 2
  13. Kendrick LamarUntitled Unmastered
  14. Yumi ZoumaYoncalla
  15. various artists — Sky Girl: Compiled by Julien Dechery and DJ Sundae
  16. Fear of MenFall Forever
  17. Cross RecordWabi-Sabi
  18. Andy ShaufThe Party
  19. S U R V I V ERR7349
  20. Danny BrownAtrocity Exhibition
  21. Negative GeminiBody Work
  22. HoopsHoops / Tape #2 / Tape #3
  23. Vesuvio SoloDon’t Leave Me in the Dark
  24. Carla dal FornoYou Know What It’s Like
  25. Clint MansellBlack Mirror: San Junipero
  26. Kadhja BonetThe Visitor
  27. Nicolas JaarSirens
  28. TrollerGraphic
  29. Kero Kero BonitoBonito Generation
  30. WhitneyLight Upon the Lake
  31. Leon VynehallRojus (Designed to Dance)
  32. NxWorriesYes Lawd!
  33. Angel OlsenMy Woman
  34. PostiljonenReverie
  35. EquiknoxxBird Sound Power
  36. Maria UsbeckAmparo
  37. Japanese BreakfastPsychopomp
  38. Kaitlyn Aurelia SmithEARS
  39. DreamboatDreamboat
  40. NVBinasu
  41. LIZCross Your Heart
  42. DJDSStand Up and Speak
  43. Carly Rae JepsenE•MO•TION: Side B
  44. CFCFOn Vacation
  45. Still CornersDead Blue
  46. Casey MecijaPsychic Materials
  47. Puro InstinctAutodrama
  48. MerelyUncanny Valley
  49. Katie GatelyColor
  50. Marissa NadlerStrangers
  51. White DenimStiff
  52. PartsParts
  53. various artists — Disco Mantras
  54. Boy HarsherYr Body Is Nothing
  55. Amber ArcadesFading Lines
  56. HindsLeave Me Alone
  57. Nite JewelLiquid Cool
  58. Ariana GrandeDangerous Woman
  59. Cass McCombsMangy Love
  60. Julianna BarwickWill